Thursday, February 02, 2012

No 'Fooding' on the bed

I thought i should put in a couple of Sammu's favourite dialogues and songs from these days:

We have recently started to teach her that it is not good to eat on the bed. I am guilty of eating on the bed at times - so that is why this is such a late and difficult lesson. So Rajesh has been trying to get her to stop this. He told her that there should be no eating on the bed, which she has converted to 'No "fooding" on the bed'! We don't know how she picked up this 'fooding' thing but it's very amusing and she declares it each time to all of us when she wants to have food on the bed!

The next is a made up song - she has these small 4 or 5 piece puzzles, simple animal ones that she has just begun to fit very well. So she fits the dog, the cat, the goat and the horse and then sings this song:

'Dog-u friend-u, Cat-u friend-u,
Horsey-friend-u, Aaadu-friend-u,
Ellam friend-u......
and then ends with some humming..

Hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmm, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.'

She will warn you quite clearly - this song should not be sung when the puzzle is being assembled, only after. And the humming should come only at the end of the song. It's very amusing to see her stand next to the puzzles and sing this!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A month gone by already

I just realized it's been a month since my last post. Already 1/12th of this new year is gone! So much has happened in the last one month. My daughter went back to playschool without a fuss, attended her pre-school interviews, got through, started sleeping peacefully and I was about to heave a sigh of relief when we got back to square one since yesterday.

She has started to cry when going to school, yet again. Much crying, tantruming, wailing, bribes of bits of chocolate, bourbon biscuits, fruit chews, episodes of vomitting all over again. I don't know what has trigerred this fresh episode. The one upside of it all seems to be that - oh no - i am not going to say anything, else that upside will also vanish today.

Next week is going to be a major milestone, we are going for her mottai. This is her first one, we have already explained that it will be temporary and she will grow new hair. But she has started saying she doesn't want new hair and she likes her old hair a lot ;-).

Work is hectic, i continue to swing this way and that way between understanding that i absolutely have to work, feeling desperately locked in this position and yet unable to do much more. Let's see what time will bring.

Monday, January 02, 2012

A New Ye ar and a great weekend (mostly)

We welcomed this new year at home, as we always do. But we were in bed this time and trying to get Sammu to sleep. We had decided to spend the night at my mother's house, because i didn't want to leave her alone on New Year's Eve but we ended up doing that anyway because R and I were engaged in a battle of wills with Sammu and she finally slept only by 11 45 PM.

So we were very happy when the new year dawned, not because it was a new year and all that, but because we had succeeded in making our daughter sleep :-)
Small battle won, major wars remaining.

Cooking wise, I had a really good time on the first day of this year. I made Pongal-Vada Sambar for breakfast which made all at home very happy. My mother enjoyed her breakast and that's saying something. My daughter was all too happy to see the vadas as well - Rajesh must have missed the chutney but he didn't say anything.

I ended up making muffins for Sammu's snacks this week, another wonderful recipe from and added walnuts and dates to the recipe instead of blueberries. The muffins were awesome, soft and moist and the taste of dates and walnuts together was incredible, even if i do say so myself. I also made pasta for dinner which is not a typical dinner at my home, so it was pretty special.

I do have some resolutions for this year - chief of them being to charge my cell phone regularly and to answer and return all calls!!! But the others are all too serious and I don't want to make anyone gloomy by sharing those.

Have a wonderful new year and hope you enjoy it!!!