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Making Lemonade...

I had started off on a self improvement trip sometime earlier…A new job and a new city as well as some domestic challenges ensured that the program has been in the backburner for sometime…But now the time is ripe to revive it…There were couple of things I was doing in the meanwhile. One was to start an exercise regime, which got dropped in between because the gym upstairs is being renovated…I can't motivate myself to walk on plain ground…I like the treadmill better…But now I will start off again, and try to walk on plain ground till the gym gets ready…The other thing I have tried is to bring some good food to the table…the focus is on taste and variety and not health, sinjce both hubby and self feel we don't celebrate our lives enough...Having a maid in the house means that I don't get the kitchen to myself…A cleanliness freak of a mom doesn't help either…So I have decided to restrict this to buying fruits and chicken…The theme now is on celebrating life…Juggling a job…

The First Step

I have reached that critical juncture at parenting where I need to expose my baby to longer hours of unsupervised exposure to strangers - yea, that's the way I look at schooling…Strangely, right now, I don't think about it as giving him an education or forming his personality or equipping him to deal with the world, although all of these are crucial elements of the education process..These days there are play schools with several different philosophies and it is tough to choose one…The thoughts have been spinning in my head for the past couple of weeks and so, I have decided that it is best to put them down… Maybe, I will get more clarity…1. The Age: Noone knows when is the right age to start play school. Most often, the decision is made because of external factors such as "we don't have anyone to look after him" or "we want him to become more social" or in some cases "we want him to be ready for his kindergarden interviews"…In my age, there w…

Should You Belt The Baby?

I usually never write serious stuff on my blog...this being more a space for the emotional me...But after the accident that we had last week, I thought I should write about this...I know that my blog has very few readers, but if I can atleast change the mindset of one reader, then I would have made my point...
In India, there are hardly any safety rules when it comes to kids...And often you would find sleepy kids being balanced on a mom's lap and the mom hanging on for dear life to the hubby while he maneouvers the potholes in a bike...That could be because of economic situations, and I can understand that...
But what I cannot understand is holding the baby on your lap in the front seat while riding in a luxury car ...Surely if you can afford the car, then you can afford the car seat, right? Well, I myself am guilty of doing this several times...And when I put my son in the car seat, I have often received dirty stares from women which can be roughly interpreted as " What kind o…

..And Then Again...

When I wrote my last post, I didn't think I would come very close to ending this episode and starting the next one...But that's what has happened...Few things were different this time around...The last time, I promptly blacked out when I saw the blood rushing out like a fountain from hubby's head...This time, I was conscious...a definite improvement...All of us are safe...

The adrenalin rush was so huge that even after 2 hours, I was on the phone with a friend and giggling away like a stupid woman, who is just happy to be alive and to have her hubby and baby by her side...

For the first time, baby's wails were like music...It was an affirmation that he could still differentiate between strangers and family....

We lost our camera as we were shifted from one car to another by Good Samaritans...Hubby was upset that he was not as much in control as the last time around...As far as I am concerned, it just goes on to prove that he is a very loving dad...Morbid pics coming soon.…

The Next Time Around…

By the time you turn 30, you not only create a bucket list, but often a 'beyond bucket' list too…You realize that not all dreams can be achieved this time around…I am not sure if there are rebirths, but if I get a second chance, these are what I want the next time around…1.Be gorgeously beautiful…I have seen people judge based on skin color…A fair sister didn't help either…So next time around, I want to be this amazingly beautiful woman whom everyone is dying to please..be it kindergarden teachers or potential boy friends...2. Be married to someone who adores me…This time around I chose to marry someone I adored, so the next time I want to enjoy the feeling of being wanted, loved and worshipped…3. Live in a village…Don't know if villages would exist, by the time I get my next turn :P, but if possible I want to live in a scenic village with a self sufficient house…Farm, cows, the works…4. Be born rich and live rich: Coming from a middle class family, the value of 'w…