Tuesday, 4 October, 2011

In retrospect!

I wish I were a baby. I could sleep when I wanted and play when I rather be awake. If I were hungry, all I had to do was let out a wail and food would be presented to me. Dont like the taste, no worries, let me refuse this and wait for something new to be prepared! Everyone would look at me as if I were the most beautiful thing on earth and clap their hands in delight if I did as much as bother to look them in the eye and smile!

Before a tear would drop from my eyes, there would be hands to brush it away and hold me close. If I felt lonely even in the middle of the night, someone would wake from the deepest slumber and cuddle me till I was alright. I could hit out at with my tiny fists  towards whomever I wanted, look away when spoken to and not be reprimanded.

When someone would come after a long day, all I had to do was look at the person and they would indulge me for hours, cooing their stresses away. Every taste I tried would be new, every experience fresh! I could sit on my seat and I would be wheeled around happily by everyone for hours.

I would be protected from the evils of the world. Even before I fell, hands would reach out to cushion me. I wouldn't have to try to please people, somehow my presence would be enough to do that! I would not be alone or lonely even for a moment!

I wish I were a baby.  

5 comments:

Ras25 said...

You were that baby once. infact for a lot longer than most, because of how beautiful and cute you were. Others around you wanted to be a baby, infact.

Navi said...

I am stuck being a baby! Trust me, it really sucks! All I can do is sleep, and maybe suck my thumb when I am bored. People won't let me do even that - putting mittens on my helpless hands. Don't like the taste? well too bad, grown-ups are going to stuff more yucky gooey pureed vegies in my mouth. Everyone just comes talks funny and pinches my cheeks, exclaiming "sho sho chubby sho sho schweet!!"

Every time I wail, grown-ups exclaim "colic?" - try to burp me, and threaten me with a bottle of milk hoping to shut me up. Can't they smell the dirty daiper and change me fast enough? Will someone speak for me and reprimand them?

Being stuck in a room all day, waiting for someone to come and play - and hopefully put me in a stroller and take me out to play. Sad to say, I can't really play - the motor skills still haven't developed - can't talk, can't walk, can't even crawl! At the mercy of grown-ups - can't I do anything at all?

Is it really a wonder why I sleep so much after all?

Oh, how I wish I weren't a baby!

Anonymous said...

LOL!!!! interesting perspective from the baby's point of view. only thing is it doesnt know all those options even exist! :P

bhoal said...

Beautifully balanced Navi...............................Enjoy the age & time u are in, u are always going to miss thatlater on.

Harnoor said...

Wow, such strong responses on such an innocent post :P!!