Mar 13, 2009

Parenting Manual

Every parent knows that their child doesn't come with a manual in hand. So there are like a million and more books written by various "experts" on how to raise that kid of yours with no issues what so ever. I did read 2 of the million books when I was pregnant. Then when V came along, I realized it's not the books on child rearing that help you but what you figure out about your kid and by observing what/how other parents do. At times, even after all the reading, observing and analyzing you just throw in the towel and say, I give up.

Now that V is 2 years and 5 months (tomorrow is his 29th month... on PI day;)) we have slowly started few tantrums here and there. He still is a good kid but likes to see how far he can push our buttons :). We have been going through one of those phases for the last week. Every morning and evening he cries for an hour for no reason. Anything and everything ticks him off. It's like a circle with no opening. He cries because he is hungry and refuses to eat. He doesn't eat because his teeth hurt, throat hurts..... and I probably didn't play the right song on the radio....don't ask.

There are four of us in the house and we still cannot help him at times. I am hoping this too shall pass. We had a similar episode in October of last year that lasted 3 days. I thought he will be over it in three days this time around too but looks like he wants to extend it. Today was total crazy day. I had to work till 4.30am last night and got up at 8.30 again and have been working non-stop(Dang that cobra stimulus), and then took dad for his doctor's appointment(routine check up) where they made us wait for 3 hours to tell us that his blood test results are good. Couldn't you just call me to tell me that instead of making me drive down and wait.

And then started evening drama from V. Laughing and happy for one minute and crying like anything the other minute. I wonder what kind of demons/aliens possess this otherwise fun kid. I tried food, drinks, entertainment, distractions, time-outs, toys and finally threw the "parenting manual" out the window and did something for which I will probably get the "bad mother of the year" award(not that I wasn't nominated before). I took him out for a drive and made him eat some food finally. And guess what he ate. Fries and strawberry Ice-cream. So do I get that award now?

Mar 5, 2009

When Kiss went to work....

A casual bed-time conversation between me and V (we speak in Telugu but for your entertainment, let me translate):

Me:Good night. I love you. Mwah..
V:Good night. No kiss
M:Why no kiss?
(V Pretending to remove something from his forehead and putting on the bed)
M: What happened to the kiss? Why did you take it?
V: Kiss went to work
M:It did... What does kiss do at work?
V:Eat Pizza
M: and..
M:oh Kiss eats pizza at work while standing
V:Kiss come home and drink juice..
M: Does it come back home to me?
V: No. Good night momma

Darn that 2 year old;).

Mar 3, 2009

Dress Diet

And you thought I was skinny and had no issues ;). Well, I do have a belly/tummy that makes me look like I am pregnant even though I am not. I am still my 112 lb self but which makes the tummy look even bigger. Since I love my carbs so much and couldn't get my lazy behind to do crunches, I decided to motivate myself in a different route. I remember reading long time ago about something that Halle Berry said after she did her Bond Movie. She said she still has her swimsuit that she wore in that movie and she tries it on every now and then to see if she can still fit into it. If she fits that means she’s good with her weight.

That got me thinking about me, myself and my fashion choices. I forgot when I became the “baggy-t-shirt-and–track-suits” woman from “wow-here-she-comes” girl. I have no problem morphing into a woman from girl but don’t like seeing myself in track suits. I loathe them (I don’t care if they are made with velour with a gold finish). So I decided to do the “Dress Diet”. I bought this beautiful dress and the only way it can look “amazing” from “normal” is if have a flat tummy. So from tomorrow I am doing crunches and going back to gym even if that means I have to sleep only for 4 hours instead of 6. I want to fit into that dress

I welocme you all to spend some extra cash and get a dress that you love and hang it in your closet. It will do wonders I tell ya ;).