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A peep into a slice of my life (Blog marathon post 26)

There is bright sunlight streaming in through the window as I type this. It's 7.51 on a Saturday morning and I have just woken up.

The whole day stretches gloriously before me. My daughter has gone for a sleepover at an English friend's place, and son and husband are fast asleep.

Last night we got some rare exclusive time with my son. He had the undivided attention of both his parents. Usually his sister, being younger, female and more talkative (goes with being female) grabs all the attention. If she doesn't get it she ensures she does, by her dramatic, in depth narratives, with action and sound effects. Husband says she is a mini replica of me, almost exact to the words she uses and the gestures and facial expressions that accompany her. Her eyes sparkle with joy. She is so full of life.

My son is the quintessential male. Typical response to "How was your day?' would be "The usual". All men are like that. He is almost as tall as me now and I cannot believe that his T-shirts fit me easily. Now I wear whatever he thinks isn't cool enough for him. They look good on me. I cannot believe that this is the same child I used to dress up and bathe and carry around in a sling and used to be teary eyed (me that is, not him) when he first left home to go to kindergarden for two hours. Now when we go out, he walks on my right and puts his arm around my shoulder to 'protect me'. He scrutinises what I wear and tells me sometimes to change. Of course I don't listen to him. He scowls. Secretly I adore that. He takes after his dad. :-)

I love the quiet I am getting at the moment. I soak it in. In a few hours my daughter will come back and there will be noise in the house. My son will invariably tease her and she will invariably whine and complain to me. I will invariably ask them to sort out their own problems. Then she will get her own back sometimes by cunning, sometimes by acting but mostly by just being her.

Kahlil Gibran said

"Your children are not your children. / They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself."

On this quiet sunny morning, reflecting and contemplating about my children, I can't help thinking how right he is.

Comments

  1. Sweet...Really touched...Enjoy the moment..Let there be only everything good in your life just like you bring little bundles of joy into my life with your beautiful posts..

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  2. really touching post. i have examination in less than 30 mins time now, but could not stop myself reading it completely and even posting a reply. :)

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  3. really nice Preeti..a very touching one..!!while reading ur post I started missing My home...cos m d one lk ur daughter in my home..the dramebaaz n attention seeker...really a nice one..
    keep enjoying life n sharing dese moments wid us....
    Tk cr...
    Regards
    Nidhi...

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  4. Nidhi: Thank you.U'll always go home again, right?!

    Mihir: All the very best for your exams. And coming from you I take it as a BIG compliment, because I know you don't mince words and thank you for that.

    Shantharam: :) Thank you for your wises. Am grateful.

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  5. Its a lovely, lazy Saturday afternoon. Just the right day for a breakfast in bed and a lazy dip in the pool. And here I am, at work :((.
    Just thought I'd whine a bit:D

    That was a sweet description. rare I'm sure... siblings don't stay away from fights too long :D

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  6. such a beautiful post...my elder boy is quite like the typical male.Two words encompasses a whole gamut of emotions!

    and those lines were simply superb...

    sometimes its nice to have one kid to ourselves and shower all the attention without feeling guilty :)

    did i tell you it was a lovely post? ;)

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  7. that was a really sweet post! I hope Atul and Purvi someday gets to read this..

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  8. You know, I've always thought this...our Children don't 'belong' to us like some possesion or pet...we are given charge over them to protect and nurture them so that they will learn to live independant and worthwhile lives.

    Enjoy your peace!

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  9. :-) . I have a feeling you will let go of your kids gracefully when its time and they are all grown!

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  10. Touching ... sommetimes one wonders, what is the purpose of life, then one comes across moments like these, remembering that whatever the purpose be, its the way of life that matters.

    Those little details, I wish I could put them to words like yours someday, ...

    Thank you.

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  11. Your slice of life shot will make an amazing creative in a commercial called 'Happy Family' :)

    Sorry, the advertising part got the better of me.

    Everytime I read your posts, it just makes me feel good. That's it!

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  12. nice post.. ! :) .. lucky mom .. lucky children :)

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  13. Have I told you how well you paint a picture with your words. LOVED this post.

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  14. Nice post, I have a daughter, she is going to ninth this year, I can relate to what you have written in this post. Have many more magic moments like this.

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  15. sweet post.. really nice.

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  16. How adorable!! I can vividly imagine everything that you wrote about :-) Loved the quote at the end :)

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  17. I read somewhere,

    "Daughters will remain Daughters throughout your life...&
    Sons remain Sons only until they get married..!!"

    Howmuch ever i want it to be false,sadly,I find it very true.

    So enjoy all the alone time with Atul..:)

    G.

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  18. Great post Preeti...am sure your children are gonna love this one when they grow up & read it :) They will be proud of their mom.

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  19. Palsworld: Thank u

    Geetha: It is "daughters are daughters all their life,
    sons are sons
    Till they get a wife" :)

    Stillness speaks: Thank u!

    Dr.Roshan: Thank u :)

    Fruitu: Thanks so much!

    Laksh: Thanks a lot!

    Still thinking: Pseudo, shallow ad world. So fortunate to be not a part of it.(touch wood what I have is real) :P Thank U.

    Systix: thank you so much.

    Pretty woman: Hope so!

    Niall: Very true.

    Mathew: I write in a separate book for both of them :P

    Suma: Thank u -thank u!!

    Meira: Gosh--they make u work on saturdays too?! :-O

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  20. beautiful post....really touching:)

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  21. Santasizing: Thank u!

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  22. :) Letting go is soooo hard...How are parents must have felt as we grew our wings n flew away !

    n kalil Gibran is AWESOME! ive alwez loved his stuff!

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  23. Pavi: The post--Its really not about letting go. And yes Kahlil Gibran is amazing.

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  24. Wonderful!.. A very sweet slice of your life , i would say, that you have penned down

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  25. Nice post!!! A feel good post!

    brought a smile! :)

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  26. Lovely post.

    He is as tall as you? I somehow always imagined him to be a small boy, I do not know why.

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  27. Aww that is so sweet. Atul is as tall as you? How old is he?

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  28. Such a sweet post!
    I can't even imagine what having children and watching them grow makes you feel, my younger sister is going to university this coming fall and I still remember the little girl she was...so I can't even imagine what it will be like when I have children!

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