Thursday, March 26, 2009

Meeting Sue

The lovely Sue came down to Mumbai and the ranks of Mumbai bloggers were bolstered by the presence of los ninos (get used to it, people) Krish and Ayaan. After much mailing back and forth, Moti Mahal in Bandra was decided as the eatery of choice given that dal and rice were the kids' requirements (and mine too). I was to pick up Sue from her office after my Spanish class. While I waited for her to come down, I think the heat started to mess with my brain because I very nearly walked up to a (as it turned out, random) tall and dusky girl, intending to slap her on the back and shout 'wassup, old girl?' in her ear. Fortunately, I desisted. As it turned out, the real Sue did not have any trouble recognizing me. We braved the heat and my spatial challengedness and hailed an auto to get to where Kiran and her gorgeous escort were waiting for us in a blissfully air-conditioned car. At good old Moti Mahal (though given that I was there for the first time, I am hardly in a position of calling it that), the waiters were pressed into service and the much-awaited dal chaawal ordered for the babies. At this point, Rohini and Ayaan walked in. Very excited at seeing them, Sue jumped up to meet Ayaan. Ayaan responded with the same fervour and dived behind Ro's skirt.



Ayaan and parts of Rohini

Rohini and Kiran then decided to close ranks and sat on either side of the sofa while capturing the two kids between them. Clearly the kids knew this to be an old trick because they proceeded to pummel the mummies with all sorts of flailing arms and legs. As mothers of toddlers that were safely ensconced at home, Sue and I watched on with much mirth as Kiran and Ro fielded the punches and tried to eat at the same time. At one point I politely asked of them if they were getting acute indigestion but they could not get their breath back to reply. Kiran only managed to mutter that anyone who claims that the two boys are well-behaved should see what they get upto when they are together.

Krish kept insisting that anyone who misbehaved would be sent to Jurassic Park. Sue pointed out that her dad would consider that an equivalent of a trip to Disneyland, so fond is he of horror films. Amongst all this, Sue also kept insisting that the boys were just being kids. I of course focused on the food and managed to eat more than my fair share of butter naan, malai kofta and jeera aloo.

As always, the kids got to reap the fruits of their mom's blogging and received many gifts and redurngeefs (Krishspeak). Adi got quite a bit of loot again, including some from the amazing Dipali. Sue had got the kids some lovely paper puppets. Fortunately, there was one extra and I got to keep it. While the ones that kids had were predictably limbless by the end of the lunch, mine survived under my hawkish eyes. Look at it. Lovely.



My lovely blue man!

Post lunch, I asked everyone to drop on for some digestion-inducing tea at my place. Ro and Ayaan bailed out, thanks to a doctor's appointment but Sue and Kiran decided to come over to say Hi to Adi. Krish opined that that staying in the car with the driver would be much more fun but Kiran tempted him with promises of Ben10 toys waiting for his playing pleasure at my house. Now frankly I have no clue of what Ben10 entails but hey, whatever gets the child home, I thought as I nodded along furiously. Sue pointed out that I would forever be known as the aunty who does not keep her promises. Maybe, maybe, who is to say. A little later, Adi woke up from his nap and welcomed Sue by bawling loudly and running away as fast as his little legs would carry him. Quite the social butterfly like his mother.

Would have been nice to have Sur join in the fun too with little Sana but next time.

As is customary with such posts, pictures!!



Sue and Ro...can you see Ayaan in the background?




Tres elegant Kiran who also saved the (ugly) terracotta pots at the back



The two who ate well



Our two stars - Ayaan and Krish!

Oh and hey, I have since been informed by Sue that the puppet was not an extra and it was intended for Adi. With as much grace as I can muster, I have passed it on to the rightful owner. Here is evidence.



Adi with what was meant to be my blue man

19 comments:

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

mummy-today's dinner- dal, chawal aur aaloo ki bhujiya.
hurrayyy !!!

Aneela Z said...

adi's got a good head of hair nazar na lagey.

chandni said...

I am coming to bombay in april...can we pliss meet?

asaaan said...

Sounds like everyone had fun.

Perakath said...

Kiran M? Who was her gorgeous escort? Or was it Escort, the car?

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Gasp! Am so jealous, I'm blue!

Munchkin said...

awesome! btw Perakaths question has aroused my curiosity too. Do tell.

dipali said...

Wish we'd been able to meet when I was there, Parul!
Manana? Maybe it will come:)

Sue said...

Ooof. I'll get you another blue man, OK? I'm glad Adi liked his.

You left out the bit where I hollered "PARUL!" down the streets of Pali naka... ;)

Maggie said...

Ooh what fun! Yeah, Krish and Ayaan together make a deadly combo - awesome to watch when you're not their mama(s)! :-)

Belated b'day wishes too - am just resurfacing and trying to catch up on all my favourite blogs.

Subhashree said...

Aww... such fun! Now I am tres jealous!

GettingThereNow said...

You wrote this post just to make me jealous, dincha??

Glad to know that you all had great fun.

Alan said...

So where's the glasses?

karmickids said...

Awww...pity Adi got terrified by us, woulda loved to squish him a bit...

Mama - Mia said...

i hate all you young looking, slim yummy mummy types who meet and have fun!

grrr!

Sue said...

Abha -- Us mummy types enjoyed meeting you too. :)

Poppins said...

Lovely account. I second Chandni. We should do a mother of all blog meets. Who else is coming to Mumbai in April?

Y said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Mampi said...

WOW , what a blogger meet it was.
loved the pics and the account.