Sunday, December 14, 2008

Girls!

Two pretty, silly girls are giggling in the back seat. Son, sitting in front, is wearing a dignified, disdainful look. I am driving and trying not to hear a (not so) private, whispered conversation.

(Giggle giggle) “It’s him!” (A loud whisper)

“No it isn’t him.” (Whisper, giggle, giggle)

“It’s his car.” ( giggle, whisper)

“It’s turning inside, I told you it’s him.” (Whisper)

(A sudden burst of delighted giggles) “That’s where he stays!” (giggle)

“I told you!” (Giggle)

“He’s so skinny….” Whisper and giggle, more whispering, more giggles.



Some things never change.

38 comments:

@lankr1ta said...

and then nudge, nod, and a medley of blushes, when he looks at them....

Indian Home Maker said...

@Alankrita LOL! If he had seen them then, he'd have a well earned inflated ego :)

tearsndreams said...

This is sooo cute!
I can wait for the daughter to grow up.
And I will be like you (or the impression I have of you). She will be comfortable telling me anything, not really worried that I might listen...but at the same time I want to stay a parent. I have had friends whose mom wanted to be their friends (tagging along with us for movies, sharing dirty jokes and telling some of her own, wearing the daughter's clothes and shoes), in every sense of the word and I dont think its a good idea. Does more harm than good.

DeeplyDip said...

girls will remain girls :)...aahhh i rem those days when just a look would be the highlight of the day ;)
btw you have been awarded and blogrolled!
pls come and collect your award...

Aneela Z said...

Oh this is precious...makes all of us nostalgic eh..get the Son a set of blinders and some painkillers for the days ahead. Its toughest on the dads and bros when the little girls start giggling!!

Krishna Aradhi said...

Shucks. That's one thing I hate about girls. They giggle, gossip, and then they giggle and gossip again, and again; it's a vicious circle. I can never tell whether this circle is a positive one or the girls are just making fun of the person they are giggling at. I sound confused, don't I? Frustrated, would be a good way to put it.

Indian Home Maker said...

@ tearsndreams You just need to be heavy duty SHOCK_PROOF if you want them to confide in you :)

I actually envy mothers who can be their kids' friends' friends (I can't!) I think it is okay if the friends and the kids are happy? My daughter likes some of her friend's moms who join them. Was too busy envying them to think if it could be harmful ...do you really think it can be harmful?

About sharing of clothes and shoes and eye liners, let me assure you, there is every chance that it isn't the mother wearing daughter's stuff, but the daughter not leaving anything that solely belongs to the mother. All my wardrobe is rightfully hers! I picked some Fab India Kurtees assuming she would consider these too mom-like and leave them alone, but she even wore these with a silver nose ring (clip on) for a change.

Indian Home Maker said...

DeeplyDip Yeah they are totally silly and adorable :)
Thank You for the blog roll, And thank you, thank you, for the Award ... absolutely delighted!

Indian Home Maker said...

Annela Z LOL Yes, Her Dad would have definitely tried his best to see who the lucky guy was, and probably declared him undeserving and unworthy of such giggling fits :)
But more likely, he would pretend he heard nothing!

Indian Home Maker said...

@Krishna Aradhi I understand !!!
:)
But do you realise there is every chance that they also aren't sure why they are giggling either ? Behind all the giggling are two equally confused teenagers :)

Gopinath's "Artickles" said...

Viva la difference!

Monika said...

awwww... somethings really dont change... brought back so many memories from my childhood

Devil Incarnate said...

Greatttt...... i remember my college dayz.... my mom had a tough time, as i was more open to my father...... nw she is pretty happy that, i am telling those secrets to her also :)

hitch writer said...

These giggles can be really distracting, and a blow to a guys confidence... really you wonder whats wrong... but when years roll by these become the moments are the ones we want to be repeated... Alas ! they never happen again ! Enjoy while they last !

Ritu said...

LOL. My Kid#1 would have blushed and run away, my Kid#2 would have turned around, smiled and charmed them and got their phone numbers. He is so smooth, he scares me. Giggly girls .... we dont change much, we grow into gossipy ammajis

Imp's Mom said...

lol...how cute brought back a lot of memories! Just met up yest with a long lost school friend and now this .... nostalgia! :-)

Chirag said...

LOL... :D

Indian Home Maker said...

@ Gopinath's *Artickles* LOL, yes, vive la difference :)

@ Monika LOL, yes, this hasn't changed in ages and is unlikely to for ages :)

Monika,Ansh said...

Lol....reminded me of my college days

Varun said...

I always used to wonder what these girls giggle about!? :) No I know :D

nimis540 said...

:)

"That's one thing I hate about girls. They giggle, gossip, and then they giggle and gossip again, and again; it's a vicious circle"..lol..As if boys don't gossip..If girls gossip about boy's skin or height,boys gossip about girl's curves and other features :-/ Atleast we girls are involved in harmless -gossipping ;)

Pinku said...

so very cute ......

Pixie said...

LOL!!! How cute!!! :-)

Indian Home Maker said...

@ Devil Incarnate It's fortunate if you can confide in your parents, for both you and the parents. And I think most kids want to confide! If only we'd not jump at their throats.

@ Hitchwriter Yeah I know :) ... but think about it, they can be an ego boost also :) In this case the guy had no idea, he was being giggled about, thank God!

@ Ritu LOL :) This guy couldn't have any idea he was getting so much attention, they were inside a car ... but maybe !!

@ Varun ROTFL, Now you know :)

@ Nimmy Very true! Boys also gossip, and they do all the same things I know, because I see them both. No difference!! Plan to blog about Son too.

@Monika,Ansh - Me too :)

@ Chirag :)

@Imp's Mom And they are creating memories not just for themselves, but also for their doting parents :)

Pixie said...

oh wow! I Loved your blog!
You write so well, so clearly.... :-)
Was reading up some of your old posts and.. wow!
Can I blogroll you? Would that be alright? :-)

Mama - Mia said...

:)

what would i give to go giggly all over again?! :D

cheers!

abha

Smitha said...

IHM, I loved your post! Brings back almost forgotten memories :) It must be another experience to be the mother of a teenage girl!

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philip9876 said...

you also giggled when young on seeing some hunk? ;)

Smita said...

lol...

This saturday during the lunch time me n my lunch pals were bitching about this "X" girl. One of the girl said "why are u all saying such things about her. If you don't like her ignore her."

We all shouted on this fren of ours and asked her to shut up.

2 Mins later the girl who was preaching us also started bitching about X. We asked her why is she joining us? She said since you all are not stopping it is better that I too should start ;-)

Chandni said...

:) how cute is that?!

churningthewordmill.wordpress.com said...

lol... so true!generations may change, the way we check out /react to guys may change, but the essential checking out/reacting to wont!

tearsndreams said...

well, the particular Mom-daughter friendship I was a close witness to, I too was envious of it to begin with. But the mom was better looking so I guess there was a certain resentment. Also the mom and daughter had always been friends. I don't know how I managed to get in but she had no other friends for the most part. Its hard for me to explain..but the girl in question herself said she never really felt like a child. She always felt way too mature from hanging out too much with her Mom. So instead of mom staying young and cool, it was daughter growing way too fast (and looking down on the silly things the rest of us did). There is very thin line that when crossed means u are over doing it.
I wouldn't want to know every secret and be a part of all conversations as a friend either, I don't think I have the stomach for it but at least the big picture, high level view :-)of whats going on (like my mom did).

thearmyguyspeaks said...

LOL... and yeah I miss my mom driving me around and us gossiping :(

Shilpa said...

Ahh that could have been me a decade ago! How I miss those days for all the giggling and fun I had...but to tell you the truth, I like this non-confused and confident state better than those days when I would be so confused about everything.

magiceye said...

some things never change...
.... and should'nt :)

Mampi said...

Thank God they didnt whistle...

Usha Pisharody said...

Loved this... :)

You've got all those nuances so right! Took me back years, but we were walking, and ogling, lol!!!

You're lucky to have a daughter to watch growing up.. :) God Bless!