Sunday, November 2, 2008

Woeful!

episodes from my everyday life
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Tring!tring! the phone rings...

"hello? Suma? V here" (a friend's husband )

"hiii!!! When did you ..." the younger boy enters within my line of vision wearing lime yellow on pale yellow, i blink away the image of a jaundiced jeetendra (why jeetendra, beats me!!), and amidst fervent sign language, manage to also scream "change your pants right now!!!

a squawking sound heard from the other end of the line brings me back to the phone receiver in my hand...


' err..V,sorry i didn't mean you. i was talking to my son..."

am i glad I didn't say "drop your pants!'

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The issue with having sons is that they are always playing with balls....

see?

...isn't it an issue when it is put like that?!!!! esp in front of people!

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Children have this homing instinct. The minute the phone receiver is in your hand they zone in on you and need to talk to you...R.I.G.H.T then...It's always an emergency worth hollering for...Now i hardly realise i have a phone in my hand... much to the dismay of the poor victim on the other line.

the other day

talking to my friend (of course she does not have kids)...after 5 minutes, she says...i'll call you later, 'sounds' like you are busy..

me: busy? no, i'm not ...

I look around...the boys are 'playing' and one is dangling from the bed in a precarious position, ... the noise is deafening....but hey this is normal

No..listen...i can hear you...hello? I say, realising too late that i'm talking to the receiver...

Coward, i mutter!!


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While househunting

a long day spent in looking at 5 condominium blocks...all scattered across the island...i look at the last one and tell G tiredly, i so hate this condom...let's try few more and see if we get a better one...
(*sheesh did i say that aloud? pls tell me i didn't?)

the house agent's face assures me i did!


and that's the history behind why I will always call it an apartment block and not a condominium...

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The intercom bell rings. It's the security guard.

'Yes, la, have you ordered a meal? '

I wish i had but sadly i hadn't so i reluctantly told him that perhaps the guy had the wrong block. 5 minutes later i hear a thumping on my door.I open it to find a guy with his hands on his waist and glaring at me, the way i do when i'm ticking off my boys...

i look at him worried

and he says' why? you don't want your mail'?'

me : what mail...?

guy, still glaring: the security guy said you didn't want the mail...

ahh so he's a courier guy!

so i have a hearing problem, but you would associate order and meal together, wouldn't you? right? how can i order a mail?

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I suffer from the 'wandering mind' syndrome. Simply put, if i'm in a group and the discussion's going nowhere, i have this ability to detach myself and immerse myself in my thoughts. In one such moment , i seem to have volunteered to organise games for the kids for the post diwali gettogether.

ideas solicited from the wonderful readers...:)

erm..okay...pretty please!!

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Guess you all had a great diwali and halloween!

Mine have been highly momentful, as always!

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25 comments:

--xh-- said...

:) there is never a dull moment when kids are around, eh? :)

Gauri said...

:D

I can relate with this post on so many counts Suma :) !!

rm said...

did u hear the laugh? oh from the post of loosing keys( i hope im right) to handwash and now balls the journey was an exciting one..

Ps said...

Oh my god--I can SOOOOOOOOOO relate--especially to speaking on the phone part! We gotta keep convincing oursleves that we will actually miss all this when they leave home..
But to be honest, not much convincing needed. i just know.
Cheers
preeti

WhatsInAName said...

ooooooooo I hear you Suma!
lol at the house hunting episode! I can imagine the look on the face of the agent!
As for wandering mind, my mind is a nomad as well. Let me think of some games and be back!

rayshma said...

HAHAHAHA!!!! :D
i should cal u instead of chatting, then, eh? ;)

WhatsInAName said...

How about animal-family-game? You need to create the chits of the families of animals e.g. Lion, lioness, cub or Dog, bitch, puppy. The chits are picked by the children and they need to find their family members by making the sound of the animal family they belong to!!!
I hope I am making some sense!
I can imagine what a mayhem it will be! Gulp!

Preethi said...

lol... we are soul sisters.. I can so relate to this.. even with just one of them things around!
Games for kids.. you might find some age appropriate ideas online ..

Joy said...

:) Hilarious!!! It is called Condo so that nobody stares at you :) but you can always pick what you want to call it....hahaha...

Suma said...

xh: never a dull moment with me around :P


gauri:::) i'm quite sure you have quite a few tales too


rm:: ha..ha...its been fun...


ps:: there are days when i have to literally lock myself up in a room just so that i get to say three lines uninterrupted...:)

Wian:: thanks,the game sounds interesting but its a group of varied ages...have zeroed in on one where the kids dance to the music and then freeze when the music stops...but its a common game...but i'm gonna save your game for a bday party...:D


preethi:: don't i know that!!! esp on the butter fingers part...


joy:: *glare...
but i can't say condo without tripping so apt block its gonna be...
:)

pink dogwood said...

'wandering mind' - happens to me a lot when someone at work starts rambling about some boring process. Great post - I have two girls and been through moments like this :)

brocasarea said...

my father is little different...he always wants to make a call when we are in some conversation[on the phone]...it irritates me a lot...!

Rambler said...

boy, people got to be careful when on a call with you :)

Prats said...

I don't even know if I should speak loudly here....i'm convinced one of the kids will walk in and start asking me for things or just start their fights in the other room.. :(

But isn't the house oh so boring when they are away....
i'd rather have the Jeetendra pants, the balls and all the noise....

Sumana said...

Suma, fundoo read as always. Am sure you had a momentful diwali. LOL

Mama - Mia said...

was laughing so hard suma!!

and pls to use shortform used by all for the said word, Condo!! hehe!!

you shiuld write more often! like everyday!!

cheers!

abha

Meira said...

ha ha ha. A friend was asked to babysit a bunch of kids once. She taught them a great 'game'. Made them all lie down and pretend to sleep...and announced that the child who'd sleep the longest would win a cool 'spiderman' costume. She enjoyed an unbelievably peaceful afternoon :D

Hip Grandma said...

That was hilarious.good i peeped into your blog.Was it meant for your gen.only??

Suma said...

pink dogwood:: but of course (slapping my forehead) your blog's named "wandering mind' :) so we both know how that's like

brocas:: HAHAHAHA..that's called revenge, my boy, for all the interrupting you must have done when you were small...

rambler:: you think so too? sigh


prats:: oh yes, gimme a noisy house anyday...and some earplugs too on the side...

Sumana:: thanks..how was your diwali?


mama-mia:: condo?!! and risk the same mistake again?!! no way...why is that word so hard to say anyways? :)

meira:: That uninterrupted sleep came at a price nonetheless!
but methinks if she offered to babysit then she knew what she was letting herself in for, nah?...


Hip gtrandma...
I'm so glad you peeped here today..and this space is for everyone,...all generations welcome... :D

Keshi said...

LOL Suma kids r always so entertaining!


**I suffer from the 'wandering mind' syndrome.

me too! I go into my own world, especially when the discussion if of no interest to me.


Keshi.

Vinesh said...

wow - i'm NEVER having kids! :-O

Guruprasad said...

hey! dropping in after a long time! had a good laugh at the anecdotes... in my case the person at the other end of the phone the minute one of my kids walk into my line of vision... i guess it shows in my voice! :P

Umesh said...

ROFL :-)

Deepali said...

Hahahaha...the post is hilarious.

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