It’s been more than 15 days since I posted. Everyday, I think I should complete a post today. But somehow as the day progresses, this becomes the last in my to-do list and hence is postponed for next day. You can call me lazy here and I will accept without giving any arguments. I am becoming lazy. :)
So, what’s happening in my life?
My MIL, who was with me and helping me take care of the baby, returned home due to some health issues in the family with plan to come back in few days. Unfortunately, the few days became more than a week. I thought I am a superwoman, a supermom, a super-wife and all that and took care of the house, baby, office work with no help – no maid (I hate being dependent on maid) and no MIL. I should say I did a good job of it, given that the baby was never starved and there was no fight with the husband (partially because he offered help even before I asked and I thank him for that :)) and there were no escalations at office. Now, before you also think that I am a superwoman, supermom, super-wife and all that – let me just add that the only person who suffered was ME. My health went down and I was having terrible body pain which progressed to fever in a couple of days. So, as every other woman would have done, I came back to my trusted place – My home in Chennai. It’s great to be with parents.
Lat weekend, I went to Parthasarathy Temple. It’s really disheartening to see the extent of commercialization happening in the temple. They have taken off the 10Rs. Ticket and replaced with 20 Rs. There are boards everywhere giving the bank account details in case you wish you to transfer money. I have no idea why all this is happening. I am sure the temple is one of the richest temples in the city, if not the richest. So, why ask for more money. I hope all this does not take away the peace I get from going there.
Also, went to T.Nagar after a long time. The place has changed, what with all these new flyovers. But few things have not changed – the crowd and the parking difficulties. I was standing outside one of those famous shops, while my father tried to park his vehicle. There were a bunch of guys who were waiting for someone and below is the conversation that took place.
Guy 1: “ஏன் டா இங்க wait பண்றோம்.”
Guy 2: “இரு டா”
Guy 1: “அவள நீ அந்த பக்கம் தான டா வர சொன்ன”
Guy 2: “இரு டா”
Guy 1: “சரி அப்ப நான் களம்பறேன். நீ பொறுமையா பேசிட்டு வா.”
Guy 2: “கோச்சிக்காத டா. அவள அந்த பக்கம் தான் வர சொல்லிர்கேன். but அவ வந்து என்ன தேடுவா ல. அத பாக்கணும் டா.”
Guy 1 hits his head with his hand….
I could not stop smiling…
In other news, my baby boy completed 7 months last week. I take a look at the post that I wrote when you had completed six months and few things are still the same.
• He still does not move, especially when you ask him to do so. He will move a few inches when something interests him (mostly to pull the data cable of my laptop) else he is happy to be at the same place.
• The debate on whom he resembles is till on. Lesser said, the better.
• He still communicates in terms of ooh and aah… no definite words or sounds yet.
The latest developments are these.
He really is a smart boy, I tell you. Since he does not move, if any toy of his goes beyond the reach of his hands, he will stretch his hands a few times to get that toy. Once he knows that he cannot reach by himself, what does he do? He will look around and whoever sits nearer to him, he will flash a beautiful smile at him, which actually means – “I smiled at you. Can you please get me the toy as a favor in return?” Pretty smart (and lazy as my dad calls him)!!!
When I actually play with him, he laughs from the stomach. It’s a whole hearted laugh and it continues for a few minutes. Oh man…. It is just wonderful to watch that innocent laughter. The world looks a beautiful place in those times.
He is becoming naughtier day by day. When I give him water, he goggles the water and laughs at the sounds he can make. Similarly when I feed him kanji, he tries to make all sorts of sounds with the kanji in the mouth, which results in the kanji splashing all over my face. :(
I can see two tiny tooth today morning. :) I hope that will make him speak a few words.
Looking forward to fun filled moments.