am off to meet two babies tomorrow- two week old atiya and ten month old ruth.
went shopping for gifts and could not remember what is a sensible gift for a two week old baby. so did what i used to before i became a mother- bought the silliest, prettiest little shoes. must be some latent shoe fetish but i always fell in love with those little little shoes. all the mothers would sigh and say, so pretty, so useless. now you would think that someone who was the mother of a two week old 21 months back should know this. not only did i shun the shoes, but also the pretty pretty socks. its too damn hot in our country to be putting socks on little babies.
but these were adorable lace, blue ribboned shoes. the baby's elder sister had been gifted yellow checked sporty shoes when she was that little. the mother is going to gasp, not sigh this time. 'sur, you know how useless these are!!! ' maybe little atiya will wear it for some photo op!
and ten month old ruth. thats closer home, so bought sensible gifts for her.
its almost as if everything that existed six months back has been wiped clean, erased from memory.