Monday, November 26, 2007

This little piggy stayed home!

I went here and i found i was this...(sob...sob...)I thought that i was a dragon!

Your Sign : Pig
Your Element : Metal
Emma Thompson, Alfred Hitchcock, Julie Andrews are pigs too...(GRIN)

Suddenly things became crystal clear!Now i know why i am so pig-headed and i just had to write this letter.

Dear Ms Pig...

All this while I've been thinking i was a dragon. Never mind, I still have a lot of bones to pick with you. You've been a part and parcel of me from the days i was so little. My grandmother loved to tell me that i was the most demanding baby she ever saw. They had to constantly rock me to sleep else i would use those vocal cords amazingly! That was you,little piglet!

How can i forget the time when in kindergarten,the teacher told us to keep quiet, you made me chatter much so she actually had to put tape on my mouth...and i promptly removed the tape and started chatting to her again...and she hugged me out of frustration, i think and that shut me up!!

Then in school,every time there was a project you made me open my mouth and volunteer and then i agonised days and nights to put it together. You still do that!

You are responsible for all those fights i had with my mother because i didn't want to listen to her, even though she was right.

And when it used to be study time, i would read a comic hidden inside my study material...Bad piggy!!!You still do that, I'm supposed to be finishing my articles now for my magazine and here i am posting letters on my blog...

And the time when you made me delete my post thinking it was a draft...Absentminded piggy!
There have been many other occasions worth mentioning but let me not rake up the past. Of course there have been a few times when you have come in useful, especially when people behave meanly or there is something wrong going on...then i can give it to them left right and center, that's thanks to you too...Brave Piggy!!

So the next time when the gentle goat gives me a perfectly good piece of advice, would you stop grunting in between because then i do just the opposite! And will you stop picking up fights with the little ox (my 10yr-old)because then things will get nasty. He is after all nearing his teens and he will trample you down, if you are not careful! I don't want an ox on the rampage...

It is a good idea to have a little meeting and discuss the game plan of how to handle certain situations. Right now I think you are away because we have been pretty docile out here but let's do have this talk soon because the exams are underway and the ox is rearing his head!!!

An aggrieved soul
Do go here to Writer's island to see other wonderful interpretations!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tagging the One-track Mind!!

Okay, I've been tagged once again, this time from Preethi, of Incessant musings , ...She's done a good job of this, i must say...!

This one doing the rounds are those questions which guys have supposedly wanted to ask but were afraid they would get a whack for!!! I wonder which guy came up with these!! So let's hope I do my bit to clear that clouded mind, though I thought there was more to us than this...sigh...

Hey guys, just 22?

1. How do you feel after a one night stand?
terrible, imagine standing for a whole night!!!

2. Do you ever get used to wearing a thong?
I'm yet to find one my size...i have big feet, for the one-trackers..thongs are also flip flops:)

3. Does it hurt?
errr..I haven't yet found one!!!

4. Do you know when you are acting crazy?
crazy!!! thy name is me!!!Am i not answering these?

5. Does size really matter?
sadly it does... I'm talking about FEET here!!!!

6. When the bill comes are you still a feminist?
not if mr. Bill is decent enough :)

7. Why do you take so long to get ready?
Do you have the time to hear?

8. Do you watch porn, too?
No, unless you count certain episodes of animal planet as that!!
Update: That was my frivolous way of dealing with an uncomfortable question. But now reading this again, i must say what i really feel. To each his own, but I don't watch porn and i think it is "SICK". Are you aware of child porn and does it not make your heart bleed to hear those stories? No industry can thrive without demand - think about it!!!

9. Will something from Tiffany’s solve everything?
Depends on the reason its being given for and to whom its being given to!!!

10. Are guys as big of a mystery to you as you are to us?
Guys!! a wait till i finish laughing!

11. Why do you sometimes think you look fat?
I never think i look fat...perhaps you've been watching kate moss and the reeds a bit too much!!

12. Why are you always late?
That's one of the mysteries too!!

13. Does it bother you when we scratch?
Why does that remind me of Darwin and his theory?

14. Do you wish you could pee standing up?
Did somebody tell you we couldn't?

15. Why do so many women cut their hair short as soon as they get married?
Do they? Hmmm... perhaps it is because they couldn't grow it longer?

16. How often do you think about sex?
everytime i fill those forms which ask - sex 'male' or 'female'...

17. What do you think of women who sleep with guys on the first date?
the same as what i think of guys who sleep with gals, on the first date- ...

18. Would you?
Would i what? answer the question again?

19. Do you realize every guy wants a girl just like his mom?
Hmmm...reminds me of a certain Oedipus!
on second thoughts, i think every girl likes to marry a guy like her father, so i guess it works both ways, within limits of course!!!

20. Why does every woman think she can change him?
hey not me.. the only guys i try to mould are my sons!

21. Does it matter what car I drive?
not really! as long as you don't drink and drive...more worried about the hapless people on the road!

22. Do you ever fart?
Hey! keep the red beans coming!one fart coming up!

This one turned out quite hilarious after all and it revealed something we all know...that certain guys never change! Unfortunate... because i do know many who are gems!!

On second thoughts, it would be nice to hear others' views on this, so anyone else, take it up, if you wish!!!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Dreaming Hope!!!


When the dream...

turns into a nightmare...

what will it take to get you dreaming again?

do you see the rays of hope?

This is for a very dear friend...Here's hoping she weathers all storms and doesn't give up on her dreams!!!*************************************************************************
an interpretation of the prompt at Writer's island, Thank you, WI.

Monday, November 19, 2007

I dream many dreams!!!

Once again, this is in response to the wonderful prompt at Writer's Island... !!!...It also sent me back into nostalgia - right into the world of ABBA!!

This should have been easy for a dreamer like me! I see dreams when I'm awake and when i'm asleep!. Choosing THE dream was like asking me to choose my favorite child!!All my dreams become THE dream at the time...

So, at any point of time...

I dream of a safe world where children can keep their innocence longer and not worry about abuse from the seen and unseen...

I dream of a tolerant world where racism and terrorism are just words, empty, dirty words...

I dream of leaving a greener Earth for our children to inherit...

I dream of peace...

I dream my children's dreams...

I dream of goals to be accomplished...

I dream of the day when I, as a woman, can walk down any street in any corner of the world feeling safe...

I dream of sunsets with that special someone long after the nest is empty and the birds have flown.

So while I'm busy dreaming a special dream, please do listen to one of my favorite tracks...


Sunday, November 18, 2007

Curiosity Unlimited!

Its suddenly raining tags in my cosy world! I had just finished showing the world how weird i could be when Ps of Just a Mother Of Two decides to unleash the curious cat. The meme was thought provoking and turned out to be fun...

1) Which one person would you choose to understand you better?

My 10 yr old...sigh...i foresee some battles in the future...

2) What do you think is the best age to be? Why?

My best is 'NOW'. Ever since i've stepped into my 30's afew years back, i'm loving it...I feel more confident, smart and beautiful... the children are at the right age (a few more years till the dreaded teens )and i'm enjoying myself.

3) Of all the people you know, who would be the easiest to seduce? Why?
Hmmm...tricky...but 'easiest' would be any man, i guess...i haven't tried...:))

and of the people i know, the easiest would be my sister's husband's cousin brother. He is such a darling!!!

4) What's the best advice you didn't heed?
I never heed advice, which more often than not lands me in trouble. I can be extremely pig-headed sometimes :(

5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

Right now my son has an attack of bronchitis and i have this deadline sadly the clock is another reminder of precious any other time, it would have reminded me that it is time for my evening tea...:)

So is the cat satisfied ?

Those of you who want to try it, go ahead...I would love to read what you may have to say.

Psst.. the darling guy of point 3...i just happen to be married to him ;)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Will You Be My FRIEND?

The boy woke up and stared at the ceiling. Everything looked new but that has been for the past two weeks, but today was different. Then he remembered , it was his first day at school.

School...a new school with strange teachers and children. A school where everything would be different. There are mixed feelings. He is excited and apprehensive. Would he fit in? What if they don't like him? How he longed to back in his old school with his friends and classmates of 6 years. Things were so comfortable then.

He hears his mother calling and he gets out of bed reluctantly. He gets ready slowly but the time to leave arrives too soon, and leave he must. He sees his mother looking at him and knows that she wants to accompany him. He shakes his head. He would love to have her but he is big now, he wants to do it alone.

At school, he is lost in the waiting room and is finally ushered into his new class. He enters and there is silence. He feels the scrutiny of his classmates and for a minute he wants his mother, he wants to go back. He gives a little smile, a tentative one. Then a boy comes forward and shakes his hand. Another asks his name and another shows him a place to sit. The day passes and he finds the place nice. His new friends make sure he does not eat alone and give him their notes to copy. Soon it is time to go home.

At the door he sees his mom waiting anxiously with worry on her face. And he sees her face light up when she notices the spring in his step and the beam on his face.

How was the day dear, she asks.

Amma, they were so friendly, he says, they said that for a new boy i was not shy and they helped me too. I like the school, its not all that bad, and you know it has a cricket pitch and they .....
Amidst that non stop chatter, the mother silently thanks those wonderful children in his class...and hopes that he cherishes these friends, old and new and gives his hand in friendship to someone who needs it too!

Its been 5 months now and that boy of 10 has settled down like he's been here all his life. He's the captain of his team, the monitor of his class and is among the toppers. And this mother is eternally grateful for those little friendly hands who helped her boy that first day and proud of her little boy for being brave...
'Friendship' was the week's prompt at Writer's Island...This is one topic I could write pages about. It's amazing too, how easily children make friends!!

I loved Prats' entry too. She's a special friend whom I met in the blogosphere and i plan to visit her soon!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Uh Oh! TAGGED!!!

The remarkable UL has tagged me for the deadly sevens. Thank you, UL and i hope I've done justice to it.

Tag Name :Seven Random and / or Weird Things about Me.

Rules : Link to the person that tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself.Tag 7 random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs.Let each person know that they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

my secret seven..

Hmmm...Seven Random Things...let's see if any of them turn out to be weird...

1) i'm a transparent person. If i'm happy, sad or mad, everybody gets to know it, ...that is why i love blogging, it allows me to connect with people i really like and i can make faces at people i don't.

2) i'm a lousy driver along with equally lousy navigational skills. After three 'crash' courses, I've stopped trying to drive, in consideration of my women friends who ARE excellent drivers, and my fear that i may kill someone!!!! husband and kids refuse to sit with me if i'm behind the wheel, because it takes me five minutes to move an inch... and then we gallop the next few metres...but it's on my to-learn list....

3) I think a lot, in fact continuously... there are times when you could catch me smiling or frowning...I guess it is weird esp. if i do it in public.

4)i have a tendency to forget. There have been cases of burnt food, lost mobiles, thankfully NEVER lost kids... You could call it selective amnesia because surprisingly i do remember what is worth forgetting :(...(Read thisfor more)

5) i am a sucker for sob stories. Books, movies, my kids, husband - they all make me cry...for different reasons. The amount i cry, i could do something about the depleting water resources :)

6) I'm not a possessive mother, hard to be when you have two boys...but when my boys sleep, i like to keep my hand over them to feel the rhythm of their breathing. It reassures me and makes me thankful to the one above. Is that weird? i hope not...

7) I generally keep a cloth near me to wipe off those dust particles which i happen to see everywhere. I used to be quite obsessed with the word 'clean' earlier but age and growing boys have changed me...i've found the solution - just close your eyes.

8) i'm technologically son handles my mobile better than me. i handle it like it's a grenade. it has gone all over the place without me. This post took me less than 10 minutes but an hour to fit in the links. Another example is the look of my needs a change and that is proving to be a daunting task for its owner...

...and that turned out to be the enlightening eight!

And so i tag

dame's diary

conditions it if you like, completely obligation free... and yes anybody who wants to try it, please do and let me know...

oops! and now i see the 'insert link' icon....DUH!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


The prompt at Writer's island is Unforgettable...Certain words bring with them instant associations and the word, 'UNFORGETTABLE' had many memories attached to it. This certainly topped the list... and this one's for all those wonderful mothers out there...
The rebirth...

You carry a life in you for nine months, you feel and see it growing from this little to this dance to the lil one's tunes by eating strange stuff (have never eaten so many odd things in my life)...

You spend the better half of the pregnancy looking like a bloated balloon (oldies would tell me that i would have a boy because i looked awful!!!)A most trying time for the hubby...

You become paranoid by all the knowledge you suddenly worry about the new life within rush to the hospital , convinced each time that there is something wrong...

You see your belly grow and wonder how you will ever deliver... then one midnight, the pain starts, well before the due date and your mom panics because the contingency plans did not include this and you panic because you are not ready...

You think uncharitably of your husband (because he does not have to go through this) who is on some flight somewhere trying to reach Bangalore by some means...

You reach the hospital and hate what follows...In the delivery room, you look at all the cold-looking equipment, it's too late for an epidural, you are terrified of pain and are totally convinced that you are going to die...

You get up and tell your mother, let's go back, i can't do this...and she looks at you worried that you've chosen the wrong moment to turn mad...

The nurses are unforgivably chirpy and you feel like socking them...

There is a moment of tension because the cord is around his neck and the doctor is worried...

Then you hear THE cry and you finally get to see that little life...and the tears just flow...The funny thing, the pain just vanishes and a different feeling takes over...

And then you look at those tiny fingers and toes, the little mouth, the trusting eyes, the reddened face, you hold him like you've been a mother all your life and you finally look at the little one who has put you under his spell even before he was born!!

Definitely THIS moment, when i looked at my baby for the first time, is the most unforgettable moment of my life...the relief, the happiness, the awe, the wonder...the feeling's indescribable, its unforgettable...

I do remember the post birth scene, my elated husband (he made it just in time!) and parents, happy relatives, the buzz around me which included discussions on his color, his snub nose, his forehead, his hair, and a lot of advice...and I had this dazed,smug, and happy grin throughout...

- dazed because I could not believe that I had finally graduated to being a 'mother' and smug because i felt that I had just passed my most difficult test...and happy because i finally had my baby in my arms and he was beautiful,snub nose and all and he had a perfect Apgar score ...

He was perfect..and i was alive...what more could i ask for? ...