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While you were blogging…

Had been contemplating penning down the numerous thoughts that were somersaulting in my mind for quite some time but sadly none of them seemed to take shape in the form of words. Many occasions came and went by, many events occurred that deserved a mention and A Jr as usual gave me countless memories that deserved to be noted down. Let me breeze through them..

Having someone else’s credit card with no limit as to spending is any girl’s dream! I got a taste of it when my brother handed over his creadit card to me and asked me to buy any Rakhi and birthday gift of my choice. God bless him! I got a Lavie purse and a new stretch pair of jeans for myself while A Jr bought a cute black shirt for himself. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

A Jr turned 4 this August, and boy did he do it in style! His exams were on, and his birthday fell on Thursday. My parents came over especially for his birthday. Friday was a holiday for Janmashtami, which was when I decided to celebrate it with his bunch of friends. Iโ€™d chosen red-and-black combination theme for the party. The decorations looked too lovely on the wall and I still havenโ€™t removed some of them. Tug of war and other interesting games kept the kids entertained and they got a cute cartoon mug as a souvenir. Last but not the least the one thing that made A Jr a happy happy boy was his Chota Bheem and Krishna Cake which tasted as good as it looked! ๐Ÿ˜€

Arush’s pick ๐Ÿ™‚


The second round of celebrations continued on Saturday when a get-together of sorts involving our friends and close relatives was planned. It was great catching up with the near and dear ones whom we donโ€™t get to meet very often. We made Chola Bhatura and the biryani that I ordered in from Star Biryani too had everyone licking their fingers. Many people had never met before but it hardly seemed an issue. Everyone gelled beautifully ๐Ÿ™‚

Finally, on Sunday my bro-in-law, his wife and 2 yr old son, lets call him A Jr II (whatโ€™s with the Aโ€™s in our family!?) who had come from Pune stayed back with us and we had an awesome time soaking in Mumbai! We went to Siddhivinayak temple, Marine Drive and the Gateway of India. The kids were treated to their first ever Boating ride, which they made memorable by losing their balloons in the ocean wind and then creating a havoc in the ship over it! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜€

So thereโ€ฆthree-day birthday celebrations for A Jr! He obviously enjoyed beyond measure and got loads of gifts, most of which were, not surprisingly, unwrapped and opened then and there. His excitement had to be seen to be believed. Iโ€™d love to remind him when heโ€™s older that how indulgent and pampering parents we were and how adorably accepting and fun kid he was.

His first-ever exams were more trying for me than him. He did well and then came the first-ever Open House Day And Result Day. In the Open House his teacher showed me his answer sheets and I was more or less content with what I saw. Heโ€™d made the mistakes I anticipated and had fared well where I hadnโ€™t expected. The result though was a surprise. Cumulative marks for Oral and written exams brought his aggregate to 97%! Gross choice of dialogue here, but that day, My chest had become blouse ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

Ever since A Jr arrived my birthday (which also falls in August) has been overshadowed big time, not that Iโ€™m complaining. This year though I didnโ€™t get to celebrate on that day, it was even better, since on my birthday we left for my native.Early in the morning I got beautiful flowers too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™m very goofy when it comes to understanding religious months and occasions, save the important ones, and need to be informed accordingly. Thereโ€™s apparently an Adhik Massย when a mother treats her daughter, son-in-law and their kids with new clothes and loads of other goodies. Chiefly for this purpose my Mom invited us over and again we had some great family time, and yes, I got an extended birthday weekend too! ๐Ÿ˜€

Have to admit that A made sure I got my personal treat in Mumbai too. He took us out on a lovely dinner date where I had a good time over some good food. ๐Ÿ™‚

Iโ€™m very proud to share with you something that a mother never gets enough of. A Jr had a Bouquet-making competition in his school which I wasnโ€™t very keen on getting him enrolled for initially. When he showed certain inclination towards it I took him over to a bouquet maker, chose a not-too-complicated-to-make-but-looks-good bouquet and asked A Jr to pick up the flowers of his choice. The tasteful boy chose all available shades of gerbera and red carnations and roses. I gave him a brief demo of it at home and instructed once on what went where. To cut a long story short, he abided by every word I said and made a first prize winning bouquet all by himself! Hereโ€™s his creation. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Work of a Budding Artist ๐Ÿ™‚

The endless treats and great-lovely-awesome time has left me a few dreaded kgs heavier, and Iโ€™m complaining a bit about it (since now Iโ€™ll have to slog overtime to get back to shape). ๐Ÿ˜› My exam is in December and my studying hasnโ€™t begun full-fledged as yet, though I try to keep in touch. This does deserve more attention from me and I’m working on it.

Whoa! This probably is my longest post till date! If youโ€™re still reading this, thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. That’s a long post…and well deserved given that you’ve been away from this space! 4 year olds have exams??? What the…? The cake looks yum! Glad A Jr loved it and celebrated in style. What exams have you got in Dec? Didn’t realise you were doing a course. Good luck with the preparation.

    1. We all face writer’s block right? It was something of that sort…am glad to write after so long. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes 4 yr olds here have exams…oral exams comprise of reciting A-Z…identifying the alphabets…and the same for numbers. Written ones have the writing part of it. Am not too averse to it really coz if taken in the right spirit one can understand the growth of the child and the areas that need to be worked on.
      The cake was very good and we gulped most of it down since the b’day boy doesn’t like cake that much. He sure had a good time. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes I’m doing a course and have refrained from talking about it till now coz I want to do that only after I clear atleast one level. Thanks for the wishes, I need them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Yes yes I read the whole thing ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a happy-happy post ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved reading it.
    Gud luck for the exams ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. YAY!! I’m so glad you read and commented dear. I’ve been away for so long I feel like people have forgotten me! *cries very melodramatically* ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜›
      Thanks for your wishes. Need them badly. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Happy birthday to A .. and exas at the age of FOUR.. NO WAYyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy I dont agree with it and thankfully here in uk they dont have any of those things .. yes they have ways of checking the growth of a child but other ways ..

    yummy cake hope you kept my piece of it pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeee and three days clebration yayyyyyyyyy

    1. The education system In India does need some overhauling but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. Nor am I going anywhere for now. So better to take it in the right spirit and make the process enjoyable for the kids as well as parents, right? ๐Ÿ˜€
      The cake is errr….over….guess you wouldn’t wanna have a bite of it after a month or so ๐Ÿ˜› But I can treat you with another equally tasty chocolate cake if you like ๐Ÿ™‚

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