Thursday, January 11, 2007

Mushy Moment

You know you can never really have the old life back when....
....you're feeling hot lounging in a cool martini-bar on NYE, but you do the run-fingers-through-hair move and you suddenly feel dried baby food in a strand.

You know you really don't want the old life back when...
....you tuck said strand behind ear, and recall that the food got there when he reached up with those grubby hands and stroked your hair. In the middle of the feed, in the middle of the screaming and grabbing. Making perfect eye contact, no pulling, just a stroke. And it's warm inside, warmer than any appletini could ever make it.

29 Comments:

Anonymous sqrl said...

:) I want to meet Maharaja..

5:16 AM  
Blogger upsilamba said...

Gabby - cent per cent relate to you. If anyone mocks at you, SouthWest to Boston and will protest against those ugly mockers.

Hail motherhood!

6:03 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

sqrl - Come on over. We dont charge babysitting fees :)

upsi - Hail us! Hail hot mammas and their offsprings! you should move to boston babe, we need your kind! :)

7:27 AM  
Anonymous shub said...

:) sweet!
I wanna seee himmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!

8:06 AM  
Blogger Vee Cee said...

You know you really don't want the old life back...
aah yes! Denial is no longer just a river in Egypt. :)

8:48 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

shub - right now? the man is getting his ass wiped...i could send you a pic :)

vc - no it isn't. it's the '98 movie that's more well known as "Something about Sex"...but that's old news.

9:03 AM  
Blogger Rash said...

true true....
and at least u went to cool martini bar
*sighs deeply*

10:39 AM  
Blogger Orchid said...

oh! you'll get the old life back..just wait another couple of years...my 31/2 yr old MAN goes "mom, leave me alone...don't hug me infront of my friends"

11:21 AM  
Blogger sanguine said...

aww... gabby , you make me want one for myself ...
and then i read orchid's comment .. n think again
heh hee

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Stella said...

This is not mushy. Mushy is if you had gone on about this for 20 sentences more.

"No pulling", yes that's a good thing.

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Zoheb said...

Oh this is so sweet :D May you wake up every day with heaps of baby food in your hair.

As for me, I dont need parenthood for all these pleasures. When I stroke my chin, I can feel the dried up mayo and sauce still lingering from my exceptionally droolworthy lunch sandwich and I feel so warm inside ...... and dont get me started on whats in my hair!!

10:55 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

rash - you can do it! go try! (start planning now for next NYE...that's what I do :))

orchid - great, now if only they feed, bathed and clothed themselves, i could have 10 babies!

sanguine - really...orchid's comment made my day (as you can see mushy moment has PASSED!)

stella - thanks! but hey, so even in my mushy moments, i'm not a qualified mushy...is that a good thing now?

zo - but at the end, it's all still about babies. some small, some big.

9:41 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

so sanguine, this is how zo makes himself more "kissable"...by pretending to be a big baby...man, he never gives up, huh? you take care!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Diesel Guy said...

Well, if you have enough hair, you could have a snack. :)

Beautifully written, as always.

4:19 PM  
Blogger alpha said...

Gabby, Recollecting...you were always the mushy kinds anyway..if it wasn't baby food, it was something Mr Gabby deposited. Something abt Mary comes to mind.

1:31 PM  
Blogger manuscrypts said...

hehe.. 'ooh baby, i love you way' in a totally different context :)

10:44 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

diesel guy - thanks! and welcome!

alpha - HELLO! recollecting WHAT exactly? a movie with NO GABBY in it...lady u've lost it.

manu - life, in a totally different context :)

9:00 AM  
Blogger KJ said...

so very true.........
the old life will not b back for another 30 yrs or so.... :P
just the yday wen we sat down for dinner, i heard di telling her dad, cmon man, this is yuckiee when she saw the veggies in front of her... did not know to laff or to cry.. she will b three next month and already going on 13...

:)

KJ

10:56 PM  
Blogger visithra said...

awwww - awwwww - i cant get over awww

1:21 AM  
Blogger the mad momma said...

Did a post on the same thing recently.. about freedom and kids... excellent post.

7:57 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

alpha/Gabby: Pliss to have these "personal" stories elsewhere. All these mentions of deposits, Mr.G and Something about Mary are creepy!

2:09 PM  
Blogger AmitL said...

How true,Gabby.:)

11:24 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

Yeah!! been reading your posts...sounds like you know now the exciting moments behind mother hood! Notice I separated the mother and the hood. You know like the street gangs. Mother and hood. You mother, he hood!!
I think it all starts in the birth canal from being squeezed out like an infected zit!! They never forget that and by golly are willing to get revenge!! ;-0}

It's working, this motherhood thing and you're doing great!! And remember, THEY will bounce back from all the bumbs and bruises! hehehehe!!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Twilight Fairy said...

Gabsy, how u doing babe?

5:42 AM  
Blogger upsilamba said...

Oye Gabby -- V day plans kuch?

5:53 AM  
Blogger sanguine said...

Oye Gabby -- kithe gayi ??

8:19 AM  
Blogger Sqrl/TA said...

hey! where are u these days?

1:01 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

chweet thought considering the place u were at...

10:30 PM  
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