Posts Tagged ‘Milestones’

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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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Am back yet again

October 18, 2012

Finally I am writing something here. This was supposed to be a baby blog chronicling Cuddles and his growing up. But I didn’t visualize my laziness  would keep me from posting for such long gaps.

First the updates :  Cuddles is officially 4, although mamma and pappa still can’t believe where the years flew by. Guess this is for all the times I yawned when my own mom used to reminiscence the day of my birth on every birthday. We celebrated the 4th with a bang — the entire khaandan including Cuddles lil friends at home.

In recent news it’s back to school after what seemed like an unending summer vacation. A new teacher awaited Cuddles and his class. This is the third in three months, hoping she will not quit mid way like the earlier one did.

And aaj ki taza khabar is that the school bus that used to come at the God forsaking hour of 6: 40 am will now come 10 mins earlier. Amen to that and goodbye to sleeping for 10 mins after hitting the snooze button on the alarm everyday 😦