Saturday, August 3, 2013

Every indigestion has an equal and opposite reaction

Staying far away from home brings in a lot of challenges for young parents like us. We had just 2 months of grand-parental supervision when Smera arrived in this world. After that we were left to taking care of her ourselves. To ensure everything worked we divided our responsibilities in such a manner that none of us lost our sanity.

Most of the tasks were very easy to deal with when it comes to an infant, except two things – one when the child poops or when the child throws up. For better or worse, task one came under my KRA and second was assigned for the hubby.

In hindsight, with this arrangement, my hubby got really lucky, as little Smera so far has on hurled 3 or 4 times in almost 3 years of her life. While pooping is an everyday affair (thankfully) and it does not matter whether I am sleeping or ignoring her call, I am still have to make good my end of the bargain.

However, last night, Smera unfortunately ate a little too much and so everything had to come out. She just could not hold it in, good thing is that she got down from my lap to unload her discomfort. But that made me really sick in my stomach.

Thank god we didn't end up like this! 

With great difficulty I managed to help a teeny-weeny bit, by not puking on her, the rest was left for hubby to do. I have to admit that he did the clean up with considerable panache – using tissues to soak up the glutinous mix of chocolate milk, apple slices, dal, chawal and other unrecognisable good stuff. Later using baby wipes to carefully remove splatters from the ground zero and then I finished it off with a clean mop.

Back to what lead to the incident. My mother is always after me to make her eat. Every time she comes to visit us, she feels the grandchild has become weaker (patli ho gayi yeh!). Following her advice coupled with my motherly love, I have made running after her with the plate full of all things good as part of my daily exercise routine. I must have had a great work out during that fateful day!

The morning after the hurling incident she was really hungry, with an appetite of hungry lion. To be honest I was really skeptical, wondering if there would repeat of the same incident.  So for a change I was feeling really unenthusiastic about feeding her. Doubtful of her little tummy,I kept asking Smera to go easy on the food.


To this the hubby just could contain his laughter, ended up saying it aloud that,” I thought I would never see this day ever my life, you asking Smera to eat less.” 

It's really hard for me to digest...

Image: gettyimages.ae 

25 comments:

  1. Good that you two shared the responsibilities :)

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    1. Otherwise we would drive each other insane :D

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  2. I am reminded of my days.:)
    These kind of days too get over fast.

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    1. True Indrani - It was just one of those days ... glad i didnt do anything on her :D he he ha !!

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  3. :D true.. I almost think the same...that the day I tell my son to eat less would never come... I thought I'd grow old running after him to eat a spoonful. But on days like these, I really wish he ate lesser and better :D

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    1. Only a mother can understand another mum's feeling :D Thanks anita :D

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  4. Ghar ghar ki kahaani.. so well summed up.

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    1. I know every parent goes through this .. i am glad so many can relate to it :D

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  5. Since all parents go through the joy or ordeal, whatever u may call, history repeats itself :-) Describing the contents of the thrown up material is a bold task Sangeeta, so is cleaning it:-) 1 extra point to the couple for sharing the responsibilities! Good post this was!

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  6. Once our little angel puke, the smell is so aromatic :)

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    1. Oh god Jahid ... that's what make me sick :( boo hoo

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  7. My son has a very sensitive tummy . He would puke every now and then . With time I have mastered quick and easy cleaning ha ha

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    1. Aiyo Jaishree .. but good to hear that you mastered the task :D believe me it's a tough task

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  8. It's nice that you both divide jobs.. While reading your post I was wondering whether who will do what when we have a baby.. I guess both are difficult.. Thanks for sharing us your experiences.. Keep writing..!

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    1. Priya when the baby comes it .. everything automatically works out ... it eventually has to :D

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  9. Of course after a bout of indigestion, things do become hard to digest :)

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  10. Brilliant transformation. I could not resist to make it a quote - http://abhishekghosh.deviantart.com/art/Indigestion-Quote-391132535 with credits. I hope you'll not get sangry.

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  11. Brilliant transformation. I could not resist to make it a quote - http://abhishekghosh.deviantart.com/art/Indigestion-Quote-391132535 with credits. I hope you'll not get sangry.

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  12. Only a doting mother can write so nicely about the sweet onus of the initial stage of parenting. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the sweet post.

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  13. hmm !! you have a loving husband .. i must say .. :) and loving dad he as well :) Inspiring man :)

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