Top 10 signs that I am morphing into an aunty

April 3, 2009 at 8:57 pm 13 comments

1. On my last trip to India, I was positively estatic in a steel patre (utensils) store. I was looking at all the plates, spoons and tiffin boxes and picked up loads until I realized that I would easily exceed my luggage weight limit. However, I have still not acquired the same passion for tupperware, and I hope I never will.

2. When my sister (who is an under-grad) complains to me that amma is being too protective or too paranoid, I tell her “She is doing it for your own good no? ”

3. I fall asleep at 10pm. I could not stay awake even when Barrak Obama came on Jay Leno’s show and I very badly wanted to watch it.

4. I am forever cleaning my dogs ears, taking gunk out of his eyes and generally telling him he has been a bad boy.

5. I stopped shopping in the juniors section.

6. I have a 19 year old calling me aunty. In all fairness, he is my nephew, but still….

7. My first grey hair made its presence felt. I plucked it out, and now there are two.

8. I would rather stay at home warm and comfortable than go clubbing all night. Other reasons for abstence from clubs include Reason no: 3

9. I have started collecting plastic covers and ziplocs. I keep telling myself I am being eco friendly, but really, I am becoming my mom. I can almost see myself washing milk covers and stacking them to sell to the raddiwallah or to put pickles in.

10. I am not ashamed of confessing all of the above.

My dear friends, I rest my case.


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  • 1. La Vida Loca  |  April 3, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I join you in your auntyhood- complete w/ dyed grey hair, saving plastic covers, bargaining w/ everybody… it goes.

    Clueless: Maybe we can make auntyhood the new “it”…bah…who am I fooling?

  • 2. sraikh  |  April 3, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I am guilty of all of the above.
    Exchange child for dg.
    I was happy in the steel shop as well.

    Juniors section, HA stopped that a loooong lonng time ago.

    Clueless: Once upon a time I thought juniors section was cool with all its graphics tees and mini skirts. Now, neither can I fit into it, nor is the attire excusable!

  • 3. Dee  |  April 4, 2009 at 3:41 am

    LOL about 1 & 2.. thats me ur talking about!!

    As for the dog, I am checking lumps, bones and everything when she is around.. Honestly, she is more worried if I am losing my mind more than her being sick I think..:D

    Clueless: These dogs I tell ya, they bring out your (s)motherly instincts.

  • 4. Priya  |  April 4, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Guilty of all of the above. Oh God, I’m an aunty aren’t I ?


  • 5. Priya  |  April 4, 2009 at 1:29 pm

    p.s. I thought I was I was cool and hip but really I’m an aunty who is pretending to be hip —- eeeeeeeek….. πŸ™‚


    Clueless: Nah…you are really cool and hip!

  • 6. riddhi  |  April 4, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    They are all my moma symptoms. πŸ™‚ The comments seem as interesting as the post.. loved it

  • 7. DewdropDream  |  April 5, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    I’m getting there. I have had a single white hair for two years now. I don’t go nuts in a steel patre shop but only because my mother does all that shopping for me. I do go nuts when there’s a bed linen sale though. Clubbing, ditto. Though that’s sad coz I have never had a loads of clubbing period as such. And god, I felt so guilty when I recently realised I could’ve saved myself some trouble by washing and reusing pickle jars instead of throwing them away. Auntiedom, here I come! (ooooh that rhymes! :D)

  • 8. i love lucy  |  April 6, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    That was a huge deja-vu moment….almost like you wrote about me!
    Add another point to the list : I cannot stand watching TV with the volume really loud much to the chagrin of the husband!

  • 9. Mallika  |  April 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Do not pull out your grey hairs . They multiply .

    Clueless: I learnt….from the school of hard knocks!

  • 10. Ersa  |  April 29, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    😦 I’m getting there too…Oh what the heck, I shall try and make even the aunty phase as fun as possible..

  • 11. With This Diet I Shed Thirty PΓ³unds in Only a Month  |  May 6, 2009 at 11:22 am

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  • 12. Sumana  |  May 27, 2009 at 6:25 am

    LOL blog hopped from ILoveLucy’s. Was awonderful read. I sail in the same boat as you. Man it pains to enter this world of re-realisation. But glad i have a lot of company. Can i blogroll you?

  • 13. Roop Rai  |  June 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm


    so with u

    except the grey hair. thankfully. πŸ˜€ and the dog of course. πŸ˜€

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