Children? I hate them!

I have heard many men(yes, I said men. Which includes me.) say this from time to time. Well, I myself have been saying it for so long. I used to say: “I hate all kids in the age group of 4 to 10 years”. I did not stop even one moment to think why I was even saying this. But when my sister-in-law gave birth to a baby boy, I was overjoyed. Metaphorically speaking, I needed two dumbbells tied to each of my leg to keep me on the ground.

Now how did I change so much? I seriously don’t know the answer. But many people fail to undergo this transformation. I don’t blame them. I just say they have not yet been in such a situation. All I can say is; I love kids now, and I suggest that others do too. After all, we too were kids once.

Now coming to the point. My childhood was rather boring compared to the average child. My mom always told me I was not very “active”. Well, what can I say? All the fingers on our hand don’t look the same. And I guess that initial silence is the reason I talk so much nowadays. I don’t remember much of what it was like when I was a baby.(Well who does?) But I do remember all the details of my kindergarten days.

All I can say about them is: Bliss. Compared to the stress and tension I undergo today, those days can only be termed bliss. Not a worry in my mind except that I was afraid what mom would say if I she came to know I peed my pants. I know… its pretty funny now. That is why we were children once. To remember them throughout our lives and relax our minds like this once in a while. I still remember my first friend; Nischal. We were friends till we finished our 7th grades. His father later got transferred to a place I still don’t know. And ever since, we haven’t talked to or seen each other.

I guess this is all for now. Much more to come in my future posts. Anyone interested is most welcome. Love children. Make them happy so even they can remember their childhood and smile.


15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Apoorva  |  June 12, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Well Pavan…make sure u wont scold kids again…ok? Try to make them understand instead of scolding..

  • 2. harshasrisri  |  June 14, 2008 at 1:27 PM

    i too was a part of ur childhood… and believe me.. i hated you along with Konga and Nimmy… but coming to think of it now, it all seemed so much fun… πŸ™‚ not to mention the times we spent teasing eachother with absolutely no sinister intent… yet, inspite of all the hurdles that were hurled at us by Life, we have settled as good friends… such a funny thing this is… this Destiny…

    However, don’t let your children read this post…! πŸ˜‰

  • 3. Manoj Sterex  |  June 14, 2008 at 3:57 PM

    Oh! I’ve had a very easy relationship all the kids I’ve seen in my life. Ironically, I’m not in the list of men who have hated kids. Kids are a very enlightening company, if you enjoy being with them. There conversations so simple, sometimes have such subtle hints in them that you could go on listening to them all day. Not to mention all the witty questions that they ask you and many of which you fail to answer satisfactorily.

    Happy to see you change. Yes. Kids can have a huge impact on our lives. πŸ™‚

  • 4. Anniyan  |  June 14, 2008 at 7:58 PM

    Ha ha ha… Harsha, I can’t agree with you more if I tried. I guess things just happen without anyone’s knowledge. Anyone who had seen us then would definitely without a doubt think we are like that even now. But then, each moment was an Unforgettable experience.

    And Manoj, I have said “Many men” and not “all men”. But I now understand that kids are the key to happiness. And those questions you mentioned… its fun answering them. Although you know they wont understand you completely.

  • 5. vimal  |  July 29, 2008 at 10:09 PM

    include me in that ‘many men’. I find kids good only till they attain the age of 3. after that they are nothing but pests; especially boys! and I am sure even I might have been a similar pain ; in the wrong place.

  • 6. Anniyan  |  July 30, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    First, thank you very much for taking a look at the other pages too. Not many do that. πŸ™‚
    Now, are you married? If you are, do you have kids? πŸ˜€

  • 7. vimal  |  July 30, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    I am not married. and so I dont have kids. I am referring to the kids in the family, neighbourhood, etc. !!

  • 8. Anniyan  |  July 31, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Got it. I guess marriage would change your outlook on kids. I am hoping so. πŸ™‚

  • 9. Bhargava Hukunda  |  September 11, 2008 at 9:50 AM

    KIDS – THE most effective ‘STRESS BUSTERS’ in ones life .. !! can soak in all the tension, pressure, sadness that you might have built up in your long – stressful – tiring DAY !! :-)) ….

  • 10. Anniyan  |  September 13, 2008 at 11:22 AM

    You got that right. My brother’s kid is a very effective stress buster. He soaks up my troubles like a dry sponge absorbing water. πŸ™‚

  • 11. Reets  |  September 27, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Kids are real fun to be with, Whatever be the worry our mind is preoccupied with , when we look at their innocent faces we forget all that…

  • 12. Anniyan  |  September 27, 2008 at 5:53 PM

    100% right. We might be talking something very serious around them and forget that the topic shouldn’t be taken that seriously. At these times kids have a way of doing/telling something which totally breaks the mood. πŸ™‚

  • 13. !!*!!  |  December 18, 2008 at 12:15 AM

    i too like kids..
    not just kids.but people who r younger than me.
    many of my best frnds are younger than me.they r my juniors.its always nice to spend time with them..
    i do hav frnds of my age and sum of my seniors r gr8 frnds too
    but kids r always special to me.

  • 14. Anniyan  |  December 18, 2008 at 9:55 AM

    Now that’s something different. πŸ™‚ You consider your juniors as kids? πŸ˜€ Wonder what they would say if the came over this comment. πŸ˜› πŸ˜€

  • 15. [Sticky]: For newcomers « Care to take a look?  |  March 9, 2009 at 11:07 AM

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