Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tidbits

Some days I really wish I had more time on my hands to jot down the bitter sweet hapenings of these early years of the kids. It is so interesting to hear them talk so much and get to know what they think, how they make sense of the world around them. Anyways let me attempt to ruffle up a quick post about tiny tidbits with one eye on the clock above me which shows they'll be up from their afternoon nap any minute and the other eye on them, one on each level of the bunk bed, a rare and a precious sight.

- We took the kids to pick out their shoes last weekend to a neighborhood market shop. Vansh picked out the most gaudy looking shiny red and black pair. I tried to (not so) gently encourage him to pick more sober ones but Ashwini told me to let him has his way rather than fighting everyday over making him wear it. Wise man, considering that just the previous night, we had spent over 45 minutes doing just that - fighting over what he wanted to wear at the birthday party and what we thought he would look 'dressed for the occasion' in. Ashwini learnt his lesson in those 45 minutes, the silly me forgot even after such episodes every other day.

- While on shoes, all Jiya wants to wear are her golden sandals wherever she goes. Even to the toilet, yeah! and the park. She doesn't mind being the only one even after I point out to her that all kids she knows there are wearing shoes. I am waiting for the 'conformity' factor to kick in. Right now she also likes to flaunt her picked 'color of the day' chunni with whatever it is she is wearing - skirt, jeans, frock! Why wouldn't she - after all she does manage to catch everybody's attention and often adulation. Churis and bindis are a regular feature too and nailpolish she brings thrice a day to me. I swear I have no idea how she got into it so thick because I am nowhere close to what she is aiming to be!

- Sibling love shines through many a times during a day these days. They still fight like cats and dogs, often making me nervous to even take that bathroom break. Friends ask me why I take them out so much even to nonsensical places at times and I tell them that's because I find it impossible to control/keep them entertained at home! Like I said it becomes hard for me to go use the bathroom, even. Anyways back to sibling love. These two have wonderful conversations when Vansh returns from school. Jiya tells him the highlight of her day and Vansh shares his. Today from a collection of goody bags he had got as it was three of his classmates' birthday, he took out a packet of Cadbury Gems and told Jiya he had got it for her because she likes it so much :) And when Jiya shows him her mehndi she has doodled on her hands with a pen or any such small thing, he responds with an "Arre wah! yeh to bahut accha hai!" I wonder how he suddenly grows up so much around her.

..... might be continued ... :)

20 comments:

Suma said...

i can imagine your days :) but then soon Jiya too will start school and your heart will break a little...

something tells me that vansh is going to be a charming big bro while jiya will get her way around him and everyone too :D

Arti said...

Wow, Vansh is really growing big now :) and Jiya doing all the girly stuff that will be a regular with girls. Luvy still does that and you know where I keep my lipsticks whatever small qvantities I have managed to save from her ...in the locker. Take care and love to kids. Speedy recovery to buaji.

Swati said...

cute ..simply adorable ..even aryan has shoe mania :P

noon said...

Hi Neera - I love reading about your kids. Jiya is so cute - with her chunni and nail polish! And wow big brother is totally playing the role - bringing back gems for her n all!

Sumana said...

Neera i so wish to say the similar things you mentioned. It is tough to keep them entertained at home. Ahh do not even mention upon nailpolish and the mirror, clips and comb. Mine seems to entertain herself with these any time of the day. They themselves act as mentors at times of good moods and fight like crazy other times. Bathroom breaks are tough and sometimes feel work the most peaceful place on earth.

dipali said...

I can just imagine the two of them!

Neera said...

Suma: :) I know what you say is true but from where I am right now I can't wait for that day to arrive and conjure up images of waht all I'll do with all the time I'll have when both of them get busy with their respective schedules :)

Arti : Ha ha ..the things that find their way to the locker with the kids around!!

Swati: :)

Noonoo: :) Oh yeah and last night he tells me ..why are you forcing her to put on her night suit if she doesn't want to, will you like it if she cries?!!!!

Sumana: which is why I want to join back work too ASAP ..to get some peace! :)

Dipali: :) Wish we are able to meet you soon :) Make a trip soon!

सैयद | Syed said...

nice

Preethi said...

Thats so cute!! their conversations!!

PG said...

they are growing up into such loving kids. I am hearing this about nailpolish and lipsticks from other mothers here from their kindergarten daughters too. And these mothers don't even use these things!
I think you shouldn't worry about it. Maybe it is better for them to get done with this phase now rather than you arguing with her once she is a bit older. I could pacify rishab saying lipsticks are only for women and not MEN! :-D

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noon said...

Neera - where are you? Why no post?!

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