Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mama's girl...Papa's girl??

The summer has been quite interesting so far. We went to Ashland Terrace garden (a retirement house) where you can pick flowers on your own for a small compensation, I got some beautiful violet blooms, some dry grass and arranged them in a vase on my bathroom counter top. Ms.Anusha admired them each day while brushing her teeth (yup !4 of them). The other day I got beautiful white and yellow Asters from Kroger for a steal-deal.I put them in a vase near the fireplace, and taught Anusha not to hit the flowers but to smell them and say ahhha :). Well couple of days passed and one of the violet bloom dried and I cut it off. Anusha wanted it so I promptly obiliged (dry flower ehh!). She took it and went in the living room and lo and behold... she gingerly puts it in the big vase with the Asters ! ...my daughter :)

So the mercury has been really rising this summer... the best antidote to that is swimming! Anusha and me have been going to the pool almost every alternate day...sometimes Dad comes too.. when dad comes with us.. every one has to take a bath after the swim (yeah, yeah I don't most of the time)..so the other day me and Anusha trudged back home after the swim... Anusha drags me near the bath tub saying ... nau.. nau...(translation:bath).. I tried to ignore her .... NAU NAU NAU...hey should we go eat mumm, NAU NAU.....do you want to see songs on YouTube?.....NAU NAU NAU NAU NAU... jeeezzzzz... and then I HAD to give her a bath!!....daddys girl :O

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Letter to Anusha

Dearest Anusha,

We did it ! You did it...Dad helped... and most important of all I did it ! It has been one week now since you have been completely weaned off !

Ofcourse there were your tears... your anger.... your pain. You wailed, begging me...calling me....hating me....you had this 'big why?' in your eyes that I understood but could not make you understand. It was the toughest time for me till now... more tough than anything I ever faced in my life before. I just wanted to let you know that my heart broke a thousand times in thousand pieces during the past month.

And then I think more than your crying it was more of me not wanting my baby to grow.....me not accepting that you are now a toddler and I cannot 'baby' you any more..... me who wanted to keep on hanging to that last thread...the special bond...to the comfort zone...even if it meant not getting to sleep straight throught the night for the last 16 months .... it was worth it :) !


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Bubble-gun !

Hey watch this..

Mm.. now how does it work...

There we go......bubbles :)

want to catch some.......

..darn, Billions of bilious blue blistering barnacles ! bubbles burst!