Me Thinks

Wednesday, April 19, 2006


Signs that would tell you, you are around a new Mom.

1. You ask "how is your baby" and the answer goes on for the next 10 minutes.
2. A person that says "your baby is cute" or gives any compliment to the baby is automatically a "very nice person" and is friendly.
3. Its an effort for a Mom to have a conversation with someone for 30 minutes without mentioning the baby even once.
4. The phrases "Spending quality time", "very fulfilling" etc come up every now and then in all sorts of conversation.
5. If she hangs up the phone mid-way through the conversation, the excuse is always the baby (and she thanks the baby).
6. She agrees with all the above and laughs at herself (and blogs too).

P.S - As a caveat, I gotta add that there are exceptions for everything in life.


Blogger I said...

Poor women. It must be hard with all that maternal instinct wrapped up inside.

I have never thought of any baby or kid to be cute. In fact, I think they are trouble. However, to be considered a "nice person", I try to be polite.

6:45 PM  
Blogger D The Dreamer said...

hahaha... Good one.

Any signs to identify new/first time dads ;)????

9:01 PM  
Blogger Casement said...

There are mortal souls like me who take the bait of 'very friendly'/'very nice person' given by moms and in exchange get to spend more-than-necessary quality time with their kids. Like 'I' says, to keep up the 'nice person' image, I sometimes even take "kadis and adis" that some 'morattu' kids offer generously.

10:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

casement seems to be a really nice person

2:22 AM  
Blogger Mahadevan said...

To keep up the 'nice person' image,one need not suffer pinches and kicks. Merely suggest that the baby looks like her mother and that is enough.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Taruna said...

I think we could create a similar list of signs for newly weds....especially the ones whose marriage was arranged by family...

9:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take a perverse pleasure watching the sheepish looks that new dads have - the sudden elevation to responsibility and orderliness and the contrast it has to their lives in their unfettered years.
Yet another proof that in life everything is maaya.

10:31 AM  
Blogger I said...

TTM, that's just proof that sex has consequences.

7:28 PM  
Blogger tris said...

what's up with the kids in des these days though?

Completely lacking the discipline which we were subjected to (which is not a terrible thing) but there should be some limits.

It would be impossible for anyone to such kids and their antics are 'cute'even to be polite. I know we are talking about newborns and toddlers here but I had to get this off my chest :-)

7:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

matter machi, ore line-la kalakkitta :-)

5:31 AM  
Blogger NaiKutti said...

LOL... good one :-)...

7:47 AM  
Blogger ashok said...

O My G...iam outta here :) lol !

8:44 AM  
Blogger kuttichuvaru said...

ha ha... gud one!! n LOL @ Mahadevan's comment!!

1:38 PM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

I, Casement and Tilo, gotta agree with you guys. When we were kids we were asked to touch the feet of uncles and aunties. And just when its our turn to see kids fall at ur feet, they bite them and there is no reprimand.
DD, we'll wait for Ashok to write that.;-)
Anon, I'sm sure casement is smiling;-)
Mahadevan, lol..thats a nice tactic.
TTM, so you substitute the word 'unfettered" or single?! :-)
Thank you, karthik.

2:27 PM  
Blogger I said...

These days kids are spoiled, retarded, stupid and again spoiled. They don't never seem to grow up these days. And some NRI parents are among the worst in the world, with their insularity, hypocrisy and the inability to draw the damn line. No wonder, ABCDs are common when brought up by DCBA (Desi Confused By America).

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was just a casual reflection that the supposedly carefree phase of bachelorhood should be followed by the most serious phase(fatherhood), wonder how 'easy' the transition is.

The us-as-kids vs them-as-kids, I see it more as a change-in-routine issue. I think the avg human, whether adult or kid of today does 30 different activities a day as compared to 15 those days(thanks to faster transport/communication/cars/phones/net)... I find that cultivating a new habit or altering a routine for me is a lot harder than it was 10 years ago even though I use the minimum of technology for years. Patience, Investing time on something, Time span of one's concentration...all these have come down drastically given today's lifestyle. Those days we waited 3 yrs to get a TV(completion of a sibling's 10th), 2 yrs to get cable(similar reasons) when you want something, it reaches your lap in the evening.

5:55 PM  
Blogger APAM NAPAT said...

Cha! I have never been a mom. Can't relate to it

8:19 PM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

Taruna, do you see any typical-isms in that group? Can't think of any. Enlighten me.:-)
True TTM. But are you actually supporting the parents of those brats? Its not clear.
I, DCBA - did you coin it?
Rajesh, welcome back and good to see your kadis.;-)

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didnt bring up parents anywhere in my post

1:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's wrong with that sweetie? Life after babies changes so much instantly. For a new mom, with a gamut of emotions running wild, isn't it difficult to not be like you described? I actually admire the fact that they retain a semblance of sanity after going through so much!

6:45 PM  
Blogger D LordLabak said...

Anon, I agree. Didn't you get it? I was writing about myself. Good to see supporters like you.:-)

11:58 AM  
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