Thursday, June 18, 2009

tagged and delivered!


i normally don't do tags... where i have to talk about the 12 things i would like to do by standing on one foot; or the 23 things i would do with a cricket ball; or the 6 continental dishes i absolutely hate; or the 9 smelliest people i have ever come across...

i just can't get myself to do these things... but today i decided to break this self-defined rule and do this tag which preeti tagged me here

so here are the 5 things i love about being a dad :

i am sure there are many more relevant and esoteric reasons for being proud of being a dad, but here are the first 5 that come to my mind...

1. i love having my kids falling asleep while lying on top of me... not any more of course... they weigh quite a bit... but earlier when they didn't weight so much that they squeeze the breath out of me! :P

2. i love hearing my son tell me excitedly about how he scored a beautifully executed goal or catch someone out in cricket or win a chess game... ((most of the time he doesn't get chosen by the other boys to play because he can't kick a ball to save his life... but he makes up for it with all his enthusiasm... and its fun just to hear him describe it all... i always tell people, even if he doesn't become a cricketer, he has a future as a commentator! :P )

3. i love it when my daughter comes and whispers a secret in my ear and doesn't want me to tell her mom... and then the minute her mom walks in the room she can't hold it back for even a couple of seconds... she just has to blurt it out to her! :P

4. i love it when my daughter is scowling and moping (usually because she hasn't gotten her way for once) and tries to maintain a stern, serious expression while i am trying to get her to smile... and finally she can't control herself anymore and ends up grinning or bursting into laughter :)

5. what i love most is watching my kids walk hand in hand, while the older brother is leading his younger sister by hand across the road to the waiting bus on their way to school... :)

16 comments:

M0kshA said...

soooo cute :)why only 5??

brocasarea said...

nice ones..all r nostalgic moments!:)

Preeti Shenoy said...

Guru, LOVELY LOVELY! So glad u did it.Reading this first thing in the morning and a happy grin has spread across my face!
Will see if I can catch u online so I can gush some more over IM :)
Cheers
preeti

Suma said...

wah bhai wah! you did a tag!

loved reading this, wish more dads would do this because sometimes we moms just don't give the dads their due :p

Guruprasad said...

@ moksha : the tag wanted me to list only 5. i just follow orders! :P

@ brocasarea : oh yeah... they are good memories... not that there were no crappy times (pun intended! :P ), but still...

@ preeti : hey, i enjoyed it too! am glad you liked it. :)

@ suma : nah! i don't think most of us dads enough to begin with. :P

Prats said...

The 5ht one was just too awwwwww!!!! I'd lvoe to see that in my kids too..it makes such an adorable picture. You make a great dad form what I read here...and i'm sure the wight will not weigh you down...it'll still feel good...maybe he'll be next to you in a few years :)

Aparna said...

How sweet. I dont know why, but I am taken aback at times by those men who write sweet, sentimental posts on their wives and children. I always think them to be the strong silent types. We women are supposed to be like your daughter....always blurting out our innermost thoughts. And every time I come across a post like this, I feel touched. Thanks for sharing.

sujata said...

CAme here through @Aparna liked your style of writing. will visit again.

Guruprasad said...

@ prats : they are still not too heavy actually :)

@ aparna : thanks for dropping by and commenting. do keep dropping by :)

@ sujata : hey, thanks for dropping by and commenting. liked your posts too.

Babli said...

I liked your blog very much. Very nice post. Keep writing.
You are welcome in my blogs.

Gazal said...

Why are so so against doing tags??

Beautiful moments.
am sure there must be many more.

Guruprasad said...

@ babli : thanks for dropping by. and i need to check out your blog some place where i can read the text. it currently doesn't render properly on my pc.

@ gazal : well i was asked to share 5 things and i did :)
to be honest, i am too lazy to do tags! :P

Prats said...

Like most of the Bachelor guys, I am shit scared of having Kids and the whole family thing runs a chill down the spine....

But the post like yours just made me feel so good about it and see the upside of being more responsible and having a life who treats u like a god....

Anjali said...

Thats so cute!!! I have moments like that too.... Like when my daughter puts me to sleep everytime I am trying to put her to sleep. It just feels so peaceful and Its like there is a cacoon of 'happyness' :)

Guruprasad said...

@ prats : get married, have kids! :P

@ anjali : i know exactly what you mean! i had done a post on how i cannot read a bedtime story for my kids! :)

Shalini Surendran said...

I totally agree!
It is a treat to see the elder one holding his little sister's hand!
Good read.. :)

Cheers,
Shalini