Disappearing toddlers


Some of my newest friends on Facebook were ‘toddlers’ just a few years ago. And look at them now. Gorgeous and handsome teenagers! Where has the time flown??

One moment, we were all kids, playing hide-and-seek behind moss-covered white-washed buildings. Our parents were young and strong, and would yell at us, telling us to ‘finish our homework’ otherwise they would ‘kill us’. The babies of the apartment complex would suck their thumb, being carried around by their mommies, as they hung out the clothes to dry in the hot sun. Like somebody has pushed a fast-forward button, all of a sudden, here we are. Mommies and daddies ourselves, shouting at our kids now, ‘to finish studying before we kill them’ 😉

Every time I visit home, the ‘kids’ have grown some more. Every time, I make the same mistake of asking them ‘which class are you in now?’ and they give me a look that says ‘Duh! I’m doing my Engineering’ or ‘Old hag! I’m working, didn’t you know?’ 😈 Kids who once ran around the complex in just a little white banian and chaddi 🙂 (Aww, how cute!!) now put up pictures in the most gorgeous attires, making me wonder – When did they grow up?

But do you know, what the scary part is? If they have grown so much, then .. er .. gulp .. have I grown older too???? The thought psyches me out. Honestly, I don’t think a day older than 20. Now, if only we were blessed enough to ‘look’ as young as we ‘think we are’…. ah, won’t that be bliss.

So, here on this cheery note, I wish you a wonderfully happy new year. Also chanced upon this awesome post, please do read!!

http://www.sapphyr.net/largegems/dancelike.htm

‘The truth is, there’s no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?’

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28 thoughts on “Disappearing toddlers

  1. 🙂 well well age is always a worry.. But i beleive one shud be young at heart … rest will follow … I still do what i did when i was 18 or 20 so BRING IT ON…

    Wishing you and family a very happy new year… 🙂

    Bikram’s

  2. Sigh! I wonder too, but wud still like to thing I am as younger too 😛 😛
    thanks so much for the lovely wishes Pal and wish u allll the sameeeee toooooo 😀

  3. At least we should be happy that we still FEEL young 🙂 Don’t remind about the aging Pal! It’s really scary!
    May this new year bring loads of happiness to you and your family!

  4. Happy New Year to you and your family Pal…and I know what you mean about kids growing up so quickly. I used to play cricket and football with these kids that were about 8 years old and in 2009 when I went back to India, they had finished their 10th and were so tall…and I still remembered them as little ones… 🙂

  5. Happy new year Pallavi.
    …and thank you for passing the link to that pretty writeup.
    I liked how you connected it to yours.

  6. I have always wanted to get the boon that God gives to Hal in Shallow Hal and then when I look in the mirror I would look like the eternal 18 year old !!!!!! ha ha ha….

    amazing how many people will think like you !!!!!

    btw happy new year !!! 😀

  7. Happy New Year !
    Well I too have similar feelings when I meet my nephews & nieces and feel those “kids” have really ‘grown-up’ … which makes me feel yes I have also grown old :P….

  8. Happy new yr Pal! Oh that thought scares me so much 🙂 Especially when I think I have been friends with someone from past 15 yrs, I feel I am so old! Kids seems to grow up so soon!!!

  9. Its always good to think that the age is only 20 Pal !!! 🙂 Seriously….I think so too…. 😉

    Happy New Year to you. 🙂 And of course to the better half and my darling little boy R !!! 🙂

  10. 🙂 Pals – I feel exactly the same when I see some of my younger cousins. I was stunned when I saw a cousin of mine – all grown up and ladylike. Where did that little girl in pigtails disappear? And how old does that make me 🙂

    Happy New Year to you and your family too, Pals. Hope you had a great start to the new year!

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