Anush's cousins left last night. She took it in her stride. Contrary to expectation.
Appa was here on work and spent the weekend with us. His visit was kept a surprise for her and she was thrilled to bits. Anush had eyes only for him when he was here. After seeing him off at the airport, Anush became miserable. I though she was being sleepy but then she began sobbing and said that she missed A-Thaathu and why should he go to Delhi and so on.
My FIL underwent cataract in both eyes ( over the weekend) and it went off very well. Anush was a little upset to see him in bandaged eyes but as soon as I drew her attention to a pic of Karunanidhi and said that uncle was kind of like that- she thought it funny - " Yes Amma- they are same but that Thaatha has no hair"
For my star birthday, my SIl baked me a lovely date and walnut cake. Since it was eggless, all in the family had it.
Navy got me a truckload of novels on what happened to be my star bday eve.
My mother had enrolled for a 2 week course in the basics of the Montessori philosophy at Anush's school. Some idiot we know, who is a lazy 30 something, looked surprised at this and stated ( not curiously, that would have been okay) rather impolitely that amma must be the oldest in the class !! Anyway learning has no age. Teachers/ Interested parents from as far as Pune and C'tore have come to attend it. And Amma seems to be enjoying it though she does feel that a lot of it is general common sense.
My paati who has been with us for years now, was overwhelmed to see Anushka in the poola jadai- paati loved me in it as a child and it was nostalgia trip for her.
Anush , last week, told me " Amma, how many times you will tell me " Anush I love you" Again and again you say the same thing. "
Since then I tease her and have been seeking her permission before I proclaim my love to her
Last night, she turned to me and said " Amma I won't be angry- please tell me !!"
And I feigned innocence and asked her what she wanted me to tell her !
My moment of pure evil delight.