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February 15, 2011

Breaking the break.

Things have been crazy in Boodom. The sick fest began in Jan and I just realized the whole family has been falling sick every January like clock work. I think I ll take some flu shots next year. I mention only me here because its the Universal truth that the whole world and its neighbor can get sick but a MOTHER never ever can fall ill! Its a recipe for disaster especially when she has to drop two kids in school! It all started with Ashu burning with fever one sunday and then bunking school the next 4 days. Antu fell sick somewhere around Day 3 and I caught it on Day 5. One day it was Thursday and the next thing I know, it was Monday morning! I have no idea how the three days in between flew by. It was one of the worst days in my life! Even though I was out of fever on Monday, it took me 5 more days to come back to normal. Phew! Just writing about it is giving me the jitters. Thank God for the husband. I would have killed myself otherwise. February has been kind to us so far. Ashu's school is closed for ski break and we are as usual busier then school days. BFF and I are taking our respective girls for ski lessons through the week and we want to be put in a pedestal and given a medal for this brave endeavor but no one is biting. hmph!

I wanted to write so much and every time I had something interesting to share, I wrote down a few words in a notepad so that I can blog them later. Now I have words like "Pacifier, Ashu- big sis, Eraser(!), Memory, Phone call", etc... but for the life of me, I cant remember what I wanted to say! You guys lucked out, I guess! :)

Talking of phone call - why the hell cant I bring myself to say "Im busy right now. Can I call you later?" to anyone? I just cant! Im taking Kid 1 out of the bath with the phone stuck between my ear and shoulder and in excruciating pain but I cant tell the person, "hold on for a minute!" Its not like I dont try. But I just am not able to find the right pause to say that! It always seems like the wrong time to say, "I ll call you later!" This one time, Antu even fell down from the sofa and bumped her head and was howling and I ran to the other room so that whatever the caller was saying did nt get interrupted!!! (yes, yes. Hd took care of her! But the fact remains that I did nt care!) I can NOT multi task while on my phone. My sister even uses her mixer while talking to me. But I sit on the sofa or lie on the bed or walk here and there at the most. I hate using call waiting and while Im on the cordless, I dont pick up the cellphone if it rings! Even if its from God himself!! If its Hd, I pick up and keep on talking on the other phone, so he hangs up very irritated. I swat the kids away like mosquitoes if they come near me while Im on the phone. As if Im living a secret life and if the caller finds out I have kids, he or she will terminate me from the secret mission or something! While in fact the caller most of the time is a fellow mom! I think I will die of stress if I ever work from home and have to take calls! And in the rare cases that I do initiate to end the call, Im apologetic to the point of embarrassment! argh! Im such a doofus! How hard is it going to be to say, "Im potty training Antu. And she just had an accident and sprayed the whole playroom including her toy laptop, piano, guitar, a picture dictionary book and a coloring book which is totally drenched and which I mostly have to throw in the trash and make sure Ashu never ever finds out. And to make matters worse, she thinks she has to clean the mess and is "mopping" the floor with a facial tissue! Can I call you later? Like once shes in college?"

18 comments:

cantaloupes.amma (CA) said...

It was initially very hard for me to say "I'll call you back" ... now without any hesitation I say "I'm sorry, I am busy and will call you back"
BP can say this only to me ... he listens to every other person even tele marketers patiently.

bitsofchocolate said...

Hope Jan 2011 took care of the sickness quota for the whole year and you all stay healthy.

Do post some skiing pictures of Ashu if you can

Kookaburra said...

yeaaayyy boo is back .. had been missing you ...
we four are still getting out of the flu attack - this damn bugger of the jan flu had a real bad fever day with crazy aches even for me and a bad bad cold with the terrible cough to follow - i cant imagine how the playschool teacher is handling 22 kids with cold! :) When daya first complained continuously of hand pain I got a scare that I broke his arm by rough handling him, and I felt much pacified when I had the same darn pain - blame it on FLU! :)

phone calls - your description is so hilarious so real - These days I barely talk to anyone except my amma to whom I can say "call me later" - I was horrible with phone calls even before kids came into picture - I can specifically imagine the scene of hubby getting annoyed on the other line!!! happens to me all the time! :) Milk boils down, water keeps flowing, veggie burns out, just because I am on phone! After kids I have submitted to the reality and confess to people that I am incapable of phone calls. emails are a blessing that way.

Shammi said...

Sorry you guys have been ill. But your sense of humour didn't catch the flu, obviously! (and luckily, for us readers) :)

Choxbox said...

Just get a Nokia N8. Or any other smartphone that is equally dumb. My husband gifted me one and life has never been better. It simply hangs itself up every two minutes. Everyone knows about it, so if I ever have to hang up midway it’ll pass off as one more time!

Choxbox said...

And hey this winter has been particular nasty everywhere.

Usha said...

Hey...after a long time! Wish I could say "don't worry..I'd bring hot pepper-jeera rasam and kaai for you for the whole week". For that you should have stayed here;) Anyway, think "even this shall pass" and take one day at a time on such days. ROTFL still for that running to the other room with the phone part:)

A and A said...

Sorry about the sicknesss. Seems the case everywhere. We always take flu shots to escape from this.

Anonymous said...

Glad that you're back! And hope all of you have recovered by now. You really have a way with words, Boo... Its always so much fun to read you!
I would've loved to read about Pacifier, Ashu- big sis, Eraser(!), Memory, Phone call... please do them when you remember...

Love,
Lekha

chittu's mom said...

Hope all are ok now and completely recovered. What all tags you have?? Usually pesum podhu use paNNra adhe phrases & words, so cute :)

Anonymous said...

Hi boo,
I am glad u r all fine now.
But what makesu think u will get a chance to speak when she is in college? don't u think u will be in the que for the phone...( girls!)
Ps: i forgot to tell u neha wears the same glass as A
CHEERS
jey

dipali said...

I'm so glad you've broken the break!
Learn to say 'no' to the phone!!!!!
People who know you know you have a little kid, and people who don't know you don't matter. Practice saying 'I'll call you later' five hundred times at least:)

mnamma said...

Glad you are all OK now Boo... I was wondering about the long break and was even thinking may be she has taken one of her surprise trips and visiting YadaYada ;) And same pinch on the inability to hang up the phone, when in the middle of a conversation. I have gotten into lots of fights over this issue, both with the hubby and my Mom.

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Anonymous said...

Oh Boo! you are so funny:) I'm so sorry for not saying take care of your health first because I'm still laughing after reading your phone fiasco. I was having such a bad day and your post made me smile first and then giggle next and then ROFTL :))

God bless you and your family. May you all be in the pink of the health always.

Love,
Rashmi

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Anonymous said...

http://www.indusladies.com/forums/married-life/19516-can-someone-please-tell-man.html

you have to go through this link boo.. do write a post for such idiots too, who think pregnancy is just a game..

mim said...

rofl post. feel like laughing like your amma ...

but these days baby param is fielding all calls...dunno who calls. he just says " ava vechutaa"

(and even i found the skeleton's bharatanatyameee exit hilarious) but Nithyashree singing the song was unbearable.