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June 30, 2010 Leave a comment

My dil goes mmmhmm…hmmm..hmm..mmhhmm…..

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I’m in 24/7 Production Support

June 28, 2010 6 comments

I believe all SAHMs are on 24/7 production support! Not a single day to spare… Even if its a weekend, or  a vacation  or whatever… Moms, especially that of toddlers are always on their toes. No warranty period and no backup plan for SAHMs… 😦  😦  and there is no way that you can go back and edit some settings or fix the bug in the code for better performance!!!  Everything happens real-time…..and with a very high priority issue!  ***Sigh***

When I allow my hd to babysit for sometime, when I’m running some errands, I could hear them shouting and messing up things. I’m not bragging about being a super baby-sitter…but still I feel I’m better.

There is one thing that every SAHMs should master- Time Management.  I wish I was perfect in that. There is so much to do in a day…and that too if you dont get help from someone.

Anyways, thats just my thought for now…. I’ve to busy plan for my Manu’s b’day!

Yet another update!

June 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Since last couple of weeks, I’m finding myself out of my blogosphere…
So thought I’d make my updates more regular.
Thinking for a reason to update….
This football season, eversince Shakira’s latest peppy song has been hit-listed the charts, my Manu too goes ‘Waka..Waka’. Just that he says ‘paka..paka..’ for it. 🙂  He runs to it whenever he listens that song on tv or mobile or laptop.

As I early said, Mommy (Me) is in her Mission! In fact there are too many of them that I to get confused very often. To list a few, here we go….

1. Mission Home-Making. (or Re-Making, maybe!)
2. Mission Teaching Manu more words and make him start talking. (afterall, he is gonna be 2 yrs this July and he hasn’t started talking yet!)
3. Mission ‘Googling’. I’m finding ‘google’ as my next best friend!  🙂  🙂
I never thought I would be so addicted to browsing. These days I doubt I’m growing ‘Net-O-holic’. God knows.
4. and much more…. (to be continued….)

Latest update about Manu would be that, we’ve got new pairs of home wears for him and they all are a bit larger for him now. So he seems to be like an NBA player, though he is not too tall… 🙂
He had a hair cut last week, and now he seems to be a little more mischievious.

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June 22, 2010 Leave a comment

Mommy is in her mission to make Manu speak out new words, follow instructions and so on…  And I should admit that he is picking up quite well…

After introduction of My ABCD for 2 weeks (in march), Manu started identifying alphabets slowly.

Our ABCD song goes like this:

 Me: A..B..C..D..

Manu: eey..appaa..ppaa..

 Me: E..F..G..

Manu: ech..aai..lee..

Me: H..I..J..K..

Manu: ella..mmaa…mma..

Me: L..M..N..O..P..

Manu: daa..doo..du..

Me: ‘W’ doesn’t come here! ..Q..R..S….T..U..V..

Manu: daa..doo..du.. (very happily..)

Me: ..W..X..Y..Z..

 Manu: bee..bee… (his A..B….C..D..)

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Have your toddler started talking?

June 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Yes? Well and good.

No?  Don’t panic.

It is a  major concern among many parents (including me). Generally, a child starts babbling at the age of 6 months to 1 year. Gradually they utter certain words which they picks up from conversations they get to hear, and what is being told to them. At the age of 2, they might start talking in framed sentences, sing songs or nursery rhymes and so on. Sometimes, some children tend to start talking after 2. Its normal. Every child is unique and different in their traits. Some may be early to talk and walk while others are not.

According to doctors and experts, a child could speak about 20 to 50 words by the age of 2. My son is 23 months and he can speak around 40+ words. Then again, it varies from child to child.

In these modern times, where nuclear families replaces older  extended families, it’s quite obvious that a child gets to see and interact with only a very few people, or rather their momma and papa.  Had it been an extended family in the past, there would be grand parents to pamper them or share a story, uncles and aunts or their kids to play with. All those experiences, interactions and conversations adds to the development behaviour of children.
A prevailing myth about toddlers is that, compared to boys, girls starts talking at an early age, though it is not scientifically proven.

If your toddler has not yet started talking, make sure that you talk to him clearly. Narrate stories to him if he loves listening. While playing or so try to make him utter some words by repeating easy ones. This is just not for once or one day, but has to be repeatedly done every day whole day…  Kids just love praise and appreciation.  Encourage them when they come up with their words, or even when they mimics words or the rhythm of your speech. Mimicking sounds or tone itself is a great step in their development. 

Just hang in there, you might wonder some day all of a sudden your kid starts talking…  Rather than thinking about speech therapy for your kids, just make it an attempt from your side. It definitely yields positive results.

Even after that if you genuinely  think your child needs help, then go for it, don’t look back.

Do you have a similar story to share? Do let us know.

Just an update…

June 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Last week just went so fast…with so many things…and updates were due pending.

Manu suddenly had a bout of fever.  Antibiotics had to be taken. I really don’t prefer taking antibiotics for kids. But he had tonsilitis and such situations can’t help. Initially there was a big defiance from him in taking medications. But later he got convinced himself that momma is not going to let him go without having medicines. Thank God it was not severe.

Another update is that one of my cousin got married. And the sad part is that none of his sisters could attend his wedding.. 😦  😦  All curse to distant living and visa problems…  😦

Yet another good news is that my best friend delivered a baby boy… I can’t wait to see their photos.

My Dream City…

June 5, 2010 Leave a comment

In my school days, Bangalore was my dream city. City of gardens with ravishing lakes, cool weather, charming roads with shady trees on both sides, and people with mixed culture!  Altogether an ideal place for living…from the perspective of an untraditional un-orthodox mind and soul. That was BANGALORE…before. Every thing got changed in time… The weather is no more admirable. The charm and .warmth of the city is gone. The soothness and refreshness of Bangalore lakes are distant memory now…

I dreamt about staying in a small but sweet house upstairs and cruising with my then favorite black Opel Astra! Walking to some near-by church on a cold winter morning was a recurring dream.
When I finally landed in my city of dreams in the early months of 2007, I was rather disappointed.(with my dreams about the city!)
It would take a 45 mins drive from BTM to Indira Nagar, and a long boring 1.5 hrs to E-City in Infy bus. All I could see in my daily commute to work is dusty, messy, clogged roads…

Now that I’d quit Infy, quit Bangalore too, I thought of taking a deep dive into my memories about the city. How much ever I hate the traffic, I just can’t stop admiring my dream city…

Today I happened to go through those good old snaps once more and I could refresh and relive those moments again just  in a matter of few clicks!!!

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