Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Journey of discovery

The life of a woman is just not without its hiccups. Let me assure you, it has nothing to do with facing the bad elements who always presume they are god's gifts to mankind.
It has nothing to do, with the weights. She can always hire a handy man to do those odd jobs...and now she's come up with some really neat solutions..

This issue has germinations in her own household.
The problem sometimes get solved, when the offender is given an ultimatum " Do not wake up till the children leave to school" Yes, I feel supremely satisfied after saying that. But what happens when all leave at the same time??!! You just watch a yoga session in grainy ants infested( my sons opinion) channels, early morning on TV, and act as if you don't exist.
Whats with the men?!!!! I have never been able to understand. And when we fret and fume to our dear friends all I hear is, 'oh!! in your house too???'

The orchestra every morning has become so monotonous. I thought if I did the bringing up and taking care, the kids would turn out the way I wanted...but they were made out of different ribs, i'm convinced.

Each morning, I still resort to the same old "What are you doing in the bathroom for so looooonggg???
Its nearly an hour and there are other's who need to use the bathroom too.""
"Your bus will leave you and go away"
The driver is here already and you still haven't stepped out"

Only to have them come out after another half hour and smirk and say
" HUh!, what do you expect us to do in the bathroom, whatever everyone else does, but naturally, eh!! hmpfff"

Now my older son has inherited the same qualities and very well too. Talk about genetics!!!
But must say they are very talented so to say.

They really know how to use every inch of the perfectly dry bathroom. ( And when I complain about the wet floor, they say, "how can you? I wonder if you even use water?!"
They just never heard of dry, semi-dry and wet areas, obviously.
So when they are done , the steam seems to follow them like Casper does..
The mirror is all ghostly ( with my son, he would have written some very attitude driven stuff too " R rocks" before walking out).
Oh yeah!!! he sure does. And thats the reason when I step into the room, I can't see anything and so step into a wet towel, or maybe if i'm in the unlucky day category slip slide across on the soap, on the floor... Why can't they just place it back in the soap dish??? beats me!!!

I'm glad the newspaper lands at my doorstep very early and before the hubby wakes up...I can read most of it, before it journeys into the loo, and gets a very fitting farewell ( Sometimes) there. ( 'Cos the maid doesn't read the newspaper, and doesn't bother to keep it outside either, before washing the bathrooms so to say! :( )

Cleaning up the mess after them ( How else would wet towels get taken off beds and put into the washer!!), getting ready after them( in record time)...and all they have to say is ...
"You women, have no sense of time"

Men!!!!!

23 comments:

brocasarea said...

in this aspect agree with u people:)...we men some times underestimate ur responsibilities!!..

rm said...

HAHAHAHAHA ..that was great..u could have been a script writer!!!

--xh-- said...

hey, it is fun writing ur name on teh mirror when it have that steam over it - I still do it ;)

see, that is why God have made Supermoms, not Super dads... :)

Rambler said...

wet towels ha :)

Nikhil Narayanan said...

Moms are the best.
No wonder. :-)

-Nikhil

Pavi!!!! said...

awwww! i can imagine ur plight...
u know as children..Sis n I would take over 30 mins to shower each...n my mom wld be screaming her lungs out asking us to get out n get ready to school on time. To make things worse, we would fight with each other n bang the bathroom door hard when the other was inside!
But we grew up v. disciplined with the towels ,dry-areas etc. I think mom had managed to discipline dad as well..coz i never saw wet towels thrown on beds at home.... n then had a shock n was freaked out to see that happen when i moved in with the hubby!

Compassion Unlimitted said...

hope you are not missing the coffee to be brought to the sofa set ( never to the dining table )& in the anxiety of catching up the news on TV and on newspaper, at the same time ,spill the coffee & naturally this has to be attended to & cleaned up,naturally by you !!

You are lucky that only wet towels need to be picked,what about the rest of dresses ?
Thats life illiya,men are naturally from mars !!
TC
CU

ceedy said...

Oh damn you wasted precious cleaning time writing this post :P

well I know what you are trying to say - and am not laughing at that - but the way you wrote it was funny....

rayshma said...

my heartfelt symapthies. and never-ending adoration. u sure are one supermom! :)
amazingly written :)

Suma said...

i hear ya, sistah!!! now let me go and clean my mess...

MEN!!! BOYS!!!


but writing on a steamed up mirror is addictive...:)

Prats said...

@broca Wow!!! Approval:) ...BUt you know what we never underestimate you men....we just carry forward and ignore small faults of yours.. :P

Prats said...

@rm Thanks..but no, i'm not gonna do any thing of that sort...

Prats said...

@xh...you do too???? heheh...
But superdads are coming up slowly..i'm sure one day they'll catch up...

Prats said...

@rambler Oh yes!!! and right on top of crisp bedsheets, or dry floors :(

Prats said...

@nikhil oh yes...they are. There is a quote I read " God couldn't be everywhere and so he made mom's" And it is so true...

Prats said...

@pavi...heheheh I can visualise your mom, fuming outside the door....
oh the banging happens and its part of childhood I guess... :(

Prats said...

@CU...oi!!! Thats scary...I'd be dying everyday then :( *bites of all her nails*
And these men from Mars should be sent off to Uranus surely....and let them drop their clothes whereever...
In the end i'm sur ei'll want them all back...the house is so dead without them.

Prats said...

@ceedy...lol!!! I didnt....if I had, half the words would have been chewed up knowing me...but finished up and sat down :D
And its ok if you laugh.....i've heard that chuckle once too often...and all from the men!!!

Prats said...

@rayshma...gee thanks *all blushing, fluttering eyelashes*

Prats said...

@suma....you too???? lol!!! what do you write???

Preethi said...

MEN!!! You should see me in a frenzy every morning.. and now its considered my OCD!!

WhatsInAName said...

Prats!
Even though I dont have boys, but I am screaming and screeching in the mornings as well!!! Sigh!!!

WhatsInAName said...

Prats!
Even though I dont have boys, but I am screaming and screeching in the mornings as well!!! Sigh!!!