Friday, February 19, 2010

When things get on your nerves

I want to sleep, I want to take a breath, I want to put my feet up. Heck I need a pedicure.

I want find all those people who made a fuss about me sleeping so much and shoot them.

I don't want one more mother coming up to me and saying 'aapki bacchi tho phir bhi teek hai meri tho bahut shaitaan hai' or whine about how her child fusses to eat

I don't want anyone to tell me about the sacrifices motherhood requires.

I just want to be left alone.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


If I say "oh men are just stupid sometimes" am I being a sexist, a feminist or realist?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Unconnected posts

When is one old enough to say NO? All the while when I was a kid I heard NO from every quarter. mostly amma :), teachers and random adults. I was so looking forward to growing up and saying No at will. 3 decades older though I am today, I can't say NO to a lot of people. I can't say NO amma ever (Emotional blackmail kicks off before i can even get to the vowel.) Saying NO to in laws is outlawed. You can't say no to dear friends and not so dear friends lest you hurt them. Thankfully I don't have a boss per se so i don't have to add him or her to this list. May be when I am a crabby 60 year old i can do that. But what's the fun? People will think am the senile old woman who just says no for the heck of it. I want to do it NOW. Even if people say am acting like a senile old woman who just says no for the heck of it :)


I have been taking Miss T out a lot these days. Meeting people is part of growing up right? So I thought I should use this opportunity and meet Shruthi and Puttacchi. Whom I have known for sometime via the blog. I did meet them briefly a few years ago at the Just Femme Film Festival. So off we went. And what fun we had! Puttacchi was an absolute delight and she played a gracious host to little Miss T. Shruthi and I chatted on with no hesitance whatsoever. Didn't even realise that that we had stayed on longer than originally planned. I hope to do it again :)

S&P thank you :)


I get to go out twice a week for a few hours, alone. And what a joy it is to be out on my own. I mean, as much as I love Miss is so nice to be out and about. Drive my bike. Meet adults. Have adult conversations. There's a niggling bit of guilt of leaving the baby behind of course. But when I come back Miss T practically jumps into my arms with such squeals of joy that all the guilt vanishes away.

It has been nearly two years since I did things on my own. Little things like buying veggies from the market is a such a joy when you don't have to wait for someone to do it for you!

Here's to freedom. Even if it is twice a week :)