May 2011

Bloggers and everyone,Here i come,just to share the heat of sun with all of you!!!!


That she asks for.

Seriously am more than curious to know,how would be the thinking pattern of a two year old and what is running in their mind.Her demands these days are hilarious.

1. We pass through a charity organisation here called as Red crescent society and she saw the red crescent on top of it.She announces amma Red color crescent,seconds later, “Amma,i like it very much,pls buy it for me”.

 2. Not enough drama of taking Gabba kuthi to school,today she wants to carry her Mcqueen to school.I faint at the very thought of carrying her,her bag and my laptop along with the car.

 3.We were reading Panda bear by Bill martin/Eric carle and suddenly she falls in love with the ‘Whooping crane” and claims that we should buy that for her. I did explained that its one of the endangered species and we cannot get it just like that.

4.On the way to school there is some construction going on and we get a sight of machines like dozers,scrapers and dump trucks on action,i would  explain it to her and its almost a daily watch,since yesterday we took a different route,she could not sight one such and demands a machine  in working mode to be seen.

5. Lazy evening we both stand  near bedroom window,she on the dressing table top and amma nearby,she watches the sun set slowly,one which is big and shining, slowly disappearing. As she had learnt,moon should rise once the sun sets,she asks amma to spot the moon as she couldn’t find one. Not a worthy answer though, i told her,the vehicle in which moon is coming has some problem,so it will be in a while,and she can spot it when it is completely dark.

How we see something and how do they see.

Normally the waning crescent is always referred to her as ‘Crescent moon’ and she identifies crescent moon and full moon easily.Other day evening when we both went for a stroll and while coming back she looked at the waning gibbous and exclaims ” Amma,moon odainchu poi irukku,yaaru odacha enakku theriyala” (Amma,moon is broken,i dont know who broke it? ).I think innocence at its best.

A colleague gifted her a bike and since it was not suitable for her we exchanged it for a rechargeable car with remote control.she was happy to have this car which goes in sync with her ‘Lightning Mcqueen’ school bag,color matches too.(No we did not buy her a chevy corvette 🙂  ). She is yet to get full control of it and practising,most times DD drives her through remote control.(while playing with RC she broke the antenna,but still RC works for short range.)

Since DD is not around i have thrown away RC aside and urged her to drive on her own.Driving and reverse driving is through a switch,she is not happy with the switch.So what is the solution ? The broken antenna gets a place inside charging hole and used as a gear.She tries hard to push the gear to go front and reverse, i did not tell her that it is not going to work,left it to her imagination.


More on the title later.

Did not write for a long time,something terrible in the home front.

On the easter day,suddenly she had high fever 39.5,she had medicines and was ok on Monday,again on Monday evening fever rose up to 40.5 and she was admitted for almost a week. On thursday fever went up to 41.2 and did not answer for any medicines,nothing worked for her,except sponging,that is the only thing which brought down the temperature. Test results were all normal expect for indicating bacterial infection with WBC count high up until 22k.

Needless to say i was scared and heart broken,it was extremely traumatic with  high temperature as 41.2,you are not sure what to do and i cried calling my mom.We had prayed to all gods  in this world.Though doctor claims it to be a simple bacterial infection,they are clueless as why the temp is increasing heavily and i did consult with her Indian pediatrician and she was also clueless,doctor said this infection is common here nowdays.Whatever,those were absolute nightmarish days of checking temp,sleepless nights of sponging,holding your baby to get hurt by strangers etc.,etc.,.Even today am paranoid as what if the fever would return.

My amma says it’s the bad spell of the home in which you live, after this lead DD also started thinking that way,to an extent that is right,after coming here Ambuli got serious illness and beginning of this year was terrible for us and end of April horrible. A close friend of DD calls it “jinx”,am not able to conclude on anything.

Post hospital blues has a deep effect on her,ever cranky,cringing and uncontrollably crying for everything,to be precise crying at the drop of the hat and hurting me n dd.And cries heavily while dropping at school.Am again clueless as how to deal with this,just assuming this as a phase and waiting to pass through.

DD is not in town this week and am to drop her at school and pick her up,yesterday she sobbed so long right in the car itself.So today morning struggle started while trying to dress up itself,she picked up her favorite soft toy and claimed that she will take him to school. I tried to leave that toy when leaving home,but she rejected heavily and carried it all the way to school and back home.

So what is the favorite soft toy? Its an elephant we got her after India trip,while in India i bought this book “Gajapathi Kulapathi”(Tulika fame) for her and she enjoyed it immensely it was a staple meal time book for her,so this elephant was named as “Gabba kuthi” in her vocab.Elephant is her favorite animal anytime and Gabba kuthi just flamed it well,she will eat with it,sleep with it,wash it,feed it,clean the bum and today it went to school.