Update and Thanks

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 : !!! ????


57 thoughts on “Update and Thanks

  1. All is well that ends well! And not time to take stock of the scary event and ye make a lighter note of it too πŸ™‚ and ya, kids shall be kids πŸ˜‰ he does have some point isn’t it ? πŸ˜€ heeheee

  2. pls tell number 2 to watch Deewar…
    “Last week I had a car, a t.v. in my room, a mobile phone and a lap top.Today I have nothing”

  3. gosh the older they grow the difficult it is to deal with them

    ha ha ha and i like aneela’s response… unke pass ma hai

    glad allz is well in the end

  4. LOL I can imagine the relief you must be feeling right now!! When you start a discussion about how long the TV is going to stay out of his room then you know everything is getting back to normal πŸ™‚ Hugs, Ritu!! All eez well πŸ™‚

  5. Ha ha, good one, kid!!! As if Bollywood Mamta dialogues work with kids these days. Even my 3 year old doesnt buy such stuff, Ritu πŸ™‚ But on a serious note, so glad they are all OK. Gosh.. reminds us to count our blessings every single day!!!

  6. I agree With Kid#2 (and am on his side), He’s had the short straw of the bargin. I believe he deserves his thing back. I think the accident itself is a big enough punishment for him. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

  7. The Car is a ‘motional’ wreck and that left you an ’emotional’ wreck for a few. In spite of their smart ass ways I am sure the kids have understood how lucky they are to have survived with minor injuries. God Bless.

  8. Lessons learnt by them and everyone is fine so all’s well.

    Your humour in this post has a touch of that feeling too.The one you must have gone through when it happened.


    ROFL@ Aneela’s comment πŸ˜€

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