Wednesday, February 24, 2010

And I am back.. with more Cheeky-isms!

First let’s do away with the pleasantries and get that over with… and then we will move on to what everyone has really been waiting for ... Cheeky Tales!
But first, why has this blog been in hibernation for so long? Because I decided to join corporate America, get off my behind and get a real job! So here I am working a full time job and handling a cheeky imp at home... and between that and homework (no I don’t mean doing the dishes... I mean good old homework my kindergartner brings home), I am left gasping for breath!! So what does being part of the corporate world entail? Getting up at 5:30 AM every morning to don stiff looking clothes, the long train ride to downtown where all the action is... a quick nap on this train ride that almost has me shunting up and down the commuter corridor every morning! Almost but not quite, for miraculously I have managed to shoot up at my destination every morning and hurry out into the cold wintry day for another fun day lost in meetings and staring at the PC! But enough of that right? Who wants to hear about my work place? Let’s move on to the entertainment for today – Cheeky Tales!
A few weeks back we were checking out some new development in a nearby community… no we are not buying a home, we were just pretending we are adults and looking at some! Anyway, Cheeky was being himself and was on a roll! So while he argued with us why he had to have the biggest room of the house and so forth, the sales lady looked on. And started having a conversation with him… After he told her how OLD he was, she asked him “My you are so smart, do you want to come work for me?” Immediately the imp retorted “So what happens if I don’t know where a piece goes?” As you can imagine, I am a little slow on the uptake and so was this lady, so together we chimed “What was that sweetie?” And he says “So what will you do if I don’t know where a piece of the house goes? Will you fire me?” Ouch! The recession is really catching on if a 5 yr old is worrying about job security!
The Cheeky tales go on and on... but more on that later! I do need to get to work, and before I go here is this morning’s conversation for you! A sleepy Cheeky walks over complaining about being hauled out of bed at 7 am again! Just who asked you to romp about in bed after you were tucked in last night? Anyway, the hubs tries to cheer him up saying “Guess what, they said on the news that it was going to snow today!” That usually perks the imp up, and as expected it worked! An excited imp made a bee line for the patio… and saw the drizzle outside! And asked “But it is only raining, did the weatherman tell you it was going to snow?” “But how does he know, does he Google it up?” He might as well be, for he never does get it right does he? So with these life truths, I am going to be signing off for the day. More fun tales to come… watch this space!

9 comments:

Pavi!!!! said...

ohhh!! hope ur enjoying ur job n the hectic routine preeti! the world has 5 yr olds worrying abt job security.. sigh !

Sumana said...

Hey congratulations on your new job. Liking it and the commute and the winter in parallel. Must be real fun with cheeky to get you off the stress.

Anonymous said...

Hi, as you may already noticed I'm new here.
In first steps it's really nice if someone supports you, so hope to meet friendly and helpful people here. Let me know if I can help you.
Thanks and good luck everyone! ;)

Mystic Margarita said...

Congrats on the job! :) Keep the Cheeky tales coming as and when time permits.

Neera said...

Hey ..Congratulations dear! Great to hear abt the job! And Cheeky - wow!! smart and delightful as ever! Does the weatherman google it up ..now thats a thought!

rm said...

wow great . so you are into corporate world. missed your posts and tales. hope you will be regular. and Congrats!

PG said...

that sounds great! congratulations on your job!

Anonymous said...

Sounds great..Congrats on your new job..
Cheeky is the real hero....
Aryan's mom

noon said...

Hey Preethi!

Congratulations! How does it feel to go back to work?
How does Cheeky manage - does he feel the change - he goes to after care? Manages OK?
You need a sep post on all that.
And this boy Cheeky - too smart! Can't believe he understands enough to ask that lady that question! Too much!! His KG homework must be a piece of cake for him.