Rains ..Then and now

July 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Posted in Childhood, Rain | 11 Comments

When I was a kid ..rains meant ..

paper boats

frogs , yellow ones and tadpoles

Ants ..loads of them and sitting in dark to avoid them and cuddling and joking with each other and stamping on ants when they find their way inside.

puddles and jumping in them

getting wet on way back to school and shivering in the living room to make mummy shout at us for making everything wet and for taking bath soon to avoid cold and we secretly enjoying that

rain coats ..the blue one

walking in water thats upto the knee in school and collecting the red flowers that will fall off the trees

or a rainy day holiday from school that some one would inform while we were already half way and that would bring the biggest grin possible.

Now ..rains mean..

clothes in the balcony that will not dry for 2 days

kids who will soon catch cold

Ants …when near my elder one ..make him freak and when near my younger one , make me freak.

puddles ..that make me worry about my footwear and dress

getting wet and making my house wet…and kids getting wet and catching cold

maid who is the only one to still claim a rainy day holiday

When did I stop enjoying simple pleasures of nature ? Is that what adulthood does to you 😦



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  1. Oh I had almost written a similar post, esp. triggered by the maid’s absence πŸ˜› Every other day that it rains, her house is filled with water and she bunks work 😦

    • Ohh ya ..one of these days it was raining so heavily and I was enjoying the sight in the balcony with a cup of tea. Probably after ages i felt excited about rain and then I saw my watch and all excitement vanished. Maid was missing πŸ˜›

  2. Awesome post!! It seems just straight from my heart. But then I can;t crib about rain or clothes not drying since we haven’t had any rains this yer 😦

    • Thankyou! Very less rains in Bangalore as well

  3. So much of a difference in the thought process from then to now…. I swear, we hardly enjoy the simple pleasures of life and it just passes by when we go for hunting the expensive artificial ones.

    • so true !

  4. yeh daulat bhi le lo
    yeh shauharat bhi le lo
    bhale cheen lo mujhse meri jawani

    MAGAR MUJHKO lauta do bachapan ka sawan

    Woh kagaz ki kisti , woh barish ka paani

    ENjoy the little things .. I still walk very slowly when it rains here , people ask hurry bik.. but i say whats the RUSH…

    • Thats my favourite song πŸ™‚

  5. brilliant!
    When I realised I was cribbing more about the rains, I stopped myself and started enjoying it !! πŸ˜€
    I love it when it rains!! I wish it rained now.. its been so damn hot here!

    • I shd also try yours and Bikram’s approach πŸ™‚

  6. a very true comparison!

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