Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Should I or should I not?

Poles apart?!!!!

Yes they can be. Two people raised by the same entity ( yeah, that’s what I start thinking I’ve become ), with such diverse behavior and energies, mindsets and tolerance..Life can be a one long roller coaster ride.

But it does bring with it, some fresh smiles, and a few moments of unrestrained laughter.

My kids see to it that I never retain the same mood through the day…

After all she's their ‘weird mom’- someone who can’t figure out why the damn cellphone doesn’t just go to call mode, even while they play their games on hers…it somehow seems to obey like magic when they operate it.


She’s the ‘Nerd’ in the family- only because she remembers all her math from school, while they only see dancing figures ( I’m sure its purely futile just for my sake!! ) His dialogue was” you’re a nerd ma!! How can you remember such stuff….so dumb” Now how much dumber can I get???


She’s the “stupid momma” –cos she doesn’t know why” Neil Armstrong was the first guy to step on the moon?” Now why should I know that? Isn’t it enough that he did and he was first…”No. But why? Even Edwin Aldrin was with him, why not him? “ Times like these my frustration is directed towards the teachers for asking such questions in class…and all for 6 year olds…

She’s “the irritating momma” only because she insists he eats his lunch just like the others do…while he is playing a sport. He is thrilled that his other friends too consider their moms as irritating…” all mothers are irritating , ma! P says so too, and so does D “ . Now only I know what D’s and P’s mothers think of this…

She is the “stepmother” – Only because she gave the chocolate to the brother before she gave it to him…aaaww, is that a category under being a step mom…I wish I was the goddess Durga like the one Zanny has drawn out, with her various hands…handing out treats with all hands and still being reasonable.

She is “gross” – she asks them to eat a fruit instead of chocolates, or the chewing gum.

She is “cool” – cos she taught them how to whistle…fingers inside the mouth, lips tightly closed over it and hoot…getting them ready for their heydays eh!!. She also taught them to climb the coconut trees, blow huge bubbles with the gum that just doesn’t seem to leave their system., and better still she taught them that it is ok to feel scared to go up in the para sail, but go you must. Cos tomorrow you might regret not trying it once. And they came back all excited and wide eyed!

She is “the wikipedia” for the apartment complex, cos she takes time out to find info for everyone, just so that they can have that extra play time…and the other moms can go to their kitty parties.

She still is trying to find out the reason why she gave her older child an honest answer to his
"where do babies come from?" and squirming from the sly smiles she got as his know-all looks. (Wonder if daughters ask such questions too? Cos I never did...)

She loves it yeah!! So much more…adoloscence is looming hard on us…and we have big monsters creeping out to scare us…but I’m sure, this weird momma will stay put chasing those shadows away….while still laughing each time she thinks of her lil one’s take on his question to Neil Armstrong!! “ Edwin Aldrin was scared that the moon was hot, so he asked Neil to go first


Reminds me of the song from the latest movie "Taare Zameen Par" Such lovely lyrics...

18 comments:

Tys on Ice said...

:)...u taught them to climb coconut trees!!! Iam impressed! thats survival skills...they will never go hungry in kerala :)

u r a cool mum

Thinking aloud said...

aww ...so very sweet..i loved this 'cos i was like-u 2 at every step?

i'm with you here..aren't we everything mixed into one...

btw the parasailing was awesome...and edwin aldrin is surely going to come and holler at you for that...didn't u know, its ure fault ;)

and that song is so .....sniff...sniff..

Prats said...

@tys. I taught his only the beginning with the hope that he'll teach me one day to reach the top and the nuts!!! But yeah we'll survive in kerala.. :)

@TA Edwin better rethink his options....and I loved that song yeah...its really sniff sniff..

Pointblank said...

whoa! it was lovely reading ur post. looks like ur a terrific mom!

Preethi said...

Haha... loved this.. and poor poor Edwin A... Para sailing... wow!!!! lol at the step mother .. my sis and I laid most of these accusations before my mom.. and yes girls ask the big question too.. we did!! :)

Sumana said...

LOL Enjoyed it. Yes i think girls do ask those questions and my little one did. Along with all the ones you mention, my daughter adds to the list saying i am pretending. Not sure whether she understands the meaning of it.

b said...

Well the deal is I just love to read your blog. Thank you so much.

b

Thinking aloud said...

and the calvin hobbes was hilarious!

Prats said...

@pointblank Hey thanks. Don't know about the terrific mom part...trying my best to be one

@preethi you did too?!! Hmmm then I guess its ok..and I don't have to act as if the world has fallen on me then??

@sumana I think that pretending thing must have come up, cos they are taught those games in school, "lets play pretend" So girls are no less here...

V are you listening...girls ask too,

@b Thank you so much.....just as much as I love reading yours :)

@TA ...somehow I feel I must have swallowed issues of it while expecting these 2, to have got them like this...same attitude

Keshi said...

very very sweet post Prats!

**She is “the wikipedia” for the apartment complex

Absolutely loved that line!


Keshi.

--xh-- said...

wow, u r supermom :-D with all teh cool bits and odds.. and i love the 'teaching them climb coconut tree and whistle' part :-D
nice read.. thnx for dropping by - i found 2 good blogs coz u dropped in - ur blog and 'arpeggios' :)

Prats said...

@keshi hey thanks...yes, as long as one day I don't become an electrical shop, or a stationary shop i'm fine here.. :)

@xh Thanks, but no supermom this!!! I'm sure all moms must be living a life like this....i'm just one in the crowd
By the way, what is this XH for?? tried understanding y? but never could

--xh-- said...

Prats, --xh-- is teh acronym for 'the eXperthAnd' - i use this as my screen name for last 6-7 years.. now, how cam I choose experthand as my screen name - i was trying to find a e-mail id, but didnt get anything i want. so my cousin teased me saying 'u r an expert and u cant even get an e-mail ID u want' that moment the name 'experthand' striked and i mad eit my screen name :-D

J said...

Hahaha.. this is quite a nice read. Hmm you sure seem to be quite a cute mom. Cheers to that!!

Joy said...

Cool post. You are a cool, good momma. I really liked little one's take on Neil Armstrong being the first one. The Calvin Hobbes strip is awesome.

Prats said...

@XH wow!!! that was a fun way of getting at ur username :)

@j Thank you, and endevours are on to be awesome from now on :)

@joy gee thanks! Now It makes me want to go up and really want to find out why he did so??

Guruprasad said...

hi prats, stumbled on your blog through your profile after you came visiting. and i sure am glad i did! (i used to see your id on so many other blogs and was always curious.)

read some of your recent posts and enjoyed them thoroughly.

parenting is always such a challenging yet rewarding experience! and at the end of the day we can only be grateful that we've got such an opportunity!

our kids are still at a stage where they only fret and fume and mope when things are not going their way. but i'm sure we too will go through this phase.

and i guess i'm looking forward to it and, yet, not looking forward to it :D

UL said...

hmm, all the different roles one undertake by just being a parent, you have covered it all. BTW, thanks for your b'day wishes, how did you figure?