Wednesday, 25 January 2017

I don't trust you Mumma...

So we're flying off to jaipur... all excited for the nice long weekend...

On flight Aadi and I decide to share a sandwich... and siddy asks for a popcorn...

The pretty airhostess happily hands over this fancy shmancy gourmet popcorn tub to him...!

They're good... tasty and all but it's a little weird that every popcorn is the exact same round shape as the other....

Anyway... So we're sharing it of course... I've given siddy the lid of the tub and keep refilling it with caramel and cheese popcorn and he's loving it!

After a while though I find the caramel too sweet so i decide to save some cheese for myself for the end...

Thats when mister asks me for more popcorn and I promptly say "Baby there is only caramel left... the cheese is over"

I mean hello,  he's a kid, he's got to love the sweet caramel one more right?

Wrong.

"No but I want cheese mumma"

By now Aadi is laughing...

Siddy obviously knows something is up..

Me I can't stop the lies now "Arre but its over then what can i do... here take some caramel" I tell him while generously giving him some ten popcorns...

"SHOW ME"

What?

"Show me the tub mumma"

Oh my god!! what a four year old I have... has absolutely no trust in his own mother....

by now of course I have burst out laughing because anyone who knows me knows I suck at lying!!!

Siddy of course is trying to get to the tub to check by now!!!

Yikes!

Aadi saves the day by saying

 "Wait Siddy let me check I'm sure there are a few" and he pulls out two for him... and hands me one!!!

Dammit.!

Never lying to this kid again!!



Friday, 6 January 2017

New Years Resolutions of a Three year 10 month Old!!

Siddy doesn't even understand what a month is...I mean the kid has no concept of time really yet... so new year night for him was just another party! And what a party he had....! He had all his building friends around and his best friend Nikki around... and I think his favourite part of the night was when we cracked open the confetti crackers!!! the little cutie kept collecting the confetti and throwing it on his friends!!! 

He's totally my kid!! 


Anyhow, this night got me thinking if he did know about new years and new year resolutions, and he could make some,  would these make the cut? 

1. Learn to eat on my own without making a massive mess!!
2. Learn to pee and poop and clean up on my own 
3. Shower on my own 
4. Loose my fear of the slide at the park. 
5. Convince my mum to take me outdoor more! 
6. Do some activity sheets at home everyday instead of sitting on the iPad. 
7. Learn to tie my shoelaces this year!
8. Play more and more and more 
9. Spend more time with hansie! 
10. Bug my mum a whole lot less!!! 

I would totally approve of a list like this!! 


Friday, 30 December 2016

Playing with the little one!

So there are two things I notice I do when I'm playing with Siddy.. one is when we are playing something like drawing things or making things or even like blocks.. I compete with him! 

Yes I said it.. I compete with my almost four year old... and I'm very serious about it somewhere in my head!!!! 

Like I'll try and make the taller block building... or draw like a very realistic aeroplane... ( which is quite rubbish by the way.. but it's better than his half bird half god knows what plane!!!) 

So today we were using his kinetic sand and some moulds to make things like elephants giraffes and food things like grapes and bananas.. and I made like five things while he struggled with one.. and I was so happy!!! Can you imagine that!! My silly inner 6 year old was doing little glee jumps!!!  

And the other thing I do is run out of patience!! Like if I decide actively not to compete with him it basically leaves me sitting and watching him try to do something and it drives me up the wall!! 

I mean how difficult is it to find the open end of the marker cover each and every time? But no.. we will always first try the shut end and then keep hitting it till it dawns on us that it's the wrong side!!!! 

Or this sand game today.. he took like ten minutes to shove some sand into the mould then he turned it over the sand fell out, so he did it again finally got it turned over correct .. then he realised it was upturned on a pit of sand so how will it form? then he dug away the sand from around his mould... oh my god!!! Ten minutes of my life that are never coming back!!!! 

Did I tell you I loved playing with him? Because I love playing with him!! 

My Crazy Eyes!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Relationship Problems!

I fear for Siddy's girlfriends...

Yup... you read that right... already seeing him and how he is..I worry for them!!

So the other day me and Siddy's best friends mum went to get the kids from school... his best friend is this very cute little girl....

Now we are sitting in the auto and for some reason that day there were lots of cranes and excavators and dumpster trucks on the road and siddy was having a blast watching them drive by, and for little nikki she really wanted to chat with him... So she kept trying to engage him in conversation about random things like what happened in school, about some new show she was watching on her iPad... but this fellow was just not responding!

after a point she got really annoyed and she complained to her mum and me
" Siddy is just not listening"

So I tried telling him "Siddy, Nikki is telling you something. Don't you want to talk to her"

No response...

So little Nikki again says, now very upset " Siddy you're just not listening to me"

Mister turns to her and says
"Arre Nikki you talk I'm listening"!! in the funniest sort of way.... like some 45 year old man who has been nagged by his very gossipy wife for years to listen to him and he was just fed up!!

The poor girl didn't know how to respond while me and her mum just burst out laughing!!!!

I think both if us were just reminded of the times we chatter non stop with our husbands who pretend to listen to us and how they would have responded in the exact same manner!!!!

Hilarious kid!


Thursday, 1 December 2016

To be or not to be!!!

So I'm not a very spiritual person.. ok wait... I'm not a very religious person.. spiritual maybe at some level... but not one of those who talks of her beliefs and revelations to the whole world...

And Aadi and I both are like this... so we were pretty sure we wouldn't put any thoughts of God and religion on Siddy when we was young... we want him to find his own story and his own beliefs...

However in his play school they had yoga as a subject which I thought was pretty cute! He would come home and show us all these poses he had learnt... that tiny little body of his (he was 2.5 when he learnt it) twisting and turning in funny ways!

They even taught him to pray, when he reached school, before food at the end of the school day.

Even the new school does the praying bit... so he know of God.. the concept of him may not be clear... but he know of him... Of course his biggest question regarding God is " Why can't he bring the dinosaurs back?"!!!

And then I have to go into the whole, they are extinct explanation... "what is extinct"

they don't exist any more " what is exist "

ok baby they don't live any more "what is live"?!!!

Yikes...I don't think i asked my parents such existential questions at 3.5... heck i don't think I asked at 12 or 15 either... I just took things for granted... people are born and then they grow old and then they die...

"what is grow old?!!!"

And of course they whole

"God made the trees?"
 hmmmm yeah sure

"God made the mountain?"
yes yes he did

"God made the road?"
 ummmm no the contractor who got the contract did...
"HUH?
yes God did it!!"

Its adorable their concept of the earth and everything in it... of the universe and the planets and the stars... everything that isn't reachable to them it is... and everything that is stable and standard just isn't!

The whole point of this very heavy blog today was because of course he did the cutest thing!
The other day while chilling in jaipur in the midst of rolling around nd jumping and being hawk eye and iron man and hulk and king kong... he suddenly decides he has to meditate.

yup meditate.

He tells his Uncle "Now i have to meditate"

and then he sits down crosses his legs, puts his hands on his knees facing upward, closes his eyes and chants Aum three times!!

this little tingly pungly bumling of a baby... decides he must meditate mid playing!

then the opens is eyes and start being hawk eye again!!

Incredible!!

As I am curious what kind of a person he will be as he grows up... what kind of friends will he have, what will he study what kind of music he will like... I am just as curious to see what his spiritual journey will be like...





Friday, 18 November 2016

But Mumma You'll be all Alone... :(

My last post here was in June... that is really really long back... !!!

Like I said once earlier... this kid is growing too fast and I'm really finding it crazy tough to put it all down... he's talking non stop now... well... for a while now!

But today... today was just an exception.. because today he blew my mind!!!

After what feels like years I was getting a night off tonight... yup.. as of right now I'm sitting sipping Dia ... eating chinese ... watching non stop TV and typing away on my laptop... without having to think of anything or anyone.... and its a very unreal feeling.. I keep waiting fro the bumbling to come out of the room or to find him curled up on the sofa with me...

But he isn't here and neither is Aadi or Mum... everyone's out!

And I'm chilling!

But this thing that blew my mind... this is it...

As I was saying bye to the bumbling, who my mum has taken for the night to my brother's place and they were dropping the hubby to the airport... He suddenly turned back looked at me and said
"But Mumma you're not coming?"

"No baby I have some work so I'm going to stay here" I said doing a little dance in my head!

A moment of silence and he says

"But you'll be alone"

My moment of silence. Have you ever been stumped by a three and a half year old?

nope?

Me too...

And this isn't where it ends... I spoke to my mum later and she said that he was really very upset about me being alone that he cried about it in the car till they told him two friends of mine were coming home. Finally he was ok... because now momma wasn't going to be alone.

By the time he reached my brothers house, and mum thought he was over it he asks her...

"You think mummy's friends have reached home by now"

Oh my melting breaking heart!

This home alone no baby hubby or mommy night has suddenly become one where I'm feeling all kinds of mushy thinking about my little baby boy!!!

You know just the other day he was very very tired and sleepy and he came to my room crying...I tried to make him feel better and asked him why he was crying... and he goes

"I'm getting too big... soon I won't fit in your godi"

And he was seriously upset about this...

My God... I always thought I would be the overtly sensitive one in this relationship... but more and more.. its looking like its him...

It heart wrenching though to think of how big he's going to get... and really how he isn't going to fit in my godi!

But if he's going to care so much for me like this when he grows up... then I must be doing something right!


Friday, 24 June 2016

School in the monsoons....

So school is not going exactly the way I had imagined it... I thought he would simply take off like he used to at kangaroo kids... but I guess I forgot that its new kids, a new environment and mostly and most importantly new teachers...

Its funny how attached the kids get to their teachers... and mine was a total teachers pet in his earlier school.... and well not to sound presumptuous... but I think because he was a kinda cute kid the teachers also used to be quite taken up by him...!!!

Also by the end of two years he was so comfortable there... that he used to want to go everyday... and its funny but I think I've forgotten how things were when I had just admitted him... Did he cry a lot, was he too quite... did he throw a tantrum... I really don't remember...

Actually I think he was too small.. so he didn't care much... there were new toys, cars, slides, kids and teachers who loved him...so he went in quite happily...

But now its a whole different story... now he understands things... He understands that he isn't the centre of attention, that he has to do as told, that now he's a big boy and I don't think he's appreciating it that much!!

The real reason though I think he's to enjoying much is because of this weather... Its lovely weather, don't get me wrong and we really could do with the rain... but I think my little sunshine kid is getting rather gloomy in this gloomy weather... and he's not being able to snap out of it :( poor chap!

Well, the school is great, the teachers are really nice too... and the monsoon will go away soon... so I'm really hoping he starts to enjoy his school soon....