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.