So we had a mid week holiday..well not exactly Mid week..but almost mid week…Thanks to the great Ganesh Bapa, we got the Thrusday off…
Lesson #1: Where there is a will there is a way
I had to make prasad before RD left for work at 6.15…more importantly before R got up because post that I was sure she wouldnt let me do anything
And people, please pat my back and burst some crackers for me because before 6.15 I had managed to
1) Make modaks the sweet variety typical of a Tambram community
2) Amani modaks (I cant spell what modaks are called in Tamil in English here..the word is too complicated) but these are bascially salty modaks
3) Til and Sugar ka powder
4) Sweet rice payasam called nei payasam in certain households
5) Vadas (called parappu vadas)
6) Bananas, pomegranates and apples (okie I didnt make them..but we are showing off here okie)
And now let me give you some pictures
and then let me get down to being downright honest and tell you how it worked
1) I made the modak ka filling the previous day after coming back from office
2) I kindified the modak atta which was got readymade the previous day evening
3) I made the til and sugar powder the previous day evening
4) I ground the vada ka atta the previous day evening
5) I bought the fruits the previous day evening
and so by getting up at about 4, I was able to do the needful prasad 🙂
and this is how we show off in the R household
RD and I did the nevidya at about 6.15…and guess what..I just realised..we actually sang sukhakarta dukhaharta for aarti…Indianess to the highest level..in a TAmbram household, we did a Marathi aarti 🙂 and it came so effortless to us, I wonder how strong the influence is
and of course then R got up and R and I also did the same aarti and much to my surprise, the pint size knows quite a bit of it okie!
Lesson #2: You have to eat your words some day
Remember, this post I did talking and ranting about dolling up dilemmas for my daughter…
It came back to me Smack!!
R went to our neighbour’s house and first came to pick up her rubber bands…then she came back to get a frock (which is shocking because she never wears frocks) and then again came back to get some bangles..
I was getting suspicious and I kept telling the girls who live there and aunty to send her back,but they were okie with having her around
So when I come back, the brat has nail polish in her left hand and on her feet, clips in her hair, wearing the new frock….I almost reeled in the shock and didnt even recognize her for a micro milli second
RM: R..yeh..yeh..what what
R: Preening and showing me those tiny fingers, nail polish amma, M didi ne lagaya
RM: Kya..why did you agree
R: She asked, and I said okie..no bolna aacha nahi hai na!
And this girl is only three okie!!!
I asked M didi and she said R wanted to do it..obviously I love the family and I didnt say anything…I called up my mother who asked me not to be a baby and just let her have the nail polish till Sunday since its not allowed in school…
but my mind is just not ready to accept the fact that some one painted my daughter’s nails ugh!
RD is not even talking about it..he is still under shock I guess!
Lesson #3: Having good neighbours is a blessing!
R of course spent like 1 hour at the neighbour’s house and then the next door neighbour was talking to me for a while
and then the neighbour whose house R spent an hour, she sent me
1) Idlis in the leaf
2) Mixed veg subji
4) Chana dal payasam
6) Sweet bonda
and said yeh thoda sa hai..
I was like aunty this is my whole lunch and so R and I had lunch with that only..
What, who asked RD to go to work and miss all this out..bah!
Lesson #4: The rains Gods are tracking you constantly
I am telling you boss…its getting scary..till the time I step out of my building..there is absolutely no rains..but its like I step on the building gate, and there is an automatic switch which starts the rains…its getting scary now!
Lesson #5: R has become a pro in gulanti
so who can do gulanti..I can…
Three days ago, R came and told me and RD and I cant do gulanti in my karate class…RD adn I told her to try it and RD helped her for two times…then she started doing it on the floor and now the kid manages to do three at a go…
And then we went to RD’s friend’s house in Thane (yaa we are crazy that ways!) yesterday for Ganpati and he has an almost 6 year old..and R was giving her lessons on how to put your leg over your head, and teaching her the nitty gritties of the perfect Gulanti! there!
and in other news, RD and R are spending their day together today…RD has a meeting till 9.30 AM today..so I came to work late while R the drama queen did her normal drama of not wanting to leave me, but RD managed her and now the father daughter duo are at a mall eating garlic bread!!!
and next post will have the pictures of the thank you card we made to for R’s teachers 🙂
so long folks!