Wednesday, September 23, 2009

When Holidays strike....and vanish

Achu has started his pooja holidays and am gonna plan out a whole week of activities. Let's see. am busy at office this week but i really want to take him out somewhere everyday. No....Swine flu is not going to deter /defer my plans.

September 22 - Achu joined me at office and I drove him to the closest Marry Brown and he enjoyed riding the car, the engine ...didn't wanna ride the horse and then had his fav fries. Then we went back home.

September 23 - Took him to 'Achaacha house' . He will spend the whole day in total freedom.Its the Never-No land. He gets to do whatever he wants. Gets to eat whatever he wants. Gets to be whatever he wants. what more. It was independence day today ......

And then the whole week jus disappeared with me in office and lil achu at home ...though we did have tiny unplanned outings

Achu came to our office for pooja and had a blast...with all the sweets and chocolates....with a litlle more than 30 ppl at office it was only my lil boy who told me the rangoli I did was good...I love u achu :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

ZZZZZ! Winkie's partner or what!

Why do young brats have such irregular sleeping patterns???? does their system work so efficiently with so little rest???? If there be a medical explanation jus forget it...I don't wanna know 'cause I live with a 4 year old and I would like it if he jus follows our pattern....

Getting Achu to sleep is like tring to get M to appreciate never happen and when it does happen you don't realise it!!!

Take for instance yesterday. We reached our lil home a bit early and so I skipped watching the bit of TV I watch (while M was reading his fav mags plus watching TV plus expressing concern over achu's sleeping schedule and why 'I' couldn't put him to sleep early...baahhhhhhh) and asked achu to get ready to sleep( at 9.30pm)....

Which means
- Piss
- Brush teeth ( which doesn't it doesn't)
- Wash hands and legs
- Put on Pyjamas
- take fav toy/book/torch
- head to the bedroom

This takes a decent 30 minutes max....with screams reaching decibels unheard of  from all sides in equal it took 20 minutes ...:)

He enters the room , flops in bed with a Prevention magzine and the contents page had a big round bindi on the C....then.....
Achu: " Amma idhu yendhonu" ( what is this )
He wanted me to read content with the bindi on 'C'
Me: O-ontent
now he placed the bindi on 'O'
Achu:"Ippo" (Now)
Me:" COntent"
Jus when I started liking the 'quality' time I was spending with my lil one...achu got distracted and placed the bindi on a ommmphhhh model and smiles....
Achu: " Amma oru kariyam ondu" ( one thing to say )
Me: " Tell me"
Achu: " Ethara nall ayi pink panther kandhitu" ( Its been days since we watched Pink Panther)
Me: " Thanney achu. we will get somebody to repair ammamma's computer and you can watch"
he nods and smiles
Achu: " amma inni oru kariyam ondu" ( another thing )
Me: " hmmmm"
Achu: " naala school ondha ma?" ( do we have school tomo?)
Me: " yes"
a wee bit of sulking Achu: " Itchichi Amma"
Achu: "kallu perathu itota?"( can I put my leg on u?)
Me: "Sheri Da"
Achu: "Thank you amma"
Me:"Welcome Achu....."
Awww that's a huggy-buggy note
Amma and Achu hug and kiss...
Achu: " Amma....."
Me: "Achu sleep monuuuuu"
Achu:" oru kariyam "(one thing)....not again sigh
Me:"Last ..parre" (tell)
Achu:"Nalla mosquito bat vayinkanam" ( tomo we have to buy a mosquito bat)
Me: "Sheri"
Achu:"Amma Girija miss nalla miss annu"(teacher is nice)
Curious Me: "Yendhu monuu"(why)
Achu:" Miss Good boys inna adhikula bad boys inna matharam adhikum"( she hits only the bad boys not the good boys)
Me: "!!!!!!!!!...ok sleep"
Achu :" Amma....nalla morning ayal pal tharanam ok amma?"( when its morn give me milk)
Me: "hmmmm"
Achu :"Itchi-chi Amma podhapu" (want a sheet to cover)
Me puts the sheet over achu
Achu:"Acha yepazhum book um TV thane...yethara late avanu nokku"(Acha is always with books and TV...see how late he is getting)
Me: I don't answer ....jus to see if my silence will aid sleep
Achu:"Amma pohapu vendha amma" ( don't want the sheet )
Me pulls the sheet away...silently
Achu: "Amma innoru pottu venam amma"(want another bindi)...remember the round bindi he was fidgiting with it all through this episode....
Me:" sheri poi edhitho"(ok go and take)...prevention of rise in BP and a few more Itchi-chis is better than curing it they say...and so he had his way....
Achu slides thru the door , gets a little suprised scream from M and rushes back with the second bindi
Achu: "Amma 2 bindis"
a biggg smile I witness thru my eyes which were very much loosing the power to stay open
Me doesn't answer but does offer a slight smile like gesture
Achu is happy with that
The symptoms of M's entry started with little 'bangs' and 'splash' outside...door locking cermony and a visit to the loo
Achu:"Acha varinoo innu thonunnu" (I think acha is coming)
Me has stopped answering completely....
M comes in and sets his phone to charge and grabs his lil sonny ...a few hugs, kisses, questions on not sleeping and boy games follow....
(Reserve their conversation which I evesdropped for another day)
Then Its Acha's turn to get angry and ask achu to sleep and get silent...
Achu:" Amma yenniku podheykanam" ( I want the sheet to cover)
Me Rolls over and puts the sheet on him and gives him a look....
Achu shoots an angelic smile
Me whispers:"Love u achu...sweet dreams"
Achu whispers back:"Love u amma...weet deams"
hugs and kisses follow as usual
After a few turns and giggles it all settles down at 11.45pm......

Wee Willy Winkie  are you extinct or do u have a partner at work or what?????

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Duh! We have a Winner ?!

Today Achu came back from school with a Gold Medal.

Me " Wooow what did u win that for ????"
Achu " For sportsday"
Me "!!!!!!!!"

Me "But Achu didn't go to school on sports day. Remember achu you were sick "
Achu "Itchi-chi Amma.....but I won Amma" ( A 70 mm smile that makes me forget where we started....)
Me" Ok great a huggy-buggy moment this is"
((((((achu & amma)))))

I still don't know if Achu won that or his sweet school gave out medals to all the kids in class....must find out at the next PTA meet.

This was his second sports day in life ...while the first at his play school saw achu, all of 2 and something years, stand still and gaze at his mom while the other kids ran towards the finish.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Ehhh! The Itchi - chi Brand

"Itchi-chi Amma" he screams when he is upset. I guess I taught him the word that was meant to only refer to things which were dirty. Don't know when he exactly started terming anything bad as Itchi-chi. Today any disapproving remark he hears from anybody in his world he prefixes the 'I' word to it......

Gets his mid day drink 2 seconds later -  "Itchi-chi Ammamma"
Doesn't get his zillionth car into his collection - "Itchi-chi Appuppa"
Channel changed from POGO/Disney  to sports/news -"Itchi-chi Acha"
Haven't been transported from bed to sofa in the morning - "Itchi-chi Amma"
Give a smile when he trips - "Itchi-chi XXXX"

Anything under the sun which qualifies 0.00000001% disturbing will be termed "Itchi-chi"

The number of  "Itchi-chis" he uses per day would be more than 10 times the ones in this page.
May be its a passing phase. May be.  So maybe when the word jus vanishes from his vocab we wouldn't even know.....Initially it was embarssing but now the word has become silent !!!...Barely even notice its occurence...Its like "who are u?" "oh am Achu's Itchichi amma...."

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Aha! The Inventive Vocalist

Achu has picked up a few bhajans at school and he keeps singing them always I mean ....always...yeah that's what I mean....he keeps repeating the lil he knows over and over again and what he doesn't know he puts in his own words....that's when the serious bhajan becomes a comedy....

"Om jai jagadheesha VARRREEEE".
"Ganesha sharanam sharanam ganesha..bam bam bola bam abam bolaaa reee...neelakandha neelakhanda reee...swami kandha swami kandha reee...."

Another of his all time favorites is our poor national anthem....but must admit he's good at it...he started of really young ....Used the anthem as a lullaby ...yeah patriotism to the core...jai hind!

Now he loves "nanha munna rahi hoon desh ka sipahi hoon bolo mere sang jai hind jai hind" ..and ragupathy raghava raja ram "..hmmm a fit candidate for the 2023 elections in the making....

Monday, September 7, 2009

Yeah! From Tummy to Heart

My dear achu fell sick ...and what I felt was a state of unexplainable helplessness...have posted it in my personal blog right here.

It is me who kept telling moms to stay detached from your kids so that you don't feel the pain when they have to leave you...they have to go so make it easy for them and yourself ....but the day achu fell sick I knew I was no less a attached specimen then all the zillions of moms out there...God it hurt....My mind kept telling my heart it was gonna be fine...but my heart refused to pain less...and infected my mind as panic followed ...then it took nothing less than a "Achu is fine" day to get me back to being the normal "detached " mom I claimed to be...

It must be tough to let go of a being that lived in you literally ...yes they are sure out of your tummy but they can never move out of your heart can they....???