Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ufh! These Terrible Tantrums

Wonder when Achu will stop shouting at people. I have no idea where he learnt it from. Everybody around him never raise their voices except for M. Maybe he got it from him. M has a loud voice and general y screams out his orders.:) 

When you ask me?
  • Don't get him his toy
  • Don't listen to him
  • Laugh at him
  • Wake him up for school
  • Ask him to eat
  • Ask him to have a bathe/use the toilet 
  • Ask him to do anything he is not interested to do 
What you get.....
  • high decibel shreiks
  • crocodile tears
  • UFOs all around
It does get to be very embarrassing at times. Poor J who looks after him gets shouted at so often. In the house it is bearable since we have got used to it. But outside? When he goes out to play with the other kids who come with their toys he is fine until they play with him then when its time for them to go Achu starts creating a big scream session.Its J who bears the grunt.

Go to the supermarket or mall with Achu. He is a good child until he lays his eyes on something he wants. We get him things to eat and play very often. M and I have stopped getting him cars since he has so many. So usually when he creates a scene to get a car we protest or ignore and then the fireworks happen. He emotionally blackmails Appupa to get him cars from time to time.( Now that's another story)

When Appupa is around this fella has a total act in place. First he screams , shouts, walks around the room banging doors , dropping unbreakable things (He doesn't have the courage to break anything), huffs and puffs. Then when we ignore he starts to cry, runs and lies down like the heroine in the movie does on the floor or plops on the bed. And then dear Appupa screams at us !!!!!!! Achu gets his way.End of story.

M's technique is simple. He just screams back and Achu calms down! When we reason out ,try to distract,cuddle him or give him options he shouts back!!!! Why?!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


 Random chat

Achu: Amma you know what...
me: what da?
Achu: sometimes when I sleep...I am not sleeping
me: huh?!
Achu: I close my eyes but I know what's happening all around me...(and smiles)
me: ohhhoooo....( will double check next time hmmmm!)

The AXE commercial with this guy spraying on the deo and a bunch of gals attacking him flashed on the LCD.

Achu: Amma I want this spray...(and gives a naughty smile)
me: For what???????...(dreading what the answer would be)
Achu: Gurrrllllzzzz......(with a giggle and a wink)
me: What!!!!!!.....(getting slightly dizzy)
Achu: If I spray that then you will come to me right? you are a girl. I don't need to shout out a hundred times. It will be easy.
me: ohhhhh! (relieved but has a tiny doubt on his intentions ;b)

India vs West Indies Match going on. Everybody watching seriously.

Achu: Amma do girls play cricket?
me: Yes they do
Achu: what do they wear?
me: The same thing men wear....(wondering where this is heading to)
Achu: after a lot of thinking.....but they will have a line in between no?
me: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (OMG!!)

So what next?

Monday, March 21, 2011

Graduation and more

Achu had his Graduation day on 17/03/2011.
He was very excited.
Because he would have a whole 2 weeks of holidays after the day!!!!

The Principal gave a little speech about the new curriculum. 
The children sang "All things bright and beautiful"
Achu and his friend S had different things to do while the whole group joyfully sang.
Then they called out each kid and gave them the certificate.
Achu will be in grade 1 when he's back to school on 01/04/2011!
The Chief Guest was Jyothi from the CBSE educational wing.
And she gave a brilliant speech.
She wanted each child to be exposed to 9 skills/areas during their educational years.

1. Verbal
2. Musical
3. Mathamatical
4. Visual
5. Intrapersonal
6. Interpersonal
7. Kinetic
8. Environmental
9. Spiritual

She made alot of sense. She advised  the parents and teachers to get the children used to all these activities during their years of study and identify what they are good at. Then nurturing the areas that they excel in will make them successful in what they do and most importantly they will love what they do.

So true.Gone are the times when we thought that blessed are those who find their dream jobs. We have the key in our hands today.It is the educational system and parents who have to guide each child into his/her line of excellence and love.....

I promise to take my step....will you?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Grandparents day at school

It was Grandparents day at Achu's school
The children were asked to dress up as their favorite cartoon character.
And what we saw on stage......
Many as : Spiderman,Barbie,Chota Bheem,Ben10,Dora,Mickey Mouse,Tom.
Few as : Donald Duck,Cinderella, Jerry
Just One: Jackie Chan,Jasmine,Bob the builder,Tinker Bell,Thomas the engine,Oswald,Jess from Toy Story and Mr.Bean

Yes.Achu became his personal hero Mr.Bean for a day.
There was only one Mr.Bean and that was my lil boy.

  • The Coat - Rented ( After a little hunt for a whole suit set we thought it was better to rent just the coat. Beacause a) The probability of Achu wearing a coat was negligible b) Chennai has just one season - sultry summer! c) the suit set costs a fortune d) Achu drinks milk and grows!) - The man at the counter told us it was a Bharathiyar coat. We had no option so had to take it though Mr.Bean is mostly in a brownish/greenish coat.
  • The shirt - M got him a full sleeved white cotton shirt ages ago on his trip to US. It was big when he first wore it. It was perfect this time round.
  • The Tie - Acha's ( A blue one with red lines...yeah yeah Mr.Bean has a red one with yellow on it...I did search for a tie and but couldn't get one. Had one in the flat but was lazy to go and pick it up
  • The pant - A black ( Was planning to make him wear a formal looking black jean which he wore the previous time he was Mr.Bean..but boost you know never let's the child remain his size). don't really know how uncomfortable the fella was but he did it because he was to be his hero. Commitment.
  • The Shoes - He did have a formal pair. Small but ok. no socks
  • Teddy - We got him a teddy that looked closest to the one on the show. 
  • The Act - Achu is a natural. I taught him a couple of lines and made him repeat it for a few days before the big day. He reluctantly repeated it. each time he did he added or forgot a word or two.

"Hello! I am Mr.Bean. This is my Teddy. I love teddy.Oh! Grandma is calling .I have to go...." He confidently
said and rushed down the stage. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011


  • Writing: Slow but neat.Ask him why he is slow..."Pinne fastayitu neat-a ezhudhan pativo?!!!" (How can you write neatly when you are fast???!!!...)
  • Music: Nope. He's not Super Singer material....He might end up being a good lyricist :)
  • Vocab: Gift of the gab intact! Shy when we are around!
  • is where is heart is
  • he prefers to stay at home and play with his cars and in his car...and the cycle for a change.
  • getting all sun burnt from cycling mid day  
  • 17 kgs... not more not less
  • Food and loo breaks still remain avoided until its impossible to stay away
  • asks for a kid brother!
  • mushroom soup, noodles and fish remain his favorites  
  • loves to draw,write and do anything with his colors
  • hates homework
  • lost 2 milk teeth 
  • in the process of gaining 2 teeth
  • made a few new friends while cycling down the street
  • loves to be cuddled 
My little boy is growing up...:)