Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Still here :) i have a little bit of work to do in the work-blog balance bit of my life. I am addressing my imaginary still existing readers, i know...but i hope you all come back! Here is a little bit of junjunism to remind you why...

Jun on the phone with his grandma :

Ammamma, i wish you were a robot!!
Shocked ammamma says why???
Then you can live and live and live ammamma!!

Ammamma duly overwhelmed with am i ;)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Hindi Exam!

We studied and studied and studied some more and finally when we went to sleep, arjun says,

" Amma. i feel i have been studying for days and months and years and i have become an old man now"

Couldnt have put it better myself.


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My star!

Going through the Induction Program at work, I had drawn a star next to a point i wanted to remember. Jun goes through my book, sees it and exclaims in pure unadulterated pride,

'They gave you a STAR at work amma???"

Not yet Jun, not yet :p

Monday, August 1, 2011

I owe, I owe... off to work i go!!

I have been dying to say this from the day i saw this line .... and now after seven years, I really am a WORKING woman again.

So pleased, happy, super excited and slightly weak in the knees.

Thank you God and my best friend for making this happen.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Despicable me?

Jun and I decided to eat out as Maddy wasn't coming home for lunch. The place we went to had the Chinese zodiac with the whole zoo and their characteristics as the table mats. Arjun ofcourse, read each one out loudly and then compared mine and his.

Amma, it says that i am romantic but you are NOT romantic. What is romantic?

ummm....being romantic means being very loving. (what could i say to a six year old??)

Oh amma...they have written so correctly!!! I am so loving and you are always scolding me!! You are definitely NOT romantic. So correct!!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Scary but true

Its exam time again and this is how we did it!!

Me : Arjun, stages of a seed?

Jun : seed, seedling, plant, adult tree, dead tree

Me : Right. Stages of a bird?

Jun : Egg, chick, adult bird, dead bird.

Now THAT was definitely not in the book!!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My son has branded me...

Amma, you are a mind changer!!!

You are always changing your mind!!!

Added to this is the smug-i-am-not-alone-in-this-world-smile from the husband and i can think of a couple of more things i could change my mind about!!


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happiness a remote controlled helicopter!!

I dont know if the person who bought it for him knows how happy he has made Jun....

Been a while since i saw him so ecstatic over something.

Happiness is contagious!



Friday, July 15, 2011

Truly Blue

Never knew i had it in me
To be so patient, so kind, so true
Never knew i had it in me
To be so cruel, so selfish, so blue

The madness drives me up the wall
And on the love, i gently float again
Sometimes so tired, so weary, so lost
I wonder...
What have i gained?
What has it cost?

Edit : Was going for angst....i suspect i have successfully foisted it on my readers....i cant help laughing when i read this now...but swore i would never delete a post .. so...peace!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The emotional chair!

I usually watch television sitting on the floor, leaning against the sofa with my feet stretched out.

Arjun plonks himself ON me in the exact same position and exclaims : "Amma, you are my favourite chair!"

I never thought that being treated like a piece of furniture could make me feel so special!


Friday, July 1, 2011


I hope to be a working woman again (the kind that actually gets paid) by the time July ends.

Am keeping my fingers crossed but in the meantime, I thought it would be correct to start talking to Jun about that fact that he will be able to see me only after six in the evening and the fact that he will have to be in his grandmother's care till then.

Now a lot of people have told me that it takes time for a child to adjust to suddenly not having a mom around ... it might lead to some tantrums and the like. So it was with great trepidation that i told jun about me looking out for a job and the fact that I might start working soon and he would have to be in his grandmother's house till i come and pick him up each day.

His reaction was "oh, ok!'

I was quite sure it hadn't sunk in till that evening when we visited my mother-in-law and arjun, on seeing his cousin, runs to him screaming " You know what, my mom is also going to office so i am going to come and play with you EVERYDAY!!! and he danced around whooping with delight!

I suppose i should be feeling relieved.

But if i have to be honest, i am a little broken hearted.


Monday, June 27, 2011

The Proposal

Oh yeah...his first proposal and he is all of six years old.

The chosen fair maiden is my brother-in-law's wife(cough*cough).

The proposal was actually made to the chosen one's son!!

And when I spoke to her and said,'Hey, heard you got a proposal"?

She says : "Oh was actually a decision"

He had apparently told her son " I am going to marry S periyamma"

Now i know the prototype...fair, pretty, older and much married woman!!

My future daughter-in-law!!!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Why God made the sun... we don't waste electricity during the day!!

what did you think?!!!


Friday, April 29, 2011

First things first!

Having an Easter hangover, i was humming a hymn to myself which went 'Change my heart oh Lord, Make it ever new..."

Suddenly Jun says, "Not heart amma....then points to my eczema scarred hand and says "Change your skin first!!"


Thursday, April 7, 2011


My son is a teenage drama queen.
Cries at the drop of a hat.
Has a temper that will put...well, anyone's to shame.
Its his way or the cryway.

But this is what his progress report has to say in a space marked 'Special Talent'

"Is dynamic, has a vibrant imagination and clarity in expression with a delightful sense of humour"

And i just can't stop smiling.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A gentleman by force!

I am sure anybody watching maddy and me get into our car will think chivalry is alive and kicking.

He first comes over to my side of the car, opens the door for me, closes it after i get in and only then does he go to the driver's side and get in himself.

I bet the last thing they would think of is that the lock on the driver's side of the door is jammed and therefore the car can only be opened from the passenger's side!!

Am enjoying it while it lasts! ;p

Saturday, February 19, 2011

You know magic may not be his thing...

...when part of his trick involves telling the audience

"Now, all of you close your eyes!!"


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Why girls have all the fun!!

This story comes from my sister.
She was changing my niece's diaper when jun apparently noticed the obvious.

So he asks her, "Why is she different?"
My sister says, 'Because she is a girl?!"
Arjun then says" It must be more comfortable this way no?"!!

:) :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Id Mubarak!!

Its monthly exam time and arjun is busy revising for his tests.

One of his lessons is 'Festivals' and i am in the process of checking if he remembers anything his teachers taught him. He does quite well till this question :

Me : Jun, what do people wish each other on Id?

Jun : *blink*blink

Me : Come on Jun, if you are a Muslim and its Id and you see another Muslim, what would you say to him??????

Jun : Hello?

:) :)

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Hit the sales in town yesterday evening and i picked up a lovely halter neck outfit which could be paired with a pair of jeans.

Totally thrilled with my purchase, i couldnt wait to get home, try it on and get the reactions of my men. Five minutes after i am back home, i twirl in front of junjun wearing the new top and look at him expectantly.

" Lovely amma, you look just like you are in that Australia Masterchef no?

I have apparently, bought myself an apron


Monday, January 17, 2011

January 18

And then he turned six!!

Conversation yesterday at the baker's

Jun, what would you like written on your cake? Happy Birthday darling arjun??

"No Amma, happy birthday to the BEST arjun"

Thankfully, i convinced him out of that and we settled on 'happy birthday arjun'

But cannot help agree with him, so...

Happy Birthday to my BEST arjun :)


Friday, January 7, 2011


Amma, can you just switch on that exhausting fan please?


Sunday, January 2, 2011

Did she really think....

...that she would make a sale by saying "something for your dark circles, madam?"