May 13, 2011

Back to the Basics

Lately we are kind of going back to the basics and liking it there. We now use real hand towels instead of paper napkins, well most of the time. Initially kids objected to it. But now that they are experiencing the warmth a clean towel could give, they have become fond of it too. True, it adds to the laundry load, but as it is we do loads of laundry and a few extra hand towels is not going to hurt.

I have also started to give hand towels as gifts. Everyone appreciates these little comforts as it makes them nostalgic about the simple pleasures of back to the basics.

Also, we tried the coca cola in single serve bottles and loved it much better than the regular can variety. I do remember how bottles used to be the then normal and we took to the fancy when the cans came. There is immense joy in reliving a moment from the past as we switch back to bottles. Children love to use them as glasses for milk, juice, water etc.

Hand written notes are becoming more frequent than my emails and books are enjoyed more than video games. Simple home cooked meals are preferred over restaurant kind and Sunday naps have become a regular. Cold showers are a new fancy and and the hair is let loose for air drying.

This summer at least once I wish to sun dry the clothes, walk barefoot in the beach, cook outside, sleep on a mat and play hop scotch with the kids. Somehow these simple changes allow for a relaxed life style and we are starting to love that. I am sure these will make lasting memories for our kids as they grow up...

12 comments:

IRFANUDDIN said...

Interesting....
and its always good if we stick to the basics, but somehow in the run we miss doing those....

baili said...

i really wish sometime that i can roll back the time and live those lovely moment in my beautiful village where running and playing in fields,sitting on hills and singing with huge shady trees were the luxurious part of life,

but yes i agree that by adding such little changes in life we can feel that joy again
lovely writng dear gos bless

A said...

May be you should give the title 'Back to Bachpan' (Bachman means childhood)....as you probably getting the way you used to do things when you were a child :))))) That is why you love it.

A said...

(PS:- I cannot see the picture)

Rachna said...

Superb! That's the way to go. If only we could reduce consumption of paper by using napkins or having fresh food instead of packaged, a lot of packaging, wood, and resources can be saved. A good, sensible approach.

Mangala said...

ohh yes! U reminded some of the things we used to do in our childhood. Thanks for refreshing my memories!! Sometimes I too feel that we have modernized ourselves so much that we have forgotten to enjoy life in its simplicity, in those small little moments....wish to live the carefree, innocent life again!!

Mingled Minds said...

i definitely agreee...atleast regarding the hand towels, i never felt paper towels better...

sometimes, getting bac to our basics is the best feeling we can ever feel... :))

Stranger said...

Feeling nostalgic Queen.

But even with one kid less than you, I never get time even to sleep properly...

Insignia said...

Seems You are teaching your kids the right thing to do :)

Its wonderful when you go back to do things you once did as a child.

Bikramjit said...

WOWOW... all the best with all those wishes .. and when you do INVITE ME toooo :)

going the right way NRIGirl .. Excellent


Bikram's

R. Ramesh said...

You are teaching your kids the right thing to do, indeed..hey in fact, this is for all...

....Petty Witter said...

Good on you, its good to get back to basics even if it is only to discover why they are basics.

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