What’s common between Aankh maare from Simbaa, Genda Phool from Baadshah, Aila Re from Suryavanshi, Rowdy Baby from Maari 2 and Naatu Naatu from RRR?
Nothing really, except that they form the core of the Feed Baby playlist that we have. Rohāmrta apparently likes these songs on loop, given the enthusiasm that he displays in opening his mouth to allow us the privilege of putting in some food into it and completing part of our parental duties…
But he reserves his best blushes for Hare Rama Hare Krishna, not the 70s Zeenat version, but the more traditional 108 japa from Kuldeep M. Pai’s channel. Bhakti plays a big part (or so I assume)and it helps that this is sung by 8 cute little girls (papa, that has nothing to do with it!).
So far we have kept him away from mobiles and Cocomelon, but one of the numbers has sneaked in now – the one that speaks of wheels going round and papas on the bus going I love you (logic apparently isn’t a strong point here).
And as I type this, a baby walks in followed by Aayushman Khurana and the beats of Morni. The smile!
Anyways, the point being – kids get hooked on early, whether you like it or not, and how much ever you keep them away from gadgets and tech. Unless you bring him up in a cave, technology will engulf him early, and it only goes downhill from there.
But there is a silver lining in the cloud service. Parents have it easier – and kids manage to finish the food kept in front of them. Their hunger gets satiated, and parents can heave a sigh of relief – until the next meal when they start from square 1 again.
Were we this way too? We didn’t have anything but Doordarshan, and there wasn’t an option to watch songs 24/7. So how did our parents manage to feed us? Something I need to check personally, but do drop in your thoughts as well.
See you tomorrow!