Tuesday, February 25, 2014


 I  find it hard to understand why I never tried to run any marathon ever before in my life. But as they say "Better late then never..", I did it. I brisk walked the Nitte Meenakshi 5k (December 2nd 2013)  and the Pinkathon 3k (23 Feb 2014 kiddie one at that). Yay feeling happy that something which i wanted to do atleast once in my life got accomplished.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Difference between Below and Under

We (myself and kids) went to the Lego 3D movie yesterday. Right before the movie started there were a set of ads been shown, one of them was Poshak a popular bridal wear store in Jaipur, i believe.

Tiny: Amma... Jaipur !!!
The only thing that made her react that way was because she visited Jaipur and the memories are fresh in her mind.
Little: (was eager for the movie to start and impatient at seeing the ads coming one after another)
So what, Keep quiet.

All the people turned behind to take a look at the boisterous fella and gave a laugh


Saw a dog sleeping below the car this morning and made a casual comment:

Little: Amma, not below, remember prepositions, you should say under.
Amma shuts her mouth for that moment but later on checks the web to find that little guy was right...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Memory Power !!!

Little who is in first standard was reading his computer textbook. They are learning MS Paint. I was just being around helping him go thru stuff. There was a sentence in the book which said:

MS stands for Microsoft

Little: oh, that guy whose name starts from S, who is from Hyderabad, we saw in the news paper last week....
Wait, i will tell you, he is Satya Nadella.....
Did he do MS paint?

Me:  He did much more then that, but you can go ahead and finish this chapter.... ;)

A day in Singapore Komala Vilas restaurant, we spotted a family from our apartment complex and even before that
Tiny:  Amma, that aunty stays in our complex only, i have seen her.
Me: Come on, (did not believe her) , the lady smiles at me and i smile back, we talk and find out that they do stay in our apt complex.
Tiny: See i told you...

Add a year later..

Tiny finds the same lady dropping her kids to the bus stop while i was dropping mine...
Tiny : Amma turn back, see that same aunty in Singapore we met....
Me: Perfect Tiny, you remember faces very well...

She has certainly gone on her dad in this....i tell myself sadly...

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Me: Tiny, you need to finish this this and this before you go to play..... (w.r.t her test and homework)
Tiny: Amma, can you give me freedom
LOL my little girl already talks about her freedom...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Mom's mood expressed as a poem

I was frowning on a sunday morning with the things that needs to be completed by the end of the day. These were things if escaped from would come back as little monsters and haunt during the week. So my face had a frown. The little guy who came from bath and trying to wear his tshirt looks at my face and says:

charlie chaplin went to a town to see amma with a frown

While revising for a test, I ask Little:
Me: Tell me 2 examples of Beverages?
Little:  Coffee hmmmm Wine
Me: Rolling eyes, what???

The answer was coffee and tea (they were studying a chapter called Plants around us in EVS).  This guy already set for teenage, is going to hit me real hard...

Me: (Next question) Ok, tell me how many colors are there in a rainbow and what are they?
Little: There are 7 colors and i do not need the spellings. I will take out my crayon box and copy from there..
Me: Faints....

Me: (gets back) Why is earth called a Blue planet?
Little: Because water covers most part of the earth in the form of oceans.
Me: Why only oceans, whereas the book says lakes, rivers, seas and oceans?
Little: Finally everything goes to the ocean right, so i will just mention that one...

I have a list of things to talk to his mam when i meet her every month one of the saturdays. I put it in a memo app in the android phone, so that i do not forget the points. The Little guy meddles with the phone and deletes the memo items which he thinks is inappropriate. I have not seen him doing that. I head to the school and meet the mam and open up the memo item to just see what all i need to discuss. To my horror:

The whole memo is wiped off and it reads:
"Sumana is shouting at me sometimes..."
Wonder what he is upto....