Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Trio

I remember vividly in my KG days how all visitors to our house would ask(or prompted to ask!), "who are your friends at school?" and every time I would proudly answer, "Shanta Kumari and Mary Vasanthi!"(I hardly remember anything about SK now but I vaguely remember visiting MV's house which was at walking distance from my home). Thinking in those lines, I realised that I've had 2 close friends at all stages of my life making us the mumurthi'gal' gangs. The other day I was watching 'Clifford the big red dog' (along with my daughter, ofcourse) and I realised how Clifford too has 2 doggie pals, T Bone and Cleo. 'Dil chahta hai' was about 3 friends, 'Friends' serial had 3 male and 3 female friends.

On further analysis I found that every trio has a level-head(Clifford, Sid, Chandler, Monica, my friends R/J/R), a show-off(Cleo, Akash, Ross, Rachel, my friends S/P/V/G) and a silly-simple joker(T-Bone, Sameer, Joey, Phoebe, my friends S/P). There always will be clashes between the level head and the show off with the joker[me (too) in most cases!] caught in between unsure as to who to support! The idea to this post came about when, continuing in the tradition, my daughter recently declared that Kayla and Kyrene are her best friends in school!! Now I will continue the tradition of prompting everyone who visits us to ask her about her friends!

20 comments:

The Talkative Man said...

I guess I too mostly restrict my gang to 3 since it's very optimum: three ppl can do sufficient amount of politics, enjoyment, vettipechu, parties, cribbing among themselves. A bigger crowd will become unmanageable :)

Bala (Karthik) said...

Aparna,
Unga daughter endha category? :) :p

kuttichuvaru said...

ha ha...... good analysis :-) never thought of this!!

I said...

thmuperum dhevigal not mumurthigal. thamizhan blood boiling

Syam said...

nalla tradition...koodave rhymes solli kaatu, abcs sollu, 1,2,3 sollu nu veetuku vara guests ah undu illanu pannaama irundhaa sari :-)

Syam said...

//who are your friends at school?" //

ithodavaa viduvaanga...what is your rank nu vera kepaanga...irukaradhulaye irritating question athu thaan :-)

Me too said...

ttm, 3 is indeed optimum! BTW, have you already checked this out?

b(k), good question! If she is like mom, she should be the joker category though a show-off is a high possibility too!

kc, danks! With such encouragement I can go on with more such researches! :)

i, (a)iya, manichukongaiya!

syam, it depends on the guest and on the mood of my daughter! Unga paiyan pesa thodangattum apparam paarunga neenga eppadi maarureengannu!! :)

SKM said...

Never thought about this in this angle.:D
Though I have a big gang of friends here,I too have only 2 friends close to heart, with whom I don't have any mail or phone connection, but still they are very close to me.Weird!isn't it?

SKM said...

you are following the tradition!!:)
sometimes these kids surprise us.
My relative's 2 year old,When you ask her to say something,she will say "Amma!Iam shy!Don't you know that".:D so cute!kutties.

ttm said...

me too, parthen. but picture quality not good no?
agree with advice given to syam. I was in a serious discussion with my friend when his usually silent kid started yelling 'Goodbye uncle!'

Munimma said...

ttm, my younger one did that too, told our friend at a party at someone else's house, "it's time for you to go home". She was barely 3 at that time.

I try not to do the proud mommy act and "show off" but it is not an easy task.

Me said...

i always feel friendship, best friend and all such stuff are girly things...

..seri most important question...what will u say when one of the two asks who do u like the most in front of the other ...

Me said...

off topic when are u going to start posting recipes ...

...atleast post the menu u make...

Balaji said...

3 is a common number for many things. in tamil movies(what else am i gonna bring in?!), when the hero's family is killed by the villains, they will usually be 3. like aboorva sagodharargal & oru kaidhiyin diary... to name a couple of films with ur fav hero :)

Me too said...

skm, "Never thought about this in this angle.:D" - adhukku dhaan naan irukkene!! :)

ttm, I don't mind the picture qualities much. oc-nna I don't complain!

munimma, "it is not an easy task" - I know! Sometimes casual acts have been interpreted as show offs!

me, ada, maatti vidareengale! I will try to escape from the situation if I can. Otherwise point to the 'show off' cos of the possibility of making up with the 'level head' later!
I am not the been-cooking/helping in the kitchen-since 5 yrs old-kind! And after visiting some mommy blogs recently, now feel tempted to start a mommy blog!!
Seri, we had been to the international farmers market in the weekend and even while selecting vegetables my menu started shaping up:
Aviyal or bisibela bath
Cabbage kootu and bell pepper curry
Brinjal sambar and beans curry
potato masaal or paav baaji
But all my plans flopped with my husband down with stomach bug and I ended up making molagu rasam, tomato sambar etc. this week! :(

bb, I am glad you didn't bring in about 3 mugam! :)

Me said...

hope your husband is doing ok now...

..it has been a long time since we made aviyal...it is aviyal this weekend...

..i usually make sambhar out of bell pepper and curry out of brinjal...menu changed next week...

..never heard abt thakkali sambhar..


..thank u so much...:)))

Me too said...

me, you are welcome! Thakkali sambar is a recipe I learnt from my MIL. Now, you are really tempting me to do a food post! ;)

Me said...

i still have to try the butter biscuit recipe you gave me...will do it this week...

Me said...

eppo lendho my wife has been suggesting for going with glass lunch boxes rather than plastic ones...last weekend we got the pyrex ones...but the problem is... the container is not air tight...

do u have suggestions on other products?

Me too said...

me, you mean, they are not spill-proof? I can't seem to think of anything other than our ooru tiffin box(which sometimes won't even open!)

You only recipe collector-a? Did you atleast try the 7 cup sweet?