Saturday, May 13, 2006

For You Momma!!

Today is Mother’s day and frankly till this year never did much care for it…to me my mom was always around… and sometimes tooo much !!.Life has changed dramatically over the year , and so has the sentiment for me surrounding this day. As I skim through the many blogs that talk about their mom, my thoughts are just the same…but I still feel my momma is special.
The earliest of my mom I remember is her singing to us before putting us to bed, as we grew we started covering our ears, but that is another matter :).I was always sick as a kid, that entailed plenty of time away from school. But I loved those days bunking school, because I could listen to my moms favorite old English music, while she bustled around the kitchen, unfortunately for me , later in life when others were listening to Ricky martin and mooning, I still loved Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, and therefore really couldnt understand what "Bon Bon' meant!!!!. Being a working woman herself, Amma ensured that the thought of independent women, crept into our minds, at a young age,(all this much earlier than the Destiny Child hit song).
An astrologer had told mom that her second un would give her the utmost troubles, and did my best to prove him right through my life. Right from a total change in the stream of education, to studying with the TV on, with working late nights and having an endless stream of friends calling, I have always ensured my mom’s tension levels were peaking. But as I grew up, I started leaning on my mom more as a friend. I did bunk college to see a movie, but funnily enuf only after telling her what I was about to do. With my dad it was more respectful relationship, with my mom it progressed to a one where I could watch Ally McBeal and Baywatch and comment on the new guys on the shows . My sister the ‘Armish Nun’ used to cluck disapproving at all my views on the reality television especially temptation Island, but my mom used to perk her eyebrow and disagree with my selection and have her own views…. Not many people have a argument with their mother as to who is cuter 'Joey' or 'Chandler' on Friends, and whom Rachel belongs with.
In Bangalore, my mom and I used to have amazing shopping trips. With her arthritis , a window shopping took a whole angle. Escalators were death traps with my mom precariously sliding onto them… gosh those were fun days. With Friday nights reserved for movies,we used to overdose on all the new pirated CD’s.In the last 6 months before my marriage, my mom struggled to teach me the skills of housekeeping (Struggled is an understatement :) ), I think she still thinks that K should have been paid dowry for all the troubles he undertook !!. In the US, I’ve been talking to my mom over the net and I think its payback time for her now…. Try talking to a person who’s never touched a computer to send a emoticon, I think it would be easier to teach my niece astro physics.As we speak an hour a day now, with 45 minutes dedicated to me teaching her to maximize the webcam window everyday , I Kinda understand what she went through trying to teach me to write cursive!!!
Today as I wished her a Happy Mothers Day, I meant it , I could hear her singing to me in my ear, though she sounded off key as usual, it was the sweetest sounds of music to me

For all the mom’s out there – Happy Mothers day

And for the joke – the ol ladies of the world really know a lot :)

In a trial, a small town prosecuting attorney called his
first witness to the stand. The witness was a grand motherly, elderly
woman.

He approached her and asked, "Mrs.Jones, do you know me?" She
responded, "Why, yes I do know you, Mr. Williams. I've know you since
you were a young boy,and frankly, you've been a big disappointment to
me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk
about them behind their backs. You think you're a big shot when you
haven't the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more
than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you. "

The Lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do, he pointed across
the room and asked, "Mrs. Jones. do you know the defense attorney?"
She again replied, "Why yes, I do. I've known Mr. Bradley since he was
a youngster, too. He's lazy, bigoted and he has a drinking problem.
He can't build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice
is one of the worst in the entire state. Not to mention he cheated on
his wife with three different women, one of them was your wife. Yes, I
know him."


The defense attorney almost died.


The judge asked both counselors to approach the bench, and in a very
quiet voice, said, "If either of you bastards asks her if she knows
me, I'll throw you in jail for contempt."


Keep Smiling ppl,

Anu

6 Comments:

Blogger mitr_bayarea said...

Beautifully expressed thoughts on your mom. It just confirmed some things that i already knew about her. She was really a wonderful cook and a sweet person.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Viewer said...

Hey awesome and heartfelt writeup on mothers day ! I hope ur mom has read this post if not give me her email id i will sentit to her gal :)

2:21 PM  
Blogger Sundar Narayanan said...

well written. my dad was always reluctant to learn computer 101 to communicate with me when he was in india.. then he came here for 6 months and learnt things so fast so he could mail my brother every day !! used to piss me off to no end. his response
1. my computer was fast
2. i was a great teacher and my bro. never taught him

couldnt argue after that..

11:24 PM  
Blogger Anu said...

thks all
Mitr passed on ur comments to my mom...:)
Viewer ,,it was my mothers day gift..though i wonder if my mom agree

Sundar... the elder ones always gt angry.my sis says my mom now chats with me then she talks to her considering they both are in same street

Anu

11:32 PM  
Blogger Viewer said...

uuuhey nice look :)

12:22 PM  
Blogger Sriram said...

nice template...

11:44 PM  

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