Letter to Madhav

This feature is inspired by Elise at eliseblaha.typepad.com. I plan to write a letter each to Medha and Madhav once every month.

Dear Madhav,

You can eat by yourself with a spoon or a fork, but you leave behind a messy floor and a messier YOU to clean up!


You talk a lot and your favorite word is “Bela” ( actually, beda in Kannada, which means “NO!) and you use it profusely!

You sort of know what words the English alphabets stand for-

“A for?


B for?


C for?


D for?



“Old Mac Donald had a farm” is your favorite rhyme. I am the singer and you’re the back-up singer going “E-I-E-I-O” all the time.

Singer Shakira’s “la la la…” song is another favorite with you. You make us play that song on Youtube ALL THE TIME.

Playing with water is your favorite pastime, although you still detest taking a bath! When I’m not around you’re found to be splashing water. In the potty, that is!

You love playing with balls and toy cars, but my kitchen utensils are your favorite toys. I think there is a possibility of you becoming a drummer. You drive everybody crazy and deaf, banging on pots and pans, plus, you look like one with your long hair and pierced ears.

When sis (you call her adha or meedha)  is not around, you love rummaging through her closet, playing with her toys and accessories and asking me to dress you up in her pretty skirts.

When sis is around you fight with one another all the time, both wanting the same thing, both fighting over who gets to sit on mama’s lap.

But when one of you is in trouble, the other is always there to rescue. When a girl at the park poked her finger into sis’s eyes and she complained about it to me, you barged into that little girl in vengeance!

You follow Medha around like a puppy, aping her every move and repeating every word she utters. Watching the sister-brother dynamics is MY favorite pastime lately.

What is it about not wanting to try on new clothes I buy you? Also, you just hate button-down shirts! Wearing a vest and an old pair of shorts is your style!

You still aren’t potty-trained yet and don’t sleep through the night(God knows how I function during the day!), which means you are bound to doze off while watching TV.



This isn’t all, but this will do for now…



Picture #9 (As part of picture365- a picture everyday for 365 days)

pic #9


We spent a quiet evening soaking the festivities at the Lakshmi Narayan temple. Surprisingly I was allowed to click as many pictures as I could within the temple.







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