Tuesday, April 21, 2015

O is for the Ordinary

I love Ordinary. The plain old, simple unexciting Ordinary. Once upon a time I used to be the Ordinary kind of person - the one who prefers the extraordinary. However, along came the twins and turned the whole equation upside down. Suddenly the Ordinary became extraordinary while extraordinary turned Ordinary. Do I have you all confused?

Well sample this:

The world is full of children, right? Google tells me 4 new ones are added every second. So it should be a pretty Ordinary thing that I got some too, right? Wrong. It's a completely Extraordinary feeling to have them.

.. and this

Think of simple every day stuff - smiling, walking, talking, dancing, singing - all kids learn to do it. But when the twins did all of that, yeah, just then it became extraordinary.
There's more to it. 

The twins magically transform Ordinary things into extraordinary. Take a look..

Getting to read the morning news - Extraordinary
A five minute bath without having to answer fifty questions - Extraordinary
An uninterrupted telephone call - Extraordinary.
A good night's sleep  - Extraordinary
A walk from one room to the other without tripping on toys/clothes/crayons/shoes/glasses/food - Extraordinary.


And some extraordinary stuff turned magically Ordinary:

Scraped knees and bleeding elbows - Ordinary
Sleeping with a head stuck at my waist and a pair of toes up my nose - Ordinary.
Poop talk in public - Ordinary. (though we're working on keeping it down as the kids enter their sensitive tweens).
Bottles of perfumes and deodorants magically emptying out within days - Ordinary
Lipsticks breaking themselves - Ordinary
Half eaten bread hidden away in sofa folds and under beds - Ordinary
Finding your favourite shirt cut up and made into doll clothes - Ordinary


Life sure has changed. Not that I'd have it any other way but I will say this - an 'Ordinary' day sure becomes 'Extraordinary' after you become a mum.

Linking to ABC Wednesday for the letter O. Thanks to Mrs Nesbitt who brought us all together with this wonderful meme.


28 comments:

  1. Wow! You have the best of both worlds!! How wonderful is that!! ♥

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  2. Tulika your way if expressing your thoughts is so simple and lovely...you are indeed very gifted lovely post...completely agree with everything said here

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    1. Thanks Gowri. Maybe it's just that we think alike. :-)

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  3. You are certainly not ordinary!
    Thank you for this extraordinary post
    Wil, ABCW Team

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    1. That's sweet Wil. Glad to be here.

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  4. I agree with Wil. You are anything but ordinary, my dearest Tulika. Er.. dress cut up to make doll clothes? Yikes!

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    1. Yeah that's right Shailaja. Totally 'Yikes' kind of a situation.

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  5. Lol ! Am I happy that I have all this behind me ! Bathing, reading, sleeping as long as I want :) !

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  6. Sometimes when you put all of the ordinary things together, they become extraordinary. Thanks for stopping by to comment on my post. - Margy

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    1. You're right Margy. Simple things make for an extraordinary day.

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  7. I agree, the smallest things become extraordinary when you are a mommy and it is your kid doing that. Lovely reflection! ♥

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  8. That was a smart one for the letter O. You have many a tasks in life being a Mom you can say that again.

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    1. Glad you agree Carolann. Thanks for visiting.

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  9. You certainly encapsulate the joy of life and children. Beautifully written.

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    1. Thank you Joy. It's always fun to be part of ABC.

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  10. I loved your take on ordinary and extraordinary. I can say ditto to most things except the doll clothes thingy. Since I don't see my 3 year old attempting it any time soon, I will let my future self worry about it :)

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    1. Thanks Shantala. Glad you are spared your clothes just yet :-).

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  11. If you're with the right people, every ordinary becomes 'extra' ordinary. Nice one, Tulika.

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    1. That's absolutely right Sid. Happy to be in good company.

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  12. at this point, a good night sleep WOULD be extraordinary!

    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Ah Sleep! Now that's a complete post in itself.

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  13. Wow! Great take on ordinary to extraordinary and visa versa! Its all in the perception... :)

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