Thursday, June 25, 2009

Party time!!

Prats tagged me on FB a few days back and in true scatter brained fashion I forgot all about it. She now is following up and making sure that I keep my word. Aah.. talk about a task master! And what does she want me to do.. write any 5 things about myself. Haa that's easy -
1. I am Preethi - See my profile if you don't believe me that's what it says!
2. I am a scatterbrain who is still figuring out what to do when she grows up, besides pondering the nuances of everyday life!
3. I am in possession of the most greasy butter fingers
4. My life is ruled by a little imp called Cheeky who rules the roost and this blog
5. I am God's idea of a comic relief!
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Prats I am sure after reading this you are ready hand on hip and belan (roll pin) in hand to plonk on my head. I am going to wait till the crimson wave passes to come by your vicinity {grin}. Having said that I must say my life is pretty much a Hodge Podge of crazy events like you would see in all the links I have posted here. If you think this is my way of making you read more of my posts, you are absolutely right!

This past weekend was proof enough for the craziness in my life. And its not just me, its all in the family. On Father's day we went to a huge work party (M's of course, no one is willing to give me a job.. I must be pretty scary with my incessant baby talk and all, but more on that later). The party was held in a park packed with lot of events for all ages and genders. While the children had a drawing competition the adults had to do more, they had to take part in a tug of war. But first the drawing competition. Cheeky had been told about this on the drive to the party.. and he pondered for a while on what would be the perfect picture. As we got off the car and headed to the shelter where the party seemed to be missing (We actually turned up on time.. who does that? we have to be the most boring people right? And that too on a Sunday morning.. yawn!). Anyway as we approached the handful of people who seemed to be saving us the embarrassment of being the absolute first (turns out they were the organizers... so we were the first guests after all.. at the very least we should have had a big gift to show for that.. but I suppose it doesn't pay to be "those freaks who got here on time"!). I have digressed so much now, that I have actually forgotten (as I am sure so have you ) what I was going to say!

So let me trace back and start at the beginning.. we told Cheeky about the drawing competition and Cheeky sat pondering on what he could draw. I was determined not to offer advice like I was itching too...so I tampered down that inherent competitiveness and said "You draw whatever you want to". To which Cheeky replied "I know, I will draw bubbles"... so we trotted off all set to see a paper full of circles! However good sense prevailed amongst the organizers and they actually had a topic for the kids to draw based on. More on the inherent competitiveness, scores of parents sat next to their kids pushing, prodding,helping and actually drawing for them while I abandoned Cheeky and went off to lose the tug of war (so much for trying to walk off with the mommy award.. but then who's to know?) ! And when Cheeky got the third place I sent him off all alone to receive the award while I sat and polished off my lunch. The other kids of course had parents accompany them and get the award! So while the other kids got their gift and walked off stage, Cheeky stood there posing for pictures! He topped the act too.. He unrolled his painting and held it up for the camera to see so there could be a clear picture of the proud beaming cheeky and his winning drawing! So much for my parenting.. my only defense is I am trying to make him independent. That part was very evident when Cheeky actually went around introducing himself to all parents with kids and asking them their kids names and ages! Not to mention when one of the organizers had the audacity to announce "Please don't leave the water bottles lying around throw them in the trash can", Cheeky had to intervene and say "Don't you mean recycle bin, if you throw it in the trash can it will remain for tens of thousands of years on the ground!" Phew.. they got a taste what I have to live with!

While Cheeky was cementing his claim to fame with his work of art, M was flexing muscles and pulling at the rope while he dragged entire teams down to dust! Well he and his well picked team! Then M belted out a nursery rhyme for father's day.. yes you read that right M and not Cheeky! While the other father's were being shy and timid.. M sang "Baa baa black sheep" like it was a rock rendition with clapping hands and tapping feet, and actually won the first place for that! Look at what I am surrounded by? Do you blame me for blogging? After all I need a vent for belonging to this revved up household don't I!

And just so you know.. my mid life crisis is back.. and if I survive you will hear about it soon!

13 comments:

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

lol , you lead an exciting life !! . . .

Welcome to the world of life-crisis , mid-life already ??? are u sure its not quarter - life :P ??

Pavi!!!! said...

Aha! Smart way to get us to re-read ur old posts ;) will do laters okay..[I’m @ work now!]

Congrats to the daddy n cheeky! AND to YOU!!! Afterall isnt the old proverb “Behind every successful man/ child…is the wife/ mother..” so true ;)

U gotta convince cheeky n M..that u staying away, u cheering, u eating n watever else u did while they worked hard at winning..is wat it is that got them the award :P

asaaan said...

I was laughing at the recycle not trash can. He sounds so wonderful. :)


And are you going to go camping again or learn skating? Whats the crisis abt this time

Rambler said...

oh butter fingers...I remember that post

rayshma said...

geez... i've to do the tag too! :D
and hello... no baby stories here.. but still nobody hires me! :D

Preethi said...

Vish - you really think I will live to be 120?
Pavi - haha.. yeah I could say that.. actually it never even occurred to me till much later :P
Asaan - neither.. more saner things this time.. I hope!
Rambler - Yeah the woes of my life!
Raysh - haha... they are the losers!

Suma said...

so father and son make a wonderful combo...but i bet they can't beat you at blogging...feel better? :D

Sandhya said...

cheeky is one smart cheek!

rm said...

u made sure we re read all your posts.But it was worth it. Really u have a way of writing making it so enjoyable.

Sumana said...

LOL since you left the dad and cheeky alone they won it. So you definitely contribute to their win. Butterfingers has been a talk at home everyday, bcos of my little girl who has one.

lostonthestreet said...

we need a video of the hip dad belting out baa baa black sheep :-) and of course of our young leonardo with his picture :-)

Aryan said...

ahh..I know I will draw bubbles...he is so so cute yaar...just read your mid-life crisis...you got it when you were 15!!! i am rolling with laughter...
I am sure this time also you will overcome it...

Mama - Mia said...

ok! you might act all non-chalant but I can see just how proud you are of these two men in your life!! :D

and as always LOVED your writing style!

cheers!

abha