Resolutions have to wait-there's a Dance


My princesses were going to have their first Kathak performance.
And I just had to dance around them.

In these enlightened times of extra-curricular activities it was just one addition to the “everything from Samba and Ballet to Bollywood” performances. And with a 12-year experience in motherhood, I was well-prepared for just-another show.

When it comes to getting it right for the kids, we moms are always ready to go those extra miles and alleys we’ve never stepped into. Exploring Nahargarh ki Gali in Jaipur to get the “just-right” jewellery for the show didn’t seem too daunting.

For my kids-I could always do it.

After a crash course in costumes (what makes the Lehanga-flare cylindrical instead of conical), to hair-styling (how to make a bun with 4-inch long hair and how to make short-wavy hair look neatly classical), stitching bits of sponge behind “poky” edges of necklaces, and making make-up stay on a bunch of boisterous kids-my confidence did start quavering.

The humbling blow was the lesson on how not to use safety-pins, when I had to get a tetanus shot and a course of antibiotics, as my thumb turned septic after pinning half-a-dozen duppattas.

Would I ever do it again?
Any day!

Comments

  1. Awww! That must have been such a special time! I can so relate to this 'Would I ever do it again?
    Any day! '

    Hugs! And here's to many more such events :)

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  2. Thanks Smitha. U seem to the only one clicking on my posts. And thank u so much for 'getting' my logic:-)

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  3. I am here too, HM! Wee bit late, but surely here to go all awwww after reading this post :)

    That must have such a wonderful and proud moment for you and your girls! Kudos to you, HM for being a rockstar mom! "When it comes to getting it right for the kids, we moms are always ready to go those extra miles and alleys we’ve never stepped into." Loved what you said and can so relate with it :)

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  4. Deeps-I'm just glad you read the random posts!
    You are so right-the miles never seem that long when we are walking for our kids.

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