Sunday, December 19, 2010

Watch your word

Me: What did you do in school today ?
Achu continues to do and say which doesn't have the slightest relevance to my question....
Achu: huh! what........
Me: ( let me give it a different approach) Achu what snack did they give you today?
Achu: hmmmmmmmmm! samosa and biscuit
Me: ( Ok we have a related goes) Ok good so what did the teacher write on the board?...First tell me about maths....
Achu: Come I'll show you on my board.....
Me: YES :):):):)
Achu picks up a chalk and says "Amma, Before and After"
I wonder if my son is reminding me about the weight loss regime I registered for months ago ...with a slim chance of me attending it ( the only thing that's slim in the deal )
Then I figure out that it is just the "What's missing in the sequence" question
We do a couple of rounds of it and then I ask " Achu what did you do in English baby?"
"go,so, to, no" he wrote on the board
 Sheri (ok).. let's make sentences
We took turns in writing them
And Achu boy was good at it :)
We finished all the four words... two each
Now Achu said he wanted to do the words he didn't get to do
And I gladly agreed
And then.....
" Achu now your turn ...'No' "
Achu wrote " No. Not go in"
"No, No, No Achu that is wrong... correct it or find another sentence"
Achu: Ok Amma I will....
He rushes to the board and writes "No.No.No."
Me: !!!!!!!
Achu: You just said that Amma (very pleased)
Me: Smarty pants ....Huggy-buggy :)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Achu Da Chennai

Achu will be starting art classes this Thursday
2 times a week
for one hour

Wanted to blog only after Achu started drawing class but couldn't wait for 2 whole days.....

He is five and a half but still refuses to go for any workshop or class (except school) alone. With so many options available in the city I am so sad he doesn't want to make use of it.

In play school I had to stay in class for 1 month and then his nanny continued for another month until Achu got used to his teacher.

This is my first try. If this clicks I'll have my personal Lenardo da Vinci.


Just got a call from home. Achu boy is back after his class.
"Amma they drew the lines and we had to color the inside"
"I drew a Big Baloon"
His voice overflowed with joy and pride
and so did his amma's heart........

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jig-saw me

I did blog about the games we play but didn't mention jig saw puzzles because Achu and I don't have the patience to 'work' on jig-saw puzzles. The proportions differ. Achu is okay with jig-saw while I am not so close to being ok with it.

Achu does play with his jig-saw set. Sometimes its after dinner/lunch with Ammumma. And sometimes he sits with his nanny. Poor nanny would have to set the puzzle while our little fella behaves like a boss.

So today we were having a Nanny-and-I-are-jigsawing episode. They had set right 2 out of the four Noddy Puzzles. And were they glad. Achu glad 'he' did it and Nanny glad its half way done.

Achu runs out of his room and asks me to come and see the result. I praise the duo. Tell them to work on the other two and begin to leave the room.

Achu comes to me " Amma carry me will you?"
I readily do the needful :)
He hugs me tight and says " Amma I need a jig saw of this"
Me :"What?"  
Achu: "Amma take a snap of 
- you bending to lift me
- then carrying me
- then me hugging you
and make a jig-saw for me"
Me: What an idea!!!!

Reels in my head 
  • Must see if I can find somebody who can do that for me
  • Nice idea for a birthday gift
  • Is my son missing me ?
  • Have to spend more time with him.
Update: While I was browsing for a background I found out that it wasn't a very new idea afterall and there are lots of ppl who have made a business out of it ...but hey for the Achu Household its still a moment of pride just that the 'invention' becomes a 'discovery' :D