Friday, April 11, 2008

lost and found!

Lost: patience, temper, energy, multivitamins and sense of humor
Finders: do return my sense of humor…


There have been days when i find my 10 yr-old extremely frustrating. Absent minded, and secure in his little world, which wakes up only when a few magic words (read sports, runescape, food and books) are sounded.


There are times when he surprises me with little dollops of wisdom too. Like when i was patting my sleeping 5 yrold...feeling guilty about a ticking off which i had given him, the S senior looks at me and says..."you know, if you feel so bad later on you really shouldn't be scolding us" or "you know, u really have a temper mom!!!". The only thing missing are those glasses on his nose, else he reminds me of a stern teacher.

There are days when he is just perfect...sigh!!!

His rebellious attitude, temper, restless nature -he reminds me a lot of someone i know...me!. I remember being so different from my sisters. i would question everything and do just the opposite. To my mom's despair, i loved to jump about, sort of trying to be a pseudo boy till a biological revelation convinced me that i was destined for something better. Little wonder that when someone compliments my mother on her 'well-brought up' daughters, she accepts it gracefully all the while looking pointedly at her middle daughter who is by now looking very busy with nothing.



Anyways, a lot of you have been very perplexed by my silence...joy, rayshma..i wish i had an earth shattering reason but i don't. Let's just say..i'm enjoying the calm after the storm...its been three days since school has started and am i loving this 'i , me, myself' time!!!

Of course i love vacations...but 3 weeks of dancing (to their tunes) , getting our body parts muddy...entertaining 5 children (neighbors kids)and staying up nights to finish my magazine has taken its toll...not to mention breaking up fights, managing tempers, whipping up meal after meal and trying to be creative, smart, interesting and fun - 24x7!!!!

Besides, i was searching for my sense of humor ...:(



You know what , maybe calvin can help me get it back...:)

23 comments:

Prats said...

lucky you!!! Schools re-opened....sometimes, I just crave for a few extra minutes within the few hours which somehow have gone to the next door for a visit :(

I understand completely the lost humour bit...
I really hope yuo're getting the peace now....pass some on to me....desperately in need of it

ruSh.Me said...

AWWWWWWWWW..!!

Is that what i did to mummy, Not-so-long-time-ago????? :((

Need to call her ASAP, and say Sorry, I Love You , Mummy!!!!!

Well, the sense of Humor is just hidden, may be look under that couch, or in ur Purse..???!!! :D
GooD LucK!!!

--xh-- said...

ha ha ha - slienc eafter storm :-D how i ued to look froward to the 'storm' while i was in school :-) hope your much needed break brigs more posts here :)

rayshma said...

u said 5 kids... and i wondered "wow! how long was i asleep!?"
then of course, i read ahead!
geez.. i shud really stop reading blogs in the morngs.
u know i've started believing that kids are nature's way of making us repent the torture *fun?!?* we put our parents thru. that also makes me dread having one! :D

Rambler said...

I thing you should go for a vacation..alone..just recharge yourself in solitude :)

Madhumita said...

How did you spend 'me' time? :). Very well deserved after 3 weeks, 5?? kids! and all the wonderful time the children no doubt had thanx to you!

Zimbly love that Calvin I tell you :)

Joy said...

You are back, you are back and that too with a great post :) Enjoy your break. The pearls of wisdom from elder S is too good. Smart kid.

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Once the child gets into teens you will face different kind of pangs..so this is only milder part of the story..God Bless..
TC
CU

c e e d y said...

hahah

I me myself time just when the movie U me and Hum released :)

calvin is the best medicine I guess for all ailments :)

Suma said...

@ ceedy:: I do love calvin and hobbes...:)...u, me and hum..haha...that was interesting...guess i need to drag hubby in for that :D

@CU:: teens?!!!...*moan..i have a perfect curtain raiser going on here...

@joy:: hey..keep missing me ok? as for teh break...junior decided i had too much of it and has promptly managed to cut his toe and get pampered by me...

Suma said...

@ madhumita:: 'me' time was spent reading and reading and reading!!! :D and a lil bit of routine thrown in...5 kids? yep,,they are from teh same complex but teh opp block...my neighbor is xtremely confused..everytime he meets me..he asks me "how many kids do you have???"
and calvin...zimbly wunderful boy, i say ;)

Suma said...

rambler.:: going away...nah!!! my 'solitude' for 5 hours is enough to recharge thsoe battereies..besides i'm expected in blore in 4 weeks time...:):):)

2rayshma...:: you sound like my neighbor...he's absolutely zapped everytime he walks past and ses tehse tornadoes whooshing in and out!!
awww...did i scare you? ...don't be...:D

Suma said...

@xh:: now you know how much trouble goes in making sure that you look forward to the storm!!! ;)

@rush.me:: hope you let your mom know that!!! in fact i think of mine everyday and call her up very frequently...what i don't do is crib about my son 'cos i can almost hear the laugter in her voice...

@prst:: oh..yay..school's open and i have some time...the early morning rush is worth it ...
aww...hope you are sane when i get there ;)

manuscrypts said...

yup, c&h should do the trick, esp if you think about what could've been if kids were even half as terrible as him...

Ps said...

hee hee--laughed in f\delight at your son reminding you of yourself.Its the same with my daughter--she is a mini-me .:)

Ziah said...

And shes back!! With her trademark sense of humour:)

***i loved to jump about, sort of trying to be a pseudo boy till a biological revelation convinced me that i was destined for something better.***

Hehehe... classic:)

Romila said...

I did some searching for you and found your Hmm!! Sense of humour. Here it is, TA.

Now, Guess when I found it?

As soon as your kids started school after vacations:)

pink dogwood said...

Congratulations on getting the 'me' time back. Great post :)

~nm said...

Tagged you! Pick it here

Keshi said...

didnt u google it? ;-)

Keshi.

Suma said...

keshi:: smart girl...now why did i not think of that? but that's how i found calvin :)

pink dogwood:: thank you...its nice having you here...


romila:: smart girl...thank you...

ziah:: i'm back and so are you...:D

and can i hope that this move of yours will see the muffet tales completed?

ps:: heh..heh..kahani ghar ghar ki...!!!:)

manu:: who says mine aren't? but they are equally adorable tooo....

WhatsInAName said...

lol... I just started my vacations yipppiiiiieeeeee but with my eldest in class 10, I am already biting mynails!

shubd07 said...

That was well written Suma .. and I dont want to frighten you .. but I once told a friend .. little kids little problems ..big kids big problems !!!
But all said and done ..motherhood has its own rewards