Friday, December 21, 2007

Tis a season to be jolly!!!



Life is complicated…as much as we make it…we laugh , it laughs back at us, we cry, and we leave the world as mute spectators…

Wah!!! What a sermon I started off with…Just didn’t think I’d be left with nothing to think off or write about. Brains worked overtime, pens rushed on the paper, and all this while the exams were going on for the kids. It never is a test of capabilities of the children, it is a test of patience for the parents. And now that schools closed for vacations , brains are on a strike.

One look at my house during the exams season…one would think, an alien has landed with no idea what to do with the creatures he’s found in the 2*2 flat we stay…There’s so much of tension in the air, it can start a spark…and it does most days.

Each morning starts with amazing calm, and rushed feeling of inner peace…the nip in the air seems to sing along with me. It knows the air around is soon going to heat up..just like Bangalore weather…and it does.

Act 1. Waking up kids ( I hate to do that, ) can be agony. For both the mother and the son. He looks so peaceful and cute, that you’ll want to give yourself a few more minutes with that hot mug of tea…knowing full well that once awake you’re on a rolling wagon….doesn’t seem to stay still….you’re screaming heads off, running from one bathroom to the other, trying to wake up the little one who’s in an even more blissful sleep and who also tells you that “you’re bad” inside of his quilt…and just making you wonder why schools ever start so early…it breaks your heart to do this to the kids.( but nah!! I’m not going to let them know that) For a very organized mother, I can be a devil if my kids fizzle out while getting ready…so far I’ve managed to only interchange their lunch boxes, and said my byes at their bus stops, with invisible hugs, only to find that I’m still clinging onto their lunch bags…and then you can see a hassled woman….running behind the bus….and then I say “ My sons are so terrible, they drive me crazy!!! “ Can you blame them?

Kids packed off, peace reigns, silence at home…but no joy…still have maids to handle. Whoever said life’s a bed of roses should stay here and handle maids…I feel its always better not to have one. ( you can always blame time, money, your incapabilities, etc) But having one…you’re looking at the clock, minute to seconds once she doesn’t land up at her allotted time…then the tension starts…one would think you’re so incapable, but its not that…its just, that, you’ve hired her and she damn well land up…Now that vacations have begun, you’d think its fun and free time…

If you don’t find me on this blog for a few days…just ring up the local NIMHANS number…I’m sure they’ll be glad to put you across to me…their very happy inmate..
And you’ll get a basket of fruits if you happen to be the one to take me there..
Just praying that I don’t lose creative abilities, learn lots more patience while seething inwardly…that I learn to nod my head at the right time, and not half a second later…remember that Ghost Riders belongs to the younger one and WWE the older ones…pokemons are passé, PSP is ok, but inspite of everything, and no time to breathe, “ma its so boring What do we do? “ I still love the vacations and the space it brings with it.

While I enjoy my mad vacations, I’d love to wish each and every one who comes here..”A MERRY CHRISTMAS”

Let the cheer of the season spread amongst all of you and let there be love and joy.

Reminding you that there is a Santa out there..and he’s real!!!!

Ho Ho Ho


If you’re partying, go ahead and enjoy, but please don’t drink and drive…

24 comments:

Joy said...

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

J said...

Hahahah... this is a cute post. Be sure to share this with the kids when they're older ;)

HHmm.. that's quite a line you wrote at the end :D

Vinesh said...

merry christmas, and a happy new year! :-)

here, listen to this: http://www.bobrivers.com/player/player.asp?ID=776&SPEED=2&atype=tunes

Prats said...

@joy Wish you lots of fun and merriment

@j Thanks, heheh...i'll show them yes, but i'll have to hide myself inside a cage i'm sure before that :)
Yeah, better be safe than sorry...

@thank you. That was a really neat number....enjoyed it, thank you

Tys on Ice said...

have a lovely christmas and a great new year...it shud be skool holidays there, rite?...let the lil ones sleep...hope u hve enuff time to enjoy tht tea and watch the sun rise...

iam with u on the maids issue...its stressful...

boy, iam sounding like a woman now...where them whiskey my lad?

Prats said...

@tys Thank you tys...Wish you Mads and the the lil sonny boy a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
The vacations have begun and its funtime...
The kids sleep while I drink my mug of hot tea....and the sun rising.. :( Cloudy, chilly, but so beautiful....
Celebrate with an extra JD.....funtimes...

Shoonyata said...

Wish you all a great X-mas...and a New Year full of new explorations, learning and peace!

Ziah said...

Hey Prats.. all the best for those eggjams!:) Have a lovely christmas and a fantastic new year:) Give those two bundles of spunk huge gigantic hugs from me...:) Love, Sai

Prats said...

@Shoonyata Thank you so much...and yeah lots of fun , learning and hopefully peace will reign.. :)

@ziah Thank you....those dreaded exams finally done and now its a lil more peaceful. The bundles of spunk have been given the hugs...an dthe olde rone squirmed out too.... :)

Keshi said...

Have a good one Prats! Merry Christmas and hv a happy New Year!

Keshi.

Aravind Raghu said...

when something gets lost why is it that you people make maids the only suspect?? :)

Preethi said...

Lovely post!!! Happy Holidays!!
Merry christmas and happy new year!

Prats said...

@Keshi, thank you and wish you have lots of fun and much more than you really ask for..

@aravind raghu...maids and complaint???? Well, I don't know about others...but i've never done that so far...nor will I ever do something like that....Wishing you a happy new year!

@preethi Thank you and hope you have a great time

J said...

Long time no update... wots happening??

Spunky Monkey said...

Merry Christmas and a very happy new year to you and your family!
I come and spend so long on your blog at times playing Hangman. Thanks so much for it!

Sumana said...

Prats you are tagged
http://expressthemind.blogspot.com/2007/12/decade-to-achieve.html

Ziah said...

Heppy New Year!!:)

Oi, after all your prodding, I posted chap 3:)

Thinking aloud said...

ahhh!!! this was priceless, cos it is something i go thru too...we have a whole month out here for xmas hols and they really drove me up the wall :(

hope you had a blast in goa, ringing in teh new year...

Wishing you a funfilled, 2008... and yea, come back soon with more posts like these :)

Prats said...

@j Happy New Year. I was on a holiday....partying in Goa and just not able to get my brains back from their excursion.....
will update soon

@spunky. Thanks for the wishes and pray that you have a great year ahead too.....smash your exams and have more fun playing hangman.....

@sumana. I've done the tag a few posts before.....check it out

@ziah....yappy new year to u tooo.......have had too much partying that i'm so dazed out....will read up the chapter today....but before that i'll have to start frm the beginning....

@TA Thank you...and yeah we had a blast...the ringing is still in my ears....will get back to posting once the din subsides....hoep you had a great holiday with parents and the nephews.....sure sounds like funtimes.

Hip Grandma said...

Happy New Year to you and yours

Prats said...

@HHG thank you and wish you the same. Hope this new year brings lots more posts from you

Thinking aloud said...

hey, come back into the blogworld...still partying??? :(

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Prats.come out of the vanishing act..
Goa hangover looks to have had different influence on you..Wake up from the dreamland !!
Goa experience patthi oru blog podungo !
TC
CU

Keshi said...

when r ya bak?

Keshi.