Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Valentine's Day

Teen daughter: What did you and Dad do for Valentine’s Day, when you were engaged?
Me: Nothing, there was no Valentine’s Day then. (Meaning, there was no hype in India those days)
Teen son: Er---you were around before St. Valentine?
This is the same boy who once (as a four year old) asked me if there were dinosaurs around when I was a kid!
I feel sixty-five million years old!


Blogger Shankari said...


15/2/06 2:23 AM  
Blogger Kiwilakhs said...

Not to worry Lak. Whenver I go to India and people see me next to my older daughter, they call me 'auntie', even if they themselves are only a couple of years younger than me! You are only as young a you feel. Cheer up and don't think like a dino!

15/2/06 5:31 PM  
Blogger One in a Billion said...

So .. were you around before St Valentine? ;)

16/2/06 8:52 PM  
Blogger ... said...

I know how it feels. Just a few years ago, I referred to a 34 year old as the "older lady"!! And now I am getting there!!! Pretty quickly :-)

17/2/06 3:11 AM  
Blogger confused said...

awwwwwwww Lak

age catches us with all and its best to age gracefully after all everyone gonna get there one day whether they like it or not...

17/2/06 8:49 PM  
Blogger LAK said...

the One:Aaaargh! Well, maybe yes, in an earlier birth!
kiwi:Don't I know it? My mom had two kids by the time she was 23, and a 26-year-old unmarried girl used to call her auntie!
keya: I won't be surprised if the sabziwala calls me mataji!
confused: This was not about aging :), but about kids'perception of timelines--everything before they were born is clubbed together as history!

17/2/06 10:01 PM  
Blogger MumbaiGirl said...

Tee hee!

18/2/06 3:16 AM  
Anonymous Hiren said...

My son asked me the same thing about Hanuman once upon a time.

22/2/06 2:21 PM  
Blogger WA said...

Haha, I get these ageist insults thrown at me everyday, varying from were there Televsions in your day to did you have calculators in your days etc. What is he talking about, its still my days!

Maybe we should get your kids and mine together next time, sounds like they will get on like house on fire

24/2/06 3:42 AM  
Blogger LAK said...

Hiren, welcome! seriously, Hanuman?
WA, I liked that---it is still my days!You bet!

24/2/06 6:51 AM  
Blogger Thulika - My pen said...

Haha..I like the Hanuman Idea. Next time this is asked, you can all say Yes! I was around when Hanuman was there, after all Hanuman is said to be a Chiranjeevi, he could still be around. :)

25/2/06 3:24 AM  
Blogger Cynthia E. Bagley said...

Funny... I remember that at 5 years old I thought anyone over 30 was old. Now I'm over 40... what does that make me? Ancient?

28/2/06 8:22 AM  
Blogger Kiwilakhs said...

Hey Lak, long time, no post. And you've been tagged too, by me. Check out my blog. Cheers

1/3/06 12:30 PM  
Blogger MumbaiGirl said...

Lak where are you? Are you ok?

17/3/06 6:52 AM  
Blogger shub said...

hahahaha! :)) so cute!

20/4/06 4:20 AM  
Anonymous mahen said...

Thanks for dropping by...

27/4/06 10:14 PM  

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