Saturday, November 27, 2010

WHY BABIES ARE BETTER...

The last month saw me take upon a very daunting yet much awaited job of babysitting my sisters’ kids. Now I say daunting because of many reasons – they are two of them aged 4 and 3, they live miles and miles away from me so it might take them time to “like” me and so on. And I say much awaited because of many reasons – they are most adorable beings I have ever laid my eyes on, they call me “little aunt” which makes me feel young and they are just the best.


Though I may take on my ordeal later on, the foremost thing I learned from the job bestowed on me was babies are better than us big ones!
Now disagree all you want, but I give you 3 good reasons for my conclusion:


1. They love you just the way you are
You don’t need to dress up for babies, you don’t need to put on makeup, you don’t need to be all intelligent, well read, aware of current issues, technology savvy. You just have to be fun, capable of having a good time and enjoy their games as if you were that age and they are happy! All that my 4 year old nephew wanted out of me was to be fun at barbeque and the 3 year angelic niece wanted a good push on the swings.


2. They don’t lie about important things
Yes, they may “lie” about not being hungry and not being sleepy and all but they would never lie about the “important” things like where they were, who they were talking to, who their friends are, what they do with their friends.


3. They like the simple things in life
They aren’t about Blackberry, Apple, IPods, Ferraris, Porsches, CK, DKNY or similar. All they go “crazy” about is ice creams, chocolate and crayons. My nephew niece would just crave for a Baskin Robbins to get over their “blues”, that would be their indulgent shopping!


Now this may not something everyone agrees with, but this was so true in my case and all I hope now is that I get more of this babysitting opportunities so that I pamper them a lot more and I keep being the lovable aunt to the two of the most fabulous kids ever…Amen!!!

35 comments:

zaheen said...

Innocence couldn't possibly be portrayed any better than this, impressive and ironical, the baseline has a silent question for us all, who accuse children of erring,quite often by saying 'this isn't a child's game', is our love as pure as theirs?, time for anticipation...
well, i would conclude with this, blogging isn't a child's game,good job hajra, you are the best !

Hajra said...

Oh yes...we all talk about innocence and its like but I am so lucky I got to have a practical lesson in that area.
What are your views, anything you would like to add to the list, I would be very eager to know your views ...

samreen said...

nice 1 hajra apa even i hav d same opinion kids r betr dan elders..

Hajra said...

Thanks so much samreen.... for reading and for agreeing!

reflectionsfromaredhead.com said...

Beautiful Hajra! I totally agree. 2 weekends ago I had the much awaited pleasure of attending my nieces 2nd birthday party - I never thought I would be so enamoured by a human, but her joy, innocence, beauty, ability to just have fun and in turn encourage everyone else too - it is purely beautiful. Looking back at the pics of that weekend I can see a bunch of people that just look so incredibly happy - all thanks to a 2 year old. Love this post : ) Isn't being an Aunt fantastic!

Ankita said...

OMG! Lovely piece about innocence and the joy one gets from being around the young ones.
Much as people might like to disagree, you've penned your thoughts with such an impact that I doubt you'll get a debate :D
These 3 points capture the simple essence of childhood and subtly judges the adults for having lost it. Looking forward to reading more of your work :)

amrita said...

first of all,i loved d backgrd.....n ur very true hajra,children tell us d true meaning of wat unconditional love iz....n ur writing iz so amazing,u hv put d wordz so beautifully....:)

Hajra said...

@ Janine - I am so glad you have experienced that bliss. It's like a wonderful memory you want to hold on to. And yes, being an aunt is just absolutely the best thing ever!

Hajra said...

@ Ankita - Thanks so much...I thought this would be flooded with debates...and I am surprised :D

Hajra said...

@ Amrita - Thanks...the background suits the topic...but its too pink for my taste :D
Didn't I tell you kids were the best... ;)

Adil said...

nice !!!!!!!!!!!

Hajra said...

@ Adil - Thanks...coming from you, a silent spectator...nice!

lilypond said...

Yes, it's so refreshing and put things into perspective for us grown ups that kids are happy with a crayon and an ice cream.

dolls like us said...

My favorite books for kids is richard scary series they just love all fo the artwork in them . I loved reading them to my kids all fo the words and information they contain I especially like the truck one they shwo thousands of kinds of trucks .

Hajra said...

Hey Inka - So glad you stopped by. And yes, I totally agree, the older we grow the more it complicates, or do we complicate..?

@ Sharon - Thanks so much. My nephew loves artwork and I will make sure I get the recommended book for him too!!

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sadia said...

hey!!!!didn't knew u write so wellllll
xecellent piece... makes me ponder hw we hav changed in all these yrs...it was about small little things earlier and nw even the big things doesnt seems to gratify us....kids are better anyday!!

shannonsshanonigins said...

I totally agree and love this post:)) Give me babies anyday:))

tingieee said...

Never had much exposure to babies and they terrify me. Thanks for the post, might help with my anxiety next time. =)

Hajra said...

@ SimuSync - Thanks a lot!

@ Sadia - Thanks a lot for appreciating. Kids are better! But it is also important that we grow up too..

@ Shannon - Thanks a lot

@ Ting - Babies did terrify me too but you can never get over the fear unless you try. Give them a chance, they are adorable!

Jam said...

I like babies that are quiet and sleep all the time. Glad I don't have my own though.... at least yet anyway.

Hajra said...

Hey Jeremy,

They are quite a bit of fun even when they are awake!

William said...

Wonderfull post I have a little baby too.and I'll try your suggestion..!What a babies!

Bee said...

haha! well said
nice blog btw :-)

Hajra said...

@ William - Thank you so much. Good Luck with your little angel!

@ Bee - Thanks!

khawaja said...

Tranquilly reading the nice stuffs you are ushering through your blog.

With the current experience that you had, I am absolutely agreeing with your conclusion that Babies are Better than us Big Ones!

I too have few unforgettable experiences and I wish to share some of my contemplation.
At the primary school where I used to drop my nephew, I could walk down to the class room, hall, corridor and have kids who I didn’t know strike up conversations with me. One kid wanted to show me his new shoes. Another innocent baby just had to tell me it was her birthday. Big Ones mostly put up “No Soliciting” signs on their doors.

Babies don’t know what’s awesome and what’s stupid. Surely, they’ll pout and scream about eating vegetables. But it is very easy to mesmerize them.

On the other hand, Big Ones are mostly feeble and defend something to the death, even if it’s broken and useless, because we don’t want to get out of our years old undulation and do something new.

Babies will overlook a thousand wrongs because they freaking love people. It’s as easy as that. If Big Ones loved each other like kids love us, we wouldn’t have to try so hard to forgive all the trivial things that happen to us. We wouldn’t argue over who deserves forgiveness. We’d just forgive. If a kid’s life sucks, they don’t blame their parents. Big Ones are the only ones who do that.

All the kids who are busy bringing happiness and hilarity to the world right now will, in all likelihood, grow up into cranky, messed up
Big One who blames the world for all their problems.

Many big upheaval and civil wars are fought because “how we’ve always done things” is usually bad.

Looking forward to more stuffs in coming time.

Thanks & Always,
Hasan.

Stephaine said...

nice blog...
I dont understand these things before but now that Im a new mom I guess I have a little grasp in it..
nice post...

Hajra said...

@ Hasan Bhai - Thanks so much for sharing your experience. It was so enlightening for you to walk us through it. Also you additional points just make my argument more worthwhile.

@ Stephaine - Thanks a lot and congrats on being a new mom! All the Best, hope you and your baby have loads of lovely moments always!

vishwasanand28 said...

I like them too:)Innocence governs their lives:)

Valery (CEO Wanna Be) said...

This is so true, I have a 7 kids, 4 years old up to 11 years old and I miss the old days when they all were little and just loved you. Found your idea on commenting to get more followers and I am now a follower and love the idea.
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Isabel said...

ah yes little ones are wonderful.so very true.

Ruthie's Greetings (Handmade Cards) said...

This is sooo true! It's funny because I actually just had this conversation with a friend this morning. Babies don't complain about bills lol Thanks for posting!

Hajra said...

@ Vishwasanand - Nice to know your view!

@ Valery - 7 is quite a number!! I kind of admire you !!! And yes, commenting on others blogs helps you increase traffic to your blog and it also helps you to be "known" in the circuit!

@ Isabel - Thanks for agreeing!

@ Ruthie - My pleasure! Happy to know you agree!

suboor said...

I completely agree!!!!
I too have a niece and nephew aged 8 and 7...n I frequently gt this job=)

Hajra said...

Thanks a lot!
Good Luck to you too...! Isn't being an aunt just the best?