We’ve taken to talking to the baby, as if it were really listening to it all from the tummy. No, none of the sweet talking-to-the-tummy or playing classical music to it. Yet. This is more by way of conversation like she were in the room. And mostly it is about taking sides in Vin’s and mine fights. (Have to start working their loyalties early, although clearly, I’m at an advantage for now. What with total and complete dependence)
Anyway I sometimes say ‘Achan is like that, ignore him. He is mean, he doesn’t love you’ and all that. And Vin’s biggest retort is ‘She made you for her own selfish cause’. Now, this, I’m trying to make sense of. Of course I made a baby (I didn’t quite do it alone, like Kunti in the puranas, but I insisted we make one) because I wanted one. No doubt. Isn’t that how it works all the time. How could I have loved it even beyond it existed. And after all I made the baby coz I could give it all my love. That makes it selfless right? In fact this is the most selfless thing I have *ever* done. What do you guys think (if you can make any sense of all this)?