in love with change!!

I am writing precisely after 2 months! Kept busy with the new life, embracing so many changes that took place in the last one month. Overall quite a happening, eventful month that was.

To begin with, moved to this beautiful, positive new home that has a lovely garden – a treat to my eyes every morning and evening! So much greenery around leaves you with lot of positive energy to take up everyday duties. it made everything new all the more acceptable. The new set of people, the otherwise boring city, and a new routine that is still sinking in as days pass by.

View from my room...a green start!

View from my room…a green start!

One most important change that me and my son were waiting for was his new school. With much thinking and after lots of analysis we put him in a relatively new school and I was not sure how he will adjust in his new surroundings. He was totally in love with his previous school and teacher so it came as a surprise to me when he adjusted almost immediately in this new set up. Initially i liked his teacher, but now i have my doubts on her philosophy in contrast to mine. I will stay put because my son is still enjoying his new environment, hope he continues to do so for another 9-10 months.

The other vital change in my lifestyle came right from day 1. That of taking care of the home, setting it up and starting the kitchen. Kitchen isn’t a place i love or care about. So started the new cooking regime only after a week of settling down with my belongings, we reunited after 2 years so i was pretty emotional in the unpacking process. Anyhow, the kitchen started and i have hired a cook who helps me out for both the big meals, excl the b/fast. Thank God for an understanding hubby, we rarely cook breakfast, its mostly corn flakes! So all i cook is the lunch box for my son, waking up early in the morning and getting him ready – all this used to look impossible for me since am a late night sleeper and waking up early in the morning used to be a dream so far!

So thankfully i have passed the messy phase of adjustments and new routines. Its feeling good to be in the new place after long, thanks to my lovely garden. I will post a pic soon.

Nxt week i travel again, back to my parents for a month. But this time i am going to miss my house and its beauty around a lot more than previous times. These are good signs and I wish they stay this way. Its almost like falling in love with life, again!

Ciao…stay blessed :)

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A new beginning!

Finally after months of pursuing myself to enter into main arena for selling some crockery that I love to explore, I showcased the products on a leading website here in India. Here is the link.

It was a great relief to see the implementation of my overdue plans of establishing myself as a player in this field. I am still a beginner and a lot has to be done. What I learnt in the process of arranging inventories, logistics and other things, is that when we are determined to do something, support comes from all sides. We ourselves create walls around us that prevent us from achieving our life goals.

i have delayed my growth in the fear of failure. But sooner the better. I think the lesson had to be learnt by me in someway and it’s not too late in life. Going for something you love is the best you can do for urself, without physically hurting people around. Of course they will be hurt emotionally because of their own insecurities but that isn’t in your control.

i have not even captured 1% of the mountain I want to! but the hope is alive now. With consistent efforts and encouragement from family and friends, I believe I can achieve a great part of my dream.

dreams do come true. May God bless us all!

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Little Paint Artist!

Little Paint Artist!

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Little Paint Artist!

Finger painting, something's that satisfies his hunger for painting his hands and legs too in the process! Nothing better than a colourful kid in ur house!

Finger painting, something that satisfies his hunger for painting his hands and legs too in the process! Nothing better than a colourful kid in ur house!

This is my 100th post, and what’s better than marking it with my son’s painting experiments. Something he loves so much, maybe more than his cars and other sports!

we watch a lot of Mister Maker episodes on YouTube and TV. I don’t pay attention, but Arin remembers much of what Mr.Maker tells his obedient listeners. Everything that my son picks up, reminds him of some or the other article that can be created by using the same. So I am thankful to his online tutor for enhancing creative thinking, while I am really not good at it.

So in the last one week Arin was introduced to tube water colors at his aunt’s place. He loved the finger painting so much that when we came back, hangover was still there. We also got him tube colors and he was at it the moment we got them home. Created some simple arts but he takes great pride in whatever his tiny fingers and big brushes achieve with the tubes.

below are a few things he has painted, of course with my help there to achieve a certain shape:

A house made of cut outs, pasted on his notebook! Tree was done together. The sun in the night was his idea so sunlight shoos away the dark!

Inspired by Mister Maker, A house made of cut outs, pasted on his notebook! Tree was done together. The sun in the night was his idea so sunlight shoos away the dark!

He asked me to make paper bags, so we could utilise the tube colors well. And here he is putting his art to work! The bigger one was done by me, suggested by Arin. Now he keeps his colors and book in these bags.

He asked me to make paper bags, so we could utilise the tube colors well. And here he is putting his art to work! The bigger one was done by me, suggested by Arin. Now he keeps his colors and book in these bags.

The finished product ;-)

The finished product ;-)

This was inspired by Mr.Maker's episode where he used play doh kind of stuff to create partitions so we get the white space in between the coloured patches. I live this one despite its obvious mishaps. Arin was very happy after this excercise and we did another one.

This was inspired by Mr.Maker’s episode where he used play doh kind of stuff to create partitions so we get the white space in between the coloured patches. I live this one despite its obvious mishaps. Arin was very happy after this excercise and we did another one.

Another one inspired by Mr.Maker and our own experiments! What fun!

Another one inspired by Mr.Maker and our own experiments! What fun!

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Rewards of parenting!

Originally posted on Of Cuddles and Cries:

Parenting comes with numerous challenges and millions of rewards by your subject. As they grow reward types also changes, though kisses and hugs remain all time hit.

today  during story time, I was in for a special reward in terms of reverse story time. I started the topic of his choice and he cutely completed all the story by himself. It was such a delight to hear the cute sentences with expressions in his sweet voice. I hope I never forget this lovely experience which is no less than a reward of the little hardwork that we do with him.

the story was an episode of Peppa pig series. It’s a cute depiction of stories with hidden lessons in a very funny and light manner. All that my little one does is laugh while watching its episodes. In the bargain he also learns a couple of new words and their…

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Vacation special!

Surabhi:

Some fun we had in the last few days!

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Continuing with my previous post where my son and I made a paper bag for the first time, here are couple of more things we did to kill time as we have plenty of it these days!

first is a picture of balloon to be filled up with torn out pieces of glaze paper, my son took green color. Second is the nest picture that we filled up with dried sticks from our garden. It was absolute fun working on these two activities as they continued for a few more pictures like that of a parrot and a cow. Next I will do some cotton spread on a sheet for clouds and snow depiction. Hope the lil one likes it :).

Here are the said pics:

Balloon coloured with torn out pieces

Balloon coloured with torn out pieces

The Nest made of dried sticks...looks so real!

The Nest made of dried sticks…looks so real!

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What is the struggle about?

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Being a social animal has its advantages and disadvantages. Advantages are many and cannot be listed here, so let me go to one disadvantage that we face day in and day out.

Thinking of people and their views about ourselves. Isn’t this we do atleast for the 95% of the time that we are not sleeping. Now thinking about what others think about us is fine until the point that it doesn’t take away the simple happiness and peace from the day. When we start thinking deeper and deeper into people’s motives behind what they say and do, that’s when we interfere with our own peace.

in the book, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, there is a chapter similar to ‘Will it matter an year from now”. Whenever I start dwelling into things too much, this lesson reminds me to get back to senses – most of the times…

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