Archive | August 5, 2009

Writing and Reading – Getting Better

Yesterday evening I felt little lazy and also had some other work so told Adi that she doesn’t need to do reading or writing today.
Half-an hour later she came rushing to me with her writing pad and pencils, sat next to me and started writing all papers one by one math, tamil, english…

She finished all papers in less than 30 minutes and asked me to join the reading session.

I was shocked and started the dialogue

Me: Pappa, may I please know the reason why you are sooo good today? Amma’s heart is already breaking
Adi: Because only if I finish my stuff quicker I will have enough time to watch more TV shows after dinner
Me: oh i c! the cat is out of the bag now
Adi: (with a demanding face) Now, tell me how many shows are you going to put me today 3 or 4? (1 or 2 are not in option at all)
Me: you can watch how many ever you want (I didnt want to false her expectation)

Finally, she watched 3 – berenstain bears, barnyard and sponge bob …


Returning to school – Pre-K

Adi started her Pre-K classes yesterday. She was excited to return back to school and see all her old friends. This time her class is on first floor. Couple of her old friends were in the class when we reached there. So, she did not hesitate much to go into the class though her teachers were new.

Her first day experience was okay. One of her best friend had moved to a different class. She was not happy about that. It seems they went out to park. Though she was not as excited as morning I think down the lane she will be alright in this new class. The first day evening she was asking

how many more days I have to go to this class?
when will I join the other class (class of her best friend)?
why the same teacher had come for her (best friend)?

I told her honey you have ten more months to go in this class… No reaction from her side !!!

Wishing her a wonderful year ahead …


This week quota – wireless adapter

The external wireless adapter used for laptop was fortunate enough to hit Adi’s this week breaking top list.

We bought this adapter just a month back when the in-built laptop adapter refused to work anymore.

May be the in-built adapter would have thought that these guys are accessing too much of internet and let me give them a break but we didn’t loose heart and got this external adapter within a week… Until then the long wire seen in picture helped us to continue the internet access.

Back to the wired period.. The picture says it all about how the household is accessing internet now…

We will get a new adapter when M gets annoyed with wires all around the house…

I am planning to make it messy at home with all wires so that M gets annoyed sooner :-)) any ideas are most welcome..


Weekend food menu

Delay in post as rediff blogs site was down for past 2 days

Last summer we were going out on almost all weekends… But this summer, we haven’t got into the mood yet. For no reason we prefer to stay at home on weekends. So, here comes the homemade weekend food menu..

Saturday Breakfast
Adi can tell even while she is sleeping its Noodles…

Saturday Lunch
lilva beans, green chickpeas, drumstick kara kuzhambu
carrot, moong dal poriyal

Saturday Dinner
Aloo paratha

Sunday Breakfast
Semiya upma

Sunday Lunch
Raddish, bottle guard sambar
potato fry
Tilapia puttu

Sunday Dinner
wheat dosa

Got hands on making stuffed parathas. Now, in the way of trying out different stuffings … I still remember the days when I started trying stuffed parathas. I will start the preparations with full josh but later at one point will mix the dough and stuffings together out of frustation and end up making dosa’s…