Saturday, March 01, 2008

inspired living!


i am thick-skinned... nothing shakes me. (the boss prefers to be more direct and says i am incorrigible and hopeless! )

i used to be a skinny guy in school. and i used to be embarrassed with my own body. and i used to keep fantasising about putting on a few kilos. and i did :)

well, maybe more than a few kilos. but i'm still proud of myself. it took a lot of hard work... eating, sleeping, lazing around, and not exercising....

the big boss kept trying to pierce through the thick skin with well aimed barbs about the bad shape i was in! i even agreed to wal every morning if she gave me company since i am pathetic company to myself! and this just didn't work out, which suited me just fine :P

and then disaster struck! and how!!!

my daughter, all of 3.5 years, and my own flesh and blood made the unkindest cut! oh how can i ever live this down? let me explain and then you will surely sympathise with me!

my daughter is friends with another girl in our complex where she spends time almost every other day. (her parents are good friends). they were expecting their second baby and the expectant mother was visibly pregnant.

now my daughter's friend, with a lot of pride in her voice, announced that her mama's tummy is big because there's a baby in it. and my daughter (oh the shame of it!), not one to be left behind, promptly piped up and said that we too are having a baby because my papa's tummy is also big! and this is in the presence of my friends. well you can imagine the ir reaction to this announcement. and then this obviously reached the big boss' ears who lost no time in relaying the news to me.

and she expected me to see the humor in this situation!!!

well, that broke me and my resolve completely!

its been about two weeks now that i have started walking every morning with the same friend who gives me company. (so i don't even the excuse of not having company)

28 comments:

Shruti said...

ohohoho!! can't blame her.. she only used logic!! ;)

The hObBiT said...

that was really hilarious!!!! i hadn't noticed u had put on weight GP....

Gautam said...

"Child is the Father of Man!" - seems to be so true in this case..
Nice one!!

Tys on Ice said...

i feel for you ...i hve always wondered why my wife makes such a big thing out of being pregnant...after all, she loses tht tummy in 9 months...i hve carried mine for 3 years and still no signs of deliverance...

i refuse to walk..its a idealist thing...i feel walking is insulting to progress and interfers with our natural evolution where humans in the near future will turn into blobs and will roll to their destinations...this theory is formulated from observing tht in nature ultimately the perfect shape is round...

so u , my friend , is achieving perfection

Prats said...

Thank your stars, she didn't say anything more logical ;). And when you guys go complaining about not getting the royal treatment while expecting, I hope you remember the daughter's comments and the flushed reactions....and choose to stay quiet lol

~nm said...

Hahaha...now that surely is Inspired Living! :D

So how many mm gone off so far? *wink*

Swati said...

Hahahha...so she did what was impossible ..it was hilarious :)

Thinking aloud said...

your daughter is going to be soooo disappointed....!!

happy walking....!!!

jayashri said...

Very funny specially if its from a children put it.
I remember having made similar comment on my father as a small girl.
He had (has even now) a nice solid paunch when I was small. My friends mommy who were our neighbours, was pregnant and when I asked her why she looks so fat, she said " my baby is in there", I said my father also has babies but they are rat babies as mommy's can only have human babies. And guess how many rats were there? TEN. God knows how I got all those ideas.

Gazal said...

welcome to the walkers club....

keep it up and you'll surely deliver in a couple of months...err the extra weight i mean.....

Alapana said...

Atlast your daughter made you take that walk now:)

Madhumita. said...

:).

Thinking aloud said...

i'm so sure i commented here...either my memory is playing tricks on me...or blogger is...

happy walking!!!

Ziah said...

tsk tsk... Its time to carry that weight around with some dignity... or atleast volunteer to be santa every christmas to justify that paunch!!!:)

Cuckoo said...

Ha Ha... that was hilarious !

Your daughter is sure very chweeet.

So how many months to go ? When is the delivery date ? Eat well & don't worry, ok ?

Solitaire said...

OMG!! This is soooo funny! At least that got you motivated....

brocasarea said...

lol...pretty hilarious!...am skinny too but started walking[infact jogging] 3 months back!:)...but off late laziness overttook me and stopped jogging!...:(

Joy said...

Good. Its only kids who can make parents work.

Na.Su.Krishnan said...

Visitig your blig for the first time. Well maintained!

Tys on Ice said...

whn u getting back from ur walk?

Ziah said...

Hey! Long time no hear:( I hope its not one of those self imposed exiles - y'know, like I wont come back until I give Paris Hilton a complex in the waistline dept???;) For what its worth, missing the musings:)

And, you're tagged. Do hop across..:)

Thinking aloud said...

hey...still walking?

Guruprasad said...

@shruti : you bet :)

@the hobbit : thanks for going easy on me here :P

@goutam : the father is getting chided by the child here :(

@tys on ice : brother, i'm following your footsteps... no that should read as 'i'm following your roll-alongs' :P

@prats : i am willing to stay absolutely quiet... as long as others stay quite about my shape too! :)

@~nm : i'm terrified of measuring... so i keep telling myself that its all in the head :P

@swati : yeah... she can move mountains, this one! :)

@jayashri : thank god you are not my daughter! you would definitely rat on me :P

Guruprasad said...

@gazal : yeah, yeah... go on... laugh at a poor man who's already down... :)

@alapana : i'm amazed at the number of people who are thrilled with this fact that my daughter has managed some sort of miracle... but i don't find it funny in the least... hummph!

@madhumita : :-|

@TA : i think blogger is the culprit :)

@ziah : i'll be santa if you will be rudolph so that i can then whip you mercilessly for laughing at my sorry state :P

@cuckoo : grrrr.... i never knew i could harbor such violent thoughts against little birds! :P

@solitaire : funny? i don't see anything funny here... some third degree and some below-the-belt whipping maybe...but definitely nothing funny! :)

@joy : you bet!

@na.su.krishnan : thanks!

@tys-on-ice : i took the johnie walker tag line too seriously, i think :P

@ziah : i'm back :)

@TA : back for a breather :)

Guruprasad said...

i've been drowned in year-end work... just broke surface for a gulp of fresh air... will be back as soon as i gather my wits...

Ziah said...

What makes u think Santa ever had anything whipped apart from cream?? Hahh? Haah?? haaahhh??? Some violence! **Shudders** TAKE> A>VACATION!!! You're stressed!!!:P

Guruprasad said...

@ziah : i agree... i need a loooong break :P

Preethi said...

ha ha haaa. that was hilarious.