This is HUGE. My 3 year old just narrated a story to my 1 year old. It’s a tale of epic proportions. A story like no other. I am left spell bound by the simplicity of the plot and the magnificence of the characters. Story as narrated by Ryan: “One day, there eeees a Father … Read more
Birthdays are all about false hopes. Of growing up. Or false fears. Of growing older. It’s the days in between each birthday that matter. It’s a myth you know. You don’t actually grow older on your birthday. You and I are ageing as you read this. Age is just a number. And birthdays. Well birthdays … Read more
We met up with an old friend of mine few weeks ago. I hadn’t seen him for years now. But he knew a lot about my family. Mainly from the B.L.O.G. He called Ryan by name, and told him his mom wrote about him often. Ryan answered back with a puzzled expression. Yeah, expressive toddler … Read more
We have been going through a sick week. No make that a sick month-and-a-half. First Ryan fell sick. Twice. Twice, he drove us up the wall with tantrums and refusing to eat and those border-line temperatures where you’re not sure whether you should rush to the hospital or not. Next the father and grandfather had … Read more
Baby Steve, all of 2 weeks has some mean tricks up his (onesie’s) sleeve. He can wail and get cuddled instantly. He can demand milk at ungodly hours and get a fresh supply each and every time. He can pee and poop noisily and still keep a straight face. I know, ultra-sophisticated skills for a … Read more
Someone asked me the other day if I’m excited about the new baby. I said yeah sure. And then I (being myself) felt the self-destructive need to joke and added — excited about the baby, but NOT about the sleepless nights and explosive diapers…Haha! The Someone in question who till now had bestowed on me the … Read more
Below post has also appeared in “The South Reports” TSR column. I think I am finally beginning to understand Einstein’s ‘Theory of Relativity’. “Almost 12 years too late for that now, isn’t it Maria?” my Physics teacher would have asked. But hey, I got there. Quoting Albert Einstein, scientist extraordinaire – “Put your hand on … Read more
I think ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ was the first rhyme I taught you. I started off with a basic gesture, a twinkling action with my fingers. These hands, these fingers which only knew how to type and to turn the pages of novels and to fix my hair, they have learnt to show you stars … Read more
(x) + (y) = Being a good Mom
You can replace the (x) with infinite number of good things – chocolates, toys, hugs and kisses
But you gotta remember that the (y) needs to be a constant = Unconditional Love.
For food, it has to be chocolate
For books, it has to be chick-lit,
For weather, it has to be sunny,
For eggs, it has to be runny!
For knocks, it has to be….. well read on! I’m not spoiling the suspense.
Do you have a favourite among knocks too?