April 20, 2013 Sugirdha

I commanded demanded requested begged asked my son to pose with some artwork to promote my art class. I explained that I would put them on my website so people will see them. His first spontaneous expression was “you mean, people who see my artwork will think you are teaching so many…

April 11, 2013 Sugirdha

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 right? Looks like some of…

April 9, 2013 Sugirdha 2Comment

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 by my mom for encouraging…

March 26, 2013 Sugirdha 2Comment

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 the question was not asked)….

August 26, 2012 Sugirdha

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 at one point when I…

February 7, 2011 Sugirdha

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. At the same time, the…

April 27, 2010 Sugirdha

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 fills up a bowl with…

April 16, 2010 Sugirdha

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 there in your little brain?…

April 9, 2010 Sugirdha 1Comment

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 baby was listening. When the…

April 8, 2010 Sugirdha 1Comment

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: Yes. Fifty. Dol. Shop. Me:…

March 31, 2010 Sugirdha 12Comment

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 gait that would suggest “I…

March 16, 2010 Sugirdha

Here comes a post that was due 2 months back… Dear baby, Our past 2 months have been totally busy. The first month was all about shopping and packing for our India trip and the second was spent in India. I’m surprised what a difference one month can make in…