Child Psychology and Behaviour

Light Weekend Reads: Your baby is watching you!

Noopur Bapat
0 to 1 years

Created by Noopur Bapat
Updated on Jun 24, 2017

Light Weekend Reads Your baby is watching you

 It’s a weekend and you are in the mood for something different – something different to do; something different to read – so sit back, relax and read the latest offering from Parentune – the perfect weekend read, that is! Light-hearted, warm and touching, this one is perfect to go with your morning cuppa. Our proparent Noopur Bapat, a new mother, looks at her sleep-deprived night and her own self through the eyes of her baby… 

11.00 pm: I see mama performing all the pre-sleeping rituals, locking doors, putting my toys back to place, filling my water sipper, filling the water bottles, making my bed and during all this I enjoy the company of my dad (my favourite time of the day); I scratch him, I claw him – I simply love troubling him! And that triggers a chat between my parents…

'Haven't you trimmed her nails lately?' 

'Oh, I forgot!' 

‘They are really sharp and she can hurt herself, besides hurting me!' 

'I'll do it tomorrow’

Mama keeps forgetting things these days, for instance… calling the electrician, ordering vegetables, getting clothes ironed, and today trimming my nails! There is always something in her 'Oh, I forgot!' list, which appears on top of the 'I'll do it tomorrow' list. She picks me and I am carried to the bedroom. She gives me some medicine, sweet round bits, puts me to bed and switches off the lights (she's one hopeful mother!), but I have other plans! 

12.30 am: (I will start my next day from this hour, sunrise and sunset do not make any difference to me, grin!) Mama is pleading me to go to sleep, but as I said the day has just begun for me and I've decided its playtime! 

1.15 am: I am a bit sleepy now, so I start being cranky. Mama, who is trying to keep her eyes open with tremendous effort, takes me in her lap and starts singing my favourite lullaby – I love this routine! Suddenly a loud noise is heard and I open my eyes wide, I see mama is also disturbed, she utters to my dad (who is fast asleep by now) 'I don't know when he will start keeping the phone on silent mode before sleeping' and secretly prays for the phone not to ring anymore. I am feeling sleepy now.

Good Night, it is! 

3.00 am: I open my eyes and move my head to the left, I see mama sleeping. Her hair is all messed up and ever inviting to be pulled. I am unable to contain myself and I get up, I slowly crawl up to her and take up the black locks in my hands and pull them with all my might. Oh! She didn't wake up, has she become immune to this! I will use another hand to scratch her face, she forgot to trim my nails remember, so let me make full use of it! Bingo! She's awake, but not actually sitting up, I need to use another weapon, ok so the bramhastra, bhaaaaaa bhaaaaa bhaaaaa! She's sitting and wide awake now – crying my lungs out always works! It's playtime again! 

4.00 am: I guess I have played enough, now I need some rest, so I cry out again and immediately I am taken into mama's lap and again the same lullaby and then patted down to sleep. My mama has some energy, well… not more than me!

5.30 am: What's this loud noise, I merely slept, that’s not fair! I see mama getting out of bed, but I ignore and doze off. 

6.00 am: I hear few noises; dad is also awake and getting ready, oh I remember he has to leave for work early today. How can I miss on saying bye bye, so I drop the idea of sleeping anymore and sit up immediately. Dad takes me in his arms for the morning hugs and kisses! 

7.00 am: After waving dad goodbye, mama and me retire back to our room. I am fed, changed and again the lights are put off (I told you she's a hopeful mother!). But this time she is going to get lucky as I am also feeling sleepy. 

9.00 am: It's the doorbell! My beauty sleep disturbed again! This time I decide to protest! I hail out loudly and mama awakens (this always-always works!). She starts to pacify me, doorbell repeats (I think she didn't hear it for the first time). I cry out even louder, poor soul, she is stuck up totally! 

Finally, she takes me in her arms and moves towards the door, and so begins another day of my life with mama! 

Good Morning, it is!

Did you enjoy reading this blog? If so, do send us a message, so we can bring you more stories like these. And yes, if you have a story to share, you can blog for us too and we will publish it every Saturday. 

 

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| Sep 11, 2018

haha.. it's my routine also.

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| Sep 14, 2017

ROFL..

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| Jul 12, 2017

good write-up

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| Jul 06, 2017

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| Jun 26, 2017

i love this .really true and nice story

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| Jun 25, 2017

Simply nice as routine.....

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| Jun 25, 2017

I really enjoyed this bolg. it is similar for all mommies. plz write more blog like this.

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| Jun 25, 2017

So cute and true story of every mother hahaha......

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| Jun 24, 2017

Such a nice story... many things resembles to my routine like its my story ☺

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| Jun 24, 2017

such an interesting way to express a child's point of view. luved this article

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| Jun 24, 2017

quiet interesting...

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| Jun 24, 2017

Wow that's a good weekend start ☺I triped over my daily routine again while reading..

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| Jan 23, 2017

it's true

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| Jan 23, 2017

cute narration :D

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| Jan 23, 2017

Really good nd intresting

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| Jan 22, 2017

Really. ......same routine. .....

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| Jan 22, 2017

good to read this one. simply and cutely defined motherhood.

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| Jan 22, 2017

Very cute and true story of every mom and little ones. Good to read some more. Nice narration☺☺

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| Jan 22, 2017

Super kids super moms

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| Jan 22, 2017

really true

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| Jan 22, 2017

wonderfully scripted .. every little detail !!

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| Jan 22, 2017

It's really giving me same feeling of my son habiits.. It is trully........

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| Jan 14, 2017

very true..

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| Jan 07, 2017

every word is true

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| Jan 03, 2017

every word of the story is true..

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| Dec 29, 2016

Thankyou so much all the fellow mommies for so much appreciation! Glad you all could connect

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| Dec 15, 2016

Ooooo story of me and my baby

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| Dec 14, 2016

Hi Noopur, Brilliantly written. Keep it up. I would definitely love to read more of such write up

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| Dec 11, 2016

same story and same experience gone back to memory lane

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| Dec 06, 2016

so me n my baby......

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| Dec 03, 2016

oooo itz, tooo cute...

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| Dec 02, 2016

oohh God my baby doing the same

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| Dec 01, 2016

how can we share our experiences and thoughts of heart?????

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| Nov 30, 2016

I felt my baby is telling this ☺️

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| Nov 30, 2016

its really interesting..

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| Nov 29, 2016

Actually happening now days

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| Nov 28, 2016

actually happening.... amazing

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| Nov 28, 2016

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| Nov 28, 2016

hahaha so true. I guess every Mom faces this

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| Nov 27, 2016

I really enjoyed it reading though experiencing the same.... :-)

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| Nov 27, 2016

So true. baby's brahmashtra... the hailing sound to wake up mama

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| Nov 27, 2016

haha exactly

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| Nov 27, 2016

very nicely written.... it's a story of every mother ☺

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| Nov 27, 2016

nicely written...

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| Nov 27, 2016

Very true....

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| Nov 27, 2016

yes I truly love it

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| Nov 27, 2016

my story these days

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| Nov 27, 2016

the same story in my home. good narration. liked it

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| Nov 27, 2016

good one

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| Nov 27, 2016

Brought the reality in front of eyes. So b beautifully narrated..

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| Nov 27, 2016

so nyc

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| Nov 27, 2016

very nice :)

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| Nov 26, 2016

same as mine

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| Nov 26, 2016

very true story

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| Nov 26, 2016

very nice.. same happening these days wid me ;)

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| Nov 26, 2016

really nice. and true as well.. made me smile

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| Nov 26, 2016

How sweet.. exactly this happens these days.. I am loving it.. mother's most precious treasure is her daughter...

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| Nov 26, 2016

hw nicely described

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| Nov 26, 2016

Very nice blog.... nice creation. ur baby has to read this definitely :-)

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| Nov 26, 2016

different and interesting weekend read

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| Nov 26, 2016

Nice one. ... same things my baby also does

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| Nov 26, 2016

lovely. Enjoy reading this blog.

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| Nov 26, 2016

very interesting blog. I enjoyed a lot

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| Nov 26, 2016

so nice.. unspoken words of kid in an artististic way....

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| Nov 26, 2016

nice

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| Nov 26, 2016

nice blog. keep writing. wishing all happy motherhood..

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| Nov 26, 2016

Hi, Riva metha you can try nail cutter which is like scissor very useful for babies below 1 year and you can cut the nail while the kid sleeps.

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| Nov 26, 2016

enjoyed a lot reading this blog,i think it happens with everyone .keep writing very nice

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| Nov 26, 2016

me to facing the same situations Hehe. ...very nice written keep writing. ....really beautiful

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| Nov 26, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. keep writing :-) .I am finding it bit difficult to trim baby's nails. Is there any safe cutter available to cut the nails. I only seem to find the smaller version of normal nail cutter

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| Nov 26, 2016

very true but upto 2 months. now I have made schedule fotlr my baby so he sleeps in night.

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| Nov 26, 2016

wow .. so wonderfully written .. keep writing . so lovely to read this.. u have really wonderful writing skills, continue to write more. I have become an ardent fan of u r s.

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| Nov 26, 2016

hehe.. me too forget to trim nails :)

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| Nov 26, 2016

lovely all mommies r experiencing this situation. ....

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| Nov 26, 2016

loved it completely Noopur! thanks for sharing! keep writing!

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