Tuesday, June 24, 2008

What Are Friends For...

Today in the morning, while trying to get Hooty to get off the bed, I told her, ‘Oooh Ammi’s tummy is hurting.’

She immediately got up and gave my tummy a kiss. So I said, ‘Thank you my love, I feel better already.’ To which she replied in a sing-song voice, ‘That’s what friends are for!’

Thursday, June 19, 2008

What a Disappointment

Hooty’s daycare asks parents to put in two extra underwear in the school bag each day along with the afternoon change. Since Hooty likes to be in charge, she chooses these in the morning by herself and leaves it on the bed for Hubby to put in her bag along with the rest of the stuff like towels and change of clothes.

Hubby had forgotten to put in what Hooty chose on Monday and had put in two others instead. So on Tuesday morning she walks upto Hubby with her choice and says, “Thaaththi, you didn’t put in what I chose yesterday. Remember to put these two panties in my bag or I’ll be very disappointed!”

We both couldn’t help bursting out with laughter.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Hooty at the Movies

We took Hooty to see Kung Fu Panda yesterday. She has never been to a movie before and we thought she’ll be all excited about it but for her the highlight of the whole experience was undoubtedly the popcorn!

Because she is scared of loud noises (though Hooty is known to generate more noise pollution than most four year olds!), there were instances where she whimpered, “I want to go home..”, especially during fight scenes.

I heard her explaining the whole thing to my mother on the phone as, “It’s a big, giant and very noisy TV.”

Oh well, I guess kids nowadays are so used to all kinds of media, that it really doesn’t impress them anymore. I remember how trilled we were to go to a movie when we were young. We considered it a treat. But maybe, Hooty is too small to really appreciate a big screen and surround sound ;o)

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Art Attack

Some of Hooty's wonderful drawings on the white board.



Plane - where all the luggage would go

Family - From left to right; Thaaththi, Hooty, Ammi, Nanna, Puncha, Muffy and Kitty (the two little blobs), Muththa, Kiri amma, and Kiri aththa. Note that all women have long hair (not affected by gravity ;o) and.....

...Aththamma - at the far right

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Here We Go Again

Today in the morning Hubby called me and said that he had a talk with Teacher Vivien about Hooty. The teacher has said that Hooty no longer pinches her friends, but she is still very bossy and rude to them if they don’t do as she pleases.

Oh dear! So we decided that we will praise for the not-pinching part and reward her in some way for it, but make sure to have a talk with her about being bossy and rude. We did ask her several times about how she is doing a few days back
and she always said she doesn't pinch anymore and we did praise her for it. and since the issue seemed settled, we forgot all about it.

Not an hour went by before my hubby calls me again to say that teacher Vivien had called again to say that Hooty’s friend Esther just told her that she pinched her face yesterday!

Poof! So there goes the tiny relieved feeling I had about the not-pinching thing! Back to the drawing board I guess. But apart from us handling this, I don’t think the way the teacher is going about this thing is too great. I feel that she should be able to take control of the whole situation and handle Hooty better.

Maybe Hooty misses having a sibling to vent out all her frustrations at ;o)