Friday, 30 December 2016

Playing with the little one!

So there are two things I notice I do when I'm playing with Siddy.. one is when we are playing something like drawing things or making things or even like blocks.. I compete with him! 

Yes I said it.. I compete with my almost four year old... and I'm very serious about it somewhere in my head!!!! 

Like I'll try and make the taller block building... or draw like a very realistic aeroplane... ( which is quite rubbish by the way.. but it's better than his half bird half god knows what plane!!!) 

So today we were using his kinetic sand and some moulds to make things like elephants giraffes and food things like grapes and bananas.. and I made like five things while he struggled with one.. and I was so happy!!! Can you imagine that!! My silly inner 6 year old was doing little glee jumps!!!  

And the other thing I do is run out of patience!! Like if I decide actively not to compete with him it basically leaves me sitting and watching him try to do something and it drives me up the wall!! 

I mean how difficult is it to find the open end of the marker cover each and every time? But no.. we will always first try the shut end and then keep hitting it till it dawns on us that it's the wrong side!!!! 

Or this sand game today.. he took like ten minutes to shove some sand into the mould then he turned it over the sand fell out, so he did it again finally got it turned over correct .. then he realised it was upturned on a pit of sand so how will it form? then he dug away the sand from around his mould... oh my god!!! Ten minutes of my life that are never coming back!!!! 

Did I tell you I loved playing with him? Because I love playing with him!! 

My Crazy Eyes!!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Relationship Problems!

I fear for Siddy's girlfriends...

Yup... you read that right... already seeing him and how he is..I worry for them!!

So the other day me and Siddy's best friends mum went to get the kids from school... his best friend is this very cute little girl....

Now we are sitting in the auto and for some reason that day there were lots of cranes and excavators and dumpster trucks on the road and siddy was having a blast watching them drive by, and for little nikki she really wanted to chat with him... So she kept trying to engage him in conversation about random things like what happened in school, about some new show she was watching on her iPad... but this fellow was just not responding!

after a point she got really annoyed and she complained to her mum and me
" Siddy is just not listening"

So I tried telling him "Siddy, Nikki is telling you something. Don't you want to talk to her"

No response...

So little Nikki again says, now very upset " Siddy you're just not listening to me"

Mister turns to her and says
"Arre Nikki you talk I'm listening"!! in the funniest sort of way.... like some 45 year old man who has been nagged by his very gossipy wife for years to listen to him and he was just fed up!!

The poor girl didn't know how to respond while me and her mum just burst out laughing!!!!

I think both if us were just reminded of the times we chatter non stop with our husbands who pretend to listen to us and how they would have responded in the exact same manner!!!!

Hilarious kid!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

To be or not to be!!!

So I'm not a very spiritual person.. ok wait... I'm not a very religious person.. spiritual maybe at some level... but not one of those who talks of her beliefs and revelations to the whole world...

And Aadi and I both are like this... so we were pretty sure we wouldn't put any thoughts of God and religion on Siddy when we was young... we want him to find his own story and his own beliefs...

However in his play school they had yoga as a subject which I thought was pretty cute! He would come home and show us all these poses he had learnt... that tiny little body of his (he was 2.5 when he learnt it) twisting and turning in funny ways!

They even taught him to pray, when he reached school, before food at the end of the school day.

Even the new school does the praying bit... so he know of God.. the concept of him may not be clear... but he know of him... Of course his biggest question regarding God is " Why can't he bring the dinosaurs back?"!!!

And then I have to go into the whole, they are extinct explanation... "what is extinct"

they don't exist any more " what is exist "

ok baby they don't live any more "what is live"?!!!

Yikes...I don't think i asked my parents such existential questions at 3.5... heck i don't think I asked at 12 or 15 either... I just took things for granted... people are born and then they grow old and then they die...

"what is grow old?!!!"

And of course they whole

"God made the trees?"
 hmmmm yeah sure

"God made the mountain?"
yes yes he did

"God made the road?"
 ummmm no the contractor who got the contract did...
yes God did it!!"

Its adorable their concept of the earth and everything in it... of the universe and the planets and the stars... everything that isn't reachable to them it is... and everything that is stable and standard just isn't!

The whole point of this very heavy blog today was because of course he did the cutest thing!
The other day while chilling in jaipur in the midst of rolling around nd jumping and being hawk eye and iron man and hulk and king kong... he suddenly decides he has to meditate.

yup meditate.

He tells his Uncle "Now i have to meditate"

and then he sits down crosses his legs, puts his hands on his knees facing upward, closes his eyes and chants Aum three times!!

this little tingly pungly bumling of a baby... decides he must meditate mid playing!

then the opens is eyes and start being hawk eye again!!


As I am curious what kind of a person he will be as he grows up... what kind of friends will he have, what will he study what kind of music he will like... I am just as curious to see what his spiritual journey will be like...