Wednesday, September 22, 2010

On chocolates

As I had predicted, Kabu is now a chocoholic. I have been trying hard to limit the amount of chocolate he consumes everyday. And he's been finding his own ways to get the most he can.

Every morning we have a person who comes to our house from the local grain store to take grocery orders for home delivery. Today morning when he came, Kabir opened the door and immediately asked " chocolate है? एक ले आना." (do you keep chocolates? Bring one for me!)

Before bedtime, he was sucking on a "Mango bite" candy. Saurabh impatiently asked him to chew it and finish it quickly so he could brush his teeth and go to bed. Kabu looked at him innocently and said "काट के खा लूँगा तो जल्दी खत्म हो जायेगी. इसलिए चूस कर खा रहा हूँ" (if I bite it, it will finish soon so I'm sucking on it).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

More Kabir Talk

-This afternoon Kabir slipped on some water that he himself had purposely spilled a minute ago. He came crying to me: मम्मा आपने ये पानी क्यों नहीं साफ़ किया? मैं गिर गया न. (Mama why didn't you wipe the water? Now I've slipped.)
- On seeing me wearing a T-shirt instead of a kurti or a kameez that I usually wear, he says
मम्मा यह आपने क्या पहना है? यह अच्छा नहीं है। आप dress पहनो। मुझे वो बोहत अच्छा लगता है।
(Mama what is this that you are wearing? Its not good. Wear a dress. I like that very much.)
Although both these statements made me laugh at first, they've now got me worried if I'm turning him into a TNIM*!

*TNIM =Traditional North Indian Male

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy 6 month birthday!

Anu completed six months yesterday. We celebrated by introducing him to his first taste of solid food - rice kheer and some moong daal. He lapped up the kheer but didn't seem too excited about the daal. We also baked a cake that Kabu was more than happy to try on Anu's behalf after singing happy birthday to him.

Here is Anu trying some daal. Although it looks like he's mistaking the daal for mouthwash :-)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Brothers conspiring?

"So here's the plan.."
"shhh...don't tell mama"

"wasn't that fun?!"
"uh we didn't do anything!"

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Meeting great-dadosa

Some pictures from our trip to Pune last weekend where the kids got to spend some time with their great grandfather.

The mischief maker

I should know by now that if the house has been unusually quite for more than five minutes, it is a good sign of imminent trouble! Kabir apparently found better use for toothpaste today.