Today’s FB status update that generated the most number of comments for me, needs mention on my blog: Mala Paul forgot something on my way back home last night - MY DAUGHTER...oh crap!
No kidding. So this is what happened:
I left work and started driving. I had a lot of stuff on my mind. I was thinking how I was in need of some ‘white space’ in my life and was one light away from the freeway when I realized I was actually able to listen to myself think in the peace and quiet of my car. Something was off. I NEVER have peace and quiet in my car. Oh yah, Evani wasn't jabbering behind me—I had forgotten to pick her up from daycare! Thankfully I was within 5 mins of driving distance and was able to make a u-turn.
So all these days of being astonished by cases where parents forgot their kids in the car or somewhere else—now I know. Your mind just shuts off and you experience a moment of bliss.
I am soooo not having another child…
I love you doll and will never forget you ever (or at least will try not to)!
Happy Friday folks!
Friday, March 13, 2009
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Evani turned 2 last Friday. As soon as that happened, someone turned the ‘terrible’ switch on since she has never been crankier. She manages to throw a temper tantrum for almost everything now. The mornings are worst when I’m trying to get us both ready and out of the door.
Both me and Shomeek aren’t too big on large b’day parties. We like keeping it small and personal. In fact, we plan to eliminate b’day parties all together and go somewhere fun on her birthdays starting next year. In fact last weekend we were supposed to take her to the aquarium at SF, but due to her cold and bad weather we stayed put. Friday we celebrated with a close group of friends and family. It wasn’t the usual kids party though. Even though they did have tons of fun playing with each other and there were balloons and bubbles (bad idea!), pizza and cake, there were no life size Elmos or clowns for entertainment. Neither was there a Dora or Princess theme. I just don’t want Evani to be fixated with such characters and would like her to appreciate the company and attention, the simple concept of being able to play with friends and have a good time. That being said, we did have a great party where kids and parents enjoyed alike.
I sometimes cannot believe it’s already been two years. I cannot imagine my life without her anymore. She talks in full sentences now. Can count up to 20 and can say most of her nursery rhymes. She has a sweet tooth and sucks her thumb when she’s tired (that we are trying to get rid of). She has traveled to Calcutta, Toronto (twice), Montreal, Vancouver and Seattle and we are looking forward to her fist camping trip this May. It took her three months to adjust to daycare and she is totally a mommy’s girl. We love her more than anything!