Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy 2011!

Wishing you all a wonderful year ahead!

I usually don't make resolutions - I have none for this year either. I'm just hoping to become a better person... and probably blog more regularly :)


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Comeback Post - Part IV: Trick-a-Treat

Pattu has tasks to complete and she's been whining and making excuses. So, when she wanted noodles for dinner, I firmly told her that noodles will be her treat for completing her tasks.
Somehow she pushed herself (and a lot of others) to complete them.

Noodles for dinner. Happy Pattu.

Pattu finishes quickly without any goading from amma/appa and without spilling (they are precious you see...she takes care not to drop).
The moment we said, "Good Pattu!" she just grabs the opportunity and says, "Amma, since I finished my food can I have Gems?"

Now that's called a 'Treat for a Treat' .... Smaarrrt girrrrlll Pattoo... (Amma thinks in 'Raaberrt' style)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Comeback Post - Part III: In which Pattu shows the Middle Finger

"Ammmmaaaa....see here..." says Pattu with a broad smile on her face.

While the Amma is trying to gather herself and look normal, Pattu's smile fades to an expression of utter dissappointment, "This is my tallest finger amma..."

Why, of course! Oooff!! Thank god I have some more time to deal with this!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Comeback Post - Part II - In which Pattu appeals to the Prime Minister

I didn't realise that a simple explanation of, 'The Prime Minister takes care of the country and its citizens', that too a very long time back, would lead to this...

Pattu, in the throes of stomach cramps hugs her tummy and cries, "Please help ... Mr Manmohan Singh, please help!"

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Come Back Post - Chapter I - Hey!

Hey folks, been away for a while, no particular reason - just been occupied with some important and some inane things. Pattu hasn't really been in the pink of her health last month. I'm hoping the current bout of cold will be the last for this season and we can cheerfully look forward to Santa's gifts... She wants a pair of Yellow Ladder Slide Shoes and a box of Extra Dark pencils.

She has quite an impressive collection of pencils to fill a museum - that sends me on a trip down memory lane..... where pencils used to be rationed and the life of each pencil was carefully tracked. We used the pencils till the last bit of lead while Pattu abandons pencils when they are just 2 inches short. That just shows that it is time to take stock... maybe she'll get a letter from Santa saying she has too many while lot of other kids have none... not sure if it is too early for that kind of letter... still, I think I should try that...

Btw, anyone who's already visited the Dastakari Haat at Kalakshetra? Planning to catch it this weekend if it doesn't rain

Last but not the least, The Little Theatre is back with their pantomime, RipVan Wrinkle at Museum Theatre between 17th to 21st December. They say it is suitable for ages 2+ to 80, last year's experience tells me it would be better to validate that - just a word of caution.
Now, off I go to catch up on all the blogs I missed...