January 2011

She uttered this while i tried to hug her after returning from work.I was so awestruck as where she had learnt.

Not from this house where tamizh is the prominent language and definitely not from the babysitter,but where,but where?


now stop her appa and question ” Kotti erachittu porele?”( why are you tossing my toys and walking away?).

P.S1: He by mistake tripped on her kitchen table set and walked away tossing her toys. 

P.S2: Am happy to spot my gene in her.

Last night dinner was @ Saravana Bhavan, crowded as usual.I reminded the server passed by”We have ordered Idli/Vada,can you serve it quick?”.For which the server had not replied a thing.

Tail piece by her highness “Vadai kondu vaango”,for which he said “Odane kondu varen madam(I will bring it immediately)”.Should i say more about my reaction?

hits the lil one first and moves on to amma and then appa.Had a terrible time last weekend composed of pills,syrups and IVs.Believe my immunity is hitting a low these days.

Would never wish that to happen next time.Weather is worse,non stop rain the day before and the city floats.Imagine if this city cannot stand a drizzling for half an hour,how would it be for the downpour yesterday.Pools and puddles and traffic chaos everywhere.Drizzling continues today and the prediction feels it for tomorrow too,thankfully the weekend should be saved for us.

Am recovering and the rest of the family is fine,with the weather like this life is so boring.I would love to have a plate full of pakodas,or a grilled corn cob or avicha kadalai(steam boiled groundnut) or in the worst case an bowl of popcorn,necessarily prepared by someone else and served to me to celebrate this weather, but horoscope effect, i end up making cauliflower fry for myself.

Am paranoid,crazy,stupid and can be called any of the above.All the more am anxious,on each n every take of life.

If things doesn’t fall within the time frame of my expectation, i would worry.

I checked your hearing capacity at a clinic as early as 3 months(worried since she was not paying attention to me,DD still swears he would tell his daughter @ right time so that she can take a revenge on me) and checked your eyes @ 5 months (her sclera was very thin that white portion appeared pretty grey), worried until you started walking full fledged around 13 months and was perturbing until 2 months back when you were still in your mono syllables for few words though you were quiet good with your vocabulary.(Ofcourse loads of curses from DD for making you as an experiment specimen)

But now am gleefully enjoying this and rest of the commands you throw at us firmly.

1. Apple narukki thaa – A bedtime routine this is.As soon as we all fall on to bed for some sleep,she gets a strange desire to munch on apple every night and orders to cut the apple and give her.

2. Appa, apple cut pannu – Even after first command if there is no response from us,she calls only her appa to cut the apple.

3.Sofa mela ukkatham – Sit in the sofa.grabbing a book or two,or a bowl of snacks she would want me to sit on the sofa.

4.Bowl/poon ammi thaa – Wash the bowl/spoon.Normally when am around in kitchen,she grabs a bowl and spoon and wants that to be ammied.

5. Clip maatti (followed by) kannadi pakkatham – To tie up her hair with a clip and soon after that her highness wants to look at the mirror.

6. Shoe podu – After we utter that we are going out,she goes grab her shoes and calls us for any help this way.

7.( Any subject of interest) ethu thaa – whatever she feels like grabbing and not within her reach,she would throw a command to grab it for her.

8. Vera paatu podu – Now she started watching lot many videos in Appa’s mobile and gets quickly bored out of everything and asks for some other video to be played.(She would be holding on to the TV remote quickly hopping over channels in future i believe).

9. Modhalla (any subject of interest) venum – Started expressing her preference as which one she needs first.

10. Amma mammam venume – The one which i feel very very pleasant to hear from a fussy eater,though this is a rare occurence when she asks for her food.

வேறெப்போதும் இத்தனை இனிப்பாய் உவப்பாய் இருந்ததில்லை

வேண்டும் வேண்டும் இன்னும் என்றால் அது மிகையில்லை

இரண்டு மூன்று அம்மா என்னும் அழைப்புக்கு பின் என் பெயர் சொல்லி அழைக்கும் போது

நடிக்க தான் தோன்றுகிறது இவ்வாறு – கேட்காது எனது காது

Overwhelming joy arises within
which is all of a sudden
in the years passed so far
no ecstasy comes at par
hearing my own name as you baby talk
wearing a deaf mask would be my task

and the height of laziness and all possible ailments.Ambuli is down with throat infection and high grade fever up to 40 C,for the second time in last 15 days.She had one on her star birthday and now  this one on sunday.Bunked office for 2 days to be with the little one.It was pretty scary, when the temperature had no idea to decline even after the strong dose of nurofen.I was even planning  to admit and observe .But today after going to the clinic she showed signs of  improvement.Hopefully she will be better tomorrow and i will go to office.

One thing with this girl i never understand is she is up and running always that no one would ever believe that she has a high grade fever,that makes me worry a lot,as a paranoid mother ever.

Though there is a relaxing pace at work and home these days,writerz block is on me,pure laziness even to blog hop.No resolutions for this new year,since i know i would never keep up one.

Terrible twos had started and i could really not manage it with timeout or in fact anything,boy its horrible.Just waiting for the phase to get over.There is an irresistible urge to do everything on her own and am left choiceless.Spank or not to spank is a big question revolving around us,we do think ourselves as ideal parents(??) and that sans spanking in this household,though am not sure how long it would last.She erases everything with a magical word “thaari amma”,what will ya one do?

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