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March 14, 2006

Growing up and stuff...


All of a sudden, Ashu has almost 7 teeth and looks like she has grown a foot taller. All while sleeping! Observe if you have a kid at home or if you don’t, just believe me. Children grow up a lot while sleeping. Especially, their teeth, their hair, their height. The baby you rocked to sleep is not the one who gets up! How freaky is that? I sent my sister a photo of Ashu taken 2 days after she left Bangalore. And I could hear her saying, "Who is this baby?" That’s how different she is from day to day. She has taken up my mom on stargazing. She loves to watch the moon and follows it when we are in the car. Ask her, "Nila enga?"(Where's the Moon?) and she will look up, sometimes pointing a finger upwards. I am so proud that I am passing the knowledge I gathered in my lifetime to her!

By the way, this is how my birthday went!

A bouquet of five(!) red roses.
The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud.
A 21-cent Solitaire Diamond ring in White Gold.
A denim top too tight for me. (From my mom who thinks I am never fat!)
Dinner at Sahib Sindh Sultan with a surprise cake cutting thrown in to embarrass me.
Loads of wishes from my near and dear ones. (Some of them yet anonymous!)

A greeting card that says, "You are always cute and adorable"...... "when other people are seeing!" (From my sis and BIL, who else?!)

No prize for guessing which one of the above made my day. The diamond ring of course, silly!

17 comments:

Mad Mad said...

My birthdays usually end up getting kicked in the rear (friends), pinched in the cheeks (elders, which is equally painful trust me!! and spending all the money I get on my friends as a 'treat' for them kicking me...!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ONCE AGAIN!! May you always be 18 :-)

S said...

You are always sweet and adorable.... When others are looking...
Isn't that the cutest card you have ever seen!

S... said...

Missed by dots..

anantha said...

Happy Birthday... :D

Belated ofcourse, but better late than never...

B o o said...

mad - One of my close friends shares my birthday and every year when he tells me about the bday "bums", I am thankful I am not a guy! :)

S - Yeah, yeah! :-p

aNTi- thanks. Whoever invented "better late than never" was a Genius! What would we all do without that phrase?! ;)

Stone said...

"The Interpretation of Dreams"... sounds good...enjoy the gifts :-)

and Happy Holi!!

ammani said...

Happy Birthday, Boo!

the wannabe indian punkster said...

My bdays usually terminate with cutting the ice cream, not cake cos I hate cake!
God...talk about being weird.....:O
Glad you had a great bday(with the diamond ring et al)
Cheers!
Megha

Sundar Narayanan said...

belated happy birthday boo..

:)

what did ashu give you for your bday ?

cvraman said...

belated wishes
I guess what u will get for u r next birthday, already u have started learning to drive ...so is a merc. on cards ;-)

shub said...

oh belated birthday wishes Boo :)

Jagan said...

diamonds ah ? ethu konjam overa illai ?

Deepti said...

hey belated happy birthday!!! :) :)

kuttichuvaru said...

belated wishes for ur bday!! hav a gr8 yr ahead.....

kids grow so fast in sleep?? well, no experience, so I donno... but tats something to be observed!!!

Wundergal said...

Boo...I 've been reading ur blog on and off for sometime now and I have been noticed an alarming similarity.. both of us are March born. My daughter was born on April 25th 2005 [Ashu was 27th right?!]. when I was very young I stayed in country house, just like u have described, I grew up in trichy....I guess there are a few more like "Nobody messes with my food" ... But, sadly for u and not so for me I am relativley less ancinet than u are..3 years younger:)))))... Sorry I had to say that.. makes me feel better u know!..Anyways belated B'day wishes:))))))

B o o said...

Thanks all for the wishes!

Jagan - Enakku "over" aa theriyalai! I see only diamonds when I open my eyes, for a few weeks at least! ;)

Wundergal - Thank you for coming by. I read ur blank noise post and was really touched. And thanks a lot(!) for making me feel more anicent, if thats possible! What would I do without people like you? ;)

durga said...

Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again

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