Adventures in Art, Motherhood and Inspirations

Tag: Children

From the “thinking spot”

From the “thinking spot”

Here are a few thoughts from the ‘almost’ 5 years old kid. If God made the earth and everything in it, why did God make germs and bacteria too? (..when he was asked to wash hand after the playground trip.) Friends should be friends FOREVER […]

Time to talk about death

Time to talk about death

A few weeks back while watching a movie, pappu asked about the grave yard and memorial (I forgot about the movie but I think it was a scene where someone was visiting their mom’s grave). I ventured to explain all about it but was reprimanded […]

The most beautiful!

The most beautiful!

It’s a specially good feeling to hear one’s child say “mama is the most beautiful girl in the whole world I’ve ever seen” early in the morning.. (well, it doesn’t matter if mama has to ask the question every morning or if she pretends that […]

So they learn to cheat before they learn to play!

So they learn to cheat before they learn to play!

My 4-year-old son recently found my old Rubik’s cube and started playing it. I didn’t know how much he understood but he was trying to bring the colors together and I let him have it his way. Yesterday was one of his busy mornings but […]

After 1 whole year: 33 months

After 1 whole year: 33 months

Dear Son, The past one year is one of the fastest years of my life, where the rest of the fastest years came only after you were born. You set an example right in front of our eyes about how fast a person can evolve. […]

All about pretending

All about pretending

Son is all about pretend play now… He uses real time vessels to make dosas in his imagination (actually he does all the steps involved in making dosa perfectly). He then serves it in a plate and tells us to taste it. And then he […]

23 months

23 months

Son, One of my favorite words in the dictionary and in life is change. Looking at you, I recognize that you are the word itself. Change. I’m amazed at how much a person of your size can learn everyday. Come on, how much memory is […]

I sang a song…

I sang a song…

If there’s one thing that helps in our toddler household, it’s singing. There’s singing everywhere, everyday, for everything. When I was pregnant, I started listening to lullabies, to get into the baby mood. Soon, I started singing them and I truly believed that my unborn […]

Conversation with ‘almost 2 year’ old

Conversation with ‘almost 2 year’ old

Son: Appa? (Translation: When will papa come?) Me: 5 minutes. You sit and wait. Son: Time? Me: (Surprised) Time? It’s 9.15 now. Son: Fifty? (Pauses to Think) Sixty. Forty. Amma, shop! (excited) Me: Shop? What about the shop? Son: Fifty. Dol. Me: You mean dollars? Son: […]

Me too, yes.

Me too, yes.

Dear self, Yesterday I understood how it feels to be a badly behaved mother. Yeah, it was absolutely and truly myself when I was forcefully carrying a wailing and crying 2 year old as I was walking inside the food court and I had a […]