Monday, November 06, 2006

Magical Cures for the Innocent Heart

In the more recent days, Iman has become increasingly vocal. So now we are treated to detailed stories and accounts of EVERYTHING that happens during the day. Another added advantage of this new “descriptive” attitude is her willingness to share her personal feelings.

I find it really amusing when she says things like…
“I’m sad”
“I want to cry”
“I’m very very angry”
“I don’t like that”
“I’m excited”
“I’m sooooo happy”

It’s funny to hear such a small thing have so many big feelings. But it’s even more amusing to hear that she has a cure for all her ailments. Whenever she’s sad, it’s easy to fix it with a “magic hug”. When she’s angry… Mama can “magically” make the anger go away (I hold her by her shoulders, give her a little shake, and end it with a tickle).

Now the best one is… when she’s actually hurting.

“Mama, my tummy’s hurting”
“Mama, my leg is hurting”
“Mama, I cut my finger”

And magically… the cure for all of them is the same. A sprinkle of plain water. For some reason, she’s decided, that by putting water on something that hurts, will automatically fix it! Fortunate for me… in her case it always seems to work.

Simple cures… made for little hearts :)


At 2:33 PM, Blogger jammie said...

have you seen munna bhai mbbs?
one of the more heartwarming films on recent times- the "jaadoo ki jhappi" (magic hug) concept is the one imaan is applying- and as it trns out in the movie as well as life, sometimes its all you need to really feel better :)

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At 10:39 PM, Blogger Lorraine said...

Iman is so blessed to have such a terrific mommy!

At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Dena said...

If only all of lifes future aches and sadness could be solved by a sprinkle of water, a hug and a tickle. These are special moments for you and Iman, enjoy.

At 12:31 AM, Blogger DariushAlavi said...

Remember these moments if ever you and O have a son because - and please forgive me for perpetuating gender stereotypes here - I suspect you wouldn't have been having these sorts of conversations if Iman had been a boy... but then again, maybe you would have, because you might have brought him up with the idea that it's okay for him to express himself.


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