அடிச்ச அடில கார்த்திக் பல்லு எகிறிடுத்து!!

இன்று காலை வெகு சீக்கிரமே விடிந்துவிட்டது.  என் கணவர் அதிகாலையிலேயே கிளம்பி, ரோடு மார்க்கமாக விஜயவாடாவில் இன்றிரவு நடக்கவிருக்கும் அவரது நண்பரின் மகள் திருமணத்திற்குக் கிளம்பினார். குழந்தைகள் இருவரும் கிரிக்கெட் வகுப்பு, கடுமையான மழையினால் ரத்தானதால், நல்ல தூக்கம். 8 மணிக்கு தான் எழுந்தார்கள். எழுந்த பிறகும், தொடர்ந்து மக்கர் பண்ணிக் கொண்டிருந்தார்கள். அதிலும் கார்த்திக் அடங்காமல், ஏதோ பிதற்றிக்கொண்டிருந்தான்.  ரொம்ப பொறுத்திருந்தேன். எனினும், அவன் விடாமல் படுத்தியதில், எனக்கு கோபம் தலைக்கேற, ஒரு அடி வாயில் வைக்க எண்ணி, வைத்தேன்.  பாவம், ஏற்கனவே அவனுக்கு ஒரு பல் மிகவும் ஆடிக் கொண்டிருந்ததால், அது நான் அடித்த அடியில், பிய்ந்து, வாய் பூரா ரத்தம் வந்து, அவன் வேறு அந்த விழுந்த பல்லை முழுங்கிவிட்டான்.

வலி ஒரு பக்கம், கிலி மறு பக்கம். பல்லை முழுங்கியதால், ஏதாவது ஆபத்து வந்துவிடுமோ என்று. பல நண்பர்களிடம் எக்ஸ்ப்ரட் ஒபீனியன் கேட்ட பிறகு தான் திருப்தி ஏற்பட்டது. முழுங்கிய பல், நாளைக்குள் வெளி வந்துவிடும் என்று.

அய்யோ, இன்று தான், நான் நேரில், அடிக்கிற அடியில் பல்லு எகிறியதைப் பார்த்தேன்.!!

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Mother’s Day 2010 – a sweet surprise

Yesterday, being the 2nd Sunday of May, was celebrated as Mother’s Day all over the world.  In my family too, we do celebrate it well.  My husband and his sister would always get their mom, something and surprise her with a gift, may be a saree, or a handbag, or something that is close to her heart.

This year, my husband, started to proceed to Nai Haa for getting his mom, a salwar kameez of her choice.  She said, in this hot summer, she would prefer salwar to saree.  Both Vignesh and Karthik, started along with him, taking money from their collection box.  I think they have a much heavier box than mine. They picked up a beautiful synthetic saree, a white one with blue and purple flowers all over the saree and gifted me.

While Vignesh, was the one who chose the colour and the saree, Karthik, was as usual in his best, when he told his dear Anna, that, “Dai, the best gift for her today, by us would be that we both shouldn’t trouble her much!!”…Aaaaaaah, what a statement!!

Is it really a holiday season for my kids????

It has been a month, since the summer holidays had begun for my kids. They were just waiting for the holidays while at school, preparing for exams, and shuttling between school, other classes and home.   I was worrying as to how to engage them during the two month period.

One thing is that everyday they have to travel to their maternal grandparents’ house at Tambaram Sanatorium in the morning and later in the evening, travel back home to Kodambakkam.

Their day starts at 5:00 a.m.!!(Romba too much, to wake them up at that odd morning hours!!). But, their cricket coaching class begins at 5:50 a.m. So, we are justified to wake up at 5:00 to get ready for the class.  The class ends around 8:20 a.m. and I would be there at some random time between 8:15 and 8:45 a.m. to pick them up.  Most of the days, their breakfast would be the routine mummy-made idlis/dosas/alu parathas/sandwiches.  Karthik would be the one who rebels against home-cooked food, and somehow convince me to take them to the near by Data Udupi Hotel, at least once a week.  We then drive to Tambaram Sanatorium.

The kids reach there, take bath, go for their Hindi class. It was my idea that they should attend Hindi classes during this vacation, because Vignesh will be having a three language formula from June, when he goes for his sixth standard class, and heard that the portions are heavier.  Since, they do not know the language, I thought, he will feel at ease, at school, if he attends the Basic Hindi class during holidays.

Around 12 noon they are back from class, and have a leisurely lunch cooked by their dear Paati.  During the course of the lunch session itself, their friends nearby turn up looking out for Vignesh and Karthik.  Inspite of my father yelling at them to finish their lunch, Karthik would somehow hurriedly finish lunch and leave with friends to play cricket in the hot sun.  They play for an hour or two.

They have their evening classes either Keyboard for Vignesh or Mridangam for Karthik, followed by drawing class for both of them. This routine is on only Tuesdays and Thursdays. So, we rush back to their classes and then head towards home.  Again, back at our flat complex, they would have a different set of friends, and will continue to play for sometime.

Back home, I will be behind them until they start their routine ritual of doing Sandhyavandanam.  Karthik will play with his paternal grandfather, a series of Chinese checkers games, and Vignesh would while away his time, by having a chit-chat with his paternal grandmother or watch TV.

Dinner at 8 or 8:30 p.m. followed by Airtel Super Singer Junior Two, and a final round of eating mangoes, the kids are off to sleep around 10:00 or 10:30 p.m. so that they can wake up early the next morning!!!

Holidays are hectic than their school days!!!

Hey, forgot to mention the list of homework for my elder one, who graduates from fifth to sixth standard:

  • A booklet on UNO and its functioning
  • A mini pocket dictionary with at least 10 words for each alphabet
  • A scrap book on Aquatic Animals (A-Z)
  • A booklet on India – important cities, culture, heritage, and places of interest
  • Math Ready reckoner for area and perimeter of certain shapes
  • Multiplication tables upto 20

Vignesh, is yet to start his holiday homework.  Hope he completes at least half of what is said!!!