On summers and Adios!

‘I want to have summer vacations now like we had when we were kids!’ I told A the other day, out of the blue.
Slightly perplexed, A replied with a couple of questions, ‘What would you do if you did have summer vacations? What did you do back then?’

‘Well…I went to my Mama’s(maternal Uncle) place…met all my cousins..had a blast with them..ate lots of mangoes…watched TV all the time..slept on the terrace and got up only when the sun seemed like it was torching my skin..played all kinds of games…in short…it was masti time!’ I went on and on…oh such nostalgic moments! 🙂

‘Wow…sounds fun…what’s stopping you then? You can do all of that even now. It’ll be a good break for you from the monotony out here. Want me to make your travel arrangements?’ A was being incredibly supportive. *Danger/Confusion/Jhol alert*

Weighing my options and scrutinizing the whole scene clearly made me realize that what seemed very simple in theory was far too tricky practically. Some of my cousins are working and won’t get holidays easily, the ones who are studying have some or the other classes to attend even during this time. I’m on a ‘losing weight’ mission and have to seriously cut down calories, so mangoes have to be limited too (sulk..sulk..sulk). I don’t have any deadline for watching TV now, in fact I’m kind of bored with the whole lot of nonsense shown on it nowadays. And most important, if I go to my Mama’s place I’ll have to cancel going to my Mom’s since A Junior has limited summer vacations. Where does that leave me then? Do I really want this? *Wondering endlessly*

As if reading my thoughts, A, my knight in shining armour came to my rescue. ‘Changes happen in our life, many times without our knowledge and consent, but they do. Our priorities change, and so do our responsibilities. Mom did her best by making sure you got a slice of that fun at your Mama’s place by sending you there. It’s your turn now. You’ve to let A Junior spend time with his family, his Grandmas and Grandpas, his Uncles and Aunts and his sweet little cousin. We’ve been there, done that. Let him get all the pampering too!’ He said matter-of-factly, knowing this was exactly what I wanted to hear.

I hate to admit, but he was right. Although we’d love to be spoilt all our lives and refuse to grow up ever, it’s an imperative phase of our life and we have to accept it whole-heartedly. Childhood is the best time of our life, and gives us lovely memories for a lifetime. We can tuck those moments away safely in some corner of our mind and look back at them fondly, whenever we want.

Having said that, I’d like to inform all my dear friends out here that I’m going to be away from our blog world for the next few days. I’m off on a holiday and won’t be carrying my laptop with me. Would try and keep up with you guys, going to miss you all! You all are such lovely people! Adios! 🙂

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27 thoughts on “On summers and Adios!

  1. hey dear..enjoy ur vacations to the fullest…me too going delhi..in mid may…will miss ur posts..and waiting for all the detailed story of ur vacations….enjoy tc…..Happy vacations…

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  2. @rohini: Delhi in May…please take very good care of yourself and Neil too dear…will miss you too…yes a detailed story will be there…Happy vacations to you too! 🙂

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  3. @Comfy: Awww…how sweet of you to miss me…I'm gonna miss you too…see this is one advantage of sitting at home…can plan a vacation as per my mood (and also A Junior's school now!)Thanks dear…yupp will enjoy a lot 🙂

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  4. @Swaram: Yes dear…I'm having a 'vacation' after ages I guess…Mom's don't ever get vacations as such :PYes…lots will be there to share..certainly! 🙂

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  5. yes dear will take good care of Neil but dear…this is the only time i can spend my time with my maternal ppl…moreover for our 5th anniversary on 2nd june we are going to kullu manali…..so two set of joys….:-)

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  6. Awwww….hope you wont be gone for too long!!!Newayz, yeah, I guess as much as we like to relish the carefree days of youth, things change when we enter adulthood.Though, I just graduated, your post made me think of all the sacrifices my parents would have made to make sure I had a blast!!! Guess life's all about sweet compromises for your loved ones!! 🙂

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  7. @Vyazz: True true…one part of you wants to go back to the fun days…another one tries and keeps you balanced and keeps reminding that you're not the same anymore :)Won't be too long…and I'm definitely going to miss writing on my blog and reading all of you! 🙂

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  8. i got carried away by what u wrote…was there..in my childhood. Nez….go and enjoy and have a blast……i hav 2 come 2 work…..i can read these….but cant afford to b away frm office. Get some pics…and some e-mangoes if i can…waiting 4 u 2 b back….

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  9. Man that reminds me I haven't had a "proper summer vacation" since my school days? Its always been some internship or training or going out with my gang, but those "family vacations" its been sooo long! Anyways, happy vacations and safe journey to you and your family! Enjoy!

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  10. Have a great vacation Varsh! psst…dieting can always be resumed after you get back. So gorge all the goodies to your heart's fill!How true that we have to learn to cherish the memories of our childhood. Can't agree more with A when he says, 'Our priorities change, and so do our responsibilities.'

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  11. @Garf: You wrote just what A told me…you're going to have fun out there when I'll have to go to work…and get bored to death out here alone..what can I say…just lucky :)Yeah will get lots of pics..have many e-mangoes as well as real ones..I'll miss you guys..

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  12. @Addy: After school time this is my first 'official' summer vacation too! Imagine, after me it was directly for my son that I could get this break. Long pending :)Thanks Addy..and I know you'll enjoy too! 🙂

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  13. @zephyr: I'm keeping my fingers crossed…I'm already carrying lot of post-Diwali weight..and honestly I don't see it going away easily…but I've to keep trying :(A has a habit of giving away his free gyan to me..and sometimes it does make sense 😉 Glad you agreed with him..he'll be delighted to know that 🙂

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  14. @Reflections: I did…I did…the day I can control my urge for mangoes I'd reward myself with mangoes! :)Glad didn't put on any weight…good na! 🙂

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  15. @zephyr:I had a great time..though a few hiccups 'se of the heat there…was too tired to write y'day…have posted today :)My insistence on no insistence to eat helped a bit…didn't put on weight! 😉 😛

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