Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Vansh turns 5 and another BIG news

So finally the wait ended, the wait that lasted almost a year when he kept asking whose birthday is it next and had the order on his finger tips and kept repeating "Pehle nani ka b'day aayega, phir papa, phir Jiya, .... , phir chachi ka b'day, phir dadi ka aur phir VANSH KA!" In the last week before his b'day, he had already started saying "You know, next year I'll turn 6 years old!" oft leading to responses like "How about first turning 5 dude!"

But its so heart warming to see and feel the excitement, the glee in his voice and the wonder in his queries. "So will you buy me new clothes for 5 year old children then, new shoes too?", "So will I grow taller?", "When will I turn as old as papa?" and then the countdown every morning, "Is it today" followed by a whiny "Why not?" I wish for you to be always so enthusiastic about beginning a new year in your life, dear son as I wish for you the bestest of joys and the most wonderful cheer. I do expect a lot from you, you know that and we try hard together. We are successful in some things and have to try even harder in some more.

The other BIG news is that I get back to work next week. After 6 long years ..haaah. Even though its a 7 week contract to begin with, but for me, its still big. Its in the school that I worked in before getting married and moving to the US. I am thrilled to be getting back. You know out of the total of 5 meals that I have to feed my allergic-to-food and even more allergic-to-the feeding-mommy kids, 3 would be done by the daycare that we decide to put them in while I am away!!!! How cool is that?! Okay so thats not the only thrill factor ;) I had to go to meet the Principal and my HOD (Head of Department) today and Vansh was home with his grandmother. He was a bag full of questions when I returned ...

- So did you teach today? You were mam today? Don't make faces the way you do with me, okay, otherwise children will say our mam is so funny! Ohh, okay, thanks for the reality check!

- So who will drop me at my bus stop and who'll pick me up? Oh so if you go before me, I'll drop you at your bus stop, okay!

- Today he got quite worried about going to his Karate class, my mother in law told me. he even changed into his uniform and told her "Will you please take me since mamma has been away for so long?" when we have to go only inthe evening at 5:00 and I returned at like 12:00 :) But to be honest I felt good about the role that I play in his life and that he is realising it.

- Jiya chipped in with her queries - so will you go in Bhaiya's school bus? Why not?

I have a lot of apprehensions myself. To be working first time ever after having kids. I am so used to being there for them all the time as are they. What would it be like? I hope and I pray to the kind Lord to be especially generous with his blessings on us right now, to watch over us as we start yet another new chapter in our lives.

26 comments:

Sumana said...

Wonderful Neera, Congratulations. You will have a hand ful plus now. But am sure you and kids will be able to take it pretty well.

Swati said...

WOW ..Happy Birthday Vansh and Congrats Neera ..the big news is really BIG..All the best !!

LOL on the "make the faces " talk :)

Arti said...

Congrats Neera. All the very best for the new change in your life. Vansh congrats on turning 5.

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Trish said...

Wowwwwwwww Neera,Congrats!!!This is great news!
And belated birthday wishes to Vansh.
BTW,tagged you!

Trishna said...

forgot to leave the link..
here u go-
http://littlediva.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/7/

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Anil P said...

Children cannot wait to grow up, and adults can't wait to stop growing :-)

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Swaram said...

Wow .. Congrats and hope u hv a gr8 time @ work. Happy Bday to Vansh :)

PG said...

I'm a bit late, but still:
Happy Birthday Vansh!
And Hearty Congratiulations on your going back to work! Give yourself time and don't worry. All The Best!

dipali said...

Very late here, Neera. Hope Vansh had a terrific birthday, and you have a grand time working in your old school. All the best.

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AMIT said...

Great that your son is 5 now.

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Preethi said...

Congratulations on the job girl.. happy birthday to Vansh... yeah I still read blogs even though I have been taking a long hiatus ;)

monisha mehta said...

hey , nice blog , like it ,
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GettingThereNow said...

Sorry I am so late Neera, it's practically going to be considered an early birthday wish for his next birthday :D Wish Vansh a belated Happy Birthday from me.

Congratulations on your new job too! Hope you have settled into your routine by now. And hope you are enjoying it too.

PG said...

Happy Birthday Jiya! Hope allof you are doing fine. Best wishes!

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Sanya said...

Good luck with your new job and don't worry; you'll do fine. Sometimes I wish for the old times when families were pretty much self-sufficient right out of their own homes farming, etc. I guess overall technology has made things much better though. Think of all the advantages.

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Anonymous said...

i knoe m vry vry vry late...
bt itz bettr to be late than nevr!
i read ol ur blogz today..n m extrmly touchd..i mean now i truly feel dat vansh n jiya havve a lot more dan wat dey show!
bhbhi srsly it tochd my heart...n ya thnx to u today i cn understnd wat my mum wld hv gone thru in her timez!
hatz off to u mummiez!:-)
Kriti TUlsiani

Neera said...

Hey all, huge delay in responding but BIG thanks for all the warm wishes ...for my job and for Vansh's b'day! :)

Preethi, PG and Cee : So good to have u here after sooo long! Hope alls great at ur end too! Shall hop on over soon to see whats up with u guys!

Neera said...

Trish: Will get to the tag soon even though its been like more than half a year since u tagged me :)Hope alls well at ur end!

Tulika said...

ha ha... Vansh's b'day excitement sounds so much like Priya's. Just before her 4th b'day she couldn't wait to turn 10 & now it's 89!!!

With respect to Vansh's & Jiya's concerns about your starting work, it feels even these little minds are so much at work & have their own set of worries