Jan 11, 2013

Major Doubt

V has been home since yesterday as he had fever. He is feeling and doing much better today. So in the afternoon he was doing some  painting and I was sitting next to him working away. He started a conversation which left me wanting to find a parenting manual so I can look for the "perfect" or "right" answer. Here it goes...

V: Amma, who will take care of me when you die?
Me: (recovering from the shock of the question)You can go live with Chaitu mama. (what the heck do I say....what what what)
V: But who will take me to Jersey. It's a long flight.
Me: He will be here to take you honey (he will be here anyway if I am dead....what the heck am I thinking)
V: ok. Then I am good.
Me:Actually, if I am not around, appa will still be here to take care of you  (I don't even remember my name anymore)
V: Oh yeah! That's right. Appa is older than you so that should be ok.

I swear on all things parenting, kids need to come with their own manuals. I have certain conversations in my head that I know will eventually happen. So I am prepared (kind of) for those. This one, I was not. I must say, one part of me was glad that it was a very casual talk for him and he didn't think it was a big deal to ask that. He was just genuinely curious and concerned about the scenario. Oh my Brat!

Jan 6, 2013

What Happens When....

everything is going smooth? I disappear like this from blogging. I didn't realize that its been almost 6 months since I last posted till my aunt asked me if I am still writing. When I started this blog it was to keep every one posted on V and then it turned out into my venting board. I moved away form family to a new state and was trying to find myself and it was a new life. I didn't know anyone in here, was struggling with PPD, PMDD and whatever the hell there is out there. So I would come here, bitch about the good, the bad and the ugly. More about the bad and the ugly than the good.

Now it's a bit different. I have friends in Phoenix (boy does it feel good to say that out loud). My girls that I can call at 2am just to talk. My lovelies that will drop everything to come give me a hug when I need one.Whatever I used to write here, I now talk to them about it. Poor things, they are probably thinking of moving out of Phoenix :). But I think I can still use the space to post updates on V and other things.

V is 6 now, in first grade and is doing good. We just got back from visiting family in NJ for two weeks. It has been an awesome trip. We are glad we spent time with the family. We are equally glad to be back home and our back to school routine starts tomorrow. Here is a latest picture of V playing in the snow in NJ last week.