Monday, February 22, 2010

My littlest helper!

Did you think I did my chores by myself?

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Our family

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Fruit time

It is fruit time
It is fruit time
Time to eat
Time to eat
When I'm hungry
Fruit is yummy
In my tummy
In my tummy

And then, you dont eat. You have to WAIT until Miss. Olynyk says you can eat and then you can eat.

Snippets from school

How was school today Ashwin? I asked when I went to collect him yesterday. Nice came the succinct reply. What did you do? I don't know.

Don't know?

You went to school today, right?


What did you do there?

I don't remember.

This is as I was picking him up a few seconds after school finished...

This morning, when I was putting clothes out on the line to dry,

Amma, you know, in school, when the clean up bell rings outside, we have to shake the things to remove the sand from it and then put it into the basket and then when the basket is full, we should not do anything by ourself but we should find a friend and together carry it to the shelf?

I love hearing these snippets from him and reliving childhood education through him. But I guess I just have to take them as he dishes them out and stay hungry until then :)

Sunday, February 21, 2010


Ashwin has begun articulating perfectly leaving only vestiges of baby "angluage" in his speech. This "much" series is one of those precious vestiges that he will never outgrow if I could do something about it.

How much milk do you have in your mug?
I have only little much.
We both have same much, right?
I finished! I have no much left!
While beading a necklace:
Amma, can I use any much beads that I want?
I love this boy a lot much. Very lot much.

When Santa came home : Taking better late than never to a whole new level

Santa MUST be bringing me someting yummy... (Clothes are optional when meeting Santa)
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Yummy presents...
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Feel the love...
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Love goes topsy turvy...
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It is fun though.. Especially when there are baby toes involved!
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The setting sun

Look amma, I made Sun! Ashwin announced:

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How proud I was! My son the budding artist.. He has started drawing recognisable pictures now and this is one of them.

He was obviously encouraged by my reaction and decided to make one more sun.

Look amma, he exclaimed, the sun is setting!!

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Is he a genius or what??!

Monday, February 1, 2010

My baby has gone to school

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Today was Ashwin's first day at school.

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He woke up at 6:15 and came to me and said: Amma, give me the orange, I need to go to school. To say he was excited to go would be an understatement. Before 7:30, he had had his milk, showered, dressed, tidied up his room and was getting angry with the clock for not being 8 o'clock.

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On the one hand, I want to freeze him so that I can always keep my cute and cuddly son by my side, on the other hand, I'm proud of my growing boy and am sure this is the start of a happy and fruitful education for him.

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We said our prayers and left for school at 8 o'clock. At school, we found a hook outside with Ashwin's name on it to hang up his school bag. He put his shoes under the bag and the hat over it and went inside. Once inside, we found a badge with his name on it and pinned it on. The first few minutes were for the parents to familiarise the children with the room, not that Ashwin (or the other kids for that matter) needed it. Then, the bell rang for tidy up and the kids gathered around their teacher (Miss Olynyk) to listen to her. I was under the impression that my smart boy was an exception and that the other kids would be whinging and clinging to the parents. But they all seemed so smart - beautifully sitting and listening and responding to the teacher. Good luck to Miss Olynyk to handle a class full of these smarties :)

Leaving to pick him up from school in a few minutes now. Can't wait to hear about the day from him!

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