Monday, November 25, 2013

A toothy grin

A super-excited kabu after losing his first milk-tooth. The tooth came off  this morning while he was brushing his teeth. He already has a replacement which appeared a few weeks ago behind the milk-tooth. Kabu thinks he now has the required proof for being a big kid.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pampu and Papi

It is hard to believe that Pampu and Papi have so far never found a mention on this mommy-blog even though they are such an integral part of our family. But its never too late and so here is a long overdue post about them. Pampu and Papi are two special people who have lived with us for well over a year now. But what makes it hard to introduce them is that they have a bit of identity crisis. Some times they are Anurag's closest friends and some times they make him very angry. Often they pretend to be Anurag's children and lately they have even become his students. Regardless, they are the naughtiest kids who live in our house and always the ones to be blamed for any mischief caused - a broken lamp, objects thrown down our window, crayon marks on the wall, useful stuff thrown in the dustbin etc. Meet Pampu and Papi - Anurag's beautiful "imaginary" friends. 

If you talk to Anurag, he can tell you stories after stories of Pampu and Papi. Like how they are bad boys because they don't drink milk and then cry when they have to go to school. They haven't learn their alphabets and numbers yet and so Anu has to teach it to them. Sometimes they are difficult and ask Anu not to go to bed at bedtime or naptime and play with them instead. They are always creating mischief even though Anu asks them not to do it (like breaking the lamp, throwing objects down the balcony etc...). Sometimes they make Anu their mama and he has to take care of them, drop them to school, feed them, read them stories and even scold them when they are naughty.They always travel with us wherever we go. If you ever want to know where they are and what they are upto at any instant, all you need to do is ask Anu and he gives a detailed response.

Most recently a third child called "Lapan" has joined the team. He is a new entrant to the family so we are yet to discover him fully. But I am sure that he/she (we aren't sure of the gender yet) will make our lives even more interesting.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Misc update

November is usually a crazy month around here with Diwali, school vacation, children's day and so on. This month it got a little crazier with me going down with dengue fever. I've recovered now though still not back to usual energy levels. Fortunately, dadisa was around until last week so the kids had a great vacation nevertheless.

Some highlights from this (long) weekend alone were:
- Children's day event in Anurag's school on Friday (magic show, juggler etc and special appearances by Chhota Bheem and Doraemon)
- Kabir's fancy dress in school on Saturday. He won the second prize for being an astronaut!
- Amu's birthday party and a half-day outing to Tushita chachi's home after Kabir's school on Saturday
- Ramayana play for kids @ Canvas laugh factory this Sunday with nana-nani and many other friends. The boys are quite dharmik to begin with and so the play was a hit with them. Kabir's favourite character was Hanuman and Anurag's favourite were Sita and Surpanakha.

In other news, Kabir had been spending time with Saurabh in reviewing the World chess championship games. But now with Vishy being 2 games down, the excitement for the game as subsided and noone in the house wants to look at the news, let alone going through the games.

Diwali was low-key with me in the hospital (the doctor allowed me to go home by noon on Diwali when I requested "to atleast let me spend diwali at home") :-)  So there are no Diwali pictures this year.

School restarted a few days after Diwali for Kabir and this week for Anu. Kabu has been getting into some trouble at school for not doing his class-work and creating mischief in class. His defense was that he doesn't feel like writing. Math is the only subject that he seems to like and that's because it doesn't involve writing long sentences. We lectured him on the merits of hardwork (surprising how it felt like I was repeating the words I'd heard from my parents a million times while growing up) and have started paying a little more attention to what he brings back from school (fortunately no homework yet). Hopefully this is just a phase and will pass soon.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Kabir the astronaut

Kabir decided to be an astronaut for his school's fancy dress competition on Children's day.

Here is a (poor quality) video of Kabu saying his lines during the program. His class teacher Mrs. Veena Sharma is standing next to him. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Little trouble-maker

Anurag looks a little troubled sitting in a coffee shop

On a separate note:
Overheard Anurag saying to Kashvi recently: Come sit in my dumper (truck), I'll take you for a ride.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013