Monday, August 06, 2007

Tit Bit Updates

Its fifteen minutes since I came to the bus stop. Usually there is a bus every 5 minutes, but looks like its holiday for bus drivers... and that too must be a common occasion. Whatever! Finally 2 buses come together to the location and they stop. I walk over and climb the first bus. Some people decide to take the next bus, for whatever reason. One particular girl is still undecided. First or second? She moves two steps towards the first bus and then decides second one is better (maybe there is a window seat available?)
She goes towards the second one, but driver starts off… so she walks back to towards the first one, but by then this driver has also started off. Generally these drivers wait if they a see a person coming and this has happened many times with me only. But for some strange reason he doesn’t want to wait today. He also moves on. This girl has now missed both the buses… For a moment I thought she was waiting for someone… so maybe she didn’t take either of the buses. But guess what? An auto comes to a screeching halt in front of our bus after 3 stops… and who gets out? Lo and behold! The same girl… At last she decided to take the first bus after all! :-)

I arrive at my sil’s(Sister-In-Law) place at 9 in the night. It is almost 2 weeks since I saw her kids. Just as I step into her room, the younger one who is just over 6 months old, starts goo-gooing and smiles heartily at me. I go a little near to him, and he raises his hand as if asking me to pick him up. I oblige… my pleasure sweetheart !:-)
Ah then the display of affection starts… he drools all over me... he holds my hair and brings my face near to him... and starts licking me on my face… oh my!my! cute little darling might have mistook me for his mom… but then the pleasure was all mine!
I had always heard “jealousy thy name is woman”, but it’s different in this case. The elder one who is also a boy is now jealous, that I am holding his brother and so happy with him. He insists on playing with me then and there! Well OK, so the playing starts, he wants to box with me, he wants to show all his toys and I am supposed to play all of them at once ;-) So we start off... he is now super man (equipped with his superman t-shirt and all) and he wants to climb over me! He does it even when his mom is asking him not to. Then it was time for bed, and he insists that I tell him a story… I do and he sleeps with a smile on his face… Ah! The simple pleasures of life…

And most of all P will be back in 3 days time. Yippee! I had never missed him so much before in my life. It was always the other way round ;-) I was out on long onsite trips and he was in India. His trips were always very short; max 3 weeks. But the sad part is he will go back again after 2 weeks for another 3 months. Booo hoooo…..

Last week was emotionally taxing. One of my aunt with whom I thought I was very close with didn’t invite me for a function at her home. I think I know the reason, but I am surprised that strong relationships break for silliest of reasons! People rather prefer to hold grudge that mend the break. I tried my best... but then if people don’t want to hold the tie I am not the one who is going to force it.

Mini-shark (my sister) will be visiting India this month. Awww I have missed her terribly. She will be here just for a week to attend our cousins wedding, but just the thought of seeing her and sharing so many things with her makes me jump with joy. Phone and email just cannot give that personal touch.

12 comments:

Vijay said...

lol on the little one... amazing the sibling library that crops up.. if you spend 10 minutes with one you HAVE to spend 10 minutes with the other :-)

GuNs said...

[:D]The child is the father of the man! Kids are more intelligent than they'd like us to believe.

Hip Grandma said...

I am surprised that your aunt could be so silly at her age.Don't fret the loss is hers in more ways than one.

Veena Shivanna said...

That was a nice update. I happen to see lot of baby posts today! cool.. The auto-bus-catching thing almost happens many times with early morning trips!!
Enjoy your time with your dear ones!

pavan kumar said...

I am surprised that strong relationships break for silliest of reasons

because of the "expectancy factor"? when a reln is in fledgling stage, "unexpected outcomes" are attributed to the short time both have known each other, and work further hoping to iron out differences, but as that reln grows (and get to know the other person better), any unexpected behaviour gets annoying (due to the fact that it cant be reasoned out, given that sufficient time has been spent understanding each other).. at this stage, one starts assuming that he/she would behave a particular way (with greater probability) and a deviation from that expectation becomes the cause.. (might not make sense due to the immaturity)

this was my lame analysis after reverse-engineering this rampant phenomena :) hope I stuck to your expectations on this one ;)

Mysorean said...

Cool update!

Reg kids part: That's so true. Agree with Vijay on that. Being the elder of two siblings I know exactly what he (and you) is (are) talking about!

Reg the relationship part: More often than not it is mis-perceptions that veer relationships into this phase and it is ego that stands in the way of getting back to normal. But I have a thought: If relationships are broken in a second, then such relationships were never meant to be!

Reg P & mini shark: Glad that both of them will be back. You will be in a different plane altogether! :)

Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

vijay/adi/shark:

i agree with the sibling rivalry part, especially if the older one happens to be a boy! i've seen it first hand (been there done that) and second hand (via my first-born), and now third hand (via vijay and adi) :-).

- s.b.

p.s.: shark, equal time is unfair. time should be divided in proportion to the age. for example, five year old vs. six-month old, you should spend 10 minutes with the older one for every minute you spend with the younger one (you can see who i will go to bat for, don't you? ;-); ignore people who want you to split your time in the reverse proportion!!

Tys on Ice said...

your description of the bus girls indecesivness caught my attention...I was glad that she caught an auto to catch up with the bus of her choice than wait for another 2 buses..

btw , call your aunt...

Kadalabal said...

good one both bus issue and the other one on sibling issue. yes as long as they are little they are really good
other part is your so close aunt's issue is happens life is like that
it will be there everywhere dont loose heart be cool reunion may happen in a surprise meet let us hope so.
happy days in getting back your P
though for short while
with all phone mail chat webcamera etc., still the personal meet and touch has its own aroma nothing can replace it happy days with your sister

Kavi said...

Relatives being mean seems to be a universal phenomenon ! But, what we have control over is how we react to their meaness ! So..

(there goes the armchair philosopher in me..)

Hey..i know how difficult it can be. I have beenthrough some trying moments like those..

Enjoy the time with the mini sharks.. The time of the sharks is here !

Nanditha Prabhu said...

i have two boys too and this is exactly the way the behave!
saw your bharatnatam blog ttoo!
it show your passion for that art...and am happy to some one who is passionate about dance like me!

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