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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Baby sitting

While the wife and mother-in-law have gone to watch "Sillunu Oru Kadhal" at the local movies(notice, I swore not to go there again), I was doing the standard baby sitting duty. A piece of cake considering Jr. went to sleep in the afternoon. But baby was her troublesome best !

Lets put the scenario in perspective. Lets say you are 10 months old, you have been having a diarrhea that has defied analysis by all the local pediatricians and your stool sample results for worms and parasites is yet to be back.. to top things off you are being watched by your absent minded daddy who is not his sharpest these days.

What would you do ?

a. give your daddy a break and play with the gazillion toys his hard earned money has gone into.
b. go lick the slippers and shoes from the shoe rack as usual so you can challenge bay area pediatricians and make them feel like they have to go back and repeat their sophomore year
c. pick up something from the floor and eat it ?


All the above options were expected !!

Daddy goes to warm up some milk. Total time daddy was away : 25 seconds. Daddy comes back after the microwave finishes and notices she is sitting in a corner. He can tell that she has done something, but dont know what! So he acts as though he is looking the other way and immediately she starts moving her jaws.

He jumps up and say "got you!" and put my finger inside her mouth. She cries like crazy because he removed something from her mouth..



She finally stopped when I flashed the camera !
What I found just shocked me !! Can you even guess what she was eating ?


see below :























Still cant find out? Look between the G, H and B on the keyboard ! The red trackball in the keyboard was inside her mouth !

I had left her near the computer, thinking that all she is going to do is hit the keys at random and the computer was in the login screen. While I was thinking about the laptops safety, I had not even thought that she could dig out the trackball and eat it ! I didnt even know that the trackball could be removed that easily!

Sure, I will go down in history as a bad babysitter, but this is just too much. How much can a person watch a kid ?

Note to all babysitting daddy's :

Never ever underestimate the little devil! and always check her mouth every 30 seconds!


ps. If any of you know where I can purchase a kid version of "that thing" Anthony Hopkins has over his face in Silence of the Lambs, please let me know. Plan to put it over baby's face and relax!

15 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:17 PM, Anonymous Nalam virumbi wrote...

Kozhandaiya Pathukongo sir..Appuram intha oorula endangering child's life /careless child rearing/nu evanavathu solla poraan :-(

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:04 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

like i said, i was holding her for 4 hours.. the 25 seconds i move away she does this !!

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:46 PM, Blogger B o o wrote...

Whoa! We learn new lessons every day, dont we? The little delvil of mine is "sorandufying" the window sill and eating paint! Yes, all in 10 seconds that shes away from my site! :(

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:54 AM, Anonymous WA wrote...

OMG look at that face, poor little thing. But don't worry she will keep you on your toes constantly, thats their job and as i very well know it doesn't get easier either as they get older :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:30 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

boo, we can exchange lessons..

wa, "poor little thing" ?????

I should have put a photo of my face then..

initially when I pulled out the red rubber thing, I was about to put it in the trash can, just like every thing else I have pulled out of her mouth.. but the object looked vaugely familiar.. thank god I didnt throw it out !!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:42 AM, Blogger visithra wrote...

Aaawww poor little thing ;) hehehe the wonders of technology - it gets kids to stop crying ;p that shows how smart ur kid is ;p hehe have fun

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:09 AM, Blogger Nee wrote...

Oh man - and she knew to hide it from you as well. Kids seem to learn so quicky!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:39 AM, Blogger tt_giant wrote...

Wow.. that was quick!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:19 AM, Blogger Munimma wrote...

good catch, daddy! I have heard horror stories about what happened to babies left alone for less than a minute. never know what they will get into.

mine chopped off part of her hair and threw it in the trash and put back the scissors. watch out for those younger girls. 16 adi illai, 32 adi.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:39 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

ROTL !!!!

Cute One !! We laughed ! I guess the mind of Jr is active and is absolutely limitless. This when she has diarrhea and is down.

I can imagine the scene when she is up and running !

Jillunu oru kaadhal !!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:55 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

please watch the national geographic special..


:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:10 AM, Blogger Swatantra wrote...

You can never imagine these kids are up to... my three old son always wants to do piantings on the laptop...

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:47 AM, Blogger Swapna Narayanan wrote...

my baby is of your chubby's age ; i felt relaxed to read ur blogssss... so am not the odd one who pichikkifies my head after coming bck home frm office :)
my Son GOutham is 3 yrs 3 months now , he is sitting here whiling this mesg, Our hi to ur smart chubby!!!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

i really enjoy reading the posts in ur blog. you can't call it babysitting when watching your own child :-)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:33 PM, Blogger Balaji S Rajan wrote...

This continues even till their teens. I mean troublesome. Only difference the way they trouble differs.

 

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