Thursday, March 22, 2007

Do you remember how on one New Year’s Eve you and I sat and watched Thillana Mohanambal? Giggling at the histrionics, eyebrow quivering emotions and dazzling, gaudy costumes, yet still moved by the story somehow?

Do you remember how you would wait for me by the stairs near the flagpole every day after school?

Do you remember how I cried every time you left for college? At the end of every summer and winter vacation for five years. My eyes red and cheeks wet, unmindful of the bemused somewhat embarrassed stares of others.

Do you remember how you used to read Stephen King novels and then tell me the stories late at night? How Amma put a sticker of Hanuman on my headboard after you told me the story of Pet Cemetery. It stayed there for a good 10 years.

One day, I will say ‘Do you remember the day your son was born? How I fell asleep early and found out through the message you left on the phone?’

Welcome, nephew. If you’re very good, one day your Aunt Shoefiend will buy you one of these.

14 comments:

B o o said...

Congrats Aunt Shufy! :)

MW said...

That's a gorgeous gift! Lucky nephew!

ggop said...

You live up to your blog name :-)
Congratulations! What a cool Aunt you must make.
gg

mumbaigirl said...

Congratulations-but won't he have to wait a long time to fit into those?

Alpha Hydroxy said...

Hearty Hearty Congrats to M&M!!!! and of course to you too Aunty Shufy! nice touching post btw.

ammani said...

Chitthi!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nee said...

Oh fantastic - congrats Shoefie

Anonymous said...

Sweet post...congratulations! You sound so happy and delighted in a quiet way...
(some problem signing in - hence the anon).
Noon

WA said...

How exciting! Congratulations Shoefy

Shyam said...

Congrats, mami! :) Looks like the lil fella will have to be good for a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time to earn those!

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

Thanks everyone. It bodes well for me that it will be a while before he can fit in to a pair of Swann shoes. They do not come cheap.

S said...

congrats and what a tasteful chithi he has got!!

shoe stretchers said...

If you were going to buy a golf club, you wouldn't walk into a store and buy the first one you see, would you? Of course not; especially if you want to improve your golf game! You'll want to hold the club, take some practice swings, hit some balls if the store has a practice spot, and look at the price, of course. If you are considering buying running shoes, you need to go through a similar process and take the time to find the perfect shoe.

Akira said...

Congrats!...You will have to get used to being called Aunty! ;) ...made a sweet read..