Thursday, December 18, 2008

Seperation Continues............

Last update from me was on how Gauri spent her days when she had the first seperation from her Nanny. My parents were back on 8th Nov '08. As planned earlier my father went to Kerala for his Ayurvedic treatment. Though she miss him but not to the extent of Nanny.

It was not too far that my ailing Nanny breathed her last(30th Nov '08). My mother had to rush to kerala on 30th itself to see her for the last time before her last rites are performed which was to be done on 1st Dec '08.
Gauri could make out from the situations and packing of bags that nanny is going. But this time she was so calm and had learnt to adjust a lot(Too matured I feel for a 4 1/2 year old kid).

She just asked once to nanny"can you take me as well". My mother replied, no as she will misses her class and can be here with appa, amma & dadi. She accepted. We were back home after dropping my mom in the airport.

I was also not feeling good on the news of my nanny's seperation, Gauri asked me a question"Is it that I am troubling Nanny that she left to Kunjumani Periamma(my sister she address as this)". I was really literally in tears with her innocent question. I replied " No, not because your are troubling but she has to join thatha for the treatment". She felt ok.

This time she was so used too, managed most of her things. We feel pride for her to have the maturity at this young age !

Gauri you can read this and feel how we felt. Though you might be remembering those situations which we would have scolded you, but at the bottom of our heart we are proud of you to adapt to the situation so quickly without giving any trouble to us.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

First Seperation with Nanny

It's long time I have not updated my blog. As usual busy with work, home, Gowri's studies etc.. as usual reasons for not making out time.

In Oct'08, my parents had to attend for my cousins marriage in Mumbai. The first time she is going to be away from her Paati & Thatha(Grand Parents). Everytime my parents has to go either to hometown or for any occassion, they do take her along with them. Though at some point of time, had a thought to take her along with them but due to Diwali vacations could not manage to get the return tickets from Mumbai. So she knew marriage is happening but tried to confuse by telling her it is only in May and not in Oct. Created a story of treatment for them to make her stay back.

Since Gowri had classes, she will have to miss for almost a week. Don't presume she is studying for a higher class like 10th or 12th that too hectic schedules to miss the classes. She is only at "NURSERY". Beginning of the year she already missed more than 10 days of her classes and due to hectic office I get only very little time to spend with her in the studies. So only learning for her is from the class. So did not want to miss that.

Back to the situation, so to convince her to stay back, told her that they are going for treatment and in hospitals they will not allow to keep kids. She accepted it since my father do go once a year to Kerala for the Ayurvedic Treatment. This time paati as well, it was difficult for her to accept.

On the day of leaving, Gowri got up early and started crying telling she also wanted to go !! :(

As usual Paati & Thatha had the soft corner and were in a dillema what to decide and felt only one of them should have attended the marriage.

Finally we tried to persuade her and she started calm down. And finally she was back at home :) We were also worried how things will be managed. Fortunately due to Diwali the day they left, we both had holiday. Next day, Raju(my husband) had holiday. So things were managed.

For that matter, Gowri is so adaptable, she understood the situation that she should not be troubling ponnama paati(MIL) as she does with Parvathy Paatti. She adapted and adjusted to the situation very quickly. After all, what can you expect more from a 4 year old child !!@

My cousin Raji call her every weekend without fail. While talking to her she said grandparents can return only after the marriage. She clearly remembered whose it was. Since she could not recall the name, she asked me, "who is the mama who got me the Orange dress, who is getting married". I replied " Kumar". Then she told Raji, ya patti & thatha can return from the treatment only after the marriage is over.

Myself & Raji were puzzled : Is it we are trying to fool her or she is doing on us :) :)

I wanted to narrate this in detail, so that Gowri can enjoy reading this how we fooled her when she starts understanding thing.

Gowri ... Enjoy reading the above.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Visit to Haridwar - Long due trip

It's been so long since my friend, Sumi is inviting me to visit her at Haridwar. She has shifted to Haridwar almost two years back and since then my visit was due. Due to work and family, I was not able to plan out.

Finally, decided and planned a quick visit. Myself & Gauri left on 22nd Aug evening and returned on 24th Aug. Sumi's daughter Anvita will turn 4 in few months. She visited me last year and it was the firs meeting of our kids. Inspite of it being the first meeting they got along very well.

With my Haridwar trip, their second meeting materialised. They mingled so well like long term friends.

A short & sweet trip !!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

First Aid

On Thursday(14th Aug '08), I had an offsite event and it was around 30 mts drive from my residence. In the evening due to rains traffice was so bad that it took 2 hours to reach home. Since my office is just 5 mts drive I am not used to long drive and I was tired, by the time reached home. I was feeling pukish as well. So after reaching home hit the bed. Some times Gauri behave as if she is my mom and will address in that way as well.

She was offering stuffs for me to have but i was not feeling like having them. She was disturbing me and I kept my eyes closed to come out of the nausea. I got up suddenly, when I felt of drenched in water, to see what happened. She was standing with a glass and was telling me I poured water since you have fainted down and is not replying for my questions.....................

Hope she does this when something really happens.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Start a blog !

I often speak/chat with my sister and narrate about Gowri's, my 4 year old daughter, pranks, actions, reactions and she gave me the idea to start a blog. It's nice to have the memories put together so that when she grow up she can read this and enjoy how her behaviour and her childhood days which most of us have heard about ours only from our parents/grand parents. Today, thanks to technology to have them recorded and make it more lively !

Everyday I have new experiences/learnings from her. I am having a joint family and she has the advantages and disadvantages of that. Though staying in Gurgaon, she has manage to speak Tamil(Mother Tongue) and Malayalam very well. Thanks to my In laws & parents ! Due to this sometimes her behaviour and actions are like a matured person who have experienced a lot in the life. At the same time she is so adamant(nature which my sister describes about me!).

There are lot more to write about her and shall be posting it soon !