Month: August 2014

The colours and life of an Indian festival

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is something that has absorbed my curious mind, as we have successfully started the festive season with two auspicious days down the trot with poojas and yummy food like vadai and sundal already washed down with Payasam!

We have made it a point to celebrate these important dates though not on a big scale over the last two years and I can see Yuvan really enjoying it as well as relating to the stories he has read over and over about different epics out of his own interest!

The best thing for me is that I have rekindled my interest in rangoli and Yuvan helps me with it too … What else do I need??

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On another note, Yuvan has started wearing the traditional kurtis on these occasion without any fuss and I like to see him in those during these auspicious days…

First up a few weeks ago was Krishna Jayanthi which is the birthday of Lord Krishna one of Yuvanz favorite characters from the epic; where he was involved a lot more 🙂 and we both bonded over it I should say 🙂

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The next was Ganesh Chathurthi – the birthday of Lord Ganesh who is considered wise and known for the respect towards his parents.. This time around I had invited a good friend of mine with her kids..

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Two good days with cooking and rangoli – a combo therapy for me and I can’t stop wondering what a good feel these festivities bring along:-)

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A tiny little speaker

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Could bring more joy and peace?? Seems so…

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We redeemed this at smiggle for what had been our continuous spending on n off 🙂 it is so cute and me and Y enjoyed listening to our favorite songs through this ..

Happiness comes in little packs and this speaker helped us to bond over some music and we did laugh and Yuvan danced too …

I am surprised with me being happy with this little thing and the colour brought me happiness too 🙂

Little things matter the most!

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After the few tough weeks, wanting to spend time with Yuvan and finally doing it was a therapy…

It was an apt start, with the cabbie – The moment I got into the cab to pick Yuvan on the way, I felt relaxed – not that I was not rushing, I can feel the pace of the taxi was very very relaxed and when I told him, “Two stops”, all he said was.”Sure, relax and take your time..” I felt very contented and the peace crept in to me…  Ans Yes, he really waited without a single word when Yuvan took more than normal to come down from our home…

And that made me to calm down and Yuvan and me had a great time talking about his school National Day Celebrations since I couldn’t volunteer myself this time around… But whether I am around or not, his classmates mom’s who volunteer will never make me feel left out.. Thanks M’s Mom and CK’s MOm… Look at what they sent me…

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Off we went to the Esplanade Mall one of the quieter different malls in Singapore to experience a cartoon drawing lesson. I won’t say it was as I expected but Yuvan had fun and enjoyed it… So be it! and I am not going to bug about it… But as we were waiting for the class to begin, off all the books available guess what book that he picked and enjoyed flipping over.. A Superman flap book… The kid in him still alive and I am happy about it… Flap books always brings smiles to him..

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As he was engrossed for 75 mins I spent the time at Toast Box with a hot Milo and Kaya, people watching through the glass windows…

And it was surprise visit by E to meet us and we enjoyed the Milo Dinosaur and Satays at the MakaanSutra …and Yuvan wanted to have some Thai food for dinner, meet a friend of E whom we haven’t met for long just to say ‘Hi’; He was bowled over by the recycle projects done in conjunction with the National Day that was displayed as were walking towards our Thai Dinner place…

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And we ended the day meeting up with my good GF and her family after a long time and we both had fun catching up!

I felt contented after spending enough quality time with him, listening to little stories and what not… A good feeling and he is happy too… Taking time off, a step back, unwinding and thinking about nothing and enjoying the ‘NOW’ moment is important for everyone I guess…

 

Been a tough few weeks

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With Yuvan and me loosing my cool and explaining a lot of stuffs with him has taken a toll on me .. Just feeling the want to spend some time with him.. And I shouldn’t loose my cool and handle it more coolly… It’s Reminder to self but am also thankful for great moments with him ..

I just hope this is a phase like the many we have passed through n pray to God to give me strength !