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June 17, 2007

Fathers day, car seat, day care...

After a hectic shopping for groceries and stocking the fridge and the kitchen cup boards to last a week, realized that Saturday has flown by. Hds colleague, a single girl, new to Swiss and getting bored living alone invited us over for lunch on Sunday. Poor girl, must be really desperate for company! :) So as soon as we got up today at 10.00 am, I rushed to the kitchen to make some Sabji and rice to take to her house. Shouted at Hd for not waking me earlier and the next second realized that it is Fathers day! :) So wished him with a sheepish grin. Ashu got up a while later(we are still not out of jet lag!) and I gave her a pen and asked her to scribble something in the card I had bought earlier and she gave it to him. Its a funny card which says something like, "Dad, I know you do so much for me... but I totally deserve it!" :) I had also bought a fridge magnet in the US which has Homer Simpson in it and says "Best Dad in the house". Hd growled at me seeing this gift! This man cant take a compliment gracefully! ;) Is nt this a cute gift, people?

Back from the friends house after a hearty lunch. Thanks to the US trip, Ashu sits in her car seat quietly these days while I can sit in the front with Hd for a change. The Nursery Rhymes CD from a friend is of huge help as well. Don't know how long the novelty will last though! Since we take a rental car only during the weekends, she is nt getting used to it here. She drops a book or her doll and asks me to pick it up for her. And as soon as I twist myself and turn to the back and pick it up, she drops something else and asks me to help. I can as well sit at the back for all this twisting and turning. Today, she flung the doll back and it fell into the trunk. And she started crying for the doll. What a drama queen!


We have found a day care for Ashu where the care takers speak English. We checked it out last week and it is okay. Just a place where Ashu can be with other children for a couple of hours. Nothing fancy. If shes out of her jet lag, she might start this week. I cant wait for the Dday. Wondering how she ll react and how everything is going to work out. Most importantly, how I am going to cope with this big step! I am all excited but very much scared at the same time. I mean how do you trust strangers with your BABY? It is indeed going to be a huge milestone for me even if not for Ashu. *sniff sniff*

8 comments:

Me said...

ennaku ennamo...Ashu's fav one liner..."No Amma"..nu sollitu..happy ya irukka pora nu thonudhu...

the mad momma said...

ah! the Brat hated his seat too.. takes a little getting used to.. all the best with the daycare.. am too much of a funk to take that step yet...

Priya said...

Homer Simpson rocks! ;-)

Must be difficult leaving your kid off at school - my husband would know actually (even tho we dont have any kids yet), coz when he drops me off at work on a Monday, he's sure I'm gonna start crying any minute :-(

Collection Of Stars said...

True! I think about this every morning - when on my way to work, I see all the kids waiting for their pickup's to school. Since I leave KT at my mom when I am at work, I don't worry about her. But I just cannot imagine leaving her with strangers :( I wish both KT and myself could be at home all the time together!
I don't know how I will react when the time comes for KT to go to school. Guess it will be more difficult for me than for her :(

Tharini said...

Wow....a hugge milestone coming up ahead. I know its going to be very hard....but this is really a once in a lifetime kind of moment....you get used to it ovet time and then the novelty of the emotion that you feel will fade...so...feel it to the full...the pain of letting go.

Btw, that WAS a cuet gift for HD! :)

Orchid said...

Caught up on a couple of ur posts...agree with everyone, huge milestone indeed, good luck...but once the settling in is over with she will love it.

B o o said...

Me - I hope so!

MM - The problem with the car seat is that we rent a car once or twice a month and shes not getting used to it. Day care from next week. Crossing my fingers!$

Priya - Hail Simpsons! :)
LOL at your monday blues!

COS - I think so too. Its more hard on us because we know there are so many things to consider. For them, its just a big picnic!

Tharini - Im already feeling it.Just thinking about the d day makes my heart go heavier! Sigh!

Orchie - She will love it yes! But what about me Orch? what about me? *bawling*

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