December 14, 2008
Weekend > 48 hrs
We were in Chintamani and Bangalore this weekend. The 2 days seemed longer than 48 hours, given how many people we met and the fun we had- crawling around in the traffic included.
In Cmani, we went to Navy's school and Anush had fun on the slides and the Parallel bars.
In Blore, we had two bday parties to attend- one of an 80 yr young relative and another my MIL's 60th bday. Both were conducted the traditional way in temples, followed by yummy food.
We forced my MIL to get a home facial, coloured and trimmed her hair, applied Mehendi and so on. Being the traditional sort she was rather embarrassed but enjoyed it I guess.
Anush was indulged way too much by Navy's cousins- all in their late teens/ early 20s
Anush to H akka : "Who will take care of you after I go?"
Referring to an Anna:" Where is the red shirt man? I want to see him"
She fell a few steps on the staircase in a duplex house when she was rushing up to meet one of the boys and bruised her chin- After the tears, solemnly she said- "...if I am not careful I will fall. If I am careful, I will not fall." My baby!
Anush refused to sing Happy bday at home to her paati saying she would only do it at the party.
Answer to Cousin who asked whether there would be cake at the birthday " It is in temple na, so no cake"
Also got to meet Apu, who was recently published in the Hindu's travel page, on a quick visit to a mall of sorts- Brand factory. The noisy and crowded mall was probably a first for Anush and she was really taken up with a lot of the theme toys and children's crockery which I managed to NOT buy her.
On our return journey to Chennai she said- "Amma why is elephant not walking? " on seeing a jumbo on wheels on the highway
After returning home to Chennai " Amma I am cranky. Sing me to sleep." Good self assessment.