Saturday, 9 September 2017

For the love of books

I don't clearly remember when we started reading stories to Agu, may be from the time he was 5-6 months old. Now that he is nearly 3 years old, his love for books has only gone up. He gets equally excited being at a book store or a toy shop and he loves to choose his books (he is always given the freedom to select things he love 😃). 

From the time I remember of my childhood, we had a library membership and we used to look forward to holidays so we could go exchange our books and get new ones, the smell of a new book still brings me so much joy..and yes I ended up taking up Engineering and Clinical Research! (Damn! Okay let's not vent about it here 😁). 

After becoming a mother I was so busy reading parenting articles and baby recipes, I really lost touch with my books. So last year I decided I have to squeeze in some time for reading and finally found the slot during Agu's afternoon naptime. So there are days when I wait for him to fall asleep so I can spend that precious me-time with a book 🙈

One thing I felt is that reading out to them or narrating stories help a lot to develop their imagination. Sometimes he amazes us by relating real life things to his favorite stories, like if he sees an octopus he remembers "Susie and the Mermaid", when he sees a gorilla he remembers "Grandma elephant's birthday".

So here we are, with a new set of books to get us going!

Friday, 8 September 2017

So all of a sudden this guy runs to me, hands over this almost finished corn and with overflowing love says "Mama!! Special for you! Eat it".
Yes, the almost empty corn and here I'm sitting and wondering if I should just dump it in the dust bin or eat it for his sake.
One of those major confusions only these little fellows can put us into 😁

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Evening scene:

Me: Agu, what do you want to do for your third birthday?? (Which is 2 months away)
Agu: mmmmm
Me: Do you want to go for a beach vacation?
Agu: No
Me: Do you want to spend time with your friends?
Agu: No
Me: Then what do you want to do?
Agu: Agu wants Milk and Chocos

This little guy has very simple preferences in life  (at times 😁)

Friday, 1 September 2017

He has become a pro at cycling now and has found out that it's the easiest way to travel around the house 😁

Well..yes, he's wearing my top over his t-shirt. One of those days when he's sick and we are forced to give in to his silly demands 🙈

Monday, 14 August 2017

Everywhere we see people spreading awareness about the horrific blue whale suicide incidents. Let this be just a reminder for all of us to spend more time with our kids and to have an open environment at home, where they should have the freedom to vent out all their happiness and worries.

Let's all take pride in how our 2 year old can mess with a bunch of mega blocks or Lego  rather than taking pride in them being a tech savvy or a gadget friendly kid at that age.

Let's sing out loud or clumsily dance with them rather than keeping them chained with an iPad.

Let's read out to them or tell them a story rather than shutting out their imagination with an electronic gadget.

Moreover, let's encourage them for being whatever they are, tell every kid that they are unique in their own way and please stop comparing them with another kid. Remember every kid is different and the best we parents can do is to let them be who they are!

Friday, 21 July 2017

I remember we were very keen on teaching Agu the concept of sharing. This  little guy took it to the next level and started giving away his favorite toys to random kids at the park and we had their parents chasing us and giving them back 🙈 The only thing he was a bit hesitant about sharing was his favorite something to eat (yes, he got the love for food from both of us 😁).
So today was Parents day celebration along with the snack sharing day at Agu's school. So all the kids bring an extra share of snack and share it with the class. Isn't that a wonderful thing to teach kids at a young age? I really wouldn't worry about which number, letter or body part he learned from school as long as he gets to learn such lessons which he would carry all along his life.

This is what I made today, "dark chocolate mini sandwich bites" (okay so that sounds pretty fancy  😎)

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Ragi-Wheat Egg Roll

Here's an easy evening snack/ snack box Recipe for you all to give a try.

Things you need:

Wheat flour: 1cup
Ragi flour: 1/3 cup
Egg: 1
Onions: half an onion
Cheese: 2 tbsp

How to make:

Make the dough for chappathi by combining wheat and ragi flour along with water.
Heat a pan, add a little ghee and toss the chappathi till both sides are almost done. Keep it aside.
Break an egg on to the pan, sprinkle salt and pepper, place the chappathi on it and press gently.
Allow it to cook for about 30 seconds (we don't want the egg to be runny).
Place it on a plate with the egg side on top, spread cheese and some sliced onions.
Wrap with a silver foil to make it look flashy 😁 it also helps them to keep the roll intact while eating!

Happy snacking!!