Sunday, 18 June 2017

Dear Auto Guy trying to show off your honking skills,

You have no idea about the emotional turmoil the lady driving infront of you is going through. She might as well stop the car, pounce on you and rip you apart!

Yours truly,
The Mom who is driving back home leaving her crying 2 year old at the play group.

Friday, 16 June 2017

At the supermarket, near the ice cream freezer:

Agu to himself: "Which flavour ice cream do you want?"
Also Agu to himself: "Chocolate Truffle"

Opens the freezer, picks up an ice cream grinning at me 😮

This guy is definitely going places 😁

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Snack Box Recipe: Spinach and Chicken Nuggets

I'm behind snack box recipes these days as Agu has started play group now. I normally send a snack and a fruit so when I came a cross a chicken nugget recipe I decided to try making it at home rather than buying the packaged one. As I put on the "health conscious Mamma hat" I decided to customize the recipe by adding spinach puree to it 😁 So here's the recipe for nuggets, please try and let me know if this helped to push down some spinach down your munchkin's throat 😁

What you need:
Chicken breast: 2
Garlic cloves: 4-6 (based on your kid's tast bud)
Spinach: one big bunch
Egg: 2
Soya sauce: 1tbsp
Corn flour: 1 cup
Bread crumbs: 1 cup (I powdered rusk and wheat bread together)
Salt: to taste

Method:

Boil water in a pan and add the cleaned spinach leaves in it, let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
In a blender, add diced chicken breast, spinach, garlic, soy sauce and salt. Blend to a paste.
Whisk the eggs, add salt and pepper and keep aside.
Take the bread crumbs and corn flour in 2 separate plates.
Take a small ball of chicken-spinach paste, shape it as you like.
Coat it with corn flour, dip in egg and coat well with bread crumbs.
Shallow fry/ deep fry them or you can store them as such in the freezer.

Yummy chicken nuggets ready!

Notes: You can also add cheese, oregano or chilli flakes to the chicken mix as per your taste 😄

Monday, 5 June 2017

June 5-First Day in Play group: Morning Scenes:

Sooraj and I tried hard to make Agu feel really excited about going to school. Though we have been to mother-toddler groups this was the first time he was going to be on his own with new faces around. I was so nervous about this day past 2 weeks, with a lot of "what if" questions going on my mind that I was almost drained of emotions by yesterday night. So today once he woke up we were acting so happy that even Agu started feeling we were really going on a vacation or something 😁

At the school:
He jumps out of the car..happily wears his school bag and hops to the school entrance. At the gate the teacher takes his hand and he walks away without a fuss. Sooraj turns around with a sigh of relief and there I was, tears flowing down my cheeks 🙈

I don't want to talk about the days after that as there was crying and more crying. Third day was the toughest because of two reasons:

1. He realised I'm not going to be around.

2. That it isn't just a play date that happens once in a while, but a daily routine.

5 days down and I go to pick him up with butterflies fluttering in my stomach and I find him happily jumping and playing around, what a relief! 😄😄

Isn't this what motherhood is all about!  😆

Thursday, 1 June 2017

When you try hard to get him look at the camera for a moment but all he cares about is the ice cream shop on the other side 😑😑

The best possible pose he could think of, while waiting for dessert after dinner 😮😮
Well..Mammahood is truly a balancing act  😁

When you regret the choice you made in life (Agu's expression says it all) 😂😂