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Old-Fashioned Fun

28 Sep

Getting lost with 5 kids, aged 3 to 13. Kids who sing along, at the top of their sweet tuneless voices, to – “We Didn’t Start the Fire”, ” We Will, We Will Rock You” and “True Colours”. The techie and I couldn’t stop grinning at each other last Sunday evening as we drove our chorus around town searching for an elusive hotel.

The techie is maternal uncle to 6 kids (actually cousin to one) and he has played zillions of songs in three different languages to each of them, from birth. He would keep trying till he found the one song that could stop any bout of crying and give their exhausted moms a break. I guess that’s why all of them would rather squeeze into our tiny car than be parted from him.

We need more Sunday evenings like last weekend.

 

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Posted by on September 28, 2011 in Family

 

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11 responses to “Old-Fashioned Fun

  1. tracey

    October 11, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Good aunts and uncles are important because they can love on the kids without the stress of having to care for them 24/7. Glad you guys are there for them!

     
    • nmaha

      October 12, 2011 at 12:30 am

      That’s so true Tracey. We have a fairly large extended, but very close, family and my daughter loves to go spend time with them any day of the week.

       
  2. Sarah at The Stroller Ballet

    October 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Awwwe! Those are the times that memories are made of 🙂

     
    • nmaha

      October 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm

      So true, Sarah 🙂

       
  3. Kusum Rohra

    October 2, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Well hubby and I will gladly sign 🙂

     
  4. Kusum Rohra

    September 29, 2011 at 6:36 am

    That should be fun, the husband and I pump up the volume and sing along loudly if one of our favorite songs is playing on the radio, such awesome feeling.

     
    • nmaha

      September 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

      It feels like all your worries have melted away, doesn’t it, even if for just 3 minutes 🙂 Add a bunch of enthusiastic kids and the fun levels really sky-rocket.

       
      • Kusum Rohra

        September 29, 2011 at 11:08 pm

        Ok so next weekend we will come to your place to pick up some enthusiastic kids 😀

         
      • nmaha

        September 30, 2011 at 5:59 pm

        I think the moms will want a written agreement that you won’t give them back :-p

         
  5. deepti

    September 28, 2011 at 12:50 am

    so freaking cute! I can imagine your smiling faces and kids screaming in the back. Brings back memories of watching “Hum hai rahi pyaar ke” Aamir and Juhi? we have to catch up, been so long!
    xx
    ps. haven’t been blogging, so will have to figure some other way to be in touch..

     
    • nmaha

      September 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

      Hi Deeps, was thinking about you last week. Ah! I remember Hum Hai Rahi Pyaar Ke 🙂 Where have you been and what’s new? I understand about the blogging, we always have FB and email.

       

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