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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Going cuckoo without the little cuckoos

There is way too much peace and quiet in the house now that the kids are in India with the grandparents.

There is an eerie silence, occasionally broken by the click clacking of one or two laptop keyboards from two ends of the living room couch.

Two adults that stare at each other, stare back at their laptops and communicate to the world using facebook because any attempts at communicating to each other would break that silence. Vijay TV's Jodi #1 plays at barely audible volume even though there is no one to wake up or object to a higher volume. Somehow there seems to be a self imposed ban on speech after the kids left. Just cannot explain it. Maybe noise is the one thing that instantly reminds us of their absence in the house?

We have tried to spend evenings outside the house. Eat outside, go watch movies at the local mall theater, visit the temple, walk around Costco aisles with high tech gadgets that we are otherwise not allowed to walk around because we are usually on a tight schedule to get in and get out, etc. etc.

Someday when Jr. and the little one leave the house either for studying, employment or when they get married and we retire, there is a good chance I will go crazy.

For now, the kids are having jet lag while the adults are having "kid lag".

Hopefully, we will set into this routine over the next few days.


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7 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Ani wrote...

wow take a break... you might need more than 24hr after they come back at least to hear their vacation stories... is this their first break without you?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:09 PM, Blogger Hawkeye wrote...

hey.. the no kids @ home problem can be solved you know..

go #3 :-)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:21 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

ani, first break without us.

hawkeye, that happens if husband and wife bond with lap instead of laptop..

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:52 PM, Blogger Hawkeye wrote...

internet seems to be a population control mechanism..

btw: 2nd wicket down for us ;-)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 7:44 AM, Blogger dipali wrote...

When do they come back?
It can get so distressingly silent, the house becomes practically unbearable for a few days. Take care, you two, and get used to talking to each other minus the kids- it's a future life skill!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:36 AM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

congrats Hawkeye!

think of it as another goal scored..

wicket brings to mind an entire team...

10 wicket vizhundha nee gaali..

:)

goal-na onu rendu moonu typical...

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:26 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

Dipali

you are right. it is a skill that hopefully we will acquire from our parents..

finally know what my parents went through when all of us went to college.. there was a time when I was in the US, my brother was in Bangalore working and my sister was in REC Trichy.. it would have hit our parents really hard at that time.

cannot wait to go get them!

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