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March 19, 2015

37.

It was my "Happy Birthday" last week. Why does 37 seems so much older than 36? Antu gets a kick out of telling "When I am zero, you were 30 Amma and when I was one you were 31, when I am two you were 32,... ". She can't wait to turn 7 so that our ages are in sync once more.  Little joys of life! I told Hd to stop buying gifts for the sake of buying and get me a bicycle instead and he obliged. I realized I have never had a brand new cycle. I always got my sisters bike while growing up. And once I got my Kinetic Honda in college, there were no more bicycles. We bought an used rickety cycle here in Swiss a few years back which we sold when it looked like we were moving to the US! Between breaking my leg 2 years back and Antu being quite small, we four never cycled together as a family. Hd and Ashu used to go once in a while and Ashu enjoyed biking a lot. Then last year Antu took to cycling quite a bit too and this year seemed perfect for the four of us to go biking as a family and the new mountain bike could nt have come at a better time. We set out with our bikes on Saturday. Spring is almost here and it was a beautiful day. While Ashu and I rode like the wind, the two slow pokes lagged much behind. We managed about 10 Kms and loved it. The last 500 metres to home is totally uphill and I almost died. I found a better bike trail without much uphill and tried it out the next day and loved it. Thanks to Hd for the great gift.

Ashu made me a beautiful bead necklace with bottle caps as lockets and her photo and mine in each of the bottle caps and I almost cried when she showed me and wore it proudly the whole day showing it off to everyone. Antu made me a necklace too and showered me with hugs and kisses the whole day. She even refused to go to her BFFs house for a playdate and stayed home with me. Hd took me out for a fancy dinner and we had a great time. A very good friend had a birthday breakfast for me with a few friends at her house and I felt like a school kid going to school on her birthday wearing "colour dress"! It was a great day. Antu was very curious about our "in sync" age and asked, "How old will you be when I am 50, Amma?"  "I will be 80", I said. "And when I am 80?" "She will be dead, Antu", answered Ashu quickly! That kid will do anything to get out of a math question, I tell you.

11 comments:

Kookaburra said...

Happy Birthday boo! Wish you loads of fun bicycling .... The last line mothers punch ;) is always a boo special ...

yaadayaada said...

Ashu made picture locket necklace.. not Antu.. Tch tch tch!
Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Boo..wishing you lots of family cycle time!!!
-PriyA-

Me said...

Happy Birthday Boo!

& YY beat me with that comment...Guessed it was Ashu :)

..Boo is getting old ..showing signs by mixing names :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Burp'day dearest Boo. Such a lovely birthday you had with the girls and the the Hd. Was such fun to read. Let me know when you're in the bay area next and we'll do a belated celebration at my place. You got me thinking about the biking thingie, you know I used to hate biking it from my hostel to the department in Trichy but now here with time constraints and what nots it feels like a luxury to get to do it. I must start doing it again now that spring is already playing peek-a-boo with us here:-)

Deepa

Anonymous said...

Lovely boo...many many happy returns of the day ....wishing you loads and loads of great times ahead:)...age is only a number for us when two gals are at home;:)
Abi

B o o said...

Thank you for the wishes, kind people.

Aneela Z said...

Just for that eat your vitamins, live up to 110 and defy your daughters with maths queries.

Anonymous said...

belated happy birthday Boo.
I love your blog.

-Jyothy

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