January 12, 2013

He is a boy!!!!

I know I rant more than I should, about my kids. But you tell me, wouldn't I for all the things they do? I know I have the company of a pretty good number of moms over here for how boys behave and their brains function.

My son has nice thick hair, but somehow its shape is weird. There is no certain style that I can comb it. Though I comb it, by the time he goes to school, it looks messy. In order to make him look neat, I oil it properly, take a side partition and comb it. Hmm..motherly efforts!!! Appreciate me.

Within a day he asks, amma can I take a shower? In his language, shower means washing the hair. Even though I say no, you know how it is. He starts bargaining. "You never let me do shower". As if I am saving on shampoo and not letting him be clean.

As his hair is oiled, I keep yelling in the background. Wash you hair properly. Use the shampoo in the white bottle with the black lid. He comes out after good 15 minutes, that too with us calling his name in a way the entire building and the neighbouring blocks understand we have a son, whose name is Rushi and his mom is abusing him while the poor child is trying to have a shower.

When I looked at him after 10 mins, I realise his hair is still oily. I inquire as with what he washed his head. As reckless as he could be, he pauses the TV, spins his head and says, " Ughhh!!! The white bottle with the black lid?, Happy?
Yes son, but what is the color of the liquid in it? " Uhho!! Whiteee....why do you ask me all these stupid questions?"
Now, it's my turn to scream, you dumbo...donkey..monkey...brainless...that is the conditioner. The shampoo is green in color. But you said white bottle with black lid. So, Ms Latha, next time be clear. The instruction should say, white bottle with black lid and green liquid inside.

If this was once, then I can easily forget it. After that day, I keep telling him, the green liquid is your shampoo and he knows it. At least I think so. On another day, his hair was oily again. Is it in a mom's blood to be skeptic all the time? He says, you never trust me!! Anyway, I ask, with what did you wash your hair today? "Ohh amma! that Victoria Secret thing at the top". Oh beta!! that Victoria Secret thing is a body wash, not a shampoo.
Now, who the hell told you to display your ensemble of bath, body works in a row? Next time, when he wants to shower, take a bag and pile the entire stuff into it and just leave the white bottle with black lid and green liquid in it, OKAY? (The last line is a self taught lesson to me).

My dear parents of boys out there, share your stories to make me feel better.. :)



       His dream hair cut...The Mohawk Style..Just styled it for the crazy hair day at his school.

P.S: I know my story is supposed to follow the next episode, but it isn't ready. I didn't want my blog to be sleeping for so long...hence I found this from one of my drafts!!

34 comments:

  1. :) My son is five and a half and I can tell u similar stuff. So don't worry, there are many with you

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    1. Haha...so, there are many more in store!! :)

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  2. Your 2013 blog updates not appearing.Came through Bhagyareema's blog.
    Though you have asked moms only to share their experiences,I will narrate mine with my two grandsons when they were young.I used to plead with them to allow me to comb their hair.While one brooked no interference with his head,the younger would bend his head out of deference and allow me to part and comb the hair to my satisfaction.I never knew that he went to the adjacent room and ran his fingers through his hair to restore it to original state till my daughter broke the news one day and asked me not to waste my time.
    Kids are kids and Rushi I think teases you by giving the wrong answers.I like that boy.

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    1. KP Sir, I know why..actually I have published accidentally published this post in half and then immediately removed it. So, the post carried the old date itself and later I changed the date to yesterday.
      Btw, I changed it to parents after reading your comment. And that was funny about your grandson..also, Rushi doesn't tease..that's the truth..what he has been doing :)thank you so much.

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  3. hahaha :) you should try giving Rushi a nice haircut so that you save on all the white bottle black lid green liquid issues :P

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    1. Hahahah...thing is, his hair shape is never in a comb-able position :P He wants a Mohawk...I told him, ghar se nikal ne ke baad sab try karo beta..abhi nahi.. :)

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  4. Ha ha I have two of those tribe ...so you can well imagine ...it is chaos with a capital C :))

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    1. Hehehe..I can very well hear it all the way from the steel city :)

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  5. LOL! You were wrong Latha, you have to be specific and more than that certain. :P

    I don't have a son but I remember my brother who is 7 years younger to me, he was so naughty, he is super naughty but now he knows how to cover his tracks...:)

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    1. Exactly, Saru. yday hubby was setting up the play station and told him not to open the game dvd yet. However, he opened. later hubby said, it seems we can return that..that's small kids' dvd. why did he open it? grrrrr...I told him, my dear, you should tell him that you can't open it because that is a small kids' dvd and that you can exchange it..be specific... :)

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  6. Ha ha. Kids are always fun to be with, when you're watching them from a distance ;-)

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    1. Exactly!!! was in a Pongal gathering yday and only one friend didn't have kids...she was terrified at the sight and plight of all the kids and their moms :)

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  7. He is so cute.....love the shades of innocence and naughtiness.

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    1. He is Alka...even I keep smiling at his innocent answers...then he feels he is carrying a lot of humor and thinks he's the funniest guy....rather cool...:-)

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  8. He sure is fun! LOL!
    Why don't you give the bottle in his hand? :)

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    1. LoL...he is, Amit!! I too enjoy his funny answers but if I show the amusement outside, he thinks he is too cool.. :) Oh the bottle in the hand, I will be doing something else like cooking, making dinner etc..and with him, even if I give it in his hand, no wonder if he baths with something else..putar apna hamesha kuch apne hi lok mein kho jaata hai :) I wonder what goes on his brain? :)

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    2. Btw, check my kids corner when you get some free time..you'll find more of his smartness :)

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  9. I have two and both their heads sprout hair like nobody's business! Of course, that means that I can never keep it looking neat! I have given up even though I make it a point to oil.

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    1. Completely agree with you, Roshni..My brother's head is also like that..my aunt keeps joking, I don't know what dung he is putting to grow that much hair? :)

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  10. Wah wah, he looks so smart in that hairdo ;-). And seriously oil, uggh ;-). I would never let my mom oil my hair and send me out of the house. At least, be grateful that he is letting you oil them ;-P. In my case, both my sons have hair like topi. They never need to comb it. Sometimes, it gets in funny shapes after a night of sleep. Then my elder son puts a lot of water to make it flat. Apart from that, thank God they know how to use shampoo or else Maa Durga aka me will be a sight to behold :). Such fun these anecdotes.

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    1. Oye dear Rachna, I gave your compliment to him and you should see his blushing...my god.. :)I am an oil person..I think we south Indians are like that..:P I would oil my hair 6 days a week when in school and college..I don't oil him daily though..Yeah, I have seen Sid's hair, looks like chinese hair naa? that sharp spiky at times..LOL..I can hear Maa Durga till here :) Yep, they are funny to the core and annoying at that moment.

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  11. Latha I empathize with your son and towards the end the Victoria Secret thing turned out to be like a Kingfisher club soda:)A cute post!

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    1. Can't stop laughing on how you compared to the Kingfisher....LOL...Thank you so much Rahul sir.. :)

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  12. Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children. ~Charles R. Swindoll, The Strong Family
    ---And they are such pleasant ones...:)) That was hilarious, FIF!:)
    "Now, it's my turn to scream, you dumbo...donkey..monkey...brainless..."---Shouting into the void reminds me of my days with my dotty. Now she's married and I miss her so much! It's incredible how fast kids grow and leave the nest. Enjoy having him at home..Give my love and hugs to him and tell him that he looks stunning in his present hairstyle:))

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    1. That was a wonderful saying, Panchali di..My mom is a big time yeller too..she keeps yelling even now..only difference is, now I tell her..don't yell because I took up the job :P..he's growing fast already :( Sure, I will pass on and he will be jumping with joy. :D

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  13. And my Mom would forever accuse me of paying too much attention to my hair. How many times do you need to shampoo your hair...yada~yada~

    Btw, your son is cute as a button!

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    1. Hahaha...you can still hear her yelling right? :) Thank you so much, Purba. He himself keeps saying and writing everywhere, Rushi is awesome... :( Tauran man...too much self love..Sorry for the late reply..been working long hours for the past wk and not making enough time for everything.

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  14. Oh My!! I can so relate to your state Latha!! My son is a master of mischief in the bathroom! He loves filling water in all the bottles, tries out different things, sometimes, he takes shower with a face wash, sometimes with a shampoo... he can even fill water in a tooth paste tube!! He can wash his hands with a shaving gel and loves building up the lather... God, I can go on and on about it... So, we have to keep shouting and keep giving him frequent instructions when he is in the bathroom!
    You son is so cute!! :))

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    1. God, Shilpa, if this fellow does all of the above, one of us parents are going to go to jail for sure. Wondering why? because of the reaction that we would exhibit :) Thank you :)

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  15. Was very funny, and I really enjoyed reading it.
    I didn't get notified when you updated, usually I get the updates of blogs I follow.

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    1. There was something goofy about this one. I accidentally published it when still in draft and removed it later. so, the post carried an old date. As it was not showing, I purposely changed the date and then it went out..may be you missed this notification. Thank you Rama.

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  16. :D.
    In some time, I'll have tales (like this) to tell. :)

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    1. Sure, you'll have..plenty of them.. Waiting to hear them Divya.

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  17. Hi Latha,Read your post after some interval.Sorry for that.Your son looks so cute and innocent! Looking at him one cannot imagine that he is doing all inside the bath. Give him a big hug.I enjoyed reading about him.

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