Tuesday, December 25, 2012


Ammamma offered Jun a vadai.

Arjun said he doesn't want 'burnt idlies'


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NOT another brick in the wall...

Jun before science lesson :

Amma, i need to go to the bathroom.

Jun after science lesson :

Amma, my urinary bladder is full!!



What are man-made materials?

Jun's answer : Man made materials are materials made by people (both men and women)

Yay for gender equality!!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Incredible Eva

This little gem comes from my sister. My two and a half year old niece has just joined a new day care in canada. She has made some new friends who obviously have very good taste as the ensuing conversation shows :

Little Boy : You are incredible!!

Eva : No, i am Eva. The Incredibles are at home!!!

Observations :

Yes, we are a very grounded family with both feet planted firmly on the ground!!

But ofcourse, the little boy got it absolutely right :)


Quilling Concerns!

Jun's ammamma taught him paper quilling and he does it really well.

But arjun had better use for the quilling needle.

"Amma, can i use the quilling needle and make you hair curly?"

My hair almost defied gravity and stood up pointing at the ceiling at the very thought of my son doing my hair.

My fighter pilot son is slowly flying away. Hello to my newly arrived jawed habib son!

Oh dear.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

One Angry Bird!!!

Amma, you won't clear this level even when you become an old lady.


Monday, October 1, 2012

Only words...

In a rather social situation, arjun suddenly stops all conversation with his exclamation of 'Who farted'? After uneasy laughter all around, especially from Maddy and me, we are able to move the conversation along.

Back home, we give arjun a long lecture on how he just canNOT talk that way. "Nobody says stuff like 'Who farted?'' and we better not hear you say that again, understood?''

Our man nods and looks at us with eyes filled with remorse and says, "okay...next time i will just say, whats that smell?''

Monday, September 3, 2012

Jurassic Park - Too Much!

""Amma, do you know what a rhinosaur's horn is made up of?"

I explained that its a dinosaur but a rhinoceros.

He seems to be taking this fact with a pinch of salt.

And for those who are wondering what the answer is, its hair!!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Match Winner!

We have put Jun in a cricket camp. Not because he shows any particular talent but because he just loves the game so much.

Cricket practice is usually one day of net practice and one day is a match.

On a match day (much preferred to net practice day!) , we saw the most unusual game closer.

Arjun's team needed one run to win. Arjun was at the crease.

We are all chewing our non existent nails.

The bowler bowls.........its a wide and everybody comes and high-fives arjun!!

We know better than to have a reality check and thoroughly enjoy the situation :)

I must also mention, he is actually a much better bowler than he is a batsman and THAT ensures he is not the last one to get chosen by the captain!!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Too Long!

You know its been too long since you blogged when you forget the hyphen in your blog's address!!

Now, the reason for the post :

Amma, S (little girl downstairs) and i were having a dinosuar war. We both drew our dinosaurs and they were going to fight with each other. You know what i called mine?

What da?

(With necessary scary voice and movements) : I named mine 'KILLER FORCE'

Ooooh arjun, that sounds dangerous!

YES Amma!! (quite happy that i had got it.)

 Do you know what S named hers ?

Tell me jun...

She named it (in falsetto)...'beauty butterfly' What kind of a name is that amma for a dinosaur?? And she also drew little butterflies all over its body!!

...and mother and son chuckled over a girl.

 May the good times last!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oh dear...

Jun was busy working on the Crossword Book his ammamma got him.

His clue was 'A tiger like animal, black in colour.'

He just could not figure it out.

So Maddy, finally in exasperation said, " Maybe its a panther ? "

Arjun shook his head vehemently... "Can't be Achcha...panthers are PINK!"


Monday, March 19, 2012

Boys and Girls

Jun and i were having a cuddling session one early morning. I was blissfully hugging my little boy when he said (and i still can't believe he said this) : "Amma, can we disengage once achcha comes out of the bathroom?"

A very deflated me eloquently said." hunh??"

"No amma, otherwise achcha will say that i have joined the girl's team now"

My husband is dead meat.


ps : my son actually said 'disengage' :))

Monday, March 5, 2012

At the movies!

You know jun doesnt like the movie (we have taken the trouble to go to a theatre to watch) when he suddenly sighs out loudly,

"Can we change the channel here?"

To be fair, even maddy and i thought THAT was the best part of the movie :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Valentine's Day

Maddy, wake up...Happy Valentine's Day!!

Jun who was supposedly sleeping next to him suddenly sits up : Amma, today is Valentine's Day?

Yes, jun...(and am really worried about why he is looking so excited)

So its a HOLIDAY???

hee hee...no Jun...sorry!!

And that explained that.



A milestone!

This is to place on record that jun has learnt to cycle with almost no help from either of us on Saturday, the 11th of February, 2012.

We are so proud and relieved that neither of us had to run behind him!!

Mom more proud coz she was actually 13 years old by the time she got the hang of it!!

Yay for my super cool 7 yr old!! ;p

Monday, February 6, 2012


Everyday, its the same story.

Everytime i ask Jun to go and brush his teeth, he finds something else to do.

This is how it went the other day :

Jun, go brush NOW

Amma, i need to go to the bathroom

Jun, please finish and then go to the bathroom

Amma, i want to go NOW.

Ok, Jun but please dont settle down there, we are running late. You better make sure you finish up fast.

AMMA!! I DONT HAVE A MAGIC BUM...it will come whenver it comes only!!!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Good Devil?

What will happen if we go to hell amma?
The devil will roast you over a fire forever arjun
But if we do bad things, we go to hell no?
So the devil is a good guy?
How is that?
He is roasting only the bad people no? So he is good!!

Hmmm...am i the one who has got it wrong?