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Week 21 & 22

Travelling, feasting and attending ceremonies- a fortnight of intensely packed schedules and all the activities listed at first have given this blogger a really hoarse throat, a terrible cold and worse headache. Hence, the delay in posting the weekly updates. I think I shall go on a fruit diet immediately to detox my body. My healthy diet has gone for a toss, my time and schedule haywire and socialising inclination nil.  Hmph! Adding to my woes is an extremely horrible internet connection and a change of OS on my machines. Ugh!

Anyway, here are the highlights:

Back in mumbai at parent’s place

Our friends’ were blessed with a beautiful baby gal

Met my hubby’s governess last week and showed her our little angel

ToddlerT now says ‘I Love You’! hurray!

Our weekly topic:

I am waiting for PM Modi’s free wi-fi promise to take off. Not because I want freebies but because that will certainly pave the way for better Internet connections and less frustrating experiences. With  that, I am going to end this post and concentrate my efforts on posting this little snippet of weekly thought. Bubye!

Week 20

Great things:
Attended my bro’s wedding ( cousin ) and met the entire gang of cousins.
The wedding was at Bangalore, where my Hubby used to stay before we got married. So, it was fun hearing him reminisce about his time in the city.
ToddlerT went on her first train journey. It was not as bad as we feared, thank God!!

Today I would like to talk about mommy cribbing. At the aforementioned wedding, a bunch of mommies, all sisters by blood or marriage including me were taking about the the dark side of being a mommy. All with the only intent of garnering sympathy from others who have been there, doing that. It felt good to let off steam, but no, I could see dirty glances and rolling eyes for some time after our conversation from other older people. Why is it that our society that does not give a second thought to gossipping, office politics, to cribbing and complaining about the world in general but has to frown down on personal conversations between mothers when they are talk about their children’s misdemeanors? Every child has been a brat at some point or the other, there is no harm in discussing it amongst intimate well wishers, us there? I wish it would change and hopefully, next time we see harassed mommies rueing yet another of their children’s antics, we shall not have to suffer silent contemptuous treatment. With a silent prayer for that day to come sooner ( ‘coz kids are not going to change).
Take care. Have a great week ahead. Ciao.

Week 19

Another week has flown past and it is time for the updates.

The great things that happened:
1. Had a great Darshan at the temple courtesy my grandfather who is a performing priest.
2. We went shopping for the little one and I have to reiterate how awesome it is to purchase apparel for toddler girls and women in general. ( though a little tough to actually get them to stay still to get dressed)
3. ToddlerT has befriended the neighborhood cow and feeds it fresh grass every day. The timid cow is now so used to it that it actually arrives promptly at the same time daily, looking for our little angel to give it breakfast. Cute!

For this week, I would like to talk about the importance of grandparents and friends in improving children’s vocabulary. I am quite impressed with ToddlerT’s expansive vocab now that she is surrounded by an army of grandparents, grand uncles and aunts. She is learning new words, a dozen a day at least. Yayy! Soon, I shall have another chatterbox in the family.

With that, it’s adieu from India. Namaste