This is the first post I am doing after my sons met with an accident that could have been nasty. I or rather “We” are overwhelmed by the outpouring of concern from the blog world. Thanks a lot people for all the love and concern …. I have told the boys they did not earn it and should consider themselves blessed to have it.
Now we are okay …. and I would like to share with you some of the craziness that happened …… you can’t visit The Phoenix and leave without a smile can you?
4 a.m. on the day of the accident …..
Kid#1 (Bursting into the room shivering) Mom there has been a slight accident
Me (Being a typical Mother India) Show me Kid#2, I wont believe you until I see Kid#2
Kid#2 comes in with reinforcements … friends that had been called to the accident site for help. Kid#2 is looking white as sheet, friend is talking 19 to a dozen explaining how the car just got a minor scratch as it grazed a tree.
I let it pass ….
Other friends troop in – and suspicion builds – I mean these are late teen and twenty something men – who love to sleep at early hours. However I get into the tea and breakfast routine with ears tuned to the conversation.
Kid#1 to Kid#2 : Dude !!!!! I’ll talk to you later
Me: Why aren’t you drinking your tea. Why are you trembling
Kid#1 : Ma he walked out of the car, peed on the roadside and came back and passed out!
Kid#2 : Bhai you were driving the car, I was not!
Kid#1 : Blank stare, drops tea cup since he is all shook up!
Friend 1 : Aunty, the doctor says he is fine – see here is the CT & MR reports …
Friend 2 walks in half an hour later – they have a hushed conference and then they tell me that the cops have impounded the car. I start getting the feeling that a lot will be spilt later …
(Enter Pink Panther Music)
The next day we get the car home and I go ballistic …. for the whole week. The car is a wreck, and his phone is lost. (It was in the car). The TV in his room is confiscated. His lap top was giving problems so I took it away and sent it for repairs. I have yet to decide whether to give it back to him.
Yesterday the doctor said they are both fine. So I read Kid#2 the riot act!
Kid#2 : Ma I am sorry but I dont remember
Me : Humph! Of course you dont! It is not in your interest to remember!
Then I decide to play the Main Bechari act!
Me : How dare you screw up my retirement. I put my life on hold for you to grow up so that I can start living it up. You better not screw this up. And you better not pile up more expenses on me! I have two sons and they are my assets. You better not spoil the damn count!
Kid#2 : Mumble Mumble
Me : Speak clearly
Kid#2 : Last week I had a car, a t.v. in my room, a mobile phone and a lap top. Today I have nothing. Its my asset count that has been spoilt!
Me : !!! ????