Officially a boy!


Yup! That shaky tooth stuck on for 3 weeks before it decided to fall! That too on the way to soccer!

To mark the occasion, Chutku will henceforth be called “the boy” here. Guess its time to let go of the baby and embrace the boy, eh? 😚

Oh! Ofcourse the tooth fairy shall visit us tonight and give him something he likes 😇

Another thing to add to my Happy things for this week…

<PS: I realised I have a tag of Chutku and I want to continue to keep all of his stories under one tag>


Happy Thoughts and Happenings

The weekdays are hectic. Happy hectic I must say. Now that spring is here, activities have begun. And how! Activities, for the little boy, I mean. Mondays and Tuesdays are Karate, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays are for Soccer practice and match, Fridays for swimming. That leaves us just 1 day Sunday to do anything else, which is mostly groceries and getting ready for the next week. But its a good way to spend the week than feeling depressed by the cold and the early nights. This last week, even I went for walk 2 days while the kid practiced soccer. Have aching thighs for proof! 😀 OK on the unfit part, lets talk some other time.

In addition to this, we have planned a memorial day holiday with family at a lake house that I’m soo looking forward to…

The days are getting longer and the sun shines brightly. We even saw a double rainbow over our home last weekend – seems like a small thing, but it was so beautiful, felt refreshed and a new found respect for Mother Nature. I remembered the last time I saw a double rainbow was in Columbus,OH all those years ago! Really? Why don’t we see a full rainbow in Bangalore?

A mom at school told me that I look way younger than my age – she said I don’t look older than 30! 😀 Considering I have a 6yr old!! That made my day…She also told me that her son always talks about mine and says he is his BFF because he is the only kid who doesn’t “tell” on him and is always ready to help him. Now that made me even happier! I had heard from the teacher that he never hurts/harms anyone and is always ready to help… but coming from another mom whose son has ADHD (she said so herself) and is always bullied in class – I’m proud that mine calls himself a friend and helps him. I hope the sensitivity remains.

Last but definitely not the least on the school front – we had a final PTM last friday and Im so relieved! The teacher was happy, said that considering he is the youngest in class and competing with children nearly an year older, he is doing great – he got 199 out of 200 words correct, enjoys his science class and is doing good with no issues in Math. For all the worries I had when the school began (fodder for another post :-)) I heaved a huge sigh of relief knowing that he has scaled up and the teacher is happy with him. She said, “he will sail through in the 2nd grade – he has really done well and if he was passing out of kindergarten he would have aced his class!” Ha! What more can a parent ask for? For this year, my year is made! 😀

So what happy thoughts and things did you have this week?

Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers I know here on blogsphere!

All these years it was never a big deal-this mother’s day. But this year, there has been a buildup to May 8th all week – thanks to the little boy’s school. Every activity class he has, he has been making Mother’s day gifts for me 😀

All day Friday, at work too, everyone was talking about what they want to do for Mother’s day and I was joking that the husband has already told me that I will get something from the little fellow and so, he doesn’t have to put in any effort. On Friday, when he came to pick me up from work, he said “Amma, I have a surprise for you, but its a surprise OK? I don’t want you to see it. I will give it to you on Sunday-Mother’s day.” Not wanting to disappoint him and wanting to wait for the surprise myself, I restrained myself (with a lot of difficulty) not to open his bag and see what he has got.

Friday evening, as usual, the hubby went out to his gym post dinner. Or so, I thought. An hour later, he called me and asked me to keep the little fellow awake for sometime. Then, I got my gift! A new Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Wow! I can be cynical and say that a new phone was on the cards for sometime now. My 4 yr old phone was slowly giving up life and I knew I had to buy a new one, I was thinking of buying it for my birthday, if I could push until then. So this was a really pleasant surprise! I am super happy that I got this as a surprise for Mother’s day! Along with this the hubby thought I need to get some exercise in my day and bought a fit-bit and a wireless charger and an expensive cover for the phone – all of which cost nearly a 100$ and I promptly returned them. Of all the things, I really didn’t want a fit-bit. I’m happy being my lazy self! 😛

Then, yesterday, first thing in the morning, the little fellow woke me up,wished me, gave me his gifts – a sweet card and a book that says “A book about Mom” 😀 We went out for lunch and I had a new haircut, was a day well spent. The weather Gods too smiled and it was nice and bright and sunny…

This is a Mother’s day that I want to keep for posterity here. So what did you all do?

PS: See that pencil drawing above “I love when my Mom takes me…” ? That is supposed to be him and me 😀