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The recent spate of suicides being committed by youngsters and children is alarming.

Just read another case in yesterday’s paper. A law college student jumped into a well because he could not handle the ragging by his seniors and peers.

It brings to mind this dialogue by the character of Miss Marple from the book, A Caribbean Mystery by Agatha Christie :-

“I think it’s quite natural. Life is more worth living, more full of interest when you are likely to lose it. It shouldn’t be, perhaps, but it is. When you’re young and strong and healthy, and life stretches ahead of you, living isn’t really important at all. It’s young people who commit suicide easily, out of despair from love, sometimes from sheer anxiety and worry. But old people know how valuable life is and how interesting.”

Quite true, don’t you think?

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On Parent’s trip to Pune

Last Saturday, Parents came down to Pune with bags and baby SA.

Last Saturday, I came down with an awful viral infection.

Last Saturday, I had to report for work.

Last Saturday, the twins fell ill with me.

Last Saturday was Aapa’s wedding anniversary.

Last Saturday, the BF took ill with a tummy bug.

Too many events for one day. Suffice to say, Saturday was a day of mixed emotions.

I was really kicked about seeing parents after a long gap of one year.

And also super kicked about meeting baby SA whom I had last seen as a newborn.

But I wasn’t really looking forward to sitting in a doctor’s clinic and getting meself injected with some antibiotic.

I wasn’t prepared for tending to two ill babies in my already sorry state (Did I mention that the BF was also working over the weekend??!). The problem with babies is that when they are ill, they refuse to go to anyone except their mamma. So even though the MIL and the GMIL tried to pry the twins off me, they clung on with all their might.

Anyhow, parents visited me on Saturday night. We had dinner together. It was good to see them both after such a long time. Loads of hugs and kisses were exchanged.

Baby SA has turned out to be a total stud. He looks absolutely stunning with his lovely grey eyes.  Haven’t downloaded the snaps yet. Will post his pic as soon as I download them.

Poor Bags caught the cold virus from me. She caught it real bad. Much worse than me. And being in a new place with new people, baby SA wasn’t giving her any comfort. He howled every time any one of us picked him up. He was happy only with Dad and Bags. Poor dad is suffering from severe elbow and shoulder pain after lugging around baby SA for the last 5-6 days.

We had one shopping session where mom and Bags picked up clothes for all and sundry. So we bought stuff for all the kids, mom bought suits for me, Aapa and bhabhi. She also bought adorable gold balis for her three grand-daughters and gold rings for her grand-sons. Bags bought clothes for the new-born and all the other kids. Overall, a very satisfying experience. Shopping is THE cure for all maladies, I say.

We had a wonderful get together at mom’s place. The twins and baby SA got to spend time with their cousin Mamus and Khala. Loads of Nanas and Nanis around. Loads of food, laughter, noise. Much fun for all involved 🙂

SS was terribly clingy throughout. Refusing to let me out of his sight. At times, even refusing to stay away from me. RS saved the day. She went to everyone willingly. Gave flamboyant flying kisses to anyone who asked for it. Ate from everyone’s plate and overall was declared the best behaved baby ever 😀

To say I was gushing with pride, would be an under statement. I was on cloud nice. Now if only SS had given one of his famous smiles, it would have made it all worthwhile. But I guess the poor kid was just too ill to be happy.

It was a pretty good time over all, except that I wasn’t able to spend the amount of time I would have liked to, with family. But I guess quality is better than quantity any day. So this short and sweet time with family will always be memorable 🙂

I did miss Bro and Bhabhi along with baby M. It would have been so much better if ALL of us were together. Parents, their four children and 6 grandchildren. What fun!!

Anyhow, they all left yesterday and are now back to the grind in B’lore. Am back at work. The kids are back in their home.

We all are still ill. Still coughing, sneezing and blowing noses.

But back to routine.

Dad, Mom, it was wonderful to have you here. I can’t promise when I’ll be able to drop in and visit you next. But I’ll try not to make it after a long gap like this time. I don’t want the twins treating you like stangers. You are much more to them than just their mother’s parents. I see you with baby M and baby SA and I must confess, I’m jealous. My kids are deprived of that love. I know you love them both equally, but still, its not enough for me 🙂 .

So here’s hoping to seeing you both soon.

 PS: I’m missing you already 😦

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