Friday, April 23, 2010

Kuzhal inidhu…yaazh inidhu enbar….

During a random car conversation yesterday, my daughter was telling her father that only our car was the best among all the other cars in the road. So, we asked her what about the previous car we had, and she said that our new car only was good and not the old Accent. So, we asked her if she knew the name of our new car and this is what she said…

“Illama…idhu dhan nallla irukku…namma pudhu car

Maadhuri-ku Suduki”

‘Kuzhal Inidhu Yaazh Inidhu enbar….tham makkal mazhalai sol kelaadhavar”
(Note that the author has wrote it as “tham” makkal)

PS: Hope you understood the name of our new car…for those who didn’t understand…its “Maruti Suzuki – Ritz”

Saturday, April 10, 2010

On This and That.

In no particular order……

My cook has stopped coming for the past 15 days or so. :-( The brighter side of it - Smruthi has understood that her mom is going through an extra tough time daily – getting up early, cooking, packing, etc…etc…that she has become comparatively better nowadays…..she brushes her teeth of her own and behaves much better than before. (so what, if some of her teeth are still yellow, she wastes the water and eats the paste?) She adjusts to some extent, tries to help me in cleaning the mess which she and her sister has made on the floor and tries not to fight much with her sister. She however has become more allergic to her father and does not let him near her, except when she needs a driver to go to school. God only knows why!

She is becoming a responsible sister and keeps a watch for swathi whenever she is around. She agrees to share her toys with her (if its not new…that is…), keeping in mind that swathi’s birthday is approaching fast, and that she would be getting many new gifts. So, give now and take later policy. But still, she has her own rules and restrictions. “Chinna toys ellam thara maaten…ava vaayila pottupaaa…” The problem is her li’l sis does not understand these rules and again starts all the drama. Well, one can’t ask for everything, I guess.

The li’l sis mentioned has started to walk on her own and she is exploring her new found talent by walking all the time, and the most important thing is.. she wants to walk independently. She does not agree if we attempt to hold her in the fear of falling down. She jerks our hand away and falls down in the next step. Gotcha!
She gives her best *bokka vaai* smile when she sees her akka after a long gap – like when she sees her akka coming down after waking in the morning, after she returns from school or when she has come out of her room after playing with her toys peacefully. Her whole face lits up and she crawls superfast to her akka, shaking her head and butt like a boom-boom maadu. And this is then greeted by a sweet “aaachichichchiiiiii….. aaachooochoochooo….. enna da chellam…..akka-va paathaale sirippu dhan…..en chellaammmm….” and tries to hug her and make her cry – of course. This akka has kept some nicknames for them both. The akka is “thangam” and the thangai is “ajilu..ajilu….”(No clue what it means though!) She neither accepts nor responds if the nick-names are interchanged.

Now, I have found a new way to wake up Smruthi in the mornings. She refuses to get up if any of her parents are trying to wake her up in the morning and creates a huge scene for disturbing her highness’ sleep, but does not utter a word and willingly gets up if it is her li’l sis pulling her hair, poking her eye and rolling over her in the bed. Don’t know how long this will last though!

Life is becoming interesting day by day…..

Monday, April 5, 2010

Shopping??? Ufff....!!!!!!!!

I never thought a time would come when I would utter the words “Im sick of shopping” and that too to my husband. He gave me “Neeya pesiyadhu?” look yesterday when I told him this. Shopping is no easy task, I tell you. That too with two kids of which one is a toddler and the other is nearly similar to a toddler.

I never thought buying a party wear frock for two girls would be such a complicated task. And what’s wrong in asking for the same design and same color dress for both the girls? If this is there, that is not there. If that is there, this is not there. If both are there, the size doesn’t match.

My second daughter’s first b’day is coming up and I am on a shopping spree. I want to dress them both in the same identical dress on her birthday. Anything wrong in that? My hubby is against it. “Then there will not be any difference between the b’day baby and her sister”, he says. I mean when people are invited for a first b’day function, can’t they even differentiate a one year old from a three year old?

But, when have I ever listened to him? So, sticking to my own ‘identical dress for both” thought, we went to RMKV yesterday evening for buying Pattu paavadais for my girls. And I found one – no. Two of the same color and design. Success!! So, after giving the same for stitching, we went to the kids section. After seeing some around 20-25 dresses, I was not satisfied. Either the designs were not same or the color was not same or the size was not matching. So, I settled with “atleast the same color” theme. Again I was not satisfied.

So, we next went to Pothys. There the guy showed some dresses of the same design, color and size, but my hubby didn’t like them. Now, hear the reason. They are not “costly enough”. I was like “WHAT?” No, I am not blaming his intention of buying nice rich dresses for his daughters, but has he ever said that statement when I WANTED TO BUY SOMETHING FOR MYSELF??????? How dare he? But, since I didn’t want to create a scene in front of the shopkeeper, I reserved this statement for future use and left Pothys also.

On crossing Loyola, I remembered the “Little Princess – the Exclusive frock shop”. Having heard some good feedback about this shop, we took a U-turn and tried that shop. According to my opinion, the place is absolutely “good for nothing’. What I could get for 300 + in Pothys was around 800+ and the quality was sooooo bad. Immediately left the place.

Its already 7.30 PM and we girls and the gentleman with us were dying of hunger. We thought of trying “Hi-style” as our last option. And u know what…they didn’t have party frocks for 1 year old in stock. It would take atleast 2-3 weeks for them to get their order and I should try after that time. For what? Celebrating the after effects of her b’day? I give up and we went to the restaurant, hogged something and went home.

Even having said the above statement, I don’t give up on shopping that easily. So, I am going to try again next week in the shops which I have missed in my first round. But, I’m determined to get identical dresses for them both, even if I have to shop till the last day before her birthday.