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The Three Musketeers in my house

Im skipping the usual no time to blog stuff – By now you get to realize that the time you get to deck up your own house is limited – leave alone blogging! And yes – comparitively theย former hits the priority list or I’ll be thrown out of the members list back home! Whats more?! Im not cribbing as I should normally do (considering my dampened pessimism that keeps poking at odd hours). Im relishing the treat “The Three Musketeers” welcome me with – back home!

Should I bring in Athos, Porthos and Aramis and confuse you even more! Naahhh! Im just plain bored and out of wit and time for the whole effort ๐Ÿ˜€ Im sure you can relate much better if i just called them H-boy, Eby, and dad! ๐Ÿ™‚ Disclaimer: The order in which I have mentioned them has nothing to do with alphabets, priorities or their respective roles in treating my momentibuds! It only has to do with plain, thoughtless hurried typing ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ :D.

And again, instead of going the clock-wise route let me start from evening – the minute i step in after a whole tiring day and a loooong and STUPID ride home(again nothing to do with myย riding ma scootyย as much as it has to do with the roads, the traffic and the prejudism against female drivers) – ok, no more deviations!!!

So as soon as I open the door ( my maid as a rule doesnt latch it-burglars kindly ignore!) H-boy( the first musketeer)ย from wherever he is will come running to look at my face – flash a mighty BIG smile and say “hhhaaiiiii” as if hes seen a box of chocolates (read- as if I saw a box of chocolates)! And? he runs in circles infront of me, probably to show the different styles in which he can – i seriously have no clue, but i realize its a ritual every single day now – 4 circles! Guess I’ll ask him when he grows up – as to what he intended! Perhaps hes imagining ramp walking (or ramp running?)ย in his head :D! Okay – after exactly 4 rounds – and no he hasnt learnt counting, hed stops where he is and then rushes to take his ‘football’. I would not yet have kept my Bags down, mesmerised by his ramp show, when he would hold my finger with one hand, his football on the other and say “ba, ba” and demand a game of football! If you arent all that new to this place you would by now understood the hilarity of me involving in games – No i dint mean Id be mistaken for a football..its my sense in games I was hinting at! If that wasnt all – quite sad at my height I had planned that Id teach ma kid – Basketball. Well he found this more interesting and I have no choice, but curse my genes or sympathize with his girlfriends if he doesnt touch 6 or atleast 5’10 :(.

So I set my bags on the Sofa, coz im not allowed to enter any further without kicking the ball around! (please!!! read with a straight mind! :D) and as I run around the house, “verbbbyyyyyyyy” My dad (the next musketeer :D) calls me from his room. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thats not what my Dad calls me – but im helping you to relate better you see ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ :D!. So inorder to avoid a scream, screetch and any other possible drama/violance I dont walk to my Dads room! I take the football game to the next level so that in a couple of minutes I reach Dads room!

Ball is in Dads court now! If i manage to step into my house before 9(which has become a rarity), my dad without any said rules or words insists on a small routine of sitting and chatting for 10-15 minutes. And man!!! Though I have admitted before everywhere that it was my dad who introduced me to reading, i havent till date realized his story telling capabilities. Back home, college days – few days when you get back from hostel all you concentrate on is food, food, food-period. Now, when I sit with him, the conversations often drifts to the olden days, or golden days. Little montages of our childhood, the stories of theย so called famous neighbor (whose face Id have forgotten), little snippets of news from home – he has this talent of weaving dark humour into most of the not so harmful information he shares. Probably its his age, can be read as mine too – these lill chit chats – often leave me with a smile. Dot at 9, though he doesnt have a clock in that room of his, it would be time for him to sleep and I’d tuck him under the heavy blanket which he cant manage on his own at this age. And I continue the football back from his room to the hall. By now, H-boy has granted the 10 mins break and when I reach the hall, after another few rounds, Id get tad selfish and play some video songs on the laptop which will let him focus in that and I can do some stuffs of my own!

BUT if i thought I can rush to the bathroom for a quick shower, or even to wash my face?! NO! He will just not allow me to shut any sort of a door once i enter the house in the evening. Morning he is okay to part with me when I step out, but evening once I come back – im under his supervision every single second. you got doubts? go figure! or go give birth to a prankster! ๐Ÿ˜€

So all i can do even after deviating his attention from me, is to grab a bite/prepare chappathi. This break again spans not more than 1o-15 minutes, by then he’ll get bored of watching the songs alone! (After all it is the same set of video songsย which is played for him day in day out!!!) So then ill start waltzing around the hall preparing for the arrival of my next and most important (kidakkatte oru soap) musketeer – Eby. So whyย do I waltz in the hall for his arrival? Well to clean up the mess my first musketeer would have managed to do by then. The morning news paper or rather every single page of the newspaper, the stuffs from the kitchen, water, his toys AND whatever he managed to reach out by climbing the stool and stretching his hands, H-boy inevitably displays all of them in the hall! Its his achievement for the day – not to forget the scribblings with crayons on the walls (NOW i understand house owners’ logic of not lending to families with kids!!!). If i clear up the mess in a normal way, H-boy will again get pissed! So – I pretend Im enjoying the same mallu songs BIG time day in day out, waltz according to the tunes (if uve heard – karthave ni kalppichappol, ente adukke vannadukkum pemparannole etc, u can guess! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ :D). That eby tried making me listen to Beethoven while I was pregnant and downloaded these for the delivered kid is a completely different topic to debate on!. H-boy in his own fashion joins me in the waltz, often helping to add more to the mess I try to clear!

This little musketeer is one of the best things that could have ever happened to me! I wish it could be possible to capture every single moment for keeps! But it is not practically possible. The minute he sees camera/mobile he grabs and tries to click your snap! Bless Ebys genes for that! ๐Ÿ™‚ The photographer son of the photographer dad – its quite natural I turn a model ๐Ÿ˜‰ (of what is not a question to be raised here!). His style of running around the house, joy when hes naked! (NO – has nothing to do with either of our genes! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ its the age they say ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) his style of raising his eyebrows after a prank, his acting!! (covers his face with his hands and pretends to cry when I raise my voice and then looks between his fingers:D) his way of carrying the stool around the house, coz he has realized with that added height he can accomplish muchcchhh more! and so on and so forth. It is PURE entertainment the entire time I rollick with him, every single evening!!!

Then after the food and shower, hes lulled to sleep, when enters the third musketeer! Or sometimes lill before that. When he does come before that, our immediate mission in hand, would be lulling him to sleep! Again – leaving no chances to be secular or stereo typed – If its me who sings the lullaby it will ALWAYS be – “neela karmukil varnan” (Vimmuuu – no your guesses on my singing ability are not welcome here! The kid doesnt knw nethng yet :D) and at times when Im too tired and eby gets the chance it will be “kaaval maalagha maare” – For the non-malayalees who lost me there – one is a typical hindu song and another a xtian one! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€ :P…

Though I never miss a chance to put up a sulky face if Eby gets late, I must/ am forced to admit – he has shown extreme patience and tolerance towards the work pressure I handled in the last few days! Being the semi-feminist I am, I hateย to admit that the ability to understand and fully co-operate and patiently helping your partner out of your office tensions is something endowed only to men! If he comes late – Id sulk – hes not gettng enuf time with me. If he attends to office calls/messages – even after cming home – he doesnt have time for me!!!! Id choke the poor thing out of his breath! For many days – I reached home around 9, then at times will have calls, then mostly Ill have to rush the next day. He never complained and when he saw I was breaking down, just sat with me and reasoned with me as to how I can handle this better! Over coffee and conversations sort the tensions out! AND he makes the coffee a lill tooo strong to the verge of bitterness, so im grabbing the credit away ๐Ÿ˜‰ claiming to create better coffees! But the conversations – Im not claiming even a single drop of it – the credit is all his!!

So the three musketteers togetherย are filling this momentivore’s plate with nostalgic cream, fun-filled crackers and brewing ethopian coffee. Not mentioning the punch dialogues, sour faces, sulking, screaming, blah blah blahs…it cant be real world otherwise i guess! They do treat me and thats all that matters!!!

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  1. Call me a sadist, but I just loved this post. Buhahahahahaha !!!! Anubhavikkum….iniyum anubhavikkum….enne poleyulla paavangal pennungale kondullaa kashtapaadugal okke blog ezhudiyaaal, endoru bahalamaayirunnu……To think of it, only you and Smita had issues when I blogged against women and both of you have a baby boy !!!…..idhil param sandosham enikkillaaa……anubhavikkum….iniyum anubhavikkum !!!!!

    But seriously, I never knew you could write like this; each line was hilarious !! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Vimmuuu | December 20, 2011 | Reply

  2. @vimmuuu – now u understand my “vikaaram” when i laugh wen u go thru all those traumas of urs (read bathroom adventures ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ :D) smarana venam smarana!!!
    ๐Ÿ˜› thank you – inspired by u ;P ayyada!!! pulikkum angane parayanamengil ๐Ÿ˜€

    Comment by verbivorehere | December 20, 2011 | Reply

  3. ๐Ÿ™‚ verby i was imagining all tat u wrote H-boy ๐Ÿ™‚ i mean i enjoyed reading the post ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by sangeeta | December 21, 2011 | Reply

  4. Hilarious post…!! ๐Ÿ˜€ i can imagine the chaos…have had glimpses of it…! ๐Ÿ˜€ and yeas, not to mention the feel-good factor it evokes…! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by Naimika | January 6, 2012 | Reply

  5. What a super post! The three musketeers seem to be on a big time roll and they sure ensure you are on one too. Awesomeness! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Comment by Deboshree | January 13, 2012 | Reply

  6. @sangee – lol! its not THAT big an enjoyment i tell u ๐Ÿ˜‰

    @Naimika – ๐Ÿ˜€ thankiieeesssshh

    @Deboshree – thankiiee ๐Ÿ™‚ yea am on a roll – bt standing on a rolling ball can get a tad troublesome i learnt ๐Ÿ˜€

    Comment by verbivorehere | January 16, 2012 | Reply

  7. wow..awesome post on a day with verby :)…some more tales on the morning too wud have been good…i have some idea abt it..with my nephew staying in my house for 2 days..:)..hope god gives..err i mean..i give you all the strength needed to take on and keep up with the 3 musketeers ๐Ÿ™‚

    Comment by nautankey | May 5, 2012 | Reply

    • LOL!!! so GOOD to just see u! plss tell me – uve updated ur blog! missing ur posts real badly!

      Comment by verbivorehere | May 17, 2012 | Reply

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