Archive for April, 2009
…I tell my mother, showing her this pic.
And she says, “I doubt that you are pregnant. Are you really?”
“I don’t know, what does it look like?”, I say, showing her another similar pic.
“When did you get your last periods?” asks the shocked soul.
“I don’t know. It doesn’t matter now, does it?” I say, to add fuel to the fire.
“Ok fine. No point talking about all this now. Let’s go to a doc for a check-up and confirmation”, exclaims my anxious Amma.
And this was the cue for me to freak out…
“What the hell, no mother, I’m not pregnant. I was just joking.” I say, in an all panicky tone.
“Wait. What am I supposed to believe now? Let’s just go for a check-up to make sure, ok?”, says my concerned Mother.
“No Ammi, I was just posing for the pic, it’s just air between my tummy and my top. I’m not really pregnant. I was kidding.” I try to convince her. “I just wanted to see your reaction. I thought you knew me better; that you would know I was joking. Hmmm…”
“I knew, my dear. I knew you were joking and I just played along. You should have known better…” she says, with a wide grin on her face.
Oh well, the plan to shock my mother backfired. Now it’s Appa’s turn. But since I know for sure what his reaction would be, I won’t take that chance ;-)… The joke stops here :-).
She was this beautiful girl with hopeful eyes and a dreamy smile eagerly waiting to start a new phase of her life. He was this tall, dark dude with a scary moustache 😉 all excited about sharing his life with her.
This was 26 years ago. They got married then and have been together ever since.
Happy Anniversary, Amma and Appa ! I love you both !