Wednesday, April 23, 2008

An explanation and an apology....

As to why I have been away for more than a month..and what has transpired in the meantime. It has been an interesting month. Asha left as I had already written before and we got used to life without her. It was not easy at first. My fledgling attempts to get back in shape by joining a Yoga class went down the drain as I had to ditch classes in order to cook breakfast and lunch before heading out the door. Life became an endless cycle of home-office-home kind of drudgery which was particularly soul wearying.

Just when hubby, kuttan and I were all seriously in need of a change of scene, my parents came to our rescue. They are now in Bangalore for a month. A month of carefree enjoyment for kuttan, well-cooked, planned, favorite meals for the hubby (with a lil bit of stock market advice thrown in the side by my dad) and that beautiful, comfortable feeling of having the 4 people I love the most under the same roof for me.

Last month also saw kuttan growing up and maturing in so many ways that I wonder at each new development. Despair at some and marvel at others. He was a little slow at speech but has picked up SO well after he started going to this new school of his. And the best part is that he has become completely bilingual, switching effortlessly between Tamil and English as the conversation flows.

Scene at home:

His Majesty his holding court and amma, appa, Sachumma and Gopa thatha(as he calls my parents) are humbly at his service.

Kuttan(Looking at me): What your name?
Me: BM

Kuttan(Looking at Hubby): What your name?
Hubby: Hubby

Kuttan(Looking at my dad): What your name?
Dad: thatha

Kuttan(Looking at my mom): What your name?
(Pauses and shakes his head)
onnodu peru enna?

How does he know my mom doesnt speak English? My mom was most chagrined that her grandson thought she didnt know even THAT much English and answered almost entirely in English. :) And so the summer evenings pass with playful banter and lively chatter with kuttan holding court at the BM household...and that's what we have been upto. What's up with all of you?


Swati said...

Good to see you back..have missed you. Parents at home is soooooooo wonderful..isn't it :)

Just Like That said...

:-) you have your parents staying with you now.. Sigh!... Enjoy!

noon said...

I know what you mean - the four people you love under the same roof - so lovely...It somehow brings me this image of the song "Pachchai kiligal tholodu" song! :) Knock on wood!
Enjoyed this post.

Compulsive Dreamer said...

Lucky you!

BangaloreMom said...

Swati: Thanks!!

JLT: Yup...and I'm luuuuurrrrving it!!

Noonie: Hey Noonie!! You're back..where have you been?

Compulsive Dreamer: Thanks!! :D

Sangeetha said...

Happy that ur little one is talking well! And GLAD he's not mixing english and tamil - like mine did - Nidhi said to me 'Kill U! and gave me a pinch, playfully. I realised she's talking of the tamil 'Killu' - meaning pinch... :-))


Mama - Mia said...


kids are just so amazing!!

we know a kid who is so so cute and used to juggle between kannada, marathi, hindi and english effortlessly!!

he knew i was maharashtrian and hubby spoke hindi and english! so he would speak to me in marathi and in the same breath translate it for hubby!!

so much like kuttan! :) super!!