Sunday, February 18, 2018

New Mom Tales #3: Languages

A pack of dogs bark in the middle of the night. My baby wonders where the sound is coming for. I tell him they're dogs (English), doggie (English slang), kutta (Hindi, Urdu), kutra (Gujarati, Marathi), kukur (Bengali). If he utters one of the above when he starts talking (after two whole years of repetition), I'll be happy.


Monday, February 12, 2018

New Mom Tales #2: "Your child looks like you"

When everyone you meet tells you that your son looks like your husband or you (there is a split vote there), and you reply, "Haan, humara hi beta hai. Kisi aur ke tarah dikhta toh problem hota." ("Yes, that's because he's our son. If he looked like someone else it would be a problem.")