Friday, June 09, 2006

Ma & Pa Time again!

Yeah!...My Folks are coming over this weekend!!!!

This is a paranoia that tends to hit most of us who have been "staying away from home for ages now"....This is an event...and for people like us parents coming over needs nothing less than complete "event management skills!"

Spend almost the entire weekend trying to make the house look like its been inhabited and not run down by a hurricane (thx to hubby dear's mere existence in the house)!

1) Cupboards are in order(with special instructions to hubby to not ravage them!) . Pls note cupboards also have moth balls and dehumdifiers (That ones gonna stun my mom!)

2) There are towels and soaps in both bathrooms and yes the even the toilet doors have been cleaned!(Bonus again)

3) Every bottle in kitchen has a label (Mom's gonna faint on this one;-)

4) There are extra towels in the house for guests! (Good girl!)

5) Junk food has been hidden away in the top shelves hoping it'll be atleast a week till mom reaches there!:-) (Sly one!)

6) Separate washing powder is used for "gentle" and "not so gentle" clothes!....(Ok am showing off!)

7) Dust-bins in all the rooms!!! (This one takes the cake!)

8) Even windows/ glasses fall under the "cleanable furniture" in the house and maid has been instructed accordingly (Yeah am mama's girl!)

9) The fridge has rules.."Veg only in the veg tray, fruits in the last shelf only....(even mom doesnt have this rule!)

p.s:- This one is courtesy Hubby dear-he actually took it on himself to clean the fridge and set the rules!:-)

10) Water is filtered "and" boiled before drinking!( Well...things change mom!)

Guess parents will always remain parents and we will always remain the kid who will "never grow up"!:-).....the special people in their lives.

Its been almost 9 mths since I last saw them and almost feels like a decade...looking forward to watching mom stand at the door and waving at me going to office....saying..."Theek se jana"(Go safely).

Looking forward to being their "little girl" again:-)


At 8:58 AM, Blogger lil _kath said...

..awww got excited too sweetie, i missed my Mom and Dad, wish they can come here too in Tokyo soon ;)

... ur list seems in good order huh ^_^ luv that "every bottle in kitchen has a label" haha...sure Mom will gonna faint on that ^_^ hubby can't sit on his fave throne for weeks? hehe..he'll be the "yes wife,i'll do it" mode. :P
..goodluck Anand :P's wife turns to be princess for weeks *wink*

enjoyyyyy sweetie!


At 11:46 AM, Blogger ektaran said...

you lucky little girl...

so you are going to enjoy 'maa ke haath ka khana' too

feeling lil J :P

Have a nice time..

At 12:46 PM, Blogger Mr. J said...

aawww.. :D

Don't buy chocolates from outside and don't talk to strangers ok and eat your lunch completely.

At 12:53 PM, Blogger Ron said...

ooh, parents visiting is defintely a huuuuuge event. all my life my room resembled a pig sty, so when mom was to visit me last month in my own house i went all out to make the house completely spotless. can totally identify with the "cleaning doors and windows". though i dint quite label time i think :P

have fun. make sure u get plenty of mummy's cooking..nothing can beat that really.

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Arz000n said...

I remember 2 yrs back I took the risk of asking ma parents to drop ova to ma pune apt where I was staying along those days...

MOM stepped inside and almost fainted...afta that next 3 months I received nice lectures on how to keep room clean no matter wht...

If she visits ma new apt now...I think she will faint even without me opening the door ... hehehe

Afta all its bachelors place...wht should one expect :)

Btw, Good luck to you!!

At 4:46 PM, Blogger Khushi said...

//Looking forward to being their "little girl" again:-)

have a nice time :)

At 5:27 PM, Blogger hope and love said...

very cute post..
have a lovely time..
im sure that it will be a very beautiful experience for ur parents,..

At 7:35 PM, Blogger Gotta Be Max said...

That is one exhaustive list!
I guess that I will use it as a reference for the next time that my parents are visiting!

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Suji said...

Have a nice time. You have been a good girl and worked now enjoy 'Ma ke haath ka khana' for some time. :)

At 9:19 PM, Blogger milo said...

u knw mothers seem to b cleanliness freaks!!! lol... bt gud job dearie,,,,
hp u have a gr8 time wid ur parents..

At 9:54 PM, Blogger How do we know said...

hmm... when my mummy come, i will also tell .. mummy make lots of ghar ka khana for me.. me no making khana.. and me no cleaning house also.. mummy come and clean, and shout at me, and me rolls on the couch and giggles till she gives up on being angry and smiles instead!

hee hee!!

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Raghav said...

as they say "preparation is better than a scold" !

At 6:50 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Lil:- yeah yeah me all excited!...and was missing them loads so am glad they'r gonna be here!..and nope hubby is off to germany this sat so his throne is now gonna be taken over by my dad!;-)

Ektaran:-Hey we share common names!;-) Yeah looking forward to mom's food..feels like ages actually..sigh!

Me:- lol!...ok mommy..will do that!

Arzoon:- Well trust me even after the exhaustive list am sure there will be still areas which will need some lecturing from mommy dear!...Guess all mom's are the same!

Ron:- Thx babe...yeah the labelling jars's love!...My mom's defi gonna be impressed with that one!...try it next sure it'll work!

Khushi:- Thx sweety!...

Hope:- Thx hope..I hope they have a equally good time here too!

Gotta:- Ok done!..but hey, am gonna charge royalty for it now!!;-)...its patented!

Suji:- Yeah yeah, me been a very good girl...and now its time to get pampered once again!...yupiieee!

Milo:- Oh!...tell me abt it!! mom's can do a PHD in cleanliness!!..and scary part is am seeming to turn out a lot like her...!!!

How do we Know:- heheh!...yeah do that! me u can throw tantrums only with parents..only people in the world who will take nonsense from u and still hug u!!.:-)

Raghav:- Hehe..yeah dude...hope the preparation though is enough to avoid a scold!lol!

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Shikha said...

thanks for the checklist..might come in use pretty soon:)

At 9:25 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

aww Ekta so u must be having fun with ur ma n pa..

**to make the house look like its been inhabited and not run down by a hurricane

LOL! Is Anand some kinda Tsunami?

My mum still sends me off to work standing at the door...yeah, to them we never grow...we r always kids. To us, ther always our sweet parents no matter how much we grow.


At 11:06 AM, Blogger desperado said...

pretty interesting list
n now im missing home
n thank god mom n dad dont visit me in d hostel..they'll faint fore sure seeing my room

At 1:11 PM, Blogger justme said...

u ve made me miss home..!! not fair..!1

At 3:10 PM, Blogger Jay said...

Thorough preparation?

Nice one! :-)

At 3:45 PM, Blogger Nitika said...

awwww...u must be feeling top of the world na....meeting them after 9 months...clasp all the loves lively that has been pending for so long...hehehe...

hmmm...good girl...finding way to escape from mom do's and don't....well when thinks come like cleaning the room i have a strict rule than ma mom..lolzzzz..for this matter i can easily get rid from atleast some of her do's n don't....haha

all the best ekta

At 3:57 PM, Blogger Freaky Chakra said...

wow, some hectic preps! :D

At 4:13 PM, Blogger White Forest said...

voww....celebration time :)

Enjoy every minute Ekta :D

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Contented said...

Hey Ekta!

Seems like you going to have great time with your parents. Enjoy...:)

Btw Is anand started to germany? He was asking me where I live and I asked him to mail me. But he didn't...(:

At 7:45 PM, Blogger Vivhyd said...

hey. thnx for visitin my blog.. nice checklist u have there.. infact - have to do some of these at the end of this month - so thnks for the tips :)

At 8:01 PM, Blogger Ankit said...

nice post yaar living alone is like living in a hostel.
BUt some points are missing no hiding of the posters or throwing the liquid diet :)

At 2:21 AM, Blogger ArChaNa said...

hehehe... i can relate to almost all the points :D

ye even i label all the bottles in kitchen. lol!

am all excited now ... just feel lyk going to india right now or call them here.

aww.. i'm missing my parents now :((

Have a gr8 time with ur parents!

At 4:35 AM, Blogger Stone said...

hmmmm.....missing home :-(

At 7:27 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Shikha:- Heheh..yeah am gonna start charging for it now!

Keshi:-I will Keshi..thx babe! and hey he's worst than Tsunami!

Desperado:-Awww...well I agree hostels were the last place I wld have liked my parents to come...pigsty to say the least!

Justme:-Awwww...sorry..dont worry ur folks will be remembering u right now!

Jay:- yeah yeah....better safe than!;-)

Nitika:-Heheh...yeah top of the world....waiting for all the pampering to begin!;-)...Gosh u seem to be worst than my mom!

freaky:- I said its almost an event!!

White:-Yeah white, I will thx!!

Contended:- ooh! yeah I saw ur comment...hes been dead busy ya..doesnt even talk to me properly now!..Left for office at 7 am today!!!....anywayz will make sure he drops in a mail to u!! Hes leaving this sat and will be going first to frankfurt!

Viv:- hey sure, my glad this list is coming in handy to so many people!!

Ankit:- heheh yeah dude...but u see am married and staying with the poster days are gone and replaced by "paintings"!!..and also liquid diet..well dont worry thats all taken care of!

Archana:- aww...huggs babe!
I can understand...but am glad u can relate to all these points...guess am not the only insane one!

Stone:- Me too:-(

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

lol Anand sounds like a twister then!


At 6:38 PM, Blogger Has to be me said...

Wow! thats so nice 2 note that ur folks will be around soon! *I'm a bit jealous now!!* Its time u put ur feet up & relax. So its worth the cleaning. How long r they gonna be with u? Just enjoy these times cos they r just the best.

Hmmm so is Anand trying to be an impressive son-in-law?! ;)

At 8:54 PM, Blogger Gotta Be Max said...

oh! Isn't there any more humanity in this world? Royalty on such a thing? You should be happy to share such that others don't face an ordeal... what has this capitalistic world come to!


At 12:13 AM, Blogger anirudh said...

oh so sweet a post this one...i can undestand wat it may feel 2 be withought ur parents...cant explain it..jus that this ppost makes me cry remembring ma grandpa...its so strange we continue livin without some ppl...and always think we wont be able 2..i hate this life..

At 3:10 AM, Blogger Viewer said...

Gal enjoy u time with ur folks and maa ka haath ka khana... No matter how ever old we grow maa ka haath ka khana will always be a super duper hit :)

At 7:59 AM, Blogger Wanderer said...

am new to your blogThanks for dropping by at mine....

hmmm your post was awake up call for me... my parents are visiting me nex month....
its called a hygine chek up.....
they come into see how hygenic my living conditions are.....
i better get started...

have a gr8 time....

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Known Stranger said...

i could co-relate your zest in your words. I had been living away from parents for past 10 years and rigirous away for passt 6 years handling myself. and when they are coming - ofcourse if dad comes no issues i can leave the beer bottels in fridge - he could casually take one and can have some pleasent time with himself when i am off to office. But if mom comes.. she feels painful to see if the home is in shabby state.. need to set right on saturday to get a pat from her.. hmm you keeping the home like a gal. pretty good i am happy to brought up you with complete way of not just like your dad. heiehei and making her happy is a pleasure right.

Hmm.. hey.. ekta.. me sounding low and sad.. oh my good ness.. I am one of the happy go kid. fine no more i could use this word kid. happy go lucky guy.. but.. ilove to express the melancholy of emotions always and that doesnt mean i am low.. in the happiest mood i had written this. the fact is i was in a customer place - a pulp and paper mill and after lunch was feeling so sleepy waiting for the mill general manager.. had no work.. just the idea struck.. noted down and posted yesterday after coming to office. and no low and sadness. But thank you so much for the care

At 9:45 AM, Blogger Thetis said...

lucky you.... enjoy

At 5:22 PM, Blogger karmic_jay said...

Nice post. You are lucky to have your folks visit you to see the life you have set up in a different land. I am sure you will enjoy the time, but towards the end you will also be happy to have the house to yourself.

I went for 6 years without seeing my folks and it is nto easy. They are also old and can't travel. So you have something special. Cherish the moments :-)

At 7:19 PM, Blogger alice said...

wow all that work....u must be so tired...
and have a grt time with ur Ma and Pa...and give them a big hug and have fun little girl... :)

At 10:37 PM, Blogger Sudeep said...

9 mths.. thts a long time by any means to me since i have my mom with me here.. though dad has been transferred to Shimla he visits in 2-3 mths

n i can relate somewht to the cleaning the home to show tht it was like this all the while, when mom returns after visiting dad.. lol

m sure Anand is a gud hubby to help u out in all the chores :P

n my mom bhi roz kehti hain theek se/sambhal ke jaana :)
all moms r same..

have a gr8 time with ur folks..

At 1:35 AM, Blogger Neha said...

so loads of exceitement coming
njoy urself kiddo ! :)

At 6:30 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Keshi:- lol!!..haha..yeah but hes not THAT bad actually!;-)

Has:-Thx has!..well yeah its time to put my feet up and relax and just enjoy all the pampering!!
They will be here hopefully for 1.5 mths or so.
Andn yes, anand's all set(and trained) to appear as a good son-in-law!hehe..he's actually feeling stresed about them coming..heh!:-)

Gotta:- that?..Never heard of it!;-))

Anirudh:- Awww hugggsss anirudh! Well I used to also miss my mom a lot in the last 9 mths...but am glad I will get to spend time with them now!
But dont sure u'll get to see ur folks soon and ur grandpa is actually always there with u!:-)

Viewer:- U bet!!..We are always their "kids" and quite waiting for mom's food..shes a fab cook!

Wanderer:- hehe..yeah yeah..u better take this list and pin it up on ur room and keep ticking every item that u finish!!..Will let you know how successful this list was:-)

Known- hey Known, am glad ur not low and was just some thots u were sharing!
And hey 10 yrs is a long time and ur right..its not the dad's , but mom's who usually freak when they come over...guess all mom's are the same!:-)

Thetis:- Hey thx...will do!

Karmic:- woah!...6 yrs without seeing ur folks..thats a really long time!!..Have no clue how managed that!!...I cldnt manage for even a whole year!
Anywayz thx a lot and hope ur able to see them more often!

alice:- yeah both of us were tired actually but also excited that they'r coming over today!
Will defi give them a big hug and have tonnes of fun...thx!

Sudeep:- Yeah well 9 mths is a long time..coz when ur outta country its that much harder to be able to see them often!...
Well like I said mom's never change and they are all the same..forever worrying about their 'little kids":-)

Neha:- Thx neha...will make the most of it all!

At 8:39 AM, Blogger Keshi said...

gawwd I hope! :):)


At 8:58 AM, Blogger Karen said...

sounds like you've thought of every little detail... how did it turn out?

btw, thanks for stoppin' by my place today!

At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My mom's coming on sunday and its gonna be chaos then coz my wife becomes a barbarian queen with loads of backing from my mom...

At 10:42 AM, Blogger Dalicia said...

it's nice to have parents around :) they always say that i have too much things. you go girl with the list....*LOL*

At 10:53 AM, Blogger dee iyer said...

you and anand seem so cute together! :)

At 2:22 PM, Blogger p¡£®®£(X000nie) said...

Thnx 4 poppin in,Ekta... Ur blog looks Neat so is de house too.. Gud work ;-)

At 3:25 PM, Blogger Jeevan said...

For parents there Kid is always kid. Enjoy with your parents, dont give more works for your hubby;)i too like to keep my house clean every time.

At 6:15 PM, Blogger saby said...

in football as in life
there is only winning and loosing

if in the process of ball possession, your balls fall out

it dont matter

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Dewdrop said...

Enjoy with your folks. 19 months is not all that bad, I am with my folks after 4 long years, and its been blissful. I bet your time is such too. btw, loved rule no.9. Sometimes hubbys can think great :P

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Boldnbeautiful said...

Wow girl time spent in this exercise is all worth, else u will have u dedicate more hrs for lectures "How to keep ur home clean & tidy"

BTW mom's hand made delicious food is worth everything:)

Only on the day of thier arrival house should be neat, later u can relax, mom will take care lol

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog.
It sounds like your house is ready for the visit.
I do the same thing. We must get the house in order when our parents or any guests come over.
My kids' rooms usually look like a tornado went through them.
My refrigerator needs a good cleaning!

At 1:20 PM, Blogger the_ego_has_landed said...

hey thanks for dropping by!:)

well i wouldnt knw what its like but this was funny read and hope u have a nice time with them:)
yeah we will never grow up in front of our parents

have fun!:)

At 4:48 AM, Blogger Johnny B. Good said...

hide all yr boy friends

hide me

At 10:55 AM, Blogger Ekta said...

Keshi:- Yeah yeah...Thankfully!

Karen:- yeah babe, am an obsessive planner!:-)
Turned out just grt..parents were as impressed as I had expected..!

Southpaw:- heheh..well all the best in dealing with two barbarian queens!

Elaine:- Yeah yeah...but my folks are opposite, according to them I need more stuff...haha!...

Dee:- Aww dee..thx a bunch!!..touchwood!

Xoonie:-Thx dear...well abt the house....right now yes...coz hubby is away!

Jeevan:- for hubby...well he is away in germany enjoying FIFA!:-)...So his work will start when he returns!

Saby:- ewwww...nevertheless..aye aye sir!;-)

Dewdrop:- Agree with u...and well hopefully they will have a nice time too...yeah onky "sometimes" hubby's think!

Bold:- heay exactly..thats whats been happening..only the day they landed the house and kitchen was taken care of by atleast for the next 1.5 mths I dont have to bother abt my lunch and dinner...all taken care of by supermom!:-)

Jamie:- house looks bad coz my when my hubby creates the tornedo effect!!
Thx for stopping by my blog too!

Ego:- Thx ego..dont worry ur time will come the day u move out too!!

Johnny:- err...sure but am married!:-))
The only boyfrd am allowed to have is hubby!

At 2:03 PM, Blogger Casablanca said...

Awesome! Enjoy being a kid again, and take them around HK and generally have a blast! My mom loved the shopping here when she visited me.... Hk is so lovable anyway :D

At 10:57 AM, Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

Guess parents will always remain parents and we will always remain the kid who will "never grow up"!:-).....the special people in their lives.

So true :D you said it all in those lines
Happy Days are here again for you ;)

At 12:51 PM, Blogger Shivangi said...

Oh my god! That is so bloody true... For those of us who've lived away from home, it really is such an event when folks announce their arrival...
But I mostly get caught because my folks almost always like to catch me off guard! Thats when it gets really dirty!
Thanks for your comment on my blog! Keep coming back!

At 1:26 AM, Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

she has been guessing correctly ur expressions ever since u couldnt speak! With a lil' showoff U might have been able to pull it off for a while... but I am afraid she would have come down on U sooner or later :P :P

Afterall, I have the weirdest one back home :">

But anyways, no followup of mom's visit? I am eager to know wat happened. :D


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