Saturday, February 17, 2007

An aunt and her nephew

This post is dedicated to the relationship Joy and his aunt share.....

By Aunt I mean the husbands sister..... my sis-in-law...

The Husbands family is famous for their love for sleep and when we were in Mumbai... I used to amazed with the amount both brother and sister could sleep....give them ten mins and they would be horizontal...and fast asleep....
The Husband atleast would wake up early and leave for work ..thanks to the long commute... but my sis-in-law... would wake up at 10.. and leave for work by around 12 noon.... with my work routine .. i would otherwise have been returning from work by 2 pm...
I come from a Army household.. where everything worked according to schedules and when i got married and was at my in-laws place... I used to find it weird.. that my father-in-law would leave for work and his son and daughter would wake up after he left....

However.... I have seen things change....


First let me tell you a bit about my sis-in-law...
She and I connect... as if ...we are sisters...
we like the same kind of stuff.. music... clothes...conversation.... etc.... she started writing to me even before the wedding was finalised.....
the first time we met ..we found that we even wore anklets ( one around the left ankle) which were similar...
both of us loved food.... we could talk for ages about food .... she of the more professional kind.... she was a food critic for a leading daily... and I loved to cook..... so she would keep getting me gift hampers.... and freebies... and take me out when she went to review.....pass on recipe books etc.... all of which i would welcome with open arms....
She is slim while i am not... so whenever i saw someting i could have only dreamt of wearing.... i would pick it up for..... i was one of the first to discover her romance with her now husband....( he is a sweetheart.....) we talk about various things... have cried together and laughed together..done silly things together ...
She was one of the first to know other than the Husband when we conceived lil Joy... and since we lived together in Mumbai then.. she was always there to help out and cheer me up in between bouts of sickness....

She got married when i was expecting Joy and then she moved abroad.....She and her husband have been keeping tabs on their lil nephew.... from before he was born.....I found a friend in my brother-in-law when he helped me negate some of the weird names The Husband chose for Joy...

She came visiting in December.. specially to see her lil nephew.... and i warned her.... his best time is between 4 am and 6 am..... knowing very well.. that those timings were her worst....

but.. she would wake up and come into our room without one complaint and play with him while the husband and i napped.... she gave him his bath.. fed him... cleaned him... and even rocked him to sleep..

She came laden with lil gifts for Joy....her husband it seems went shopping by himself.... and Joy loves everything they gave him.... the cool T-shirts.. the toys.... the bath buddies.... everything...

The look in his eyes when he used to see his "pinni"... was very cute.. a look of excitement...... Even now when he sees her pic... on the computer or in an album.... he grins.... dont know if he recognises her.. or just coz.. she is so pretty.... : - )


I saw the love she felt for her little nephew.. i saw the tears in her eyes when she had to leave.....

Joy really is lucky to have an aunt who loves him so much....


1 comment:

The Mad Momma said...

sigh... wish the Brat's aunt loved him even a teeny bit... you know what she did instead!!!

on the other hand he has a Mama who loves him to pieces and I am aware that I am blessed in that...

and hey.. how can i forget you two? do you know he keeps pointing to the computer screen when i am viewing your pictures and screaming Ditto and Maashi?!