Thursday, October 16, 2008

A 'tense' situation!!!

I find myself tensed...Prats and rayshma had tagged me LOOOOOOOOOng back on the past present and the future...and as usual, i errr...ummm...have been a ....bit busy.


its been so long since they've tagged me, that the past has been shifted further back, the present has shifted into the past and the future has become the present....confused?!!! *mission accomplished :)


~ The tag copy ~Two questions in each category answer them and then tag your friends from the blog-o-sphere. (Simple enough right) Leave a comment on their blog letting them know they have been tagged and you are all set.


Yesterday - Your oldest memory - What were you doing 10 years ago?


Today -Your first thought today morning - If you built a time capsule today what would it contain?


Tomorrow - This year ….What do you see yourself doing 14 years from now?


~ End Tag details ~

just wondering why 10 yrs back and 14 yrs ahead?!!! not that it makes any difference but....

Yesterday


Your oldest memory: My oldest memory would be a faint one of me singing some song about a cockroach in nursery school!!!



and whaddya know, i found it on youtube...!!!!! and we sang it in English...


And another one where the teacher tied her hanky over my mouth, because I was such a chatter box…(the fact that both my boys have completely taken after me in this respect, was revealed at the recent parent-teachers meeting)

What were you doing 10 years ago?: 10 years ago, I was in Kolkata, with a very busy husband and a dedicated 14 mth old who had trained me well…Life was less complicated then, a new job, a new city, a new role as parents…


Today


Your first thought today morning: Thinking about my 11 yr-old who has gone for his first overnight 5 day camp.


If you built a time capsule today what would it contain?: Is there some way I can pick up all the weeds in the society and zap them back…so that there really will be a future worth waiting for?


Tomorrow


This year ….: It’s been a year in slow motion…sort of makes up for last year which was full of change and just zipped by.


What do you see yourself doing 14 years from now?: blogging…and ...er more blogging
Wait a minute! 14 yrs from now, did you say….? does some quick calculations…adjusts her retina to peer into the future……..THUD!!!! *faints on not recognizing the images of two strapping 25 yr-old and 20 yr-old hunks towering above her.


and now to exercise the perks of tagging...


gazal, joy, preethi (incessant musings) and pink dogwood...your memories please



28 comments:

Rambler said...

liked the contrast in your thoughts about 10 years before and the 14 years after..how is that the parents always measure time in terms of the age of their kids.. :)

Veens said...

hehehe! 24 and 20 yr olds :))... I might have a crush on them then ;) ohh wait... 24+14 = 38!!!!! **sigh**

but np, i can still have CRUSH :D It is my birth-RIGHT :P :)

this was a cute TAG :)

cockroach song - > ROFL!

Prats said...

Thank God!!! before the future became ancient you attempted this lol!!!!

And oh yes!!! hunks yoru sons will be for sure....and you'll be still worrying over them.

Great answers to this oen

Gazal said...

awww
i have such a terrible memory...

but you thought me worth of this tag....

will take it up....

and after 10 yrs you shall open this post and read it....

Mama - Mia said...

had fun reading this Suma!! :D

and 5 day camp?? woweee! am sure you will have some interesting stories to tell us!! :D

but then i am looking into the future! :p

have a super weekend!

cheers!

abha

pink dogwood said...

great post -
So many times I get irritated by something my daughter does only to realize that she does take after me :)
I will do this tag - should be fun

Joy said...

Wonderful read! I never knew there was a song for cockroach!!! But this is hilarious. Was that Japanese? 14 years hence, I am sure you would be as lovely as you are right now. :)

Preethi said...

25 and 20 year olds eh!! wow!! I will have an 18 yr old too.. 14 years from now.. phew!!!
I have done this tag by the way - here

ceedy said...

Like rambler mentioned it is fascinating to see you describe a timeline with the ages and you life with the kids...

interesting read...

rayshma said...

u had forgotten this tag, hadn't u?! own up!! :D
dude... u were married 10 years ago... wow!!!!! somehow, it seems like a very long time, na? i sometimes wonder if i'll ever reach a stage of being "married over 10 years..." do u still r'ber ur anniv???
ok.. i think i shud shut up before i have to apologize for being jetlagged! :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

Very luvly post !
I am in in your 14 years later stage !
Prats got it bang on //Thinking about my 11 yr-old wh..// looks you will never stop worrying on kids ( & then which mother stops worrying )
& finally when you really stop worrying about kids after their marriage ,it will be all peaceful..Can an Indian mother do that !!

TC
CU

Fuzzylogic said...

LOL!nice tag. I am totally disoriented to time nowadays and I can't think beyond the next 10 minutes and you thought for 14 years from now. I don't blame you for fainting at all:) And the cockroach song?I would have loved to know some cockroach songs in nursery school. See my teachers were never that much fun:)

Sumana said...

Ahh the boys have inherited the chatting. So you cannot yell at them!!! My daughter gets it from my hubby who is a usual chatter box.

Deepali said...

I always found the whole concept of taping up of the mouth a little to harsh - some kids talk a lot...what you going to do? But then when I think about all the patience that a teacher requires, I get a little sympathetic. But it's quite harsh.

Suma said...

rambler::

wait till you become a parent!!!!


veens
:D

thanks...

prats::
trust me..that was the whole driving force behind the posting :D


gazal..

do it when you have time...i'm sure there is some memory hidden in that mind of yours...i refuse to believe you were a model kid :P

abha...
good you were not around the day he left..i bugged everyone who was online that day..:D

pink dogwood...
that would be an interesting read for sure..waiting for it...:)


joy...
you are hereby awarded the title of fav commenter,..flattery will get you anywhere...:P

its spanish but i clearly remember singing it in english..there was also a dog named rover in the english version...

preethi...
ohh yes..and we may be going through the "empty nest' syndrome...
i thought you had done it (remembered reading) but was unsure whether it was on ure blog and ofcourse was too lazy to check it out...


ceedy::
once a parent, always a parent, i guess...:P

its probably because after you have kids, every decision is made taking them into account...and they are very much part of our present and future...

rayshma...
this is the thanks i get for faithfully remembering and doing it?!! tsk..tsk...and a hmmmpff for good measure!!

and you are jetlagged ...i rest my case :P

CU..

when you decide to be a parent you sign up for a whole soap opera complete with tears, action, drama and intense emotion...:P


fuzzy...
lol...
that was one song which stuck in my kead..i still remembered the tune and was pleasantly surprsied to see it on google..now go teach it to Ina...:D

sumana...
they chat in class and yell at home...:P
but looking at my elder boy you would never believe that he chats in class...

deepali..

actually it wasn't all that serious...i still remember that it was done in a mock exasperated manner..and it was taken in fun by me and everyone else..and i was way too small too...

besides even now, the teachers tell me in an affectionate manner...its not literally taping up the mouth...:)

pink dogwood said...

just did the tag on my blog :)

Keshi said...

**My oldest memory would be a faint one of me singing some song about a cockroach in nursery school

aww how cute! :)

LOL @2 hunks! u sound alot like me now hahaha!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Suma ur children will be older in 14yrs, but that doesnt mean they'll stop being ur KIDS. :)

HUGS!

Keshi.

Vinesh said...

i like how you bookmarked your life with 14mth old, 11-year old, and 25-yr old kids....

mother.. mother :-)

WhatsInAName said...

Lolol!
I dont know about others but I will surely be there 14 years from now, reading and commenting on your blog :)... even though I might end up doing a lot of typos due to old age ;) Pliss to bear in advance!

Joy said...

Tag completed!

Meira said...

Nice one :)
Hopped from Joy's blog.

Canary said...

Long time! Happy Diwali to you!

Pavi!!!! said...

Gosh! the mention of the 14 mth old ..20 and 24 yr old..made me forget everything else Suma..Such are the things that makes one realize that Time really does fly by n one shld make the best of it while it lasts!

BTW Happy Diwali to u n ur family..Hope u got to celebrate it.
The Diwali part we had was awessome (tho tiring)..am yet in high spirits!:)

Shruti said...

:D cute one! I remember my das in nursery school too where I threatened to kill my teacher :P

A five day camp at the age of 11? :-O OMG I was terrified for my first 3 day camp when I was 13!!

Suma said...

pink dogwood...

thanks for doing it..loved reading it...



keshi...

that's so true...


vinesh...
once a mother always a mother! :)


wian...
for a sentiment like that, i would ignore a thousand typos...:)
so nice to see you posting so often...:D


joy...
read...and commented...


meira..
Thanks!


canary

hope you had a great diwali too...yes, its been a long time


pavi!!!!
you sure sound happy and contented...glad you had a great diwali...

shru...
gulp!! poor teacher
he had fun at his camp...

rm said...

its been long..where s the next blog???

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