Monday, May 14, 2012

Super long wait !!


Childhood is really the best part of one’s life. I spent most of my childhood wishing to be a Super-girl. Time when most kids would aspire to be doctors or engineers, I had something entirely different planned out for myself. I could have taken the regular route – being doctor or engineer. A tradition followed by most Malayali kids, but then there were two problems. Number crunching was never my forte and then biology really sickened me. 


I tried a number of things to test out if I had it in myself to be Super-girl.
  • Jumped from stairs, boundary walls to check if I could fly.
  • Ate spinach hoping to release some extraordinary muscle power to bash up my brother.
  • Walking after lights out at night – hoping that my X-ray vision will guide me through darkness.

Alas, all that came out of those escapades were a few broken bones and shaken confidence.

Soon I realised that I am just another girl, feeling dejected and disappointed - I decided to pursue other things in life.

When parenthood dawned upon us, I had a new found desire to try my hands on becoming a Super-mum. I thought just like my mum, I too would be a super-mum at managing our little Smera, our white tiled house, my family, work (which I do not do) and our life.

It’s no secret - everyone knows about my obsession with squeaky clean house and for the most part I managed pretty well except on some occasions.  My first eight and a half months of motherhood were fine and then Smera started walking! Suddenly my neat house suddenly started looking like a war-zone.

Tell you very frankly just like most mothers I tried to resist getting angry since that is what every kid does. Just then I started giving in to my evil side, while that had very little effect on my angel. With a sheepish smile and impish look from the corner of her eyes she would continue on her rampage. From spilling to crumbling, smearing food and even rubbishing the house with minutest pieces of torn paper.

After months of hard-work and patience, I finally have the power - my extraordinary Super-mum power. My 2 month-old power has rescued me from numerous panic attacks.
I am now unflustered even when I see her crumble a cookie, attack the tissue paper box or when she empties the detergent powder box on the couch. My little power machine can tackle all this and much more, leaving me with the Super-mum feeling.

It’s my hand held vacuum cleaner – cordless, bagless wonder. It’s so handy that I am going to be taking it on my next vacation!

Image courtesy: Corbis.com 

44 comments:

  1. LOL Hilarious! Who would have thought a small vaccum cleaner would make you feel on top of the world! :)

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    1. Deepa, Ok I agree I am exaggerating it a little too much ... But you can't deny how handy it is...

      I can't even rem those days when every few hours I would bring out the broom n dust pan,which then graduated to a proper vacuum cleaner.. But all that helped yet it was still an hassle ...

      This is super convenient !!

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  2. Super-mum with hand held vacuum cleaner :) james cameron must be thrilled to read it ;)

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    1. See that's the problem James does not understand the problems Super-mums face!! Will you please tell him?

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    2. Sure would do! :) btw it is an honor to be helping a supermom ;) lol

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  3. Ahhhh, I need to get one of those quickly because my kid has some serious mess making powers. On a sidenote I think she is also on the supergirl path cos she talks about flying away ALL THE TIME.

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    1. :) ha ha good luck with that Di .. But I am telling you it's very handy .. We initially got it for her carseat .. but then now we use it for everything !! Even to catch ants :)

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  4. :) fun post! what did you use as a cape for your super girl avatar? the humble mundu? :))

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    1. Nah!! that's not me but that's how I feel in my head :)

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  5. I loved those potshots you took on yourself trying to turn into a Supergirl! I am glad you have found the ultimate weapon of your calling, the Supervac. I can see you flying and walking in the dark with X-Ray vision wielding the Supervac in your hand, attacking the expanses of detergent powders and crumbled cookies. I am not sure what you may do with your brother though!

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    1. Uma the brother has mend his ways so thankfully I need not eat additional spinach .. You words always perk me up :)

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  6. lol, really nicely written....

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  7. See how the world goes around! You had aspired to be a super girl and now you have one at home:) Lovely writing and am following your nice blog, Sangeeta!

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    1. Nice post!! I was never a squeaky clean obsessed person but I know how that war zone looks like ....:)

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    2. I am glad you both enjoyed reading this post !! Thanks for stopping by !!

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  8. Nice post.. i could remember my own ridiculous childhood fantasies :D
    And I'm not very finicky about cleanliness but i like to have things put in an organized way!

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    1. Thank you Sakshi !! Even I wasn't like that but living with my husband and darling angel feels like surviving a Tsunami .. :)

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  9. lol... hand held vacuum cleaner made you a Super mom! Very funny. Enjoyed reading it.
    And thanks for making me laugh :) :)

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    1. Your comment has me super happy ... I am glad the post could make you laugh :)

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  10. hehehe, superb take on kiddish long forgotten acts.

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  11. Lol, lol!!!! Too funny...You have become an Indian Super Mum--a Mahatma Mum staying equal in Cleanliness and Dirt, in Silence and Noise...detached from all and yet completely present. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti. ROFL!

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    1. Thanks Bhavana I am glad you truly understand my inner feelings .. Your comment made laugh :)

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  12. Super mom needs a super weapon... the vacuum cleaner :)

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  13. Woah :D This is such a cute post :D.
    *Psst* Even I tried to do those top 3 things to see if I had super powers :| :P.

    That lil angel Smera finally made sure you got your super-powers :D :D.
    Hehehe! :). So cute <3 :).

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    1. Poo thank you so much .. your comments always put a smile on my face .. God bless you girl !!

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  14. Ha ha! Great post. Excellent work.

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  15. Good stuff! Like the way a vacuum cleaner inspired a story.. signs of a true raconteur :D keep them coming :)

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    1. I am feeling on top of the world with such lovely comment :)

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  16. :)
    for some time i laugh a lot !!
    wonderful post .. great work !!

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    1. Super happy to hear that .. This is what I had in my mind while I was writing the post !!

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  17. maybe everyone has same type thoughts during our childhood until we realize real things.......

    good and great work.....

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    1. Thank you so much i am glad you liked it !!

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  18. And what super-villains do you fight?

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    1. My biggest villain these days is mostly the mess that my angel creates in the house and in my car .. And not forget ants !!! I hate them :D

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  19. Sweet post :) a good read!

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  20. You definitely seem to have been deeply influenced by some superhero as a kid :) Lovely post. It was such a reminiscing read:)

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