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May 21, 2007

Ashus antics at her Aunt's!

I think its high time I write a post when even Hd mails me and asks why there has been no update in my blog for a long time! The reason is that I don't find any time. How you working moms, moms with two kids and other busy SAHMs take time to blog is beyond my understanding! Do you girls ever sleep? At least I am having so much fun here that theres no time to even think about a post. And also I cant complain about my sister in this space as she reads it too! ;) Oh yeah and her house has a pool.

Here's some tit bits about Ashu and how shes spending her time for the past two weeks at my sisters place:

I don't recognize her anymore. I think she knows shes 2 years old and is trying to act her age.

Before as soon as I say "time to change your diaper", she used to run to her room, take a fresh diaper, changing mat and wet wipes and be ready to get her ass wiped. Now she runs to the farthest corner of the house and the chase begins. It takes 10 minutes to catch her, hold her on the mat and change her. She wriggles and wiggles and kicks and screams. This is on a good day.

She has twisted my sis and Bil around her little finger. So much so that right now they would do anything for her.

My Bil's sister had come here last week with her infant and Ashu would nt let my sis or Bil hold the baby. She wanted to be carried too when either of them carried the child and threw a tantrum when they did nt. I was absolutely ashamed of this behaviour though I could nt do anything about it. She was very gentle with the child and missed him when he was nt around and got very close to the baby's mom, Aunt V in just one day. She called her "Athai, athai" dozen times an hour and one time when she went out for shopping, Ashu started crying because Aunt V left her. But hear this! She was OK if I carried the baby though. Go figure!

Ashu has already attended two birthday parties including her own surprise party and theres one more next weekend. I'm eating all the good food I can and Ashu is getting all the balloons and party favors she wants. Its a win win situation since Sis pays for the gifts and drives us around. Now you understand why I have decided not to complain about her, don't you? And all those trips to the parks, of course!

She calls my sister "Pema" and my Bil "Pepa", for Periamma and Periappa which means Big Mom and Big Pop respectively in Tamil. Its always Pema this and Pepa that. She even calls me Pema first before changing it to amma. That's how many times she calls her Pema every day.

Ashu and I are having so much fun and so much social life here that I am wondering whats there in Zurich for me to go back to. Its not like I have a job there or anything, right? Just kidding, Hd!

One day Ashu had fun at a friends place with her two kids and it was a pleasure to watch her with another toddler. Jumping on the bed, playing ball, reading a book, having a make do picnic, kicking her and getting kicked back and playing big sis to the infant by bullying her. I have never seen so many sides of Ashu before. It was a total revelation. This ones no sissy as I thought she was.

Yesterday Ashu had her first of many more to come "falling down from the big bed" accident. During the night she shifted from the middle of the bed, crossed a wide bridge which is me and fell down with a big BANG. Shes going around and saying "Amma pushed me from the bed" to everyone now. Yes, I deserve it!

As if its not enough that Ashu is hooked onto Noddy and Dora, now she has started watching
Diego too. Which I learnt is a boys version of Dora. She has switched her loyalties from Dora to "Digogo" now. Typical girl, huh? ;) We don't get Diego in Zurich and my sis is thinking about buying a DVD for Ashu so that she does nt forget him. Remember fingers? Twist? See what I mean? And she was so serious when she said that as if that animated boy is some dear relative. Get a life, Sis!

Yesterday, a fellow blogger and his family who also know my sister were kind enough to drop by. So for the first time, I have met a virtual friend. Hurray! Thanks
Sundar and San for the cute dress for Ashu and shes still asking for Akka! Ashu is so good with kids a little older than her and I can also let the kids be without supervising them every minute that I so want a Big sis/bro for Ashu. Can I have the Junior, Sundar?

Its also confirmed that my child does nt believe in Long Distance Relationships. Just like she would nt talk to her grand parents over the phone after we moved to Zurich from India and run as soon as she hears my dads voice on the phone and would only say Bye to him at the end, shes doing the same now to her dad. Till now, she has never asked about her father or spoken one sentence to him on the phone. Except this one time, when she saw the climax of the movie
Finding Nemo on TV and asked me "No Appa?" I hope she realizes soon that I'm Marlin in this house who would fight the entire ocean to come and see her. Her dads just the side kick Dory with an even more short term memory disorder, if that's possible, mainly existing to annoy Marlin!

There are so many other interesting(!) things which Ashu is saying and doing but let me stop here. More later if you are nt already bored to death.

Hd, you asked for it!


upsilamba said...

Funnny girl you are!!!\
hahhaa..loved the post to bits, Boo.

Anonymous said...

ennadaa oru vaaram aagiyum oru post illayennu paathaen. Adukulla aathukaararae archanai vaanginduttaar. Nalladhu! - engalukku oru nalla post padikka kedachadhukku - We deserve this!

anantha said...

She's having fun, only! Sooper :)

Tharini said...

Nice to see it all thru your words. I think you end up figuring a lot more abt your child only when she's among peers.

So are you gonna call sometime or what? :)

Maggie said...

Oh my! So much fun! I'm dying to go home in June so that I can fob Moppet off on my parents and watch the fun.


Anonymous said...

you are very welcome boo! It was very nice meeting you and Ashu. Hope the dress fits her :) don't forget to send us pictures!!

-San & Sundar.

Gauri said...

Ashu sure seems to be having a whale of a time :-))

Nice post Boo. I could almost picture all that you wrote about.

Keep 'em coming ...

By Deepa and Supriya said...

hey boo,
i did mention you in my post today. So, make sure to stop by!

Jayashree said...

Nice post, Boo.....loved reading about your lil one's antics.

twip said...

She's orey the thrashing about in the pool and all! So cool!

Krishnapriya said...

You guys are having a great time!! Rejuvinating holiday, huh?? How I am waiting for Kau and Kash to grow up and take them on trips with us!!!

Crumbling Cookie said...

Oh Boo!! I am so jealous! Ashu seems to be having a gala time as are you!
BTW I tagged you, not sure if you'll have to time amidst all the revelry.

Dubukku said...

hahaha..wud love to see HD's reactions on this post :p

Priya Arun said...

phew, finally a post! :-)

I donno why I keep coming back here knowing it'll only make me more envious than I already am. But hey, that's one cool Periamma and Periappa Ashu has! Lucky her, luckier you ;-)

And yes, thanks to your HD for finally getting you to write again.. :-)

the mad momma said...

hey..ur not allowed to have so much fun that you forget about us!!! keep writing and putting up pics... we dont wanna miss this side of her either. have a blast!

Anonymous said...

One more tag on you Boo.

Sunita said...

:) Loved the post. It is nice to see children respond to other kids.

Anusha said...

ok, so do we have to beg for another post or is that coming soon?? ;)

Daisy said...

We miss Ashu.. is she ( and her mom) too busy with all the pampering?

B o o said...

Sorry for not replying to your comments, folks! Really busy. What with Hd arriving today, its going to be all the more hectic until we leave. Will update asap.

Anitha(Nikki's mom) said...

Hi Boo,

I have been reading your blogs for quite some time and they are gr88... am a new mom... with 5 month old son duddu... it has been 2.5 years since i visited india... my parents were here & they just went back... i miss my sister, my cute little niece... this post just moved me to tears... :( i really want them so badly here with me... am so jealous of you... thinking of bringing them here for a vacation during this Fall... i had a question for you... I think you & Ashu will be here in visitor's visa (B1/B2).. am I right? I was not sure about the medical insurance that needs to be taken for toddlers... my niece is 19 months now... will she need extensive insurance coverage? what did you do for your trip... any information on this regard will be greatly appreciated....

thanks, Anitha

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