Friday, March 21, 2008

my baby elephant


she went up on stage and wept the whole time she was with a herd of baby elephants. the rest stood shell shocked, but the music was good and the teachers had designed a rather cute circus drama.

my impulse when faced with an audience, on entering a new place with new faces has always been to sneak into a corner and cry. it took my mother years of 'working on me' to make me calm and composed and indeed, eager, for new places and new people.

so she is me. and do i have it in me to be my mother?

9 comments:

dipali said...

Do you have a choice?
Willy-nilly, we all seem to turn into our mothers!

Candyfloss said...

Yes.

Pooh! said...

Aww! reminds me of V's first fancy dress competition.. nicely decked, pretty Rajasthani girl who cried buckets....
Her mother, the extrovert, embarrassed still says it will come back to you soon enough!

anja said...

=( poor baby. dressing a toddler up in an elephant suit in the summer, no wonder there were tears.
Don't you worry, you have your mother's strength..

Poppins said...

Do you even have to ask? I think already you're doing a terrific job taking her to many new places/experiences. This must have one of those "off" times..

Banno said...

I love the photo. Her eye says exactly what your post does.

SUR NOTES said...

dipali: when you put it that way it sounds ominous!

candyfloss: i miss your old name.

pooh: i guess its the most common story...

anja: the costume was pretty light, and the hall was air conditioned. must be because the poor child had missed her rehearsals and was lost- or as she claims- she was hungry and was looking for food- on the stage!!! she frauds me like crazy, all the time.

poppins: yeah, it was a bad off day-

banno- i took the photo in the morning and after we got back and i looked at the photo i realised that she already knew she was going to cry. : (

the mad momma said...

oh my :( i cant imagine that well behaved, composed child crying at all. as poppins said - it was just one of those days... hang in there.

SUR NOTES said...

tmm: hello there, after a long time.

her off days are always when there is a big occasion in school. dont know why. she is happy and cheery on a daily basis, but every 'event' in school and she has been down or weepy.