I have been good. I have been so good for the last couple of blog posts that I have started to believe that those were written by a stranger. I mean I miss the old Ritu. Why the eff have I become so politically correct?
Am I growing old?
I am all for the kids doing their own thing and letting elderly me relax on my bed with my lap top. Age and growing feeble is an asset, which should be used properly. It can be really advantageous.
It makes the kids deal with crisis responsibly
Which is just what they did when a switchboard caught fire upstairs in the night. They let me sleep happily downstairs while they combated the fire …. the best they could.
Apparently Kid#1 and DIL were just going to bed when there was an electrical fire.
Kid#1 tried to gently fan it away with a towel.
DIL snatched the towel away and stomped it down with all her might.
Kid#2, who woke up due to the commotion, stood blankly watching the fire, half asleep.
The two male dogs also reacted strangely. The dacshund, Piper was so scared that he needed therapy. He slept the night in DIL’s bed, clinging to her.
Baron, our german shephard sat watching the commotion dumbly.
Jeannie our female german shephard growled and barked at the fire, trying to scare it away.
DIL came down for her morning cup of milk and told me
“You know there was a fire last night”
Me : Whaaaat? When, where??
DIL : I put it out. It was me who ordered both your sons to get the towels. Even then, they were being so gentle. I snatched the towel from their hands and stomped the fire away.
Me : My God!
…. and I rushed to see it.
She told me how the dogs reacted … and how the men did.
Females of any species are far more alert and pro-active, even if we snarl and bark at dangers, even if our mode of action is not the ideal one. Yeah!
But the last line has to be Kid#1’s
Oye! Stop bragging. I was the one who turned off the mains!
All said and done … females rock
And another thing …. do you think its time I retire??? I can, you know. She can take care of my two boys well ….