April 08, 2009


Went to 601 at The Park for dinner last night. Missed my folks who were there when we went there last.

Anush enjoyed the place and said that the soup, the pizza, the vanilla bean kulfi all were "very good". (She finished the soup, ate the onions and mushrooms from the pizza and had about 3 spoons of kulfi.)

She sang Happy Birthday for Navy loud and clear and those on the adjoining tables indulged her. She behaved herself impeccably through the 2 hours or so.

And as a grand finale Anush proclaimed that her Appa was new and not old, when Navy told her that he had aged by a year.

An old pic from Somnathpur

Now on to a tag from Boo- who got it from HBM who is hoping to connect blogging Mothers all over the world in 80 clicks.

Here are the rules:
Just write a post of your own (5 things that you love about being a mom) and find someone to link to and tag - someone from your own country, if you like, but definitely someone from another country - and link back here and leave a comment.
When Anushka was born, I was really unprepared though ready to be a mother, if you know what I mean. Over the last few years of being a mother, I think the joy or travails of being a mother is specific to the child and the mom's temperament.

Here is why I love being Anushka's amma-

  • She is my sunshine girl- I love the questions and the curiosity that often offer a new perspective.
  • She is my advocate. I am truly moved by the unconditional love and the display of it. It is amusing too - I have Anush to take my side if any one dares argue with me- even if I am in the wrong!!
  • She is my little devil. I relive my childhood with Anush. Oh the joy of secretly doing forbidden things like slurping on soup, making dirty noises, dressing up silly, talking funny and so on
  • She is my Little Buddha. I have learnt to be more open and tolerant of unsolicited advice (though finally I may not take it)
  • She makes us a family. I love what Anush has made of Navy and me- Navy is more expressive and I am less diffident now.

Motherhood for me has been revealing and humbling, rewarding, fun and joyous, all at the same time.

I pass this tag to
VJ from Australia ( overseas link- as a relatively new mom of a little fellow)
Choxbox from Bangalore ( as a mom with some experience)
Hiphopgmom from Jamshedpur ( as an older mom)
Rohini from Mumbai ( as a fellow- mom )
Itchy from Chennai ( as a mom of twins)


Monika,Ansh said...

Hey sounds like a wonderfun dinner. Ansh is a total havoc at restaurants. Give me some tips, will u?

Mama - Mia said...

awww! what a perfect birthday for navy! :) and the picture is just too cute!

and loved the way you have done the tag.



Artnavy said...

Abha- please do the tag if it interests you

monika.ansh- soup or waffle with maple usually keeps her glued to her seat:-) but we let her walk around a bit without annoying or looking at others' tables

Swati said...

Thats a lovely post !

DC said...

that's a lovely photo of you and Anush. both your smiles are so alike :-)

Parul said...

Hello! Coming by after something of a hiatus and the blog looks really cool.

Hip Grandma said...

I'll do the tag but tell me do i have to say things about being an older mom>Not easy because the three whom I've mothered would shoo me down.May be I'll say things from their childhood that they cannot recall.

Happy B'day to Navy

Artnavy said...

swati/DC/ parul- tnx

hhgmom- of course and tnx - will tell navy

Monika said...

lovely lovely post... the pic is adorable and tag so well done

choxbox said...

love that pic :)

Itchingtowrite said...

happy b'day
done the tag thanks

Artnavy said...

itchy/chox/monika- tnx

choxbox said...

will take up the tag soon.

Sri said...

Aww. Anush looks all chubby and cute :D
Belated bday wishes to the hubby!

I'll email you soon with updates about my India trip.

subha said...

Oh is that you? I had imagind you something totally different.Anyways, you look all hep haan.Belated wishes to your husband.