Thursday, April 12, 2012

Time to buy shares in the diaper companies

Last night in bed, here's what Divya said:

When I grow up from a baby, I'm going to be BIGGER than YOU and then appa and me and you will go to office and Ashwin will go to school AND THEN I WONT WEAR A DIAPER ANYNORE!!!

I'm glad the end of diaper days is in sight :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Deja Vu: Hide and seek

Ashwin was having his breakfast on the bar counter while Divya and I were quite ready to go one morning.

Let's play hide and seek, she said. (morning. Before day care. and WORK!) Why not??!

"I'm the hidinger, you be the counter", was her command.

As I started to count, THUD THUD THUD she ran into the bedroom as noisily as only a not yet three year old feather weight like her can. And then BANGED the door behind her. With a great effort not to go straight to the bedroom, I started looking for her in the laundry. "Look for me HERE" she called out from the bedroom. (while all the while, Ashwin watched on with a smug grin on his face and the superiority of his intellect on his mind, forgetting that a mere 3 years ago, he has played this exact same game with the exact same rules)

Tooth fairy is the new bank

I few days ago, Divya asked Ashwin for some money from his money box to keep in her little purse. Ashwin hesitated saying he did not want to run out of money. Without missing a beat, the little one replied, "But you will get lot and lot from the tooth fayeee!"

Considering that he has lost 2 tooth in one day, she is not far off the truth!

I have a smooth mornings scheme going where I give Ashiwn a dollar for each morning that he gets ready for school with no prompting and no slacking. This morning, the brother and sister played river and babies on my bed for so long that "smooth" was not a word I would use to describe it. Before leaving for school though, Ashwin hopefully enquired if he was getting his dollar. Of course not, I replied. Divya chimed right in, "don't worry Ashwin, may be the tooth fairy will come to your school today!"

I could use a visit in my office too!