Fuuny one linerss!!

Yesterday me n kid were playing hide n seek, had loads of fun.

I once hid and shocked him out of nowhere!! He was delightfully shocked and said “my tummy popped out, you scared me”.

I couldn’t stop laughing and still smiling at his upfront expression!! The purity of their thoughts is reflected in such moments!!

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Swimming – stress busting – confidence building

After having completely given up on learning to swim, I thought of giving it another try. There was no one to prove to, not even to myself. The only motivation was so Many ladies around in the pool who learnt it by YouTube and fellow swimmers.

I used to think its an eyewash, they definitely have a trick or two that they learnt without a real trainer on their head. I also thought that they are hiding some critical info on ‘how to swim’, something like a secret recipe to succeed.

Turned out that they did hide the most important point from me. The hard work, perseverance and sheer focus on oneself while failing thousand times before they were called a swimmer. In the last 2-3 weeks I have made deliberate attempts to really swim across at least half a lap.

I was blessed to have three ladies who are all elder to me by at least 10 years whom I met at different stages  of my trials and errors. One of them, the first one noticed that my legs were not moving how they should and she corrected me. I thought its easy for a champ swimmer like hers to tell me but I was not sure to really achieve it. I still tried hesitantly and bingo! It worked. That was day 1 of feeling ecstatic, and a tiny bit of confidence came that I am going somewhere with this.

Second was a much senior lady who told me to stop using the board as a support. She told me the trick of getting into water without support. I tried it and on my third trial I did it. Hats off to her.

Third was the lady who told me about hand movements but I couldn’t just bring them on. I was still swimming with just the flapping feet. Then came number one again and she reinforced what this lady was trying to tell me. I tried and it happened.

So finally over a period of one week, I was moving in water without support, flapping my feet and rowing with hands. All thanks to the women who thought I can do it, and they didn’t feel competitiveness in bringing me on right path. Hats off to these women.

I am improving my techniques each passing day. It makes me so happy and a feeling of achievement is always there even if it’s in my subconscious. My life had almost stopped improving but now this is the high, an energiser for the whole evening and whole of next day. The windfall gain is my controlled weight and am secretly hoping to lose some too ;)

The take away is not just this, I am also helping the new girls joining the pool who are just like I was 2/weeks back!

The bigger plus is my son is super happy that his mom has learnt swimming, we play games in the pool, fight and do so much bonding that I couldn’t have imagined had I skipped the one last trial to learn this.

Hope someone is inspired by this write up. Just Go for it!

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Survival of the fittest!

Surabhi:

Intereating Thoughts of a senior kg kid!

Originally posted on Of Cuddles and Cries:

The other day when we had still not decided about my son’s admission,he had a wise suggestion.

On one of the school trips, nursery kids were playing next to the reception and Arin noticed it very well. Back home he told me send me to that school. I asked him why, quick came the reply: because I am the tallest of all the kids there!!

I was pleasantly surprised at his observations and conclusion in his favor.

Survival of the fittest is indeed in our DNA !!

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New day today!

Today my son will restart his school after summer vacations. Wonder where the two months went by and it’s time for him to join a new school, make new friends and learn many new things.

I will miss him dearly for all the chit chat he does from the moment he is awake and the discussions we do for the minute things in life.

On the other hand, I am looking forward to redesigning or say realigning my life’s track that got lost in the last few years. When you realise that no one except your child waits for you and looks forward to you, it pinches so hard that you want to jump out of the place only to never cone back. Alas, we cannot always do this.

Challenges and opportunities strike together, and am hopeful that this time I will get hold of that hidden opportunity that will redefine my life ahead and bring out the happier me for the sake of my son and my happiness.

I am sure we all go through such a phase when nothing looks right, when all we experience is give but no take. I believe time passes fast and as a friend told me end of the tunnel is darkest. So waiting for the light to feel better real soon.

May all of us be blessed with wisdom and happiness.

Ciao!!!

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My son asks again!

Surabhi:

Another cute query pops up!!

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Every now and then I refer to my childhood while correlating my son’s experiences with our own, real or unreal doesn’t matter.

Yesterday he asks us, tell me who was my mumma papa when you were small?

That came quite unexpectedly and made us smile for a long time, and am posting it here too so that in future as well I can smile at my curious lil prince’s intriguing questions. Lest I forget.

Cheers!!!

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My son asks…

Day before my inquisitive son comes to us and asks this interesting question that even I never thought of, probably because it’s too obvious for us grown ups!

The question was why doesn’t cheese melt into milk?

I found this a very thought provoking one for his age. Answered him in details and hopefully I succeeded in satisfying his curious little mind.

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the mighty summer vacations (activity pics inside)!!

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My son’s summer vacations started about 3 weeks back. In the midst of packing up the house and moving to a new location, keeping him busy was of utmost importance.

Every morning he would wake up and laze around and then tell me mumma there is nothing to do!

He doesn’t seem to notice then hundreds of toys lying in his toy room, the several kinds of colours waiting to be used, the skates, scooter and the drawing books. Everything looked boring to him.

Thanks to facebook, whatsapp and the know it all internet its easy to Get engrossed in theseajd.let the child watch TV or videos.

As a SAHM the responsibility is manifolds because of your own high expectations out of your lil child and also to prove it to the hubby who does not leaveany opportunity to comment on how your child has been groomed at home, no…

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