Friday, January 22, 2010

When Achu becomes Amma

Achu loves to role play.....and this time he was me :)

He took one of my dupattas and put it like I usually do and walked around the house.

"Achu odheley" (achu don't run)

" Ammeyku officeillu ponnam" ( Amma has to go to office )

I interupt " bashe night ayilley office illelo?" ( but you don't have office at night?)

" Idhu night duty annu"( this is night duty)

Then he takes my phone and starts to talk

I whine " Amma phone vekku amma" ( Amma please keep the phone )

" Achu idhu important call annu shhhhh " ( this is an important call )

Monday, January 11, 2010

Intellectual Conversations

There are so many such instances but these are the few I could recollect.....

Achu - Am a goood boy at school
Amma - :)
Achu - Am a baaad boy at home
Amma - :) why is that?
Achu -  Because Girija miss is not at home
Amma - :):):)

Achu the Doc: What's your problem?
Amma: I have a headache
Achu: Have some water it will go away
Achu : What's your problem
Ammumma: My leg hurts
Achu: have a glass of water and you'll be fine
Achu: what's your problem
Appuppa: I have a stomach ache
Achu: Velam kudhichal madhi yellam povum sheriyaaaa ( drink water everything will get ok)
Water the universal cure :)

At a restaurant...

Achu:  Amma veshakunnu ( am hungry )
Me: what do you want to eat ?
Achu: illa amma dhahikunuuuu ( no amma am thirsty)
Me: Ok what do you want to drink?
Achu: Thinking ......
Me: Yedho venam? ( what do u want)
Achu:...hmmm matedhiley?...milk ( that one??....milk )
Amma : Yendho milk? ( what milk)
Achu : Hmmmmm....amma flower milk venam ( I want flower milk)
Amma: huh???!!!!!
Achu: Adhuthaneee amma (That's what I want)...getting a bit restless and angry now...
Amma: Yendhonu flower milk.....u want chocolate milk????
Achu:....Illaaaaaaaaaa Flower milk thannneee venam ( No I want flower milk)....

I scan the little brain to decipher the request...and ta-da..

My little boy wants ROSE milk :):):):):)
Achu : Aaaaa Thaneeeee ( Aaaa yessssss) very relived but angry and wondering why amma is so dumb

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Yes, Achu is Thin. So what?

Not that I haven't been worried before but now I am totally worried and that's why I am blogging about it...

Achu eats normal.....
  • Breakfast - dosa / pongal / puri /egg and a glass of milk(pediasure) / lately milk with tea in it
  • Mid day snack - @school: samosa/sandwich/biscuits @home banana/puffed rice/popcorn 
  • Back from school @12.20 pm - a glass of milk( rose/chocolate/pediasure)
  • Lunch - A considerable quantity of rice with dal/rasam , veggies and fish/chicken
  • Evening - He used to wake up after his nap at 5.30pm and have a glass of milk..but nowadays.not very interested in having anything to drink
  • A few hours before dinner - sometime needs noodles or has a bite with Amma and Acha who are absolute snackers
  • Dinner - Considerable amount of rice again with rasam/dal and fish /chicken /veggie/egg
  • Before bed- If it gets too late he likes to have a glass of pediasure/milk
Used to give him juice but because he has a permanent cold we stopped that. He's got a sweet tooth and he often likes to sink his milk teeth into
  • Mysore pak
  • Jelebi
  • Poli
  • MilkyBar
  • Diamond sweet ( Kaju Kaatli)
  • Bourbon
  • Nice Biscuits
He is an active child. Its tuff to get him stay still for 1/2 a second.Verrryyy tuff. Unless HE wants to pose for a photo.

  • He weighs barely 15.2 kgs @ 4 .5 yrs
  • And he looks his weight
  • Doesn't need an x-ray since he is one already!
  • Clothes I bought 3yrs ago still fit him
  • Oh what do u mean he is growing tall....he is jus 109cms tall
  • Every social meet makes me creative in answering "Why Achu boy is thin"
DOC says "It's ok. he's active" grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

When Achu was a baby he wasn't one of those the chubby lallus we find all over place. It stressed me out when ppl around me pointed it out and gave loads of advice on how to make a lallu outta achu. But then I learnt the art of nodding with a smile. Honestly it did decrease the intensity of the lessons I got...atleast from my point of view.The minute I start nodding my ears would loose stimuli :).

He was thin but not unhealthily thin...he didn't look unhealthy in anyway.Now he does. That's what worries me.

Maybe few years down the line I might laugh at this blog. That's the optimist in me typing.
Or maybe I will just be copy - pasting from this blog - That's the pessimist!
Whatever be...God Bless my Achu.....

Monday, January 4, 2010

Smile and I shall read

I knew by the look on Achu's face that he didn't want me to go to Delhi. When I was ready and gave him a hug his face didn't have that smile ...that smile of excitement...that smile that said "Amma I'll be fine with Ammumma and Appuppa "....His face had " I'll miss you" all over it...Knowing his face was mirroring his heart he washed the expression off in moments and told me "Amma marakhadhey train vayinchitu vareneeee.........."(Don't forget to buy me a train)...I nodded and left half heartedly....

We had to go to Delhi this week on an official assigment but the fog in Delhi got worse and our flight got cancelled :):)..When we got back home achu was asleep....I kissed him and gave him a hug:)

The next morning Achu gave me the smile I wanted....The Real Smile ...of joy...of contentment....and I reciprocated right from my heart ....
Achu: Amma yendh patti?...( what happened?)
Me: Bad weather so the plane didn't take off
Achu: Bigggg Smile and a huggy-buggy moment ...sighhhhh

Later during the day we were to go to M's place and so was getting dressed
Achu: evadhey ponnu amma ( where are u going?)
Me: Arinjudhe? ( don't you know?)
Achu : Najannum varinaaa ( Am I also coming?) - his face lost its initial smile beacuse he had my Delhi trip still in his tiny mind and heart and thought I was getting dressed to go to Delhi.
Me: Monnu we are going to Achacha's house get dressed now ...fassst
Achu: There was that smile I always crave for...yet again

Achu...Amma loves you so much and can read your mind and heart with equal precision
Just smile and I shall read.........