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The Story of a Not-Mom

“Hold the baby, it’s a boy!” said the lady and handed me a peeing baby. It was a Sunday. The service just ended and I was walking out the door. A good old neighbor lady walked past me with her daughter-in-law and her two-month-old grandson. I greeted her with good wishes, just like everyone does on a Sunday morning after Church. She should have pitied me, I guess. Her action proved that. On my greetings, she grabbed her  pee ing grandson from her daughter-in-law and handed him to me right in time for the infant to wet my dress. The scene was both fun and embarrassing. Have you ever heard people say “it’s good luck if a newborn pees on you”? It’s a tradition here and in many other cultures too. Probably it came about as a way to console you when you get  pee d on. But somehow it grew hands and legs on its own and now someone has put a  bindi  to it. Yeah! Now it means “if you don’t have a baby and got to hold a  pee ing one, you’ll be blessed with a baby soon”.