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Happy 11th month Junior

June 13, 2017

So, the countdown begins to Junior’s first birthday. Last year around this time I was walking around with him inside my football shaped belly, wobbly like a penguin, hating the heat, crossing dates on the calendar. And now I am running after him, keeping a tab on his antics and of course enjoying the warmth of his little body, showering him with sweet kisses and relishing each moment together.

Cuddles on the other hand is behaving like a angry young man obsessed with watching cartoons, swimming and playing with his friends. The moment homework and studying for exams are mentioned battle lines are drawn.

 

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Junior update

June 5, 2017

Dear world

I will soon be a year old, and needless to say I am a busy man, exploring the world around me, which sometimes gets dangerous as I squiggle beneath the sofa and cannot manage to get out, or slip over a cushion and hit my face hard on the floor, be inches away from the detol bottle in the bathroom or lick some batteries when no one’s looking. My curiosity and antics make sure that my mom is always on high alert, which is why she barely finds time to write the blog.

Born in the era of whatsapp and instant communication, I am also in a hurry to reach milestones. I got my first tooth at 9 months and by 10 months I had four more. Days before 11 months birthday I walked a few steps unaided and there is no stopping me after that. I can climb on a two tier stool, I babble a lot, but I can clearly say mammaaa mammma, papa, baba baba.

I recently took my first flight and wowed everyone in the new city with my attention seeking antics, that involved a cute head tilt and a smile that would melt the admirers’ hearts. My striking blue grey eyes are of course the highlight of all conversations. I love playing with Cuddles who himself rarely showers undivided attention on me. My cousin N, on the other hand, is too clingy and I like to keep her at bay with a slap and a bite. Yes, I told you I am a brat, but a lovable one. Keep reading, tata tata until next time.

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Cuddles and Junior

April 9, 2017

With Cuddles stepping into  grade 4 at school and Junior, a crawling livewire who wants to taste everything in his path, I can describe my current life as being caught in a whirlwind. I always knew life with two kids would very busy but a year ago I couldn’t have imagined how utterly crazy it would become. I am literally ignoring a million other things and forcing myself to write this post.  My inspiration to write has been the sweet nostalgia that fills me whenever I read past posts I wrote about life with Cuddles, so here I am penning what my babies are upto.

Baby No 1 who is almost as tall as me, he reaches upto my ears, has just started school. He continues to be great at manufacturing and engineering with an added flair for art. He can remember lyrics and sing a tune well. On the academics front he lagged behind mid term but thankfully was able to make up with good grades in the finals. At home he is slowly becoming the responsible elder bro who keeps his plate after dinner in the kitchen, fetches essential things for us when asked (not always though), keeps an eye on Junior when he meanders off to dangerous territories and has even been to the supermarket on his own.

Baby No 2 is days away from turning nine months, he can sit on his own and can also lift himself to stand with support. A fussy eater who likes sweet fruits (chickoos and mangoes) and the occasional cerelac, he is still on homemade porridges and purees. A super active baby Junior has no still moments, jumping, shaking, wriggling, crawling, he is always in action. We are yet to put him in a cradle, so he sleeps on his bed made on a floor mattress. The moment he wake up the first thing he does is to close the bedroom door, he is already trying his luck at opening drawers and cupboard doors. Point him to the door and he waves a bye with his tiny hand, in the company of his big bro he loves to play loudly.

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Heartwarming gesture

January 11, 2016

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Since the past two days Cuddles was at work. Scissors, glue and his deft fingers were busy creating something, but behind close doors for it was a surprise he planned to unveil on my birthday. So, after the candles were blown and the cake was cut, Cuddles sheepishly handed me a paper note. It said ‘behind the kitchen door’.  Off I went, excited that finally I would get to see the grand surprise. But nooo… I was sorely mistaken, instead of a gift there was another paper note awaiting me. It read — ‘on the computer table’, well you guessed it right, he made me run around the house, with one paper note after another to finally the one that read ‘look under the bedsheet’. All that running around was totally worth it because under the sheets were a cute pair of handmade cards, specially created by Cuddles with love for his mamma’s birthday. Bless you my son. Cheers to many more adventures together.

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Reading milestones and school award

June 3, 2015

Both of us are avid readers and own a size-able collection of books. My father took me often to libraries and instructed me to write short stories during vacations. Unfortunately books were costly and salaries low in my childhood which meant I owned very few books. One of the first books my father bought was Charles Dicken’s David Copperfield. I remember reading it and re reading it innumerable times. So, when I had Cuddles I started buying him books right from the age of six months. Today he has two shelves full of all kinds of books. In KG 2 he started reading small books with one line descriptions per page. By grade 1 he graduated to reading more such books as well as Chota Bheems, Twinkles, Champak, Shikari Shambhoo and other magazines. In March he completed reading two full books by Enid Blyton.

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He has now discovered the joy of reading Roald Dahl. After finishing  George’s Marvellous Medicine he is now on to reading Matilda. It makes me very happy to see that along with his craze for constructing new things he is also hooked on to reading.

In other news he received a certificate of commendation from the school signed by the Principal for his performance in grade 1 making us super proud of his achievements. It was totally his effort as he missed school many times last year.

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The tooth fairy comes calling

April 9, 2015

Yes ! finally the tooth fairy visited Cuddles and took away his two lower teeth. Well, it wasn’t as simple as that. For almost a year Cuddles was watching his classmates and friends’s toothless grins. He often asked, “Aaaa (that’s his oft repeated first word) when am I going to lose my teeth.” As he had late teething we were not really worried. In grade one I think he was the only one whose milk teeth were all intact. At my dentist appointment last month I casually mentioned this and so, the dentist checked his teeth. She notice a swelling at his lower teeth and said, soon, very soon. But… er nothing happened, until last week his dad noticed that his permanent teeth had already sprouted behind his milk teeth, which stood staunchly strong. Off we went to the dentist, who tried at first a gel to take out the milk teeth, but soon realised that an injection was inescapable.

Cuddles was not really putting up a brave front, so were politely told to wait outside while she administered the injection. In barely five minutes it was all over and we were presented the teeth in a tissue. teeth

Now the big challenge is for him to keep pushing his permanent teeth with his tongue so that they come to the right position. The tooth fairy gifted him a Cogo building model (a cheaper Lego version). Here is what he made it into.

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First post of 2015

January 8, 2015

Well, the lazy mom has finally been inspired to pen down a few lines here. The inspiration came after a random picassa search that revealed one of Cuddles’ earliest videos. He is barely a few weeks or days old (can’t even recollect now), a Hindi song plays in the backdrop on a radio and little Cuddles is actually napping and his eager dad is recording. In his sleep he smiles, opens his eyes, looks innocently around, closes his eyes again and makes the suckling gesture from his mouth. What got me thinking was the fact that how adorably innocent he was then, and how overwhelmed I was with the new changes in my life that I really never savoured a moment of happiness from those days. It also got me thinking that how at 6 and a half years he still remains an adorably innocent child. Pair him with a group of similar aged kids and you will instantly know that he knows no malice unlike the oversmart brats his age. Although he is impatient and a whiner these days he still is very pure at heart. I sometimes worry for my naive child and how he will find his foothold in this increasingly slippery world. I still have to learn the lesson of letting go, and I really don’t know if I would ever.