Across the world children are heading back to school although what they knew to be a scholastic experience has changed quite a bit. In some places they have kids attending school a few days a week. In others it's for a few hours whereas in many places in Europe it's been business as usual for... Continue Reading →
Here it goes in no particular order: He calls you Bruh..mom and dad have left the building and Bruh reigns supreme.Angst is the name of the game.Being contrary is also the name of the game.Tantrums are usually lurking around the corner.Flashes of brilliance (I use the term loosely) can be expected.Hugs and kisses are still... Continue Reading →
TO turned 12 recently and barring the beginnings of a slight sprinkling of hair on his upper lip, am seeing very few signs of him growing up per se. There are plusses and minuses to this as can be expected. Let's tackle the minuses first so I can get them out of my system; for... Continue Reading →
The brat is officially a preteen effective yesterday. He's also officially a slightly bigger brat than he was before. I was telling Red that it's as if I gave birth to a Valley Girl instead of a kid living in South India. But am told the rolling eyes, the general disdain for any parental advise... Continue Reading →
My 3 and 1/2 year old niece is adorable and we catch up on and off when time permits. Imagine my delight when I was one of the people she "pretend-talked" to when she got her brand new toy phone! Color me melting with love!
I landed back in Hyderabad yesterday and as always Red and TO had come to pick me up. It's quite lovely to be met by happy smiling faces especially during these times. TO had made numerous calls to me while I was away and had let me know in great detail where Red hadn't come... Continue Reading →
Most people I know have dealt with the fallout of the pandemic to the best of their ability. Some have been lucky to not contract the virus at all or recover quickly if they have and thankfully not too many have faced any irreplaceable losses. But we've ALL been touched by the effects of it... Continue Reading →
After months of being in a lockdown, it made perfect sense to head out to a place which is far from the madding crowd, largely free from pollution and boasts of great views all around.
Today is veggie day and I roped in my newly-freed-up-from-classes assistant and we bought, cleaned and dried everything before putting them away. Normally said assistant would be moaning and groaning through his classes while I'd be out tapping fruits and smelling the leafy greens, so having the small hooman around and helping, made for a... Continue Reading →