Thursday, April 26, 2007

Getting Big

At least twice a week I struggle feeding A and 3 times a day feeding Gudiya. Gudiya is very stubborn but A is the one whom I can distract, yell or scare and he eats his meal. Those times I tell him

Eat your food otherwise you won’t get big. Gudiya will get bigger and you will stay like this.
If I finish my food I will get big?
Yes
Like Pappa?
Yes
Like You?
Yes
Like Nani Bhua & Nanu?
Yes
Very big?
Yes
Very very big?
Yes
Very very very big?
Yes
Like Rakshash?
Umm NO.
Like you & Pappa?
Yes
Mamma I don’t want to eat too much and get big like Rakshash. I don’t like rakshash..
But If you eat, you will be big enough to scare them away...

And this is the conversation we have on every food strike day:-) and it works every time:-)

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There are days when I think about going on a diet and I feel so good for 2-3 hrs until I think of food or the next meal, whatever comes first;-) Then for a day I weigh myself after every meal;-) A is aware of my this routine;-) Once he saw some diet ad on tv and asked

Mamma what are they saying?
They are saying if you do “this” exercise you won’t be fat anymore.. You will get skinny.

Every other month I get the diet bug and every time I step on the scale he ask me

Are you getting skinny?
No
Are you getting fat?
(looking at him with angry eyes”;-P )
NO, I just have to stop eating the bad stuff.
You ate bad food, Mamma?
Yes.
What did you eat?
Samosas and all other fried food and that too a lot.
You ate lots & lots?
Yes
So you got big?
Ummm yes.
You got Fat?
Ummm
You become rakshash?
NOOOOO (God, I got to stop eating fried food;-P)

Monday, April 23, 2007

Gudiya and A

Gudiya likes to jump on the bed. No matter how many times I try to stop her she just never stop. Even though I am always there stopping her still I am afraid that she is gonna fall down and get hurt so now to avoid that I have to yell & scream to make her stop..

Yesterday as soon as I put her on the bed she start jumping again. Seeing her A started doing the same. I told them to stop but nope, they continued. I tried to distract them but it didn’t work either. Then I yelled at them and A stopped but she kept laughing & jumping. I screamed

You cannot jump on the bed. You will fall down and hit your head. Stop before you get hurt..

Laughing & Jumping

STOP YOU WILL GET HURT

Laughing & jumping

Ok stop or I am gonna spank you

Laughing & Jumping

Allright then, *spank*

Laughing & Jumping

Another spank

Laughing & Jumping

A: Stop Gudiya, If You get hurt on your head how will you comb your hair and put clips.
(Yeah that’s the only worrying point if she gets hurt;-)

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Every time I tell her to sit down, she jumps & sit down.. Actually lands on her butt. I told her that one day she is gonna fly and instead of the bed she will land on the floor and get hurt.. But Gudiya is Gudiya, loves to scare the heck out of me.. So yesterday she did that again & I yelled at her. A was there too and said

“Gudiya you can hurt your butt then how will you do potty? So listen to mamma”:-)

Talk about putting 2 and 2 together;-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Happy B’day Dear Hubby & A

It was Hubby’s & A’s B’day on Friday, yes the same day:-). We usually go out to celebrate and cut the cake at home but this time A is into celebrating with friends so I was planning accordingly. I got all the information and decided the place and everything but because of all that happened last month, I decided not to do it the way I was going to. I didn’t think A would mind but boy, was I wrong. Everyday he asked me if we were going to invite his friends and celebrate at his favorite place. Finally I thought of calling 2 of my friends just so that A won’t feel bad that we didn’t invite anybody and planed to celebrate at home.

When I talked to him he got mad at me because I already told him that we would celebrate at Chuckee Cheese. He kept bringing the information paper I got from Chuckee Cheese and told me that he wanted to celebrate there. I tried to talk to him but every time he got mad at me. I thought if I won’t do it he will feel very bad so called my friends & told them to come to Chuckee Cheese and since it was far away I had to change the day from Friday to Saturday so that they could come with their family.

I asked him what did he want on his birthday and he kept saying, 1 apple, 1 banana, lots of candy, lots of ice cream, big cake, decoration and balloons. I was thinking of surprising him by decorating with banner & balloons in the morning but hubby leaves early in the morning and there is no way kids can stay in the bedroom without me. They are up as soon as I get up. And then hubby said if you do all that & celebrate the next day he will feel bad because he will be expecting everything on that day so I decide we will do the American way; celebrate on the weekend:-).

On Friday I just kissed him but didn’t wish. When I called hubby to wish him A was there and he said

“But its my B’day too”
“No , your B’day is tomorrow”
“No mamma, Jai Jai said mine & papa’s B’day is on the same day”
“Ohh yeah, sorry Papa, its not ur B’day today.. mommy made a mistake..we will wish you tomorrow;-)”

So the next day I got up extra early.. Decorate the place, not too much but enough to make him happy:-) Baked a small cake in my soup bowl:-), put his presents out.. He was really happy and as soon as he saw the balloons he said “Did Jai-Jai do that for me? Because I am a good boy?”
“Yes, Jai-Jai did that for you:-)”.

He is not into gifts as long as something is wrapped in a gift paper, he is happy.. so we didn’t get him any present as I am out of space to put anymore toys still I got him around 10 little thing that I knew he would like. We played with the balloons, made goody bags. Then we cut the cake.. It was magic candle and both of them had lots of fun until the candle was out. Then it was time for some bubble fun:-) It was just great morning and we all had so much fun.

We had planned to keep him in B’day mode all day long so after all that we went out for lunch. Had relaxed 2hr. lunch and then went to pick up the cake. We reached Chucke Cheese around 5:10 and my friends were there within 10 minutes. Everybody had blast there. Little after a hr. we cut the cake, had pizza and everybody went back to play. We were getting so tired but kids didn’t want to leave. Had to drag the kids out because it was already 8:30 and they were playing for more than 3hrs. Gave them goody bags and said thanks. We waited for them to leave and we left in 25 minutes too..

It was great but very tiring day. We didn’t get up until 12 the next day:-)
His only complaint “I am a boy and I wanted to celebrate with my boy friends not with girls:-)”

Friday, April 06, 2007

Priceless!

Jack wakes up with a huge hangover after attending his company's Christmas Party. Jack is not normally a drinker, but the drinks didn't taste like alcohol at all. He didn't even remember how he got home from the party. As bad as he was feeling, he wondered if he did something wrong.

Jack had to force himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins next to a glass of water on the side table. And, next to them, a single red rose! Jack sits up and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. He looks around the room and sees that it is in perfect order, spotlessly clean. So is the rest of the house. He takes the aspirins, cringes when he sees a huge black eye staring back at him in the bathroom mirror.

Then he notices a note hanging on the corner of the mirror written in red with little hearts on it and a kiss mark from his wife in lipstick: "Honey, breakfast is on the stove, I left early to get groceries to make you your favorite dinner tonight. I love you, darling! Love, Jillian"

He stumbles to the kitchen and sure enough, there is hot breakfast, steaming hot coffee and the morning newspaper. His son is also at the table, eating.

Jack asks, "Son... what happened last night?"

"Well, you came home after 3 A.M., drunk and out of your mind. You fell over the coffee table and broke it, and then you puked in the hallway, and got that black eye when you ran into the door.

Confused, he asked his son, "So, why is everything in such perfect order and so clean? I have a rose, and breakfast is on the table waiting for me??"

His son replies, "Oh THAT!... Mom dragged you to the bedroom, and when she tried to take your pants off, you screamed, "Leave me alone, I'm married!!"

Broken Coffee Table $239.99
Hot Breakfast $4.20
Two Aspirins $.38
Saying the right thing, at the right time..

Priceless!

Comment moderation and anonymous comments

I used to think why people go through all the trouble and choose to moderate. After all its very time consuming.. One reason could be because they don’t want to miss responding to anybody and another is that they want to avoid stupid comments.. I have seen so many posts with “comment deleted by blog admin” and few comment sections turned into a war zone because of few stupid comments by yeah, stupid anonymous person.

If someone writes about something on his or her blog, obviously they don’t mind getting positive or negative comments but is it has to be nasty comment? By starting with “I hope you take it in the right spirit” makes the following poisonous words turned into sweet message? I don’t think so.. And why do most anonymous get the right to leave nasty comments? I said most cuz not every anonymous person is out there to leave nasty comment to get rid of their frustration.

If you think you are so right why are you scared to leave your name and email id for further clarity;-) What are you scared off? You don’t want people of know it is your opinion by staying anonymous? On every blog there are lots of comments from anonymous people because they don’t have blog but most of them are nice & leave their name even though they are saying something negative...

I don’t think anybody has all positive opinion on every post they have written on their blog but not everybody leave a nasty comment.. I mean you can argue your point but no need to show your bitchiness or is it must? But because of few of those nasty anonymous people, people use “block” feature & miss getting sensible comments from people who don’t have a blog..

So please if you really have to get rid of your frustration on someone’s blog, don’t make the comment section a nasty zone.. If you must get rid of your itch, email the person so that you can get your answer back cuz not everybody is like “you” .

All I can say to those people is “keep your right spirited comments to yourself & click on “close””.

Why this post today??? Yes, you got it.. I got a nasty comment and even though I don’t have the energy or need to fight with a masked person, I would like to clear things by trying to be equally nasty (hey I am no saint;-) but not here;-) Email me or leave your email id..

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Another school dilemma

Yesterday was one busy day. A had Easter party and even though I told hubby to sign up for juice, he signed up for fruit salad. Crazy guy doesn’t know that its already hard for me have my cup of tea before noon and now I have to peel & cut fruits and make sure they don’t turn brown. Then I had to go for his registration in his new school, which I didn’t like at all. I don’t know if I am picky but I just didn’t get the right feel when I was there. There were lots of students in the hallway but I couldn’t see A in anybody. We register him anyway but now I am thinking of lots of options

1.) Renting a place few blocks away, near a good school, so that A can go to better school (Stupid public school system according to which part of the town you live in).
2.) Send him to his old school again.
3.) Find another private school since the other one was daycare type and now its time to find something which is more of a school
4.) Send him to this school anyway and see if he is learning good things or bad and then decide accordingly.
5.) Keep him home for few months and work on relocating.

On the other hand Gudiya put a show for the ladies there.. She danced there singing the wiggle song and with her hands on her cheeks, she kept saying, “wake up Jeff” “wake up Jeff” while they were clapping & clapping. We had to stay there for sometime so that she can finish singing and dancing;-)

I was planning on going to India around end of September, during Dushera & Diwali, but now I can’t go since A’s school is starting in September. But I don’t want to go there in summer and take care of the sick kids instead of having fun. Now I might go in December but I don’t want to miss Christmas either. Any suggestions..

Monday, April 02, 2007

Bhagam Bhag

Is the latest favorite. First half an hr. of the movie has to be watched over & over again and the song has to repeat at least 10times before anything.

20 times a day she comes to me saying “BhagaBhaga” and the minute its on she put her hands on her knees and shake her bum. She try to copy by blinking her eyes, hand actions, shaking her leg & all.. Even though its not closer to how Tanushree does, its fun to watch her try to copy all the dance movements..:-)

The first time we watched, I had to go in the kitchen and I told A to sit & watch and let me now later what was going on and this is what he said

(A pointing to Akshay & Govinda)

Mamma, this guy wants the girl and that guy wants the same girl too, why can’t they share.

Well, girl is not something you share. She can decide if she wants to be with Akshay or Govinda.

(Then he watched it for few more seconds and pointed to the girls dancing in the back & said)

Mamma why can’t they pick one of the other girls.. They are dancing good too.

I don’t know:-)


Ohh & he loves Gullu, especially when everybody decide to go to Germany in his car:-).