Thursday, April 02, 2009

This leg too

My mom called up last evening to say she had something important to tell that she had forgotten the earlier evening. I was on my way to the park with LG and told her to go on fully expecting it must be something related to her grand-son. She went on to say, "There is this Bru ad airing on TV. The wife returns home tired and serves her husband a hot cup of coffee. Energised by the cuppa he rubs her leg and you know what she actually puts the other foot forward just like mottai."

I was like ,"Umm." She was obviously disappointed by my nonchalance; as an explanation I offered that this has been on air for a while now totally forgetting the lady was quite engrossed with her grandson the past few months to watch TV :) and joined her in her excitement.

So yea, when LG visits mom, she has this habit of massaging his leg every now and then which is like many times a day. She used to tell me that kids' legs must be tired with all the crawling and the running around they do. Grannies and their stories! This has obviously been going on since LG was a few weeks old (his legs were apparently tired with all the air push-ups he did then). So on this visit when she started gently rubbing his leg, he offered the other one before she could be done with one each and every time. Now you know the reason of the excited call!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

We're back!

The LG family is back after two-month long (short!) vacation. It would be cliched to say that time just flew; there is just one simple word to describe the 20-day break at Trichy with my parents and brother and another 45-day stay at Bahrain with my parents : GREAT. It felt odd for a few days to be back at one's own home, but we are getting there; getting used to the routine of school, walks in the evening, trips to the park knocking at neighbour's and goodnight calls to papa.

It's been tough for my parents to see off LG this time. Naturally he is a grown-up child now who understands emotions, separation, that bye-byes are not always easy, that holidays don't last forever. He has had his own share of a good deal of bye-byes in the past few months ever since The Seniol started the trend last August. So I don't have to prepare him a great deal if someone is about to leave. I just have to let him know a few hours earlier about the impending departure that either papa has to go to school or thatha has to go to office or that mama has to go to work or to a wedding or that patti is going for a injection session (when she goes for yoga classes, but yoga doesn't work yet because he doesn't understand what it is). Though he doesn't create a huge scene of tantrum-throwing then, it makes him sad which is quite evident in his quiet behavior the following day or his fussiness in eating. I can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to this August when The Seniol will be back home.