Monday, February 1, 2010

Chaos @ Airport - I

Out of the blue, I came on a sudden visit to Kochi, which is my home town. Everything was so sudden and also because I am hopeless at planning, things were very hectic. The night before I was to leave, I packed all my stuff and Adi's only after midnight and couldnt sleep till 2 am wondering what else I've missed.

Just when I thought I fell asleep, it was already morning and it was such a rush. I had to reach the airport on time and I was worried that if I didnt get Adi ready, we'd never make it. Adi fusses most about what he wears because he says he is going to be an actor. Considering the time and effort he puts into choosing his clothes, I almost believe he's gonna make it, at the cost of my sanity though! Seriously, today's kids are smarter than we give them credit for. They have everything planned and mapped out in their little minds while lesser souls like I struggle to think clearly. I wonder if this is a case of generation gap or me turning a grey leaf before I could even say I was a green one!

Yes, we managed to reach Delhi airport on time. It looks awesome, almost like a shopping mall. It is a pleasure to walk through it if you don't have a brat clinging to your arm while you juggle three other bags and walk like somebody who's dragging both feet along. You get the picture, I hope. All heads seemed to sway in my direction and I can assure you, it was more sympathy than admiration!

Everytime we passed an interesting logo and open area shop within the airport, Adi would drag me there, pointing at all the things he wants to buy when he is grown up. Of course, I should be glad he isn't asking for me to buy them but the problem is that he points at five different things in five different directions and wants me to turn and look and comment at each one of them and if I don't, he begins to cry. Initially, the cry sounds like a little sniffle and if i ignore the sniffle, it becomes like a trumpet that doesn't stop trumpeting! Only thing is trumpet is easier to bear compared to Adi when he decides to cry!

There's so much more that happened at the airport but I think you all need a break till the next one. So do i, as I am so tired and want to head back to catch up on the sleep that I've lost.

Tomorrow is another day and yes, I will tell you the rest of the story. As you can guess, it gets crazier in the next part, but you will have to wait a few more hours to get the whole of it.

13 comments:

heartmayank said...

loved this one....

Nithu Bala said...

I loved this post swapna..I was laughing when I imagined you keep turning your head in all the directions wherever Adi pointed..love your way of writing..

Lavanya Sriram said...

LOL :).
wants to be an actor? wow...i think this may keep changing over the several years.. keep us updated though :)
a very nice account :) waiting for the next..

Swati said...

Funny it sounds though..it must have been crazy to you !! Hugs !

Waiting for the next one !

ritu said...

simply loved it. I couldn't help smiling while reading it. Poor mom... but he is cute!

take care n waiting for the next episode.

Nimisha said...

with a sense of great apprehension, I clicked the post about the chaos at the airport. yet, gladdened all so much when you said it looks awesome! :)

BK Chowla, said...

I would wait.

Abhishek Rai said...

By Joe !!!

That was one hell of a task...

Waiting for part 2..

By the way which actor Adi admires?

R. Ramesh said...

ya me 2 wait with chawla sir...

Vinoo John said...

Interesting..I wish I had kept a record of the buance I had to put up with my daughters wach time at the airport....

R's Mom said...

hahahahh :) poor u :)

Swapna Raghu Sanand said...

Thanks, glad to know you all enjoyed reading about the chaos. Aamir Khan is Adi's source of inspiration:)

- Sugar Cube - said...

the problem is that he points at five different things in five different directions and wants me to turn and look and comment at each one of them and if I don't, he begins to cry.
lol :)

how old is Adi ?

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