So after the London Chronicles…its weekend updates again!
Like I said in the title, R is growing up
I know I know..its not like a lesson in life..but generally its like you realise suddenly that your child is not like exactly an infant anymore and that kinda makes you feel old…what I am thinking of myself only 😉
but seriously she is growing up…
On Wednesday when I am still pretending to be jet lagged RD calls me up in office
RD: What are you doing?
RM: What do people do in office RD?
RD: oh okie..
RD: Acha anyways listen…D teacher called me up (D teacher is R’s school teacher..as in the nursery class teacher)
RM: A bit worried since this is a first time: why?
RD: To talk about R
RM: Yaa right (please note a tone of sarcasm here..I mean why else would a class teacher call up baba!)
RD: Well she had to say something about R.
RD: R hit someone is school
and my heart sank…I got so worried
RM: OMG! (Please note its not oh shit!) what..is the other child hurt? in hospital? what happened? is R still in school? what should we do…(note the hypertension here)
RM: you are laughing..what kind of a father are you? are you crazy..your child hits someone and you find it funny
RD: calm down calm down..I was joking!
RM: What? and I say it so loudly that half the floor looks at me!
RD: okie..it was a bad joke..anyways D teacher called up to say that she wants R to say a few lines on Grandparents since Saturday is her Grandparents day in school
RM: WHAt ? Again half the floor is staring at me…must me wondering if What is some kind of a gaali which I give someone regularly!
RD: arey..we need to prepare her for a small speech
RM: and she tells up on Wednesday..that leaves us with only Thrusday and Friday..and Friday also we have work when do we write the speech and when do we make her learn it..thats so unfair (note the hypertension here!)
RD: its okie RM..we can give her just about 2 lines..if she says its okie otherwise also its okie
RM: how the hell are we going to make her learn it..blah blah blah
RD listens for about 5 minutes and he is like so are you going to write the lines
RM: me..no not me..call up Brc Appa..we will tell him to write something
and so we call up my dad and then ask him to write something and while I am getting hyper RD is calm and he says something in the lines of why are you getting so worried look at Rd..and I am like you are my father, support me dont support RD and both RD and Appa are laughing about it…whatever!
anyways so Appa comes up with about 5 variations and finally R comes up with her own variation which says
Grandpas are great
Grandmas are sweet
They give us chocolates and teach us to play
I love Grandpas and Grandmas
and that kid actually managed to learn it in 1.25 days (friday was full day working for me and I couldnt really teach her) and as per amma (amma stayed back to attend the function where only grandparents were allowed) she said it well and with confidence…While I would not really believe amma, since she is an indulgent grandma, I asked D teacher as well who assured me that R was super confident and said it well…
*Pats self on the back* Wink wink!
anyways we did work hard on making her learn this….Amma, me and R played a game all through Thrusday (IT was holiday for Dusshera na) where we took turns to say it…Appa had written a longer version but R somehow shortened it to this one and finally we just stuck to this one….it was hard work but when D teacher said she said it well on stage..I was more than happy!!!
Incident #2: RM goes to have a hair bath on Sunday morning..after an elaborate process of washing the bathroom and her hair..she realises there is no towel
RD, RD I shout
R: Amma, woh toh phone per hai..unke office mein kuch issue ho gaya hai
R: Kya hua
RM: R can you get me towel
R: Where is it
RM: in my shelf..sabse neeche
and this girl actually goes, opens my shelf, takes it out and gives it to me…She is growing up isnt she 😦
the weekend otherwise was pretty thanda…we went to Grandparents day in the morning, dropped R to daycare after that..came back home to make a cake (Seema, thank you for the recipe!) and then watched Arakshan on DVD (ITs an okie movie), picked up R, took her to the doctor, shopped for veggies and came back home
Ma left on Sunday morning :(:(:(
and then RD and I went on this cooking spree where I made pakodam and RD baked another cake hehehehe 🙂 we sent across the first one for my bhabhi and bro with ma to Ahm…and I felt like eating another cake…so RD was enthused and we made that…
I made pakodam since ma suggested I could do that with the rice flour which was getting wasted..tried it for the first time..it was slightly burnt and a bit under salted..but RD being RD said it was yummy 😉 I love this guy hehehe 🙂 R on the other hand was very very honest and said ‘amma aacha nahi laga’ gah! for a swell head which I get from RD, I need an R to make come back to earth!
We went to an aunt’s place to get haldi kumkum for navratri (we are slow na!) and then came back, slept for a while..took R to the park for her to play, packed some egg fried rice and manchurian and pav bhaji for R, came back, ate and then slept..
That was my weekend… 🙂