Thursday, April 06, 2006

Four girls- First solid food

Meena:
“Did you keep that food in front of God to get his blessings”? “Yes, athhai (mom-in-law)” First solid food. It is just rice, well cooked. “Ewww. Plain rice?” Neighbour’s kid questions. “No. no. There is little salt in rice. Paappa (babygirl) doesn’t eat spicy. It will be too hot for her. She is so small isn’t she? You also ate like this when you were like her”. Mix well with little lentil, well cooked again. And a touch of little ghee... Good.

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Preethi:
“Did you keep that food in puja room to get blessing from God”? “Yes amma (mom-in-law)”. First solid food. Open the tin. Pour hot water in that special silver bowl. Pour couple of scoops of cerelac powder. Mix well. Good.

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Ritu:
“Did you keep that food in puja room to get blessing from God”? “What room? You mean that cubboard?. When did you give any consideration for my puja room”? “Ok. Don’t start. What I mean is, did you keep the food in front of God”. “Yeah baby, yeah”. First solid food. The strawberry and apple flavoured baby rice in a bottle opens with a pop. Take a spoon. Good.

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Nush:
“Did you keep that food in front of God to get his blessings”? “where is the “place” to keep anything there? If you mean, I did take the food in front of that picture in that calendar hanging in our bedroom”. “Don’t be sarcastic. Did you mix it well”? “Hand blender works fantastic”. First solid food. Baby rice and broccoli, well cooked and mixed well using the newly bought hand-blender. Good.

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4 comments:

neha vish said...

wonderful!

Premalatha said...

thanks Neha.

I know you have been busy. Go through the previous ones as well, when you have time.

Michelle said...

I love these, prema. :)

I'm starting to feel like I can see all four girls and their parents.

டி ராஜ்/ DRaj said...

Wonderful. I am loving it and waiting for more......