Monday, May 26, 2008

The Gnome syndrome!

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Really sorry--I have had to remove this post as it will soon appear in a book. Making it available online would have been very unfair to my publisher who has placed so much trust in me. I hope you enjoy the other posts as much as you enjoyed this one. A heartfelt thanks for your support and understanding.Thanks for continuing to read what I write.

47 comments:

  1. It is “I- didn’t- do- it- Mommy.”..haha...same thing here..my mom tells that!!!

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  2. why does this sound familiar?

    :)

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  3. LOL!!
    These parents..they always.......

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  4. Actually I believe it's a gremlin, although the whole thing has became a franchise now, and he might hire it out to Gnomes occasionally.

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  5. hey I can help u with the pics too :P
    Lol..

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  6. Absolutely sweet and when those beautiful words//I- didn’t- do- it- Mommy //are uttered, doesnt it express itself in the form of utter happiness in you !!
    tc
    cu

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  7. Hehe, you have a gnome; my place has a poltergeist that does all the same things.

    Small world isn't it?

    :-)

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  8. hehe...lets form a sleuthing team and hunt for him. Though it will be futile. The kids are definitely on his side :P

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  9. so sweet. how old is he? u never feel like scolding these kids for pranks like the ones u've listed.

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  10. the gnome u speak abt is very friendly with children.. he was in our house for long time, and came hunting greener pastures whn we we left home to study :)
    Give my regards to "I- didn’t- do- it- Mommy" - he have helped me and my bro lot of times ;-D

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  11. :D, guess the gnome is troubling u more bec it is his fav time of the year, vaccations!

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  12. Adorable post Preeti. I love your cute 'gnomes'.
    :)

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  13. Ha ha ha...how sweet !

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  14. :D

    quite a loong name for the vertically challenged gnome!! ;)

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  15. Thats why they are gnomes.....he he he

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  16. heheheh......the wonder yrs of motherhood LOL...

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  17. Brocasarea: heh heh--Moms always know best!

    Suma: :-)

    Mathew: i presume either you don't have kids or you are a gnome in disguise!

    Freelance: Aaaaah!! Imagine a franchisee for this!! I'd run away!

    Shruti: What pics? Didnt get you.

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  18. CU : To be very honest at that point of time they don't evoke any joy in me! I try hard to keep my blood pressure down!

    Scotty:Small world, absolutely!:-)

    Meira: heh heh.:-)

    Satish Bolla: The gnome?I have no idea how old he is!!:-) My kids are ten and seven. :-)

    XH: if i catch him I'll give him your regards first and then strangle him :-)

    Veena: :-)

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  19. Misti: Very true. He becomes very active during vacations :-)

    Adi Crazy: i love my little ones too--but the gnome I hate!;-)

    Chitra: not so sweet when it happens but yeah--nice to read!;-)

    Mama-Mia: You said it!!

    Arvind: Evil Gnomes!

    Enigma:Getting-annoyed-years of motherhood! :-)

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  20. YOu think the 'I don't know' gnome visiting my house, could be friends with yours and leave you to rest in peace?? :D

    aaaww.....mayeb you should just come ove rto slightly cooler Bangalore, so that the gnome can chill here...

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  21. Evil??? OK fine.....sweet but necessary evil!!!!!!

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  22. You need kids eyes to see him. To adults, he is invisible.

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  23. Prats: Would love to take you up on that offer--if only the gnomes agree! Sigh!

    Arvind: I can't argue with that!

    Joy: Absolutely right!

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  24. Hmmm.... Guess am the only one who's thinking different today... Why not believe that "I din't do it mommy" is telling the truth.
    Since things happen mostly when ur asleep, I believe that ur suffering from Multiple personality disorder :D..... Someone's (urselves) is messing up with ur mind.... :D
    I believe that ur children are good and too small to say lies... :) Think abt it...

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  25. haha LOVED reading this!So true.The lil monsters :)

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  26. this is the sweetest thing i have read this week - simply loved the way u have looked at things, and smiled at it too :)

    btw, i notice from yoru site ur konkan - i am, half konkan too, and am thrilled whenever i meet one :)

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  27. there are 2 of those gnomes in my house. Here it is "we dont know who did it Mama" shrugging off the responsibility, in unison:-S.

    Good post!!!!!!!!

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  28. Lol!!!
    Hilarios!!!

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  29. hmm...okk..children do it deliberately or its just their habit??....

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  30. Sorry for sounding redundantn repetitive, but can't help it...

    Ur babies are soooooo adorable!

    n cmmon wat are kids if they ain't naughty? ;-)

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  31. This is very similar to something that happens in our house...except we have a fairy..the Fairy washes and irons all the clothes..puts school uniforms out..causes food to materialise in the fridge...the children do not seem to notice when the fairy does these things..but they have grown to take them for granted....

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  32. Hilarious. This gnome oparates in New Zealand as well.

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  33. Preeti!

    That's a very creative post! I happen to feel that ur gnome is kind of adorable, isn't he?

    Let us know when you finally catch him!

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  34. I think your gnome has two sisters who live in our house :)

    cute post

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  35. Mom wud totally relate!!!

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  36. hehe!!
    baingan bartha?? you had to do that?? :( am all hungry now!

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  37. Hey Preeti...your Mr. 'Didn't do it Mommy' gnome must be related to the gnome who used to reside in our hostel and finish of all the maggi packets and milk when we had to pull an all-nighter. And if I recall right his name was "Who me? Naaa. Given up maggi and drinking coffee at night. Bad for the face."

    Btw I stumbled across your blog, liked it and have added it to my list of links I like to read

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  38. Red Phoenix:Of course my kids didn't do it.It was the gnome! :-)

    Sree: heh heh--thanks!

    Dharmabum: nice to know that!Wonder if you know Dr.Dinkar Pai who used to live there.

    Karthik:Thanks!

    Nancy:Thanks!:-)

    K10: :-)

    Brocasarea:It is not the kids--its is the gnome! :-)

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  39. Monika: :-) Thanks!

    Pavi:Want to baby sit?;-)I'll pay you too!! :-D

    Niall: The fairy here gets taken for granted too!

    Marja; I think they have an international association.

    Punam:He is ever elusive!

    Pink dogwood:Thanks!

    Deepti: i know!!!

    Balck coffee:There's a linl to the recipe!:-)

    SMM: The gnome exists in hostels too!

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  40. haha.. somehow these gnomes are always around where the little kids are....

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  41. of course i know dr. dinkar pai!! in the sense my folks 'know' him, and i have cerrtainly met him. used to? i thought he still is in pondicherry!?

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  42. lol.... well... i guess i was one of the gnomes a few years back.. so i think i'll stay quiet... wait a sec... my mum complains even now.. so maybe i haven't outgrown the gnome syndrome yet!! :)

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  43. @ps: Yes, I'd loooooooove to baby sit! I'm gonaa try talk my mom n sis to let me baby-sit my sis's 2 1/2 yr old. Not sure if they ll let me!
    n naaah, i dont want the pay!

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  44. OMG. I was blaming my kids all the while never knew about GNome. I guess papa Gnome also meses stuff up. need to apologize to my kids

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