Friday, February 19, 2010

Pick up the phone and pick me up 'Lancer'

Achu loves to talk on the cell phone

What are the toys/articles that transform into his cell phone
- torch light...he calls it the light phone
- Hair brush
- His toy Car's Remote
- TV Remote
- anything rectancular and holdable
- sometimes he needs the original and nothing less so its my cell that plays the role

Who does he talk to

-Jai mama
and now he's got a friends list
and sometimes he gives the 'cell' to me saying its my friend who is calling on HIS phone
- Kavitha (Harish's Mom and my school friend)
- Sayee ( He has a lil crush on her lovely daughter Nandu :)..)
- Uma (My school friend and he keeps making fun of the name saying its umma aunty (kiss aunty)

What does he talk
to Relatives
AAA yendhu cheyunu avadhey ( What are you doing there?)
njan vandhi otikunnu ( am driving my car )

to Friends
Am Gooood
Whatiya doin there?
Dey! ( yeah I did smile the first time heard it out of him...but then did tell him it was rude to address a friend like that....but I guess it will grow into their vocab like yenna di grew into mine though my forbid me from using 'such' words to address a friend)
Am driving my lancer
ohhh hooo Scorpio-va?
Innova-va????!!! ( to gain my attention...and I smile)
ohhh Tavera-ku maritiya ( and he gives me a smirk...and I :(....)
Speed-a va
Nithilamani what are you coming in?
My lancer only has speed no slow
and the story goes on and on..................................

All of us enjoy listening to him on the 'Phone' in his 'Lancer'!!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Parenting Woes

What I do

wake Achu up
dress him up for school
feed him breakfast
take him out  
give him dinner
get him to sleep
......and if our nanny doesn't turn up and Amma doesn't have the strength
pick him from school
feed him lunch
make him have his afternoon nap

Have taken Achu
to the park
to eateries around the place
to the movies
to his grandparents
to visit relatives
to playdates with friends
to the beach
to funstations
to the supermarket
to shops of his interest and mine
to the temple

Of course these are motherly duties ...I agree...and I agree am not as good as some of the other mothers I have come across in the real and blog world

But at least I try

What M does

Sometimes After Recurring Requests(ARR) gets achu to brush his teeth ...its truly an ordeal I tell you
If I am busy in the kitchen and ARR irons his uniform
Gives him a bath ARR
drops Achu at of the few advantages of not knowing to drive
takes him to umpteen car shops and trial drives  ARR or sometimes without
sometimes takes him to shops of Achu's and his interest

Otherwise he has taken us to many places but only ARR

I admit I don't really bother to play with Achu.....primarily because he plays with cars and he loves wrestling
and running around....but am totally guilty on that note ....and pinch every possible oppurtunity to take him someplace we both can have fun together and individually

Won't blame M for not being the father I imagine him to be cause maybe I am not the mother he imagines me to be...Its quite possible that he is just being the father his father was to him and me still working on being the mother my mother was to father was like M that proves it but doesn't justify it ;)

Hey Achu if you ever read this blog ....I wrote this when I was in the "I-want-to-blame-somebody" mood and today the victim happens to be M ...ur dad :)....all said and done he's a good guy alrite....( wow I really typed that?????...jus in case M reads this :b)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

School Blues

Achu doesn't like the idea of going to school everyday. He hates school. It's not like he makes a big racket before going. He does attempt to skip school

"Amma I think I have a sore throat"
"Do I really HAVE to go to school"
" innu leave annnnnnnuuuuuu" ( Today is a holiday )
"Amma nadhakan patinillaaa...kallu vedhana" ( Amma I can't legs hurt )
Sometimes he has a tummyache in the head and otherwise a headache in the tummy! :)

But once he gets ready he leaves quite happily sometimes ...and more often reluctantly but submissively

I wonder if the school we chose wasn't the right one or the teacher isn't good or achu is getting bullied by the other kids.....

Flash back : I hated school till the 5th grade. I totally hated it. The idea of waking up early morning, homework, tests, some teachers made me dislike school. But later on when I had my gang of friends I loved the idea of being around them for close to 8 hours gossiping,passing notes,snacking,sharing lunch and cutting class by enrolling in any volunteering job that comes our way made me enjoy school.

So I guess things will fall in place ..The Indian education system doesn't get interesting at any point of time...atleast for me that didn't happen ....I pray achu finds his gang of friends and activities the process of going to school doesn't remain a process afterall.