Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dental Venture :)


This box right in front of me reminds me of many things..I had almost forgotten about this...but now feel like peeping into it just to revive an instance which happend about 18-19 years ago...

I remember me being chased all through the house by my mother for a tooth of mine which was found wobbling since few days, and playing with that shaky piece of dead bone was fun for me. i used to insert my tongue between the tooth,mimick the 80 year old lady who just had one tooth which was of my condition...i just dint want to lose it inspite of knowing that my mom was behind me to take it off....

and yes...shes caught hold of me..My tooth assasin(mom) grabbed me and placed me on her lap..just not letting me jump out inspite of my constant wriggling and occasional bites on her fingers with the tiny incisor i had on the other side ...

No matter what she was all set to pull out the tooth and i couldnt do anything much but use my weapon...'tears'!!!! i cried out aloud as if she was trying to strangle me to death....there was no use as all at home were quite well versed with my tantrums...

Finally she managed to pull it out after a lot of physical and mental torture .. and there were drops of blood on my frock and on the floor...i imagined the heroine of the movie i saw the previous day, die after puking blood.....and i felt i was in the same situation..how could my mom do this to me??? i increased my tone, cried loudly sympathysing myself....and there she comes with a bottle of water for me to wash my mouth...I just wudnt!!I wanted to take revenge by showing the blood stains to my father...(who pampered me more than anyone else) as i expected him to bash up my mom for being so cruel to me!Well those were just expectations which never happend!

I finally was forced to wash my mouth and my plan just dint work..God was with mom.She got what she wanted..My favourite tooth!!!.After the crying session which lasted till i got my Dairy milk my mom showed me my tooth...a tiny white seed like thing which amused me ...Eeeks got scared when i looked at the mirror and smiled as i had a hole right in center of my denture! Started off cribbing again about losing my 'Hema Malini' looks(psst i was an ardent fan of hers when i was small;))

Well somehow mom convinced me that its gonna comeback and ill get my old smile back!!!

That tiny tooth which is still treasured in this box makes me nostalgic..Looking at it Iam still wondering why i cared for that small fang so much even after knowing that i would get a better one soon....Strange!!!

8 comments:

Asif Shaik said...

wonderfully written as if everything is happening just infront of us now.(I have a habit of picturing the things while reading :))
Only People who love their childhood days can write sooo well about their childhood.
I guess you miss your childhood very much.
Anyways i adored the innocent feeling in the line --"as i expected him to bash up my mom for being so cruel to me!"

Vineeta said...

Thanks Asif...Well u said it right..i do miss my childhood days like crazy..and Thanks for going through my Blog...:)

Anita :) said...

Tooth uprooting ceremony at my home was initiated by my grandpa. And the rest is the same as the story above. U couldn't have written it better . :) Loved it!

Vineeta said...

hehe...iam sure ur grandpa and my mom ,would have had a hell of a time uprooting our tooth!!!
Thanks Anita.:)

Omana said...

A well written anecdote......the agony fom a child's point of view is pictorially narrated and in contrast for an adult reader it is spiced with a lot of humour ......good work vinu....looking forward to reading more of your childhood pranks

Vineeta said...

Well who knows it better than u..;)

Nishant said...

nice read. I never got such an elaborate ritual to take care of my first tooth. Poor thing wasnt even wobbly when it came off. I was in a fight with my brother, one blow and out it flew. .. oh! the blood. We tried very hard to cover it up, but that's mighty hard with a hole in your mouth.

Vineeta said...

Thanks for reading Nishant..Well ive heard some of those stories ;)

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