Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Growing up and talking

These days he constantly suprises me with his logic and understanding of language and

relations.Some random incidents :

Aryan was teasing me , calling me "You not Mumma , you Papa"
So I tried to tease back , "You are not Aryan , You are Anirudh"
Aryan : Giggles "I not Anirudh , I Aryan"
Me : "You Anirudh"
Aryan : "Ok , I Anirudh , You Taiji"

I smiled and thought , wow , Anirudh's mom is his taiji , so if he is Anirudh , I should be taiji



He feels scared of fogging sound and smoke which they do it reqularly for mosquitoes in the

apartment complex. Now he is slowly getting over his fear.

The other day he tells me after he hears the fogging sound, "Mumma I am not scared of Smoke"
Me : "Yes , I know that you are a brave boy"
Aryan : "Okay" pause for 2 seconds "Thank You !"

Wow , he realized that he was complimented!

He is not much interested in TV. TV is for Papa and rarely for Mumma and never for him. So he doesnot care whatever we watch though we are usually careful. One day we saw him glued to TV , standing very near to the box.

Husband : "Aryan .... Aryan ... Aryan" , "Aryan , come behind and see"
No response
Me : "Aryan ...what happened"
Aryan turns with a concerned sad look on his face , "Mumma sab roh kyo rahe hai ?"

He was concerned about why all the characters on the TV are crying.


One day , "Mumma , I got hurt"
Me : "Where?"
Aryan : "Thumbkin mein, Mere blood ho gaya"
There was no blood , I kissed his thumbkin and it was all right.

But where did he learn about Blood ???

Yesterday I asked him to get me water.
He comes back after 5 minutes and tells me , "Mumma no glass"
And he is holding a small bowl full of water.

It was another blessed moment for me , he got me water anyway , even if he could not find a glass :-)

Yesterday we got a star for Christmas as Aryan wanted to hang one , seeing at so many stars in the apartment.
So when we came home he told Anupam to hang the star and Anupam told him that he is busy with something and Mumma will do.

He tells his papa , "No papa , aap lagao , aap bade ho na , mumma choti hai "


Anyhow , his dad waved it off and Mumma stood on stool to hang the star, but could not reach the destination. So he runs and drags a chair that was higher than the stool and tells me to use that :-) :-)

Finally though papa hang the star over a bulb. And he was delighted to see the light through the star.

After sometime Aryan tells me ,"Mumma light band kar do , star hot ho jayega."

Now , how does he know that it will get hot from light.


Small incidents though ..make me reliaze how fast he is growing up :-)

Doctor ke jaye ?

Yesterday night I had terrible head ache. I was reading a story to Aryan but the animation was missing. Needless to say Aryan was disappointed and told me , loudly sunao. So I told him I have head ache.

To which he asked me "lag gai ? , kahan ?".
I pointed at my forhead.
He got up and rushed towards the almira , "Main cream laata hoon"
(Cream = Body lotion/Boro Plus that I use to sooth his mosquito bites / scratches)
I told him "Nahi Aryan , no cream"
He then comes and presses my forhead with his hand and says "Thik ho gayi ??? , Doctor ke jaye ?"
I just smiled :-)

Monday, December 14, 2009

You-my-friend ?

These days Aryan is fully into the concept of friends and no friends. So if he is angry with you , he will make a sad face and say "I not your Friend" and then he would expect you to patch up.

And when I get angry , he will try to patch up by making funny faces , kissing hugging etc and asking every 2 minutes "You-my-Friend ?" , to which I would say "No" , he would reply "I your friend" and will continue his patch up till I say "Yes , I your Friend". In reply to which he will hold the corners of my lips and pull them apart and say "Smile"

It seems that this talk is going in daycare and school too. The other day I heard the maid in daycare asking him "Aryan which Aunty is friend" and he replied "Bhagya Aunty" , that was the name of the lady.

And yesterday night I was asking him about kids in school and he told me , "S said , I not your friend" , "M said I your Friend" and so on ..

So next time you visit our place , expect the question , "you-my-friend ?"

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Annual Sports Day

Aryan had his first sports day at school on 4th December. The theme of the event was Christmas ! He participated in a race called Starry Night , where the kids needed to pick up 2 cardboard stars on the way and reach to the finishing line. Aryan fared well , just that he forgot to run for few seconds in between :-)

"Peeping Through"


"Can you spot him"

There was a parent's and teachers race as well. Cutest thing was to see the little ones running and trying to do their best. Teachers were so caring for the kids.

Snacks was served to the kids and Aryan told that he had "cake, banana and mirchi wala juice" !
(Later I came to know that it was lemonade!)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trip to ice cream parlour

Aryan loves ice cream..yeah who doen't ..but these days its kind of mania ..he wants ice cream whenever we go out. So when I read on his monthly synopsis that they will take them to ice cream parlour I was so excited at the thought of it. I waited for the day for so long , but to my bad luck he got fever just a week before the trip and his dad almost decided that we will not send him to school on the D day.

But thankfully he improved and the dad got convinced that 1 scoop of ice cream is okay. So yesterday , I told him that ma'am will take him for ice cream today and he was so excited. Then I told him that if ma'am ask what ice cream you want , tell her you want "Vanilla". He could not pronounce "Vanilla" properly and so I told him that tell her that you want "white ice cream"

Updates after the school :

Me : "Aryan ice cream khane gaye the"
Aryan : With a big smile , "haan"
Me : "Kaun sa ice cream khaya"
Aryan : "strawbery , pink wala"
Me : "Wow" , pretending to cry , "meri ice cream kahan hai , mujhe bhi khana hai, pink wala"
Aryan : With a Mumma kind of pacifying look and a happy smile ,"aapko khana hai ,layenge aapke liye , chutti mein, okay ?"
Me : "promise ?"
Aryan : "yes , promise" , shakes hand
After some time ..
Aryan : with a sad face , "Mumma ma'am ne white ice cream nahi diya"

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Rocket - School Trip and Craft

Aryan had a trip to HAL museum last month and I just came to know that he saw helicopter , rocket and aeroplane. And hence we made the following this weekend :

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tories from the other side

Now that Mumma is done with all her tory , Aryan takes the charge.

So the tories come extempore just as mumma made them up initially :

Mumma Once-upo-a-time there was a papa car , Aryan do pike pike and go to school , Pj Ma'am (Teacher's name) said I not your friend Aryan , Va ma'am said I not your friend , JK ma'am said I not your friend , I do drawing , Pj Ma'am said I your friend Aryan ,Va Ma'am said I your friend Aryan,Jk Ma'am said I your friend Aryan ,I remove shoes, RP Aunty (maid) said No Aryan ...

Mumma , Once-upo-a-time there was a bathroom , bathroom said "do susu , do potty" , .....(i forgot the text here)....there was a moon and a star and a fan .....

Monday, November 16, 2009

Golden words

1. "Papa car choti (small) hai, main big papa car laonga , white wali"

2. "Mumma , Papa is lion , I monkey , you cat"

3. "Mumma mujhe aeroplane chalana hai"

4. "A is my friend , B is my friend , C is my friend , X is NOT my friend"

(Where A,B,C and X are names of kids , so when did he got the concept of friends and not friends ?)

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Aryan on the way to school in his dad's car : "Mumma petrol kahan hai ?"
Me , amused at sudden question : "car mein"
Aryan , unhappy with my answer : "Mumma truck ka petrol kahan hai ?"
Me , notices his finger towards a truck on our right , on the road , thinking what he is asking : "Ohh u mean truck ka petrol tank kahan hai ????"
Aryan : "haan"
Me , trying to locate truck's petrol ..err ..diesel tank : "Aryan thats on other side , us taraf hai"
Aryan not satisfied by my answer : "kahan"
Me : "doosre truck mein dikhayenge , wait"
Aryan , Spots another one ahead : "woh raha doosra truck , petrol kahan hai??"
Me : "Wait , will show when we reach near"
Aryan waits imapatiently till we reach near the truck
Me : "dekho yeh raha"
Aryan , satisfied : "ok" spots a bus now , "Mumma dekho yeh bus ka petrol hai"


Aryan : Walking in the park , hears some noise from some apartment nearby
"Mumma yeh kiss ka awaaz hai?"
Me : "Cooker ka"
Aryan : "Kahan se aaya ?"
Me : "Aunty ke ghar se"
Aryan : "Aunty kya bana rahi hai ?"
Me : "I don't know"
Aryan : "Chawal ?"
Me : "Yes"


Aryan walking past swimming pool at 8.30 PM at night : "Mumma , main swimming pool main jump karoon ?"
Me : "No Aryan"
Aryan : "kyo ?"
Me : "Its so cold now , saturday ko aayenge"
Aryan : "jab sun aayega ?"
Me : "haan"
Aryan, having house keys in his hand : "Mumma main keys swimming pool mein daal doon ?"
Me , scared and alert : "No Aryan"
Aryan : "kyo ?"


Aryan in the car parking : "yeh papa car hai!"
Me : "haan"
Aryan spots a honda city : "yeh tauji car hai!"
Me : haan
Aryan goes so on to spot all the cars that are owned by all the near and far relatives in the family and friends and finally ...
"Mumma , aapka auto kahan hai ?"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Papa Car , Aryan Car , pike pike , peeko peeko

He is fascinated about cars and wants to drive one as soon as possible. All his games and talks revolve around cars these days. He is so much into it that I cannot explain that in words.

Today morning soon after bath when he is just in towel:

Aryan : "Main papa car drive karoonga" (one of his most commom ask these days)
Me : "No Aryan , aap abhi bahut chote ho , pehle papa jaise big ho jao , tab papa car chalana"
(now some tricks) "Aryan aapko pata hai , agar aap school jaoge , toh new things seekhoge , aur jaldi se bade ho jaoge"
Aryan : "Anirudh Jaise"
(YEAH ..He does call him "Anirudh" at times , while if I call him "Anirudh" I get a scolding ,"Mumma Anirudh nahi kehte , bolo ANIRUDH BHAIYA")
Me : "Haan Anirudh Bhaiya jaise"
Aryan : "Main pike-pike karoonga"
(Pike-Pike is the sound that comes when we unlock the car , you know the sound of center locking)
Me : "Ok"
Aryan : " gimme menote" (give me remote) " papaaaa ..gimme pike pike menote"
Papa : "ok" (gets the remote and hands over to Aryan

These days every evening Aryan , Mumma and Mickey mouse (MM) (an ugly old mickey mouse soft toy that Aryan loves for God knows why) go "ghumma" (outing) in Aryan's car.
And the role play fever has gone to next level.

Aryan : "Mumma Mickey mouse Aryan hai" (mickey mouse is Aryan) "Mumma Mickey mouse main papa"
Me : "You are papa of mickey mouse"
Aryan : "yes"
Aryan : "Mumma baitho , ghumma jayenge , Aryan car" Needless to say I am Aryan's mom ..thankfully :)
Me : "Kahan jayenge"
Aryan : " Subji wala" (Vegetable shop / supermarket)
Me : ok (I stand behind his pedal car , coz its too small for me to sit :P)
Aryan : "Mumma mickey mouse ko toh le aao"
I follow the instruction
Aryan : "Main door kholta hoon" , pretends to open car door and I make MM sit in the car.
Aryan : "peeko peeko taai tai , peeko peeko taai tai,peeko peeko taai tai"
This is car in reverse gear , the sound is of reverse gear horn , as it comes from his Nanu (my father's car).
He drives thr in reverse , watching sides like his dad , turns it and then says ,
"Mumma baitho"

I stand at the back of car and move as the car moves and we reach subzi wala , which is a nearby table or chair.

Aryan : "Mumma aap Mickey mouse ko le lo , main park karta hoon. peeko peeko tai tai "
Aryan : "Mumma tomato le lo"
Me : "Uncle tomato dena , 1 kg" , carry a virtual carry bag and come back
Aryan :" Mumma , paise toh do"
I give virtual money
Aryan : "Main boot kholta hoon"
Pretends to open car boot , with a spare keys that he consider his car keys
I keep virtual vegetable bags in boot , he closes the boot , locks it and we come home.

I hope you get the drift. We do go to buy clothes for MM too :)

Friday, October 30, 2009

A Brotherly pose

thats on 17th October 2009. And they are dressed for deepawali puja.
Hope you all had a nice time on deepawali !

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

School Trip , GP day and More

The trip did happen on same day and Aryan chose not to share details.

We happened to meet his teacher when we went to school on this saturday(to deposit fees) and she told me that the trip did happen.

Later when I showed him THE supermarket and asked if he came here with ma'am , he said "yes" :P .

Further I asked what did he see here and he told "deo papa jaisa" and "lollypop"

Uff these kids na , I was almost wanting to talk to the school about not informing us about the cancellation !!

Also , Shruti reminded me that I forgot to post about Grand Parents day , so here is an update :

Grand parents day was sometime in September , I guess 10th September and none of his GP were here. The school told you can send elderly people with whom the child is attached but we had no one here.

I thought that he would be disturbed not to find anyone from his family and so suggested that we will not send him school.

Husband on the other hand suggested that he should. And so he went.

He came back usual and when I asked what happened during the day , he told me :

"New dadu-dadi aaya tha, two two"

LOL !! "two-two" means more than one !

I did tell this to his grandparents and we all had a good laugh!

And now I leave you with some pics clicked on saturday :

Enjoy and have a great diwali , See you after 28th Oct !

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Trip to Supermarket

Just for record, Aryan went for his first school trip today , to a near by super market. Waiting to meet him and hear what he says !

Editted to Add : Looks like the trip got cancelled :( Aryan told me " Ma'am Subjiwala nahi le gayi" (Subjiwala is Supermarket in Aryan's lingo)

Read the update here !

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Aryan with his Bhaiya !

Anirudh trying to make Aryan Smile !

Success !

Hi Chachi!

Happily dancing !

Naughty and excited!

Juice Break!


Aryan Clicks Bhaiya ji

Chachu beta !

Relax !


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Ek 'Snan' aisa bhi

If someone plans to write a book with title "1001 ways to bath" or "Ek 'Snan' aisa bhi" , then this might help!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Role Play

Role play is a favourite game at this age. Till now it was only limited to humans.

Like Aryan playing papa and Mumma playing mumma and Aryan's car playing papa's car and we go and buy veggies from uncle (invisible) who sits on ironing table selling vegetables.

Or like Mumma playing A and Aryan playing B kids of the day care.

But these days its different.

It goes like this :

"Mumma , I cockroach , You lizard"

I wonder whats next !!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A child's Enthusiasm!

On Sunday night , I woke up around 3 / 4 AM with Aryan's kick on my tummy. There was no power (and generator was not switched on ..wonder why ) , so night lamp was not on. It was raining heavily outside. Aryan was twisting and turning.

He : "Mumma , Rain Rain".
I : "yes".
He : "Umbrella"
I : "No Aryan its night , sleep"

He keeps quiet and kept turning sides. Kept banging his hand /leg /whatever on whatever parts of my body , just to make sure I don't sleep. I kept telling him to sleep.

It seemed like an hour or more , I kept trying to make him sleep in all possible ways , hugging , cuddling , patting , showing off that I slept but nothing worked.

I : "Aryan , Are you Hungry ?"
He : "No"
I : "Want Milk"
He : "No"
I : Want to Pee"
He : "No"
I : "Tummy mein pain hai"
He : "No"
I : "Then why dont you sleep"
He : "Rain Rain"
I : "Yeah , but thats outside , sleep please"

No luck. It was 6 in the morning and the alarm rang. Then the maid knocked. I opened the door. Aryan is wide awake , happily sitting. I am visually pissed off and sleep deprived. Husband wakes up and I had a out burst ,"Its been 3 hours , he is not sleeping ....."

And now its husband's turn to take care of him and I went off for a power nap of 30 minutes.

I woke up after 30 minutes and I see Aryan is sleeping peacefully.

I asked hubby , "What did you do , I tried everything"
Hubby : "Nothing , he was excited about the rain and wanted to see rain "
I : "Ya , I know at midnight"
Hubby : "So I took him in the balcony , he stood there with his umbrella for 5 minutes watching the rain , then I asked him to come inside and he came and cuddled with me and slept in 2 seconds"
I : "OMG"
Hubby : "Thats known as a child's enthusiasm. He was not sleeping in excitement"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Dream ..was it ?

I almost forgot to blog this , thankfully I read this just now on Trish's blog.

Over the weekend , Aryan woke and told me , "Mumma fall down , auto mein" , "Mumma lag gayi, yahan(pointing his arm)", "auto and bike fall down".

I told him , no Aryan mumma did not fall down and mumma is alright but he repeated the same again. So I asked him , if he saw this when he was sleeping and he said "yes" !

He remembered this all through the day and repeated the same in the evening too !

I wonder if that was a dream or his imagination ? Did he see an auto and bike accident somewhere and related that to me , since he has seen me travelling in autos sometimes ?

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

BABY ...WHO ????

Of love and of habit , I call Aryan as "baby" at times. In the past week it happened twice, something that left me stunned.

When I called him "baby" he giggled like I cracked a joke and said , "I not baby , I Aryan , Tejas baby" :O

What has happened to my baby suddenly ??? Grown up ??

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Guess what's happening here..

Answer : Well though it was attempted to be a head massage ..he was literally pulling my hair out ...I guess he wanted to massage a head thats without hair ..LOL !

Thursday, August 27, 2009

What happened when ..

..The Swine Scare hit all of us?

  • Schools and daycares got closed for a week
  • Mumma stayed at home (WFH) since Aryan needed someone around
  • After 2 days Aryan got pissed of in house arrest & got bored of his toys
  • And so Mumma decided to get crafty
  • And scratched her head and digged all the scrap
  • Thankfully we had left over birthday supplies at home

First one was this clown , the ball an ignored toy for 3 years , the eyes and nose were choclate wrappers, the mouth was cut from a torn face mask ..and cap ..you know that !

Aryan went in total crafty mood after the clown. For the first time ever he loved an organized activity , thanks to school or his boredom !! So he wanted to do more !

Then came the Octopus , mumma found it over the web long long back and the idea was stored in the hard disc on mumma's head. All we needed was a metal hanger some crepe paper strips and an old gift wrapper , used the reverse for eyes and mouth :P

As we were done with the octopus , he wanted to make all the animals he knew , so we made the fish next !! Looks horrible , but you know Mumma cannot be all that crafty in a single day and ofcourse mumma collected supplies for 2 crafts only and this was on the spot !!

After fish he wanted lion , doggie , girraffe and what not ..pacified him somehow.
The next day we made a necklace and he wanted to wear it to school like M (a girl in his class) :-P

P.S : All the ideas were inspired from here and there and so I owe no copyright on ideas.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How is his school going ?

Lets see ..

Every morning I have lot of trouble waking him up. Morning hours are way to stressful for both Anupam and me. Wake him up , push him to bathroom by hook or crook. Make him ready , rush to car. Feed him breakfast in the car and then drop him to the school , just in time and sometimes late by few minutes. Being late can be attributed to Aryan or traffic and that depends.

At the school when we drop him there are multiple kinds of behaviour and thats perfectly his choice. I don't remember dates , but witness some of his days :

Day K : We talk on the way :

Me : "Aryan why do you cry at school, school mein maza aata hai na"
Aryan : "Haan"
Me : "Then"
Aryan : "Mumma papa saath , car jana hai"

Day X : As the car stops at school he says to himself , "Ab cry karna hai" (Now I have to cry)

Huh ..is that a custom now ? Is what I think:-P

Day A(happens to be monday): On a friday night he tells me that "Aryan kal school cry nahi karega"
(Aryan will not cry at school from tomorrow)

Cool ..why the hell its a friday ..GRRR ..me think :P

Anyway , he doesnot cry on THE monday and tuesday and say a bye with a sad smile.

WOW ..me think

Damn the school closes for swine fear for a week.

Day Y(School opens after swine fear) : Again a bye !!

Yippe ..me thinks

Day Z(We reached late to school) : While I am talking and explaining why we are late , he bursts into tears :(

Day B(Yesterday) : On the way he says "Aryan cry karega" and he does.

Day C (Today) : On the way, in the car we speak ,

Me: "Aryan school mein maza aata hai na "
Aryan : "Haan"
Me : "Aryan aap cry nahi karoge na"
Aryan : "Aryan cry karega"
Me : "Kyo , cry karna acha lagta hai"
Aryan : "Haan" (spots his school's lane) "I-card lagao, school aa gaya"
Me : (putting the I-card) "Ok , then cry loudly"
Aryan : "Nooo , shout nahi karte" (spots school buiding) "Bag taango , school aa gaya"

And he goes off , crying but not shouting :-P

In the evenings , he has loads of stories to tell , from how they played on slide , what they ate , what they painted , how they excercised , what did his teacher wear , who came and who did not , which poem he learnt etc etc and he communicates all of that in parts and pieces just before bed :)

Now ..do you get the answer..please let me know if you did :-P

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Me not allowed to be angry :(

These days Aryan can be a brat. Can do anything he wants. But I cannot be angry. Forget angry , I cannot even show my displeasure in casual way too. Because the moment I say , "Aryan why did you do so ?" or "Aryan see what you have done ?" or "Aryan you should not be doing this " or "Aryan say sorry" or I just keep quiet or I don't smile at him , there is a big hungama. He cries and makes whole lot of fuss saying "Mumma gussa ho gayi" and that goes on and on till I give up and pamper him and show him in all possible ways that "Mumma gussa nahi hai" GRRR....

On a seperate note : The role play went fine I guess. All I got to know was :

"Aryan horse bana tha" , "Mummy wala mask" , "maza aaya", "X duck bana tha" , "Maam camera photo"
and the mask was missing from the bag though tail came back intact in bag.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

..and there was a horse..

Today in the school they will go over the tail and mask err..the tale of a busy horse spider :D

YEAH YEAH ..you got it right !
Today they have a class activity where they will go over a tale of the busy spider and students need to dress like the characters. Aryan has to be a horse.

Now ..thats the activity for the mom too..how do I make him a horse is what I thought when I saw the synopsis...rent a dress , buy a dress..naah ..that would be too much work for a class activity :-P

So google bhaiya jindabad ..googled horse masks and made one. (I really hope it looks like a horse though :-P ) And a tail , ready made :-P

But he doesnot have a brown Tshirt/shirt..so what will the horse wear ???
I told him , you will be a black horse with brown face and tail..LOL!

Lets see how it goes :-)

Monday, August 10, 2009

School Crafts - 1

These are the things that he has made in his school till date. Sorry, Correction : These are the things that his ma'am made for him in school till date. Yeah , When I asked him "who made this , Aryan made " , pat came the reply "No Ma'am made". So very honestly :D

Though for the friendship band he himself told that " Ma'am banaya aur Aryan banaya". So except for the friendship bands he doesnot himself honour his contribution to the crafts :-)

This First Craft. This is supposed to be a dalmatian mask with a missing ear , which came seperately in the bag but I misplaced it somewhere :P
They showed them the movie as well.

A ScareCrow. Last month one day was celebrated as scarecrow day(don't ask me WHY?) and thats when they did this.

A Strawberry

A friendship band. 3rd August was celebrated as friendship day.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Birthday Update

I know I have been lazy with this one but better late than never. Here are the details on how we celebrated his birthday :

Celebration at school : They just allow us to send simple (non-icing) plain cake for the kids. And so we did the same. The cake would have been cut and distributed in class. Here is the update I get from him : "School mein bread (cake without icing = BREAD) kata, P Maam bread kata.Aryan Happy Birthday to you kiya, M (a girl in class) ne ulta clap kiya(followed by demo) , S ( a boy in class) ne aaise (followed by demo) clap kiya."

Celebration at day care : We reached there around 5 pm with cake and birthday caps. Prince Charming was all excited to see us , felt shy to be the centre of attraction. The kids patiently waited for cake to be arranged. The cake was cut , served and sweets distributed and we came home.

Celebration at home : Aryan's dadi instructed on phone to make poori and kheer for Aryan on his birthday and so it was done. Aryan was too happy after all the attention , happily had all the yummy food without a fuss.

Party on weekend : On 25th we planned a kiddy kinds birthday party with Aryan's cousins and his close friends from daycare. The theme was thought to be pooh for Aryan LOVES Pooh. Party was in the apartment's function hall. It was tough to explain Aryan that we were preparing for HIS birthday party , since it was actually first party we organized. He thought we are getting ready for X or Y's birthday party.Finally we reached the hall with the stuff , did some basic decoration. Aryan swamped the cake and licked his fingers a little as he was way too excited to see a BIG POOH cake. Guests arrived. And finally our son started believing that it was all for him. He played like mad and was sweating before the cake was cut :D

Like I told it was the first party that I organized and so my inexperience did show at so many places like I forgot to make popcorns , distribute caps , open party popper , burst the centre balloon etc etc. Thankfully the kids were prompt to ask and collect their return gifts :D

In all ,inspite of all my forgetfullness the party was enjoyable atleast to the kids :)

When I asked Aryan later , "Maza aaya" the reply was , "Yes , gym (the party hall has gym next to it :P) mein bahut maza aaya"

For the records , on the menu was :
A pooh Cake , Samosas , Sandwiches ,Pizza , Ice cream , Soft drinks , Cookies & Chips AND OFCOURSE POPCORNS THAT WERE NEVER SERVED :P

And below is my naive attempt to design his birthday invite :

(Details hidden)

I do not have many blogworthy pics (I forgot to click :P), but regular readers can mail me if you wish to see.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The ways you love ..

..Not just me , not your papa , but all the near and dear ones..

You still remember your dadi fell down around 1.5 years back in bath room and hurt her back a little. You still kisses her back to sooth when she comes.

You still remember that your nani had a fracture in wrist and you talk to her about it every now and then.

You point to kids on TV and on road who have little resemblance to Anirudh or your other cousins.

You miss your Bua and didi for days, when you meet them once in few months and you always remember the ways you played with them.

You want to visit your dadi and taiji each time you see an aeroplane.

You would suddenly start talking to your cousins , imagining them around you, when they are 2500 kms apart.

You would want to talk your dadi and nanu on phone almost every day and would share the details of your school and creche with them, also would narrate ABCD and all the knowledge that you have accquired.

You would want to talk to all the relatives over the phone , every once in a while, when neither they nor you would know what to talk. You would still feel happy to listen to their voices.

You would suddenly gel with certain people whom you never met and will talk about them for days after meeting them.

You are attached to all the kids and maids in day care and remember tiny details of how they talk or how they say certain words and would tell those to me.

You would love the way your dadu calls you "beti" , dadi calls you "betu" , mumma calls you "beta" , papa says "yes beta" and nanu says "mera bacha".

You would remember the compliment your nani gives , "Aryan is a good boy" and say it in her accent.

You would miss your toys , especially engine and car , while on vacation.

You would jump at the site of your previous house and say "Old Ghar Jana Hai".

You would tell me , that though you enjoy the school , you still want to stay with mumma and papa.

I failed to record all this last year , better late then never :-)

Happy Birthday Sweet Heart !

Monday, July 20, 2009

On the Eve of your Birthday ..

One year to this day , I just look back how the year passed by, and thankfully I have this online directory ,
to remind me what we were doing this time of the day last year.

It just seems like a dream , another year in friction of seconds , how were were got excited each and every time you said something new , a word or a sentence !

Your cute role plays and your lovely way to express your love and make yourself more loved with every passing moment.

How you behaved mature and grown up when we least expected that from you , like when we moved to a new house.

And your cute naughty ways to make us laugh like this one and this one :-)

How you surprised us with your ability to grasp things without us trying hard not once but again and again.

And how you made friends that formed a part of your life , so much so that I kind of felt jealous:D

And last but not the least , how you manage to transition to another phase of your life , ofcourse we still have some sobbing in the morning , but its pretty cool ..isn't it !

I also admit that some work and some laziness , I failed to record so much. And I failed to record so much also because , my words cannot create the magic of your actions and because I cannot write things as cutely as you say them. But still I would try to do a recap of whats not on the blog over next few days :-)

Love you sweety !

Note : Cross posted on Whats on my Mind.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gender Gadbad :-)

"Main jaati hoon"
"Main kholti hoon"
"Main khaati hoon"
"Main khaongi"

is how he speaks these days unless you correct him every time.

Friday, June 12, 2009

School Story - as it goes!

Day 1

Aryan is all prepared and ready for school. Doesnot know whats in store foe him. He is just excited about his new bag , tiffin and travelling in bus. I explain to him that bus will start only after 4 days , but in vain. We reach school and we were told that they will hold the kids for 1 hour and we have to wait outside and we can take them along after an hour. It was a surprise for us , we were initially told that they would allow us in class for 2 days and I told the same to Aryan. He cried like hell when when the teacher picked him up to take him inside. He has had no breakfast and he did not eat the snacks I packed also.

When we went to pick him in class after an hour he was having a balloon in his hands and was crying in a slow steady pitch. The teacher told he was okay , stop crying when we talk to him and again starts after sometime.

Later in the evening he told that he played with a yellow balloon in school.

Day 2

I fed him breakfast in car , he never has it at home , he is too excited to leave the house after we are ready :-P He goes fine till the school ,inside the school he sees a kid crying and starts rubbing his cheeks , trying to control his tears,(so sweet and cute) but they finally roll down and he cries as they take him inside. After an hour he comes out with his class in a queue. No smiles no tears.

Later during the day he told me that he had his banana and he played "clap slow clap fast" (dont ask me more about this) and with a balloon.

Day 3

Mondays are always bad.He cried badly as soon as I put him down. He clinged to my legs and I had to put a stone on my heart and rush back. After 2 hours when we picked him he was his usual self.

Day 4

He waved a bye without a smile and without looking into our eyes. Was usual when we picked him.

Day 5 - Another Important day.

They restricted the parents ouside the gate and took the kids inside from the gate. He cried as soon as he started walking in. His eyes searched for us while he walked in the premises.

Afternoon , he had to come back in bus. We went to school and were hiding to see how things proceed. He was crying badly as they take the kids to buses in queue. I could not stand his crying and scared look on his face and went and pacified. I was allowed in the bus on day 1 , though I thought I would see from distance only. But after he saw me I had to board the bus. I showed him his friends in the bus from the same day care. Made him friends with the maid. Told him how he should be sitting in the bus etc. He was happy and naughty in the bus. But cried again when I left him in day care.

Day 6

Morning was usual, little crying while walking in. Afternoon was better. He came in queue , was crying very little before he boarded the bus. He was fine once e found his friends in the bus. And nicely went to day care later , while we saw everything from distance.

Day 7

Morning crying has not ended still. Afternoon was perfect.

P.S : Pictures from mobile , since camera is to be used by the prince himself.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Another Woman in his Life :-(

Yesterday I was shopping and I showed him 2 colours of a top and asked , "Aryan kaun sa acha hai" , expecting him to tell me , which colour does he like better.

Pat I got the reply , "Mumma A (his GIRL friend's name) jaisa pehno".

Poor me , I did not know I should laugh or cry. My son already has another woman in his life and she is already competing with me. GRRR :-O

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Talking bits

Spots a cockroach "Papa dekho Cockroach chal ke aa raha hai"

Making some funny sound , "Main Fan ki nakal kar ria hoon"

Picks his doodle pad and asks "Mumma fan de do" and mumma tells "no beta thats pen".

Calls me and says "Paani pilao beta"

Makes a funny sound and says "Papa car aaise karti hai".

Runs to get water , "Main paani lati hoon"

Friday, May 15, 2009

Aryan in Kerala !

The much awaited Kerala pics of Aryan !

Aryan enjoying Carrots and Red Banana on way to Munnar

Stretching out soon after reaching Munnar..who doesnot love a nice clean bed!

Enjoying "Jhoola"

At Mattupatty dam

In Speed boat

Walking between the clouds!

Hanging from the roof of house boat ..you don't see papa him holding na !

"Pitr Seva" - Opening Dad's shoe laces , And NO he did not ask Aryan to do so !

Masti with Dadi

Masti with Dadi