Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tag of heights...

I took a long time to do this tag because I could not decide whether I should write about old people or small kids. Finally I decided to write about my own grand daughters – Megha who is two and a half years old and five month old Aarya. I hope I’ve done a good job of it. They belong to two sets of parents.

Height of cruelty- Putting the light out for the child to sleep, when all she wants to do is to laugh and play, saying ‘enough it is bed time now’. Parenting rule I suppose.

Height of reward- Megha comes running to me when her mom gets angry with her acknowledging me as an important person in her life.

Height of challenge- To keep a serious face when grandkids smile at you after being naughty, fearing a ‘Don’t spoil her’ from the parent.

Height of vigilance- Keeping a watch on what the five month old Aarya will put into her mouth.

Height of dieting - Megha having blueberries for breakfast lunch and dinner.

Height of desperation- My brother in law’s 3 year old son taking to the feeding bottle once again when his little brother arrived, much to his mom’s desperation.

Height of competition- Megha expects to be served the exact spicy food that I serve her grandpa.

Height of comparison – Megha comparing her mini sized bindi with my bigger one.

Height of rivalry- Megha expects to be carried in preference to Aarya and that too by Aarya’s dad.


Height of anger- Aarya yelling when we place a pillow on the way to prevent her from rolling over.

Height of table manners- Though given a separate plate Meghu insists on eating from her grandpa’s plate.


Height of fitness- Aarya’s toes being permanently thrust into her mouth looking like Balakrishna on a peepal leaf.

Height of choice- Five month old Aarya preferring a particular song that her mom learnt when she was in her tummy. She hates car seats. When tied up in it she starts crying. The minute the song is sung she stops crying and the moment she switches to another she starts yelling again.

Height of choosiness- Meghu insisting on wearing summer clothes in peak winter. Aarya preferring one toy to the rest.

Height of dadagiri- Aarya insisting on being carried vertically when she was just 2 months old,yelling when I sit down and she wants me to walk around. Meghu insisting that I carry her upstairs and refusing to let my husband to do it. Megha insisting that my husband watch Cartoon channels and objecting to his switching to football during the world cup series.

Height of frustration- Aarya trying to get to a toy placed in front of her. Tries to get there by rolling instead of crawling.

Height of provocation – Can’t think of any.

Grandkids add joy to our lives even when they twist us around on their finger tips!<

30 comments:

Usha said...

Isnt it wonderful how it is never boring to hear about what these kids do and it all seems like it is the first time any child did it. Having a small child in the house at all times is a sure source of joy - I think they never had a problem with that in joint families of old. There was always a kid levelling the adults and spreading general happiness around.
Your grandkids are adorable.

itchingtowrite said...

Height of challenge- To keep a serious face when grandkids smile at you after being naughty, fearing a ‘Don’t spoil her’ from the parent.
they say that grandhildren are like - nature's way of letting people enjoy parenthood without the strings of discipline. and also letting parents appreciate how tough it would have been for their parents when they were kids!!
nicely done tag. & thanks for taking it up. your grandkids are too cute. i am sure they ll love to see it when they grow up!

Mahadevan said...

"Kuzhalinidhu, yazh Inidhu enbar,
Makkaltham mazhalai kezhadhavar" - says "Thirukural". A Child's prattle is sweeter than strings of musical instruments.

How could you ever contemplate, coming away from those kids ?

" There was always a kid levelling the adults and spreading general happiness" - says Usha. Can one improve upon these words ?

mizfit said...

this was a very cute post...

:D

prachi said...

thats why kids are so sweet...
my cousins are exactly the way ur grand childern are...

Has to be me said...

Wow u managed another post b4 u leave 4 India?! Well done lady!

Nice 2 read abt ur grandkids! I cld relate well cos my kids r almost the same age as ur grandkids! :)

Kalpana said...

wonderful kids!!!

Hip Grandma said...

usha:you're right.this is a chapter one never tires of reading.

ITW:Do you do it to your mom too?Well take it from me.We grandparents are also like naughty children and love breaking rules!!

mahadevan:I agree,Usha has summed it up very well.I leave with a heavy heart and a hope that there will be a next time.

mizfit:Thanks.

Prachi:Thanks and give your cousins a hug from me!!

has to be me:i only said that I wouldn't touch upon serious topics.This was only a light hearted banter.Say hi to your kids from me.

kalpana:thank you.You know g'parents like parents feel puffed up when others say nice things abt.their g'kids.

hillgrandmom said...

"Grandkids add joy to our lives even when they twist us around on their finger tips!" The truth :)

Hip Grandma said...

hillg'mom:you know it well don't you?why don't you do the tag?may be you can ask dotm to do it.

starry nights said...

That was wonderful. kids do bring joy and happiness.makes us forget about ourselves. very well written tag.

visithra said...

this was so sweet

Height of choice- Five month old Aarya preferring a particular song that her mom learnt when she was in her tummy. She hates car seats. When tied up in it she starts crying. The minute the song is sung she stops crying and the moment she switches to another she starts yelling again.

this i have seen with another kid - i think the song gives them a sense of security since its familiar to the ear

artnavy said...

Tag was very nicely done- see u in a few months

Gauri said...

Your grandkids are absolutely adorable Gmom.

Height of challenge- To keep a serious face when grandkids smile at you after being naughty, fearing a ‘Don’t spoil her’ from the parent.

:-)))

So True. I keep telling my MIL the same thing and she keeps telling me "Wait till you're a grandmom and then you'll know".

Hip Grandma said...

Lalitha:Wait till you have g'kids of your own.you'd want to spoil them sick.

visithra:Thanks alot.Nice to hear abt the other kid doing the same.we found it so funny.

atrnavy:see u too.

gauri:Yeah your MIL is right.

mommyof2 said...

good job:-)

R.E.B.E.L said...

My brother in law’s 3 year old son taking to the feeding bottle once again when his little brother arrived, much to his mom’s desperation.

-- That is so cute!

Hip Grandma said...

r.e.b.e.l.:Thanks. That was nice of you.

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Shini said...

Hip G'Mom, U love ur grandkids so much! I envy them ;)

Sush said...

whoa!!! that was some height!! awesome!!

RandomThoughts said...

Wow! that was the cutest way to do a tag! Everything you said....IS SO TRUE OF KIDS.
Remebered mine in that age & they were just the same.

As usual a great read!

Rashmi

Pranay said...

Really sweet!!!
Very nicely done tag.
Go on spoil them.

Hip Grandma said...

shini:Yeah grandkids are meant to bring joy without the responsibility.

sush:thanks.Dizzy heights parenting and g'parenting.

Rashmi:what are your children doing now.Maybe you can do a tag on their present activies using the same parameters.

pranay:I'd like to spoil them sick.But I have only a week more.BTW thanks for dropping by.Nad you too Rashmi.

Monika said...

wow !!! its been excellent read... i am still rolling in laughter :) loved it

Hip Grandma said...

monika:thanks.

Cloudy Musings said...

nice post...

V N said...

Wow!!!
Thats one tough tag for sure. It surely would have taken me some time to come up with responses as those....

:)

Hip Grandma said...

cloudy musings:thanks and welcome here.

velu:I am seriously thinking of doing the same tag using old people as examples.Those in their 2nd childhood stage.