Tales of a reticent mum and her socially forthcoming daughter.

By | May 30, 2016

Tales-of-reticent-mom-and-forthcoming-daughterI’ve never been the one to approach strangers with a warm smile. Seldom been the first one to break any conversation. Eventually, termed myself as reticent. An introvert. While some seemed to be perturbed by this connotation, I was pretty comfortable in my skin 🙂

Eventually, found a man of few words. And aha it was two to tango!

While it is said that opposites attract, I never longed for a loquacious partner. So when I met my Mister, I was thrilled to find the similar attributes. Let me make a confession here, he still scored better than me on this front (I am really bad, you see :D)

As a couple, together, our resolutions looked like this -“be more social in this new year” (which means we do try!). But we were faring well even with some broken resolutions.

Gradually we got promoted to being parents of a birdie. She eventually started speaking and expressing. The name “Birdie” proved to be apt, as she was chirping, always!

And eventually we discovered, she is not like us. At the age of two she is still the most socially active among st the three! 😀

So imagine being (reticent) mum to a jabbering and forthcoming lil birdie! This whole contrast made me write this post. In case you are sailing in the same boat, be ready to witness one of these. Very soon 🙂

1. Strut a smile while you walk with her. You never know when she gives a shout out – Mee Mee, Aunty!!

You visit a restaurant. You’ve just arrived and settling in. Grazing the menu and here comes the voice – “Aunty!. Mee mee what is aunty doing?” Do I need to even mention that it was loud enough for the “Aunty” to respond back herself. So before you satiate your hungry soul, brace a smile and exchange a few pleasantries with the “Aunty” she has just fancied upon!

2. Be ready to greet lot of mummies and babies while she enjoys in the play zone.

Taking her to a play zone is taxing. The overload of mummy conversations!

3. Be ready to finish off the conversations she initiated and conveniently left in the middle!

This one is soo embarrassing. She is a modern baby born in the era of Ipads. So she knows conversations are a click away. She conveniently dials in to relatives. Chuckles and shows her antics. And suddenly, the show is over! She wants to leave it all and go back to her toys. So we jump to rescue. Pick up from where she left and finish off the conversations gracefully.

4. She can ring a bell – almost anytime!

Ask our extended families. They get to talk to her and “us”daily.  This is definitely a boon for them. 🙂

5. Slams the phone on the face and smiles back to handle the rest.

While we are anyways dealing with the immense deluge of conversations, she leaves a call at her ease and leaves it for us to manage expectations as well!

She just flashes her “I don’t know why you’re staring at me” smile and struts back to her business.

Me and my mister empathize with each other by giving “we are in this together” look….. …… ……. …………… ……………… ……………. …………………………… almost daily 🙂

What about you Mommy? What are your “awkward moments” of motherhood? Share in the comments below 🙂

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17 thoughts on “Tales of a reticent mum and her socially forthcoming daughter.

  1. Swapna


    I could totally relate to your blog. My 19 month old son has turned out to be a chirping lil kid who has no inhibitions. He will walk up to total strangers and Hi 5 them without any fear. I on the other hand have a hard time yapping with even the family all the time, and here he is adding on to my trouble. Loved reading your post. Finally got to read something more real and interesting. Most mommy blogs are about tips and advices which i guess we are overloaded with all the time.

    1. nancy Post author

      Lovely to see your heart-felt reply Swapna. I can imagine the trouble chirpy kids pose to introvert mums :). Thanks for reading my post and sharing your love!

  2. Jiya B

    I have a neice so I can understand. I was in the middle of an international offical call and she was crying to talk to me. So chirpy and bubbly talks God. But its phase 🙂 Loved reading it thanks for sharing.

    1. nancy Post author

      Ha Ha! Girls are so entertaining, isn’t it? 🙂 Thanks for reading!!

  3. Purva

    I used to be an introvert in my school time but I dont know when, I just came out of my shell . I guess it was my college. My parents call me chidiya too .. haha cuz they see me chit chatting all day long

    1. nancy Post author

      Glad to know you could come out as an extrovert! More power to you 🙂

  4. Shokhi Agarwal

    Ha ha ha…. Indeed a wonderful read.. . Lighten my mood for the day… Kids have this amazing aura to brighten the world around them… sometimes we enjoy, other times we are like ‘O Gosh, not again’ 😛 but then, in the end, we love what they do… Perhaps that what motherhood is all about!

    1. nancy Post author

      You bet Shokhi! As mothers we’re ready from the cannon at all times 🙂
      Thanks for reading my post!

  5. Puspanjalee Das

    Oh God! I can totally relate to the last line. My son waves at every second person and talks to anyone who cast eyes on his lovely face. I almost know every little kid and their mommies who come to our local playground. But it feels great when you see that your child can easily connect with people whereas we mommies feel awkward at that task.

    1. nancy Post author

      Kids are so pure! Looking at them I feel we’re so trapped in our inhibitions. Which makes life so complex! Gob bless these kids 🙂

  6. Dipika

    Such a beautiful post, I loved reading it… I can relate to the later past as my little miss is ‘most talkative girl on the planet’ she keeps on talking even to toilet paper 😉 Good to see you enjoying the little birdie’ss chirping
    Happy read

    1. nancy Post author

      Ha ha! Toilet Paper? You must have a lot of positive vibes at your place 🙂
      Love to your chirpy daughter! Thanks for stopping by 🙂


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