Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Little Artist - con, that is!

Remember I keep saying what a con artist my H2 is? Here's another story to demonstrate the point.

Kiddos have this habit of starting to draw on walls when they reach toddler hood. We came up with having a designated area (a big white board on the wall) for them to draw when the creative genius strikes, instead of on the walls. This worked very well with H1. 

H2 on the other had has drawn quite a few times on the wall when we were not looking....with lipstick, crayons, colour pencils, pens etc..

Last week, I was lying in bed reading when I saw H2 at it again with the corner of my eyes. I firmly directed her to the board and asked her to draw there and went back to my book. Things were just too quiet so I looked again to see H2 has covered a whole wall with her scribbles.

Me: What did you do H2? Are you supposed to draw on the wall?
H2: (Guilty face) mumble mumble...
Me: Wait till Thaaththi sees this!
H2: Mouth turned down like a dehi lella and looking at me with BIG guilty eyes.
Hubby: (while walking into the room) Who drew on the wall Ammi? H2 did you draw on the wall? You are supposed to draw on the board or paper!
H2: (thinking I might as well try it on the dumbos) It IS paper Thaththi! (while pointing at the wall). 

Hubby had to go out of the room to compose himself before trying to discipline H2.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Not so terrible after all

H2 is not having a too bad a terrible twoish time unlike H1 who’s terrible twos started when she was one and a half and went on until she was about 3 and a half! And they were terrible indeed.

H2 would have a mild tantrum. A little tear here and there, whereas H2 had screaming-while-rolling on-the-floor kind of tantrums (especially when we are out and there were a million judging strangers around, like in a shopping mall or the tube (we were in Singapore at that time.) Those tantrums would make us angry and frustrated (my poor H1 L).

H2 however, is a little clown and a drama queen to boost so even her tantrums are cute and makes us laugh instead of making us angry. She would pretend to cry (“ihi…ihi…”) and fling herself on the bed/floor or hide her face in her hand and lean on a wall (facing the wall), very Rookmani Devi style in those old movies when the heroine has had a fight with her lover. It’s hilarious to watch and it’s so very difficult to keep a straight face in order to discipline her.

Sometimes she would very rudely demand something or cry in order to get her way. So we would say, “Say that nicely H2” and in a veeeeeeery nice sing song voice, she would look up, and actually say the word “Nicely…..” Of cause we would melt right then and there and give into any whimsy of hers. That child has us wrapped around her fingers I tell ya!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

School, here we come!

Gaaaaaaaah!! My kidos are growing up so fast and I can't stop them!!

H2 started school yesterday. She looks sooooooo adorable in the uniform that I wanted to squeeze her to bits! Actually, it was more of a parents teachers meeting and they will officially start on Thursday. All the other kids sat through the one hour meeting while mine was making such a racket that I had to go out of the hall with her within the first five minutes and she made me go up and down the whole building while the meeting was going on. 

We had to carry a ton of school supplies which were listed in the book list. It's crazy I tell you; 3 boxes of clay, 2 boxes of colour pencils (of the most expensive brand mind you! - its specifically stated in the list!), 2 boxes of 12 bottle packs of fabric paint, 6 fabric glitter glue, so many crape paper, so many colour paper, so many A4 paper and on and on and on...

The classes in the area where the meeting was held had those chairs that spring back when someone is not seated in them and H2 was trying her mighty best to put the seat down and sit. Finally frustrated she looks at me and says, "Ammi!, These chairs are broken. Can you fix them please?"

The school is actually really nice and the play area is a heaven for toddlers with so many toys, I know my H2 will be very happy there (fingers crossed) but I am expecting tears at least on the first few days :(

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Seeking Sikkim

Hubby and I went trekking across West Sikkim in India for 12 days. Let me be honest and correct my self...Hubby went trekking across West Sikkim in India and I went crawling, panting, limping behind him!

The kids were left behind with the Grandparents and "Nanda "in Kandy where apperantly they had a blast and hardly ever missed us.

Most of the people in Sikkim are Gorkhas of Nepalese origin and they were such nice, hospitable, humble people. I'd say 80% of the population, both male and female were so good looking. Everywhere we'd look there were men who looked like movie stars and Hubby claims the same for the women ;)

The temperature was between 7 and 12 degrees Celsius and I was COLD! (I hate cold!)

There are a few important things I learnt from this trip:
1. Life is so much easier if you have a penis to pee with.
2. I can hold my pee for hours on end without bursting my bladder.
3. My moods fluctuate with the thermometer. The lesser the degrees the fouler my mood is!
4. Best way to keep warm is to use the apparatus mentioned in no. 1 one way or the other ;)
5. I am a sunny kind of gal. I cant stand the Cold..did I mention I wore 4 layers of clothing (including TWO thermal underwear) underneath my winter coat?

Oh BTW, from the Indian High Commission in SL to the Sikkim House at Delhi (where u need to get a special permit to enter Sikkim) and all the people we met there told us we were the first Sri Lankans to go there!! Should have taken flags to plant where ever we went!

Enjoy the pics!

We had a day in Delhi where it was utter chaos. If there's a electricity breakdown, I have no idea how they'd figure out which wire to check!~!

Whole of Delhi was covered in dust and my heart broke for the poor trees. How do they breath?

Went from Delhi to Nawa Jalapaiguri in Brahmaputra Express in the Sleeper car. Express my foot. The train was delayed by 16 hours!!! 16 extra hours in a cramped space. Hubby got a ear full on future modes of transportation to choose when on vacation ;)

The washing machine at work at Suresh Laundry :P (He's churning the cloths with his feet!)

Finally here are a few pics of (out of about 700!) of beautiful Sikkim....

 Frost!! - Closest we've gotten to snow :)