I will not mince words and will straight away get to the point. Yesterday was a hit!! And thanks for your Good Luck Wishes my readers because they worked!
We reached the venue on time. There was loads of stuff for kids, tattoo, caricature, braiding & that jump-jump wala game. My brat ate popcorn, stood at the side line of the jumping thing, drank a lot of sprite & danced away to glory. And ya had a Chota Bheem & spider man ka tattoo made on his hands.
Slowly we were nearing towards “The Moment” of our lives, because with the Fancy dress/ Fashion show we were inching towards a new milestone wherein the brat would be facing the crowds for the first time. Despite having everything (i.e. costume) in control we were expecting some hiccups because well our life cannot be eventless can it be?
When the event was announced, making him Chulbul Pandey was a no brainer because we knew we had to put him in the uniform and play Pandeyji Seeti and he would be in full form. A day before the event I had made him wear the cap and played the song and we were set. So when the organiser told us that they would be playing “Hudd-Hudd Dabangg” we pleaded to him to change the song but he said it would be a little difficult. We were deflated with the news but then told Arnav that this song would play and he would have to do “Dhishkiyaoon” with the gun.
We started getting ready on time and I will let the pictures do the talking now.
|The Proud Daddy Looks On!|
|Hum Tum Me Itne Ched Kar Denge!!|
|Kamal Karte ho!|
We then moved towards the stage and the wait began. Everything was running late and they moved the kids fashion show from No 2 to No 4 position. Every parent there was getting frustrated because controlling kids in a confined space was as is tough and to expect them to keep their dresses intact was a tougher job. Then there was this daunting thing that the brat had to walk the ramp all alone. From the side line we showed him the stage, prepping him that he had to walk from here to there, look into the crowd & do dhiskiyaoon towards his Daadi Daadoo and when he comes back he will find his Mumma waiting for him. Here I must add that a little later I found him repeating every word as if trying to memories it.
|With the Very Proud Mumma|
To be very honest I was not expecting much from him because he is just 2.5 year old and expecting him to do all that we had taught was a little too much and especially this being his first time on stage. Fortunately I had this brainwave of befriending the guy who was handling the kids on stage with Arnav because it helped later.
Arnav’s turn was 2nd and when they played the song he walked in. Took few steps and turned back to look for me, I made some encouraging noise and pointed towards the main stage and then the handler walked towards Arnav and moved him on the ramp. As soon as he walked, I was like this is done our efforts have paid. It was at that moment when my brat thought a little and did “dhishkiyaoon” towards the crowd which needless to say went crazy. I could see my proud Mother in Law walking towards him.
|Looks Back for Assurance!|
Trust me the moment he did Dhishkiyaoon I was the proudest mother on this earth. He had managed to do whatever we had told him and without showing any kind of stage fear. He had honestly surpassed our expectations. What happened later is blur in memory but yes we had loads and loads of fun. Arnav got 2 goodie bags, we had a nice dinner and enjoyed a lot. All in all it was a well organised event where we had enough fun.