Kid#1 is back home now. This, by our standards is huge! He’s been to Philippines and back quite a few times in his quest for a commercial pilot’s license. But then we are a family that goes from crisis to crisis – with a short pause in which we try to figure out if we are seriously out of trouble or not ….
Consider this : Kid#1 gets engaged …. runs the car over the verge and decides to fly planes …. since there are no verges in the sky!
Okay! That is completely mean of me. It may or may not have happened like this exactly but this is my story and my blog …
So he tries to get to Canada or the US to get his training. Terrorism and brown skin decide that he does not get a Visa. Hence he goes to Philippines
The course is supposedly for one year. The Global Warming and Divine Powers decide that the weather will be horrible. There are typhoons during the past two years that have drowned the country, ripped open the runway and tarmac and even smashed the air control tower to the ground.
Hence the course that was to be for one year lasted two. But he survived and is now a qualified Licensed Commercial Pilot
Anyway he is finally back, jet lagged, deprived of Indian food (we actually carried roti and dal sabzi to the airport with us for him) and skinny.
I mean I am the most carefree kind of parent but even I thought he was skinny ~~
Is there any mother in the world who thinks her child has come back home looking hale and hearty? There is some kind of reflex circuitry which triggers a primitive response that is so Hindi Movie ….
Mom : Beta you are looking so starved – bechara! Theekh se khaana bhi nahin mila. Have another parantha ….
Son : Basking in maternal attention and pampering : Arrey vahan after the typhoon you could not get any fruit or vegetable, and there is nothing like ghar ki roti
Sibling : Perhaps thinking now the spotlight will have to be shared : Bhai, I dunno, you look okay to me
Wifey : By passing all the undercurrents : Babe, I think you look sexy with the moustache
Ahem! Okay I know you have been apart for the last four months but give it a break, Will Ya?
Come to think of it, I actually agree with her … he looked cute in a bearded Brad Pitt kind of a way
Aaaah! You know what I think now that he is got married and educated (in that order rather than the conventional way?)
I think its one down and one to go. Need the other one to get his degree and wife – in whichever order he wishes so that I can become a vagabond gypsy that I am at heart
One down one to go …. ….. ….. …..