This post is basically a collection of things I have been wanting post over the last few weeks but which for some reason or the other (like lack of time or maybe lack of time...no wait, it was lack of time) never got committed to Blogger.
The Real Birthday Gift from the Virtual World
A few weeks ago, Ayaan profited from the blog for the first time (maybe this will slightly make up for the embarrassment this blog is likely to cause him in the years to come) - Aunty Sue from Calcutta sent him a birthday gift.
Ayaan loved it - especially the cup. So far he's had bottles, sippy cups and glasses but never any cups. But he immediately made the right association with his dad's caffeine habit and proceeded to imitate him while proudly proclaiming 'Coffee!'
And thanks to this post, she also sent my book back in a hurry - Sue, like I already told you - that was the false one in the tag and I always knew you would give it back eventually. But what made it even more special was that along with the gift and the book, there was a really nice handwritten letter - the first I've received in years (I think it's been atleast 6). Thanks Sue, now we really are penpals :)
A Dose of Reality
Many of you were shocked by how neat Ayaan's room looked and rightly expressed disbelief that this could be the living space of a hyperactive toddler. I was asked to put up some 'messy' pictures - in the spirit of keeping it real, here goes...
This is Ayaan's room after he's gone on rampage and before the maid has had a chance to clean up.
Today is exactly one month from the day Ayaan started school, and we continue to be lucky. He is just loving it. Every morning he eagerly asks 'School Jayenge?' and is actually crestfallen when I answer in the negative (on weekends).
I got another reassuring sign the other day. We were at the park in the evening and we bumped into his teacher and he spontaneously went over to her and gave her a hug. I was so relieved... and also a little jealous. :)The only downside is that he's already had two bouts of a cough and cold. And that's not all, he predictably passes it on to me and then Jai gets it from me. And in this game of germ-volleyball, one or more of us has been less than in the pink of health for the last month. I am told this happens when they start and then their immunity builds up and they don't get sick that often - I hope that happens fast...
Anyway, that's all from my end for the moment. Better drag my weary self off to bed - Ayaan will be up bright and early as usual, with not a thought to spare for his mom's nocturnal blogging habit and resultant need for a sleep-in...