Tuesday, April 14, 2009

around the world in eighty clicks

A tag started by HBM and passed on to me by Itchy. Here are the rules:
Just write a post of your own (five things that you love about being a mom) and find someone to link to and tag-someone from your own country, if you like, but definitely someone from another country, and link back here (at HBM's) and leave a comment.


Five things that I like about being a mother:

(Since all my kids are now officially adult, I can think of stuff which is a distant dream for most young mothers, written here in no particular order.)

1)My kids are old enough to make me cups of tea. They may not be around very often, but when they are they do ply me with cups of tea on request. Three of my kids also drive me around when required. I really love it when the youngest drives me around town, and not around the bend as a teenager is wont to do.
2)I love borrowing my daughters' sarees, the one garment which can fit any size! Since we are in different cities, we have a running saree exchange programme whenever any of us travel.
My girls also spoil me thoroughly with the kinds of baubles I love wearing.
3)We all have loads of things to talk about- from the most trivial to the personal, nothing is taboo.
We can also all laugh ourselves silly over absolutely ridiculous family zokes. ( Yes, that is something just acquired from the older son)
4) In times of crisis, all of my kids are absolutely steadfast rocks. Our solidarity as a family is what keeps us going, coupled with our penchant for gallows humour. It pulls us through.
5) They are wonderfully cheeky and irreverent. I love it, though at times I think a few smacks would be in order.

I tag 2B's Mom, Moppet's Mom, Mimi, Aneela and Mona.
Clicking across the globe at New Zealand, Singapore, Australia(2) and Dubai.

28 comments:

Aneela Z said...

dipali ji done already...and i was going to tag you (for you are part of my Justice League as well).
http://golkamra.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-much-i-love-thee-let-me-count-ways.html

Aneela Z said...

i am making a copy of this for days when he "drives me around the bend" and for the endless pram rides, he better be pushing my wheel chair some day.

mayG said...

aww now your post is making me SO look forward to the time that I have grown up kids inshaAllah :D I've been so busy being mommmy that I never sat down and thought about how great its going to be, being mom to grown ups!

Choxbox said...

nice perspective. am going to ask my mom to do this :)

the mad momma said...

:) i love your list.

kbpm said...

wow! this is SO aspirational for me. But then its all so scary too. I have no idea whether mine will turn out like that or be the complete opposite. i just have to ask her to put my mug away in the sink for her to exclaim 'What? Me? Do YOUR work?' - maybe I should just forget cups of tea? :-( :-(

Psyche said...

I'm playing the 80 clicks game too, and I linked you on my blog. I'd really appreciate a reciprocal link. Thanks!

Neera said...

loved reading this :)Someday ...ahhh!!

Sue said...

Oh how silly of me. I knew you'd done it, but I forgot and tagged you anyway! Oh well. :)

wordjunkie said...

Nice list. I'm especially looking forward to enjoying #1 with my kid :)

2Bs mommy said...

You are right. It does seem like a dream. Dreams do come true, right ?? Well I hope the #1 and #4 comes true !!

Will do the tag soon and let you know.

Nat said...

Loved it!

Subhashree said...

Lovely. Great reasons for being a mom!

Monika said...

will i ever reach there :) :) at the start of motherhood this seems like a distant dream...

very well done tag

Artnavy said...

i just love the way you have done this tag

bird's eye view said...

Lovely! someday i may be in your shoes...so looking forward to that

Phoenixritu said...

Grown up kids are a treat arent they? Bless their sassy, irreverent and loyal loving hearts

Hip Grandma said...

'Since we are in different cities, we have a running saree exchange programme whenever any of us travel.'

Me too.My older daughter regularly swaps sarees or hands me down some of hers that she is done with.good to be mother to older kids and remember your own youth and the children's childhood.I too did this tag and loved doing it.

GettingThereNow said...

These are such lovely reasons! But I couldn't have imagined it any other way. The kind of person you are, your kid are BOUND to grow up to be loving, and fun loving adults.

Vania B. said...

My kids are 9 and 11 years old, and I supose I'll love when they drive me around the city as my particular taxi drivers je je.

Very nice list.

Greetings from Bolivia.

Maggie said...

Ah, gives me hope. Reason enough to stick around and not throw the little pests out the window, eh? :-)

Will do right away, Ma'am!

Mom Gone Mad said...

Dipali, first time commenter here. I absolutely love this list! How lovely to ZIINNNG fast-forward and see what we can look forward to if we play our cards right - as you clearly have:-)

You have realigned my Zen today and made it possible to look beyond the fact that my toddler pooped in our tub yesterday. (albeit with the hugest grin!)

dipali said...

@everyone: This has been a wonderful tag, hasn't it? Thank you all for your kind words, old friends and new.
@Hip grandma, you have the additional blessing of grandchildren, for which I'll have to wait a while later. I loved your post too.
@Psyche:Welcome here.
@Monika:Thank you. You have so much to look forward to:)
@Vania B: Wonderful to have you here, Vania. I'm sure you kids are going to be great at whatever they choose to do.All good wishes to you and to them
@Mom Gone Mad: Lovely to see you here. I have had my son and his friend smear poop from his nappy all over the friend's room . Blech:( The things we do for these kids:)
How old is your older son?

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Oh I LOVED reading your version of this! Your children sound like wonderful, sensible yet very fun human beings!

God bless!

erasundar said...

This is a wonderful version of the list. It gives me something to look forward to.

dipali said...

@mamma mia me a mamma: Thank you.
@erasundar: Welcome here! And thanks:)

mummyjaan said...

Very sweet - I'm waiting for the day when my kids'll be big enough to make me a cup of tea :).

Moppet's Mom tagged me for this one, but I haven't got around to it yet.

Mampi said...

I loved reading your tag and am still to do mine-
I am waiting when my kids grow up enough to drive me around.