Sunday, February 22, 2009

Big Boy Bed

We finally bought Ashwin his big boy bed from Ikea and we had to wait another 5 days to get the bed slats before he could finally sleep there.

My little boy in his "big boy bed"

He is one happy camper there

With his "elephant new pothi"

Blissfully asleep!

Raghu and I were apprehensive as to whether he would really sleep there after sleeping in our cozy bed for the last 3 years. He was a darling about it though - extremely proud of his big boy bed and he has been sleeping there for the past 4 days straight. Not once has he asked to come into our bed. Even when I invite him over for a morning cuddle, he holds back because he is a BIG BOY!
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

One up on me

Ashwin was trying to pump the animal balloons with the balloon pump by himself. He would hold the pump up with the balloon dangling down and when he tries to pump air, the balloon would take off. He asked me why the balloon went "buchkoo" (and not for the first time) when he held the pump this way. If he held the pump facing down he was able to inflate the balloon..

I was tired of giving answers so carelessly I replied that the balloon was down and he was trying to pump air upwards and so the air and balloon were fighting against each other and the balloon got ejected from the pump to make way for the air.

"Naan adhu dhaan nenechen", he replied. (That's what I thought)

Thinking it through

We have decided to move Ashwin to a big boy bed (he is kicking and I want our bed to be a safe zone for the new baby). We have been bed shopping for a few days and I told Ashwin y'day that after he goes to school today, I will go and look for a few more big boy beds for him.

He replied that he is a big boy and so he will go to big school. He will take the car to school so could I please go walkie walkie to buy the bed? After further thought he added, you have no car, so you CATCH the bus.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Reading between lines

Ashwin had his second swimming lesson today. After the lesson, the teacher suggested that I not accompany him in the water and leave him alone with her for the next lesson as he seemed independent enough. Since he is generally into doing things on his own at this stage (Ask Vijay Chittappa about this!), I sensed that he would be okay with this. To my surprise, he seemed apprehensive and shocked at the suggestion I made:

"But I don't know how to come to swimming class... How can I drive the car??! I don't have license!"

Mate, you are a big boy, but not THAT BIG as yet.. Tough luck!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A very belated happy new year!

We are just back from a wonderful holiday in India and that's why this blog went into hiatus once again...
On new year's day in Yelagiri, Madhu chitti asked Ashwin if he knew which year this is.
His reply: This is left ear and this is right ear (indicating the wrong ones anyway)!