Friday, September 11, 2009


Reflections tagged me with a list of 20 some questions that you ask your kids, then you write up their responses as they say it & display the answers in your blog...And since here answers are to be given by my children I was waiting for them to take out time from their busy schedule:) and send me. So here they are..some more stuff about me, but from the eyes of my children... lets see how I fare? this is my litmus teat:)

Mama: What is something I always say to you?
Be a good human being.
Daughter: Honesty is the best policy.
Me: very happy to see that you remembered and followed it.

Mama: What makes me happy? Son: Love and respect.
Daughter: Anybody and everybody praising your kids :)
Me: so true:)

Mama: what makes me sad?
Son: Dishonesty.
Daughter: Seeing Poverty

Mama: How do I make you laugh?
Daughter: There are so many ways. For example, by spending oodles of time scouring for deals and then excitedly telling me that you found something and then me telling you that either you don't need it or its not worth it :)
Son: By telling us jokes u read somewhere .

Mama:What do you think I was like as a child?
Daughter: Very sincere, studious, laborious and obedient. Disclaimer: My mind has been colored by the childhood stories told by you in anticipation of this tag .
Son: Copybook! Sober and straight with NO vices at all.
Me: Thank u:)
Mama: How old am I?
Daughter: You're a child at heart :)
Son :Old enough to be our mother,
Young enough to be our friend.
Me: love u:)

Mama: How tall am I?

Daughter: So tall that You can reach wherever you want.
Son :
My son forgot to write the answer:)
Me: getting misty eyed: Guria:)

Mama: What is my favourite thing to do?
Son:internet surfing and reading.
Daughter:Watching a movie. Nobody can disturb you when you're doing that :)

Mama: What do I do when you’re not around?
Son; we have not been around for a while now. I guess you keep yourself busy through reading and internet
Daughter:(which is mostly always) blogging

Mama: If I become famous, what will it be for?
Son:Writing .
Daughter: For your thoughts/opinions

Mama: What am I really good at?
Son:Making people see the brighter side of life. Positive thinking.
Daughter:A lot of things but the most admirable is adaptability. We've changed cities so often but I've never seen you complaining. Even when you come to US, you never complain that you're getting bored - even though you're alone at home. I'm also totally amazed at how fast you can learn things if you want to. Just a few years back, you were a novice on the internet but today you're teaching different things to people in our family. When you say "Oh I googled this and found...", I can't help but smile :). That's my MOM for you!

Mama: What am I not really good at?
Son:Creating Jokes.
Daughter:Being Patient.

Mama: What is my job?
Son:Keeping the house warm and cosy.
Daughter:To worry. Yes seriously. "I hope my kids get into a good college. Oh they have?!?! Then I hope they get a good job. They did?!?! I hope they get married..." You get the point! :)

Mama: What is my favourite food?
Son:Mostly you never tell us what your favourite dishes are. But we know that you like sweet vegatables like carrot and pumpkin. Also you like mixed vegetables
Daughter: I think the latest is ice-cream :). There was a time when it was rasgulla or other bengali sweets but I don't think it is now. I don't know about favorit dish - when I was a child I used to often aks her why she doesn't make her favorite dish one day (yeah! look at me asking her to make her favorite dish! These kids!) and she said she likes everything she makes for us (papa included). I do know that she likes vegetables with a slightly sweeter tast like carrot, pumpkin, cabbage.
Me: To me , my family was the most important thing,and still it is:) I loved everything they loved

Mama: What makes you proud of me?
Son:when you buy gifts for us :)
Daughter: YOU :)

Mama: What makes me proud of you?
Son:That I am a good human being who is also intelligent, smart, cool, fun etc etc..:-))
Daughter:Ok where do I start ;), smart , talented, blah! blah:)
Me: You are all that and much more and I thank god for that every single day of my life.

Mama: What do you and I do together?
son :Chat
Daughter: We talk:), This time I leatn to sew and crochet from her.

Mama: How are we the same?
Son:Both of us are easy going.
Daughter:I have the same values.

Mama: How are you and I different?
Son:I am more easy going than you
Daughter: When it comes to clothes and fashion we are SOOOO different:)
Me: here comes my simple daughter:)

Mama: What is one thing you wish you could change about me?
Daughter:That is a mooot question_If you ask children they will have a laundry list of things they would like to change about parents :-) we have been making that list since the time we could 'think', right bhaiya?:)
Son : Nothing!
Me....bata do woh list to yeh iccha bhi poori kar denge:)

Now I would like to tag....


JP Joshi

Balwinder singh






SG said...

Nice one. Now we know some more about you and your children.

Anonymous said...

When we lost child within we are grown-up.
I am trying The Best to re-discover the child within.

Sparkling said...

Awwwww...this is awesome!!!

I can clearly see that your kids adore you and truly, your daughter thinks you're one COOL Mom!

You are really cool, Renu! :)
You know something, I'm equally amazed at how savvy you're with the internet as well as how involved you are with all things happening around. Kudos! :D

Renu said...

SG: True, from this tag everybody will know more about my children:) about me they are saying nothing new:) all the blog readers know most of the things.

Hobo: is it?

Sparkling: Thankxxxxxxxxxx:):):):
You always make me happy:) by saying so good tghings abou me.

But Dont all the children adore their parents?..this is the beauty of this relationship...a child may be fat, ugly, lazy but still for mother he/she will be beautiful, and the same when parents may be not so involved and not very devoted, still all the children think that their parents did the best:):):):).

And this COOL MOM tag has backfired so much for me:) that now I would like to be a typical mother:) who should be feared a little and respected a lot.

Anonymous said...

Old enough to be our mother,
Young enough to be our friend.
..This one touched me the most :)

When it comes to clothes and fashion we are SOOOO different ..hehhehehheheh

Ur children r so proud of u...they love u so much :) It's cool tht you are internet savvy and not dependent on any1 for passing ur time..

Smriti said...

Awww mommy your kids are so cute, LOL!!

Renu said...

SWATS: :):).in today's time one cant afford to depend on the children, Its better to be independent for everything as far as possible:)

Smriti: oh why not:) cute kids of a cute mommy:)

manju said...

Nicely done tag! And I'm impressed that your kids took the time and effort to give all these answers!

I'll do the tag in a little while....

Neha said...

first time on ur blog renu, and loved the answers...this shows how nice u r as a mother, which makes u even a better human being...i am glad that u visited my blog, so that I gotta read this post of urs...thank u..:) (a genuine smile)

Sandhya said...

Will my children take time to answer?! Your children are brought up very well, Renu.

I will do this tag, shortly!

Solilo said...

Renu, you are such a sweet mom. So cute! :)

Thanks for tagging me but I already did this one.

Amrita said...

Such a cutie cute taG!!! Loved every bit of it

Rush said...

i loved the how tall am i?
this is a wonderful tag, speaks so much about u and ur wonderful they blog too? would love to read if they ever think and get inspired by ur blogging.

Rush said...

and thanks a million for the Project Tulsi banner, the project was a complete hit...just 3 pots left.lets hope they make it someones home soon :)


Babli said...

Very beautifully written. Good to know more about you and your children. I liked your post very much and enjoyed reading it.

Renu said...

Manju: My son took a little time:) But of course otherwise I would have emotionally blackmailed them ke liye itna time bhi nahi ha tumhaare paas:)
Do it at your own leisure:)

Neha: Welcome here Neha!and thanks for the compliment! Cant say about how good mother I am, but I would like to be known as a good human being, that has been my first and last aim in life.

Babli: Thanx:)

Renu said...

Sandhya:Thanx Sandhya! Take your own time, even I took more than month, and certainly your sons will take out time, otherwise emotionally blackmail them like I said in my comment to Manju.

Renu said...

Solio: Thank u !! I am just going to read your tag:)

Amrita::) would have tagged dyou first if you had kids:)

RUSH: Thanxxxxxx:)

Actually it was my daughter who wanted me to start blogging and she has been my teacher all the way and still helps me in everything.she has a blog ,

I am very happy for your tulsi project, if I was there I also would have brought one home:)

Jayashree said...

Loved seeing you through the eyes of your children.

Renu said...

Jayshree: Thank U jayshree!

Babli said...

Thanks for your comment.You are right,its oil painting.

sunder said...

Nice to know about you from the prespective of your kids...loved the answers for old and tall....your daughters reply for job is very true...

Renu said...

Sunder: children always praise the parents..about job, yes they make fun of me that when I would stop worrying about them:)...first education, then job, then marriage, then children and the circle never stops.

Aparna said...

This was a great tag. Usually I do not find tags interesting, but this one was different.
Our children really know us very well, and I feel you have done a great job raising your two.

Reflections said...

Hey so cooool....ur children took time out to do this.

I really enjoyed reading ur tag, the bond u share with them is sooo visible.
when ur son says "Both of us are easy going." and "I am more easy going than you"...that was superb realy;-D

And guess what...ur son & my naina had the same answers for 1 question;
What makes you proud of me?
Son: when you buy gifts for us :)
...guess there's not much difference between a 5+ & a will be kids huh;-D

And u like sweet veggies???
Heeheee me tooo;-D

Renu said...

Aparna: Thanks Aparna and welcome on my blog !
I was also very curious to know what the answwers will be as bioth my children are grown ups:)

Reflections: yes nancy me and my son are very similar in our attitudes:).....everybody likes gifts dont we even:)? You and me have lot many similarities, isilye to I consider you my friend:)

The Holy Lama said...

Well a similar session for me will end like
How are you and I different?
You are more foolish, fatter and lazier than us
So I play safe and don't tread these tricky terrain. And congrats for being a good mother

sangeeta said...

thanks for dropping by Renu...and it was nice to know about you in my first visit here..will be back to see more.
visited chokher baali n liket it too.

Shruti SriHarsha said...

Thanks a ton, for leaving the lovely message for me...was very disheartened but your comments really bought a smile :))))

Balvinder Singh said...

Mama: How old am I?
Daughter: You're a child at heart :)
Son :Old enough to be our mother,
Young enough to be our friend.

Renu the above replies by your children explain your personality in brief. Loved your son's reply.

Thanks for tagging me.

I will try to do it in due course of time.

A rebel all the way... said...

"old enough to be our mother, young enough to be our friend" -> beautiful. :)

Renu said...

Holy Lama: :)....NO I think all the children admire their parents as all the parents adore their kids..this is just one of the universal truth, so you may try it sometime:)
and thanks for the compliment!

Sangeeta: welcome on my blog ! and keep visiting :)

Balvinder: Thanx:)....In today's materialistic world, I think my children are the best gift of god as they are very grounded and righteous , only I sometimes fail them somewhere:)

For the tag do it at your own leisure, see I even dont remember whether I informed you or not:)

Rebel All the way: Thanx:)..I think one should try to be a friendly parent, not a friend, because friends one can get plenty, not parents.

Piper .. said...

hey Renu, I read this post a couple of days back but couldnt comment as there was some technical error. I loved this post - it reflects the close ties that you share with your children. Your answers to some of the qstns were perfect too! :):)
I also wanted to ask you something that is totally unrelated. Would you please tell me the date on which Karva Chauth falls this year?

Renu said...

PIPER: where were you? we were missing you:(...Karvacauth is on 7th October..this time post some pictures of your Karvachauth, would love to see:)

J P Joshi said...

A beautiful post and a very meaningful tag that draws out your personality through the eyes of your children. Enjoyed reading the Q and As. Reading this post I can comfortably say, "Congratulations Mom, you have done your part very well indeed".

I have mailed the Qs to my kids.. grown up adults both of them; will complete the tag on receiving a response from them.

Renu said...

JP Joshi: Thank you JP ! I feel honoured by your words.

As for the tag, I also loved it and tageed you specially becuase you have grwon up children like I, waiting to read your tag:)

Smitha said...

That tag was so sweetly done! Your children are really sweet! and so are you!

Thank you so much for tagging me! I am going to wait a little more to do this though - my daughter comes up with the weirdest answers when I ask her now - guess I have to wait till she grows a little older :)

Deeps said...

That was a wonderfully done tag.Its so reassuring & fulfilling to know that our chilren know us so well,isnt it?
You're a wonderful mother,Renu.

You've tagged me too...goodness I think I'll have to wait for another year to get answers to those q's from my daughter. Thanks a ton for tagging me :)

Renu said...

Deeps: Thanx Deep! I tagged some young mothers thinking that their children will give very cute answers for some questions as Nancy's daughters did:)

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