We watch one movie as a family every week. We usually do it on Friday nights since it's a good way to bring in the weekend for TO. And since it's usually a family movie, we all end up being either parts of "awwww" or "siggghhhs" or just have lots of laugh-out-loud moments. With TO... 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 →
Red and TO have been acting like annoying prats and I'm stuck playing referee. Yay for me. This morning when TO was looking for his meds he had to take Red's help since Red had kept them somewhere after the last dose. A sulky and solemn-faced child informed me he couldn't ask his father since... Continue Reading →
My parents shared their good experiences with me by making me a part of them. Places they went to as children or travels they'd enjoyed were recreated with me so I could see what the fun was about. Places they hung out in or eateries they frequented in their youth; I've been to quite a... 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 →
Young love is *very* different from not-so-young love. The expressions are off the charts and sometimes we look back at those days of being unrestrained and full throttle in our feelings and maybe cringe a bit saying, "Damn! Did I really do all that?" From writing your name along with that of the one you... Continue Reading →