This kind of pic post birthday party, with all the gifts still nicely wrapped and spread out, has been a tradition since my second birthday!!
While the first 3 years Anush unwrapped the gifts before I could keep track of who gave what, this year was easier and she was very lady like about the exercise.
*********Last night we had friends from Mysore dropping in. Anush was mahaa thrilled to see them. One of the uncles, on seeing an old lamp at home, asked her" Will the genie come if you rub the lamp?"
Seeing no reaction on her face, Navy promptly explained that we had not told her the Aladdin story ( which in fact she has 2 copies of and I have told her!!)
Anush turned around and said to Navy and the uncle " How will the genie come? It is not real - it is only a story!!"... parroting my words to her a few days ago when she saw some demons in some mythological show and seemed disturbed ....
Anush was browsing through Amar chitra katha and saw a pic of Durga-
" Why does this ummachi have so many hands amma? ....so that she can hold so many things....??"
Some readers have asked for the contact details of Toysdayout - it is in Velachery. Here is the link