Thursday, November 21, 2013

When someone decided to teach mamma how to sweep the house like a boss!

So first we start with the balcony. 

You know, lift up empty shoe racks and sweep underneath. Why, may I ask, is the said shoe rack empty? Because we like to munch on shoes whenever we feel like munching! Gah! How long will you go on teething?

Coming back to the actual sweeping rather than giving out pointless blabber about teething toddlers, we sweep under shoe racks and then we dust shoe racks! This is how it is done, freak woman! Learn something already!

And then we sit down and pick small particles of dust. This is how we "close a deal" perfectly.

We always hug our tools. Like you the laptop, I the broom!
(I have always looked down on mommies who put words into the kids mouths! I couldn't resist doing this myself. Kill me! If crazy cat ladies can do this, I can do this too. I might be the crazy baby lady, Shhh..........)

So continuing with the baby voice over, we move to other rooms....

We sweep under the baby stroller/ laundry basket. (Since Dan is no longer a baby and will not sit in a stroller anymore without jumping out of it and causing mini heartattacks to amma, we found a new way to use the stroller. We take it out to the balcony, we fold our dried clothes, we push the stroller to the closet, we transfer the folded clothes. In actuality, now nobody goes to the closet for clean clothes. Everyone knows that clean clothes can be found folded/not folded on the baby stroller! So yea, the baby stroller is now the closet of this entire household. You want clean underwear, check the baby stroller :P

And amma finishes her blabber about stroller-closet, we proceed to the dining area.

And then we clean the surfaces of little chairs, and we clean the insides of little chairs. This chair also doubles as the toy collection basket.

And finally we sweep the drawing room. When we sweep the drawing room, we don't pick toys and keep it away in inassessible places. We let it be. This is how boys do things! Check the Tee! :) Teehee!

This is how it is done. The house is now pronounced clean! Also I am pretty sure the kid will file a case against me for posting his childhood activities in fake detail. I like to bail out with love.

The little Red Book of Malayalam Alphabet

After the wild and unimagined success of the alphabet book I made for dan (it was the most widely read post on this blog so far and it got featured in Malayala Manorama, so double yay!), a little boy's pretty mom asked me to make a custom book for him. So I made one. My first attempt at making a full fledged hard bound book from scratch!


The little red book!

Well, it is completely handmade and hand bound and I don't have a letterpress or professional cutting machines. So excuse the amateur look! 


But it is pretty, no? I feel major amounts of pride in making it. :) 

                                                                      The title page

There are about sixty little pages and pictures. It will be impossible to post all the pages. And hence here is a sneak preview into few of my favorite pages...

Like this mother and child who are doing a balloon stroll...

Or this cute snail and chameleon perfectly rocking this pink page,

Or the medicine bottle and the teddy bear,

This father who sits cozily and reads a story to the child,

This little fellow peeping from the window,

This scene from the sea,

And D is always Dinkan in the mallu child imagination! :) Say it loud, folks! "Ethiralikkoru Porali!"

This stick figure Dolak player!

And the parrot which gave green its name and fame,

This charming fruit basket....

This deer whom Salman Khan might have wanted to pursue,

This cow, oh, this cow, does she need a description?

A lion in most child related households are zimba, but in our household a lion is always "Alex, the Lion!"

This pictogram representation of rain, the ultimate mallu fantasy!

This whimsical well with face and a smirk!

This kungfu kid!

This peacock, this fish!

The book will now rest and set under thick academic books we have in plenty. The book will then be sent off to the lovely little boy, Noonu :) I hope Noonu will like it. I will look forward to reader's approval from Noonu and shortly from his little brother/sister! :)

Thanks a lot Joshina Ramakrishnan for asking me to do this. Doing this was a really really happy experience! I also learned a lot about the lipi from the chats we had on facebook. :) Much love,

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

That boy in Yellow Socks!

This is the nice phase of Delhi Winter. All you have is a nice cool weather, bright clothes to layer with and more importantly bright coloured socks!

Soon it will be super depressing bone piercing cold. Before that mood sets in, here is some cheer in the air.

Presenting the boy with the bright yellow socks :)

The boy is happy with his choice of socks, obviously.

And the boy's mom is clearly obsessed with pretending that the boy just loves to read Malayalam Alphabet all the time :P Self praise much!

And there, the boy has visitors.

Ardra and Archa in conversation with the boy :)

And games with Ashok :)

And the boy decided to raid some lady handbags....

And pull out phones and headphones....

While mom tried desperately to get a perfect arial shot, which never really happened.

And then the show off that mom is, cannot really exclude her experiments with poetry and paint, can she , like ever? 

Excuse this thus. 

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