Thursday, April 16, 2009

A few side-effects...

Of Blogging!

Walking by the park and seeing an utterly delicious looking dad with a camera and clicking away pictures of his cute lil toddler from every corner of the playground, and the first thought which comes to mind is "Must be a daddy blogger!!!!"


Wanting to be caustic to the boys, but garnering admirable patience and coaxing the mouth to utter a friendly warning...'cos that's what responsible mothers do, even though my teeth have whittled away with all that gritting.


Realising that since blogging, spoken english has risen several notches on the "sound good ' scale and dipped alarmingly on the "understandability' scale, especially when spoken to the boys. From now, a simple "get your behind on the chair and finish your work" hollered in just the right tone will suffice instead of "you must try ..yadayadayada..." The first sign came many months back when the then 10 yrold and his father just gaped at me, after listening to a long passioned speech on self motivation!


Listening for the nth time, a neighbor's advice on how to feed my boys, and thinking, she must be a troll in her virtual avatar!


Looking at my blog and thinking it needs a makeover...again and scouting for new pictures even if the readers don't notice. (*this is the point where you are allowed to roll your eyes!)

Trying hard to ignore Google Reader which indicates that you have x no of blogs to be read, losing the battle and then subscribing to more blogs...


Being able to connect with others on the same virtual wavelength and actually have a wonderful time...


Being able to instantly share a touching video...(it's been making waves here in Singapore). Do watch it, and keep a tissue or handkerchief nearby


Find the beauty in your moments, even the imperfect ones and enjoy yourself, you never know how long it will last!

On that profound note, i do wish you a great weekend!



13 comments:

mindspace said...

Suma, that was so touching!!.. the video... its like a reminder to live each day, cherish each moment before it ends.. but then why does life have to be so cruel, so mean n harsh on us????? It leaves me sad :(

Prats said...

That was a lovely video...
And hey!!! whoever said I dont notice the make-up of the blog.....
Yeah! maybe the blogger in you forgot to add the changes-happy blogger to the list ;)

Guruprasad said...

hey... i must watch that video at home where i can also hear what is being said... its obviously good because all the listeners seem to be having a good time :)

you know what? you must go upto such delectable looking daddys and strike up a conversation about... blogging :)

i'm hoping some delectable looking moms come up to me like that! :P

Gazal said...

L.O.L@utterly delicious dad.(am relieved that i am normal)

patience levels are dropping.This was a great reminder,to keep them under check.

"there's a certain beauty and spontaneity in being imperfect"

keep writing

brocasarea said...

really nice video!!:)...so touching!!..

Kavi said...

That was one of the most touching videos that i have seen in a long while.

And here i was. Friday evening. With a mood downswing. And arguments blazing.

And i am now thinking, its ok. This is the way it will be. Imperfection, warts and all.

This is life. And it is here that we find love, happiness and smiles too.

Thanks for sharing this. You made a difference !

pink dogwood said...

just watched the video - brought a few tears to my eyes and I forgot about all the wiseass comments I was going to leave here. It reminded me of Robin Williams reminiscing about his wife in Good Will Hunting - have you seen that movie?

Gauri said...

Hey Suma - you're tagged : http://tiny-tidbits.blogspot.com/2009/04/around-world-in-80-clicks.html

Suma said...

mindspace::
that video made an impact because it was so true...things always sort itself out, you take care and hope your fishes give you much joy..



Prats::
hee...hee...who said i meant you? :D



Guru::
watch the video, it's really moving...
and delectable moms would come up to you, if you have a camera and a baby with you...:)



gazal::
LOl...you are so normal! take care of yourself!


Brocas::
yes, wasn't it?


Kavi:
One of teh reasons i like your blog is that you take teh mundane/ordinary and make the readers see some meaning in it all...

and the video makes you forget about all those irritants and love life as it is, beautifully imperfect!


pink dogwood::
i haven't seen that movie, must see it...

isn't the video such a beautiful reminder of how we should view our lives...you never know what tomorrow brings...

and sorry for teh change in mood of the post...i saw the video and had to include it...

Monika said...

he he he i so understand the daddy blogger, everything is seen from the blogging perspective now :)

and that video was too touching really nice thanks for sharing

rayshma said...

love the video... :)

Just Like That said...

aww.. that brought tears...

Shruti said...

what a video... I never cry during movies.. but I should've kept the tissue with me today.. so touching..