A taste of my own medicine?

Sometimes you are willing to go to any length to see a smile on your little one’s face. Even if it means eating atta(dough) pretending it to be a roti. And relishing it too,mind you!

Yes! I’m not kidding,people. That’s exactly what I did.

I was doing my usual chores in the kitchen when Namnam came running to me and said, ” Amma, can I have some atta and a rolling pin? I want to make ‘rothi’

Now I remember how much I used to love playing with dough, amma’s kitchen utensils and the likes and run a ‘parallel house’ of my own when small. So when Namnam asked for the dough and rolling pin, not only did I not think twice before giving them to her, but also put some flour in a small plate and placed it in her ‘kitchen’ . C’mon she’d need flour to flatten the dough-roll, won’t she?? ๐Ÿ™„

I knew her room would be a mess by the time she would be done making her ‘rothi’, yet didnt want her to miss out on the little joys that I knew would be so exciting.

Anyway, I came back to the kitchen and got on with my work. After a while Namnam came running again, this time with a flattened dough in her hand.

She took out a plate from the shelf, placed the dough, put some cookies as a side dish and offered it to me saying, ” Here, ma, this is for you” . Before I could take the plate from her, she realized something. ” Oh oh! there’s no dal “.

Since it was about pretend-playing, I pretended to pour some dal in the plate. But I was wrong. The rules had changed!

Namnam insisted that I pour the real dal that had just been cooked. I didnt want her to get disheartened so I put a small amount of it and said,” Give the atta to me, Namnam, I’ll make roti for you properly” to which Namnam replied,” But I already made roti for you properly“.

I sensed there was no way she was going to let me make it so I pretended to take a piece and eat it.

Aha! Surprise surprise! It was no more pretend playing.

Namnam(clearly irritated by my lack of understanding of the ‘real’ situation) said, ” Oho, not like that! Come here, I’ll feed you “. I kept saying “I dont want“, “I dont like it“…but to no avail.

She took a piece of the ‘roti’,dipped it in the dal and shoved it in my mouth and said, ” Come on,Mama, try it once,if you dont like it dont eat it. But you try, ok?? ”

Thats when I realized its exactly what I say when she fusses over her food. She had clearly given me a taste of my own medicine.

I, not only ate that piece but gave out a “Hmmmmmmm” expression also, to which she was quick to respond with a wide smile, ” See, you liked it, no?? ”

Yes, darling, anything to see that smile on your face! ๐Ÿ˜€

I couldn’t help taking a snap of the ‘rothi’ & dal and of course the side dish which I was made to eat too right after. So technically the side dish turned into a dessert!


42 thoughts on “A taste of my own medicine?

  1. Oh u ate raw roti.Namnam is a big girl now,no more chuma chuma games with her only real games.

    Lol cookies are side dishloved it

    D: ๐Ÿ˜† the cookies were meant to be a side dish,but eventually turned out to be a dessert ๐Ÿ˜€

    Even varu makes roti with her kitchen set but she gives to fry it and she forces me to eat it.


  2. Wow, u know she actually made a round!! rothi.. oh! between I love munching on the atta dough:):)

    my bro had a gr8 interest in cooking by the time he could stand up straight on his own as a baby…no kitchen set here, he needed a real stove and real vessels (read new pressure cookers and kadais, not the old ones which were black or discarded to be thrown) and he would stand next to Amma on the kitchen floor or the table tops and clatter away with the ladles…the noise was deafening but the little fellow enjoyed his sessions:):):)

    D: LOL@ ‘not the old ones which were black or discarded to be thrown’. How sweet! Kids are much smarter than we think they are. Namnam has her own set of kitchen utensils( which BTW are the size of a safety pin ๐Ÿ˜€ ) but she never uses them. She always picks the real ones from my kitchen and plays with them!


  3. Awww! That was the sweetest, Deeps! Namnam is such a cutie pie! And serves you right for feeding her even when she says ‘no’ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    D: You have to see her running around the house when I try to feed her something she doesn’t like, Smits ๐Ÿ˜† !

    And Namnam’s roti is more round than mine ๐Ÿ™‚ Hugssss to the Nammukutty.

    D: Hugs to you too from her ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. Awww sooo sweet! The little darling. So now we understand what it means to kids, when we try to force-feed them ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Like Smita says, Namnam’s roti is definitely better shaped than mine!!

    D: Oh yes we do! Maybe if you flatten it on Namnam’s board which is the size of a coaster, you can master the skill of getting rounder rotis ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. I love raw atta !!! also I love daal and roti… !!! ๐Ÿ˜€ the dish looks yummy for sure !

      D: Psst psst! I love raw atta too. But dont you spill this to Namnam else I’m going to have a tough time convincing her,’raw atta is bad for health’ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


  5. The dish looks so so yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚ She is such a sweetheart, ensuring she serves deserts too! You had gone missing. How was your Delhi trip?

    D: Hey! Delhi trip was wonderful,GM! Namnam & I had a blast of a time, so much so that it took us a while to get back to our routine in Doha ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Deeps, it so nice to c u bk and with such a sweet post @ that ๐Ÿ™‚
    So, Namnam’s roti did what we all cud nt do for so long .. I advice u eat those rotis daily to be gud and stay gud *bhagooo*

    D: Trust you to say that, you evil! If I eat those rotis daily my tummy will hardly give me a chance to do anything worthwhile,let alone write a post,if you know what I mean ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


  7. Adenikku ishtamaaayi! malayalathil oru paattundu – “avanavan kurukkunna kurukkazhichedukkumbam gulumaal gulumaal”

    and please dont try playing pranks with the current generation. We are too smart for you all ! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    D: Yeah, I can see that being proved time and again, appooppaa!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


  8. Oh now-when it comes to our turn, the medicine is not that good after all!
    So know you know how she feels about all healthy stuff you coax her into…

    D: Ha ha ha..oh yes I do. That not to say the coaxing will stop..I’ve another catch-phrase up my sleeve which I can use like a shield..”Its for your own good”. ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy cooking!


  9. Lol!
    Midukki! Amme padipikkan inrangi alle? Ippo paadam onnu padichu kaanum ennu vichaarikunnu :P!

    D: Padhichu, Ushus, assalaayi padichu ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Don’t insist they eat stuff, you make, or else be prepared to do the same when they try out stuff ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜› !! It’s something I still have to do sometimes, when the FB is here, and tries out his dishes ๐Ÿ˜€

    D: I’m hoping you’re not made to eat raw atta ๐Ÿ˜†

    Loved her work! She’s got promise ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: hee hee


  10. So u had first hand experience of how it felt to be on the other side of the fence huh ๐Ÿ˜€
    But u r sweet really….u actually eat the raw stuff ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    D: Thankfully she was convinced I’m an obedient child mom after I took that one bite and let me be. Else God only knows what would hve happened ๐Ÿ˜€

    Luckily for me my kids are more interested in testing stuff on eachother tht I escape their guinea pigism:-P


  11. Very sweet post Deeps…. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ lots of hugs to Namnam ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: Awww..hugs to you too from Namnam, Kanagu ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Aww… she is so cute!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    The roti must have been delicious na! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    D: Very! You want me to send some across to you?? ๐Ÿ˜€
    The side-dish loks yummy too! ๐Ÿ˜€


  13. How i missed this post…
    Glad to see u back deep. ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: Glad to be back,Rash and glad to have you here. Will be hopping over to yours rightaway ๐Ÿ™‚

    Namnam roti is perfect gol ๐Ÿ™‚ My roti started becoming round only after marriage..

    ur lil one seems to be budding cooking expert ๐Ÿ™‚
    Me seeing myself doing this after couple of yrs ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: And I cant wait to read the post you’ll be putting up when your Angel gives you a taste of your medicine ๐Ÿ˜‰


  14. Thats so sweet. I loved the way Namnam fed you asking you to try it once, before saying no.

    D: Thats what I do when she fusses over her food. But didnt realize that it would backfire like this ๐Ÿ˜€

    And thats one cute roti !!! Done very well for a first timer !!! ๐Ÿ™‚


  15. Heyyyyy she made a roundddddd roti!!! Kudos to her!! Waise, real sweet of you to eat it, you were such a sport Deeps…

    D: Oye! Now you’re kheenching my taang, huh?? ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€


  16. by the way whats this new dp… does look cool… but I am not able to make out what are you doing ?? applying lipstick ?? or ?? my eyes sigh ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    D: Thats Namnam offering a piece of pizza to me at one of the restaurants we’d been to. She seems to have taken this role of feeding me quite seriously ๐Ÿ˜€


  17. Beautiful post, Deepu. Namnam is cute. The roti is really ROUND! And think too! Great!

    She made you eat the raw chapaathi, with ‘your’ dialogues! Nice.

    Hmmm…I am going back to 30 years before, when I was experiencing these things…thank you! Love to Namnam!

    D: Awww… thank you, Sandhya! I’m glad my post could make you reminisce about your experiences. ๐Ÿ™‚


  18. Lovely post :-), Girls do learn quickly how to keep moms under control, don’t they!

    D:Oh, they sure do ๐Ÿ™‚

    And how was the trip to Delhi?

    D: The trip was fantastic, sands, thanks so much for asking ๐Ÿ™‚


  19. she already made roti’s for you properly..she is one darling..When we meet..I will make sure I eat from her hand…

    D: Its a deal ๐Ÿ˜€


  20. lol!!! But you really ate the roti as is??? What all Mom’s have to for their kids!! Sigh!!

    D: Yes I did,Smita but, thankfully, she didnt persist after I took that one bite ๐Ÿ˜€

    BTW Even I had the same fascination for atta and am sure every kid has! I wonder why!


  21. Hey that was so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ Kids have world of their own..and i must say they are quick learners..when we look at them we realise the minute details they notice in our behaviour and implement in themself ! That was very nice of you..you ate the as is roti ๐Ÿ™‚

    D: Welcome here, maverickshree :).


  22. :):) That`s one of the sweetest posts I`ve read in a while, Deeps!! :):) I love so many, many things about what you wrote – including the fact that she calls you Amma! :):) Hugs to lil Namnam..

    D: Mish, she calls me Amma, Mama..depends on her mood…mostly its Amma, tho :). However there are times when she is in a very formal mood and addresses me as ‘Mother’ LOL !


  23. ohhhh…can’t say no when they speak like that ..
    my little one is trying to put half chewed food direct from his mouth to mine …!!

    D: Ha ha ha..thats so so so cute!


  24. What a beautiful post!!! Made me both laugh and cry!! Read out one line to my daughter, she made me re-read the entire post ๐Ÿ™‚ Adorable post!! Glad you took a picture!! Loved how she repeated what you always say to her. Hugs to you both.

    D: Awww..you read the post to your daughter? How sweet, IHM. Lots of hugs to both of you from me & Namnam ๐Ÿ™‚


  25. I bet this was the bestest 3 course meal you ever had….what with the abundance use of the ingredient kiddy love in it. Sigh!!! I love baby girls I say……..

    D: For that sweet comment, here’s my ashirvaad…Putrivati bhava ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚


  26. ๐Ÿ™‚ this is sweet. I think these are some of the most delicious meals and most treasured moments. loved the post. made me nostalgic. I am sure one day you will have a perfect cgef at home. love and hugs


  27. Sooo Cute.. ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember my taking a bite of my first roti and saying it was awesome and having the whole of it to my surprise.

    D: Thats so sweet. Welcome here :).


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