Month: December 2010

What comes after

D’s birthday is coming up. Comfy is busy teaching Buzz to say

Happy Birthday Papa

Ever so often when D is not around

Comfy: Buzz bolo ‘Happy’
Buzz: Buday

Then one day Akka wants Buzz to learn

I love you, you love me, we are a happy family

That evening

Comfy: I
Buzz: Aaee
Comfy: love
Buzz: lub
Comfy: you
Buzz: yoooo
Comfy: a
Buzz: a
Comfy: happy
Buzz: Buday


Comfy singing ‘Jingle Bell’ for Buzz. Buzz is all smiles.

Comfy: Jingle
Buzz: Jingle
Comfy: bell
Buzz: bell
Comfy: a
Buzz: a
Comfy: one
Buzz: two


 So much for obsessing over teaching her things. She learns and how 😀 😀

Singing Saturday – Because you loved me

A song that played non-stop in my room when I first stayed away from home as a 17 year old, through new people..endless ragging..bad food..missing the old life.

A song that I seem to be going back to a lot lately.

I’m everything I am because you loved me.. Love you so very much Maa..Paa..


Pees: A week or so in to starting daycare she first signed please. A couple of months down the line the words followed at all the right places. When asking for milk or a toy or a book to read. Now ever so often she is seen standing below a slab, hands stretched above her head trying to reach something, all they while saying

Pees Pees

Tanku: Took a while to get the words out. But once they came they were used for everything. As I hand her milk, when the door is opened for her as she steps out, after she has been dressed. Now as I empty the dish washer she runs to hand me the spoons to keep away in their place. Soon after I take them from her hand she says:

Tanku Mumma

To which I respond:

Thank You Buzz

Big smiles are exchanged before we redo the whole thing over again.

Wecome: For every Tanku she tells us we respond with a

You are welcome

She picked it up real soon. Now she waits for less than a second for a Thank You or a welcome. If none is forthcoming she goes on her own

Tanku, wecome

and keeps at it till you respond in kind.

Bess You: The birthday song is her new favourite, were demands for the song are made every 5 mins. As soon as the first paragraph is done Buzz chimes in

Bess you

and I continue to sing

May God bless you..

Every sneeze and even every single cough gets a

Bess you

Soddy: It took her a LONG LONG time to say the words out. Time outs, tears, tantrums on the floor, everything was endured to avoid saying one small word. Till, till she figured out the minute Soddy is out of her mouth, everything magically becomes all right..Maa and Paa stop being angry and give her a hug. Now for even a perceived, might get her into trouble, act has her going:

Soddy Mumma, Soddy Papa

Soddy is our new favorite word which for now is cracking Maa and Paa up. How long will we find it amusing is yet to be seen.

Sun + Water + Relax = Vacation

As we work on getting all the sand out of our hair a quick look at the wonderful vacation that was:

Day 1: D and Comfy  are all smiles for how good Buzz was during the 6 hours ail-pain (now upgraded from a-pain) ride and are looking forward to the warm sun soaked days after all the cold and rain and snow, land at the destination. Buzz less than an hour in to the grand vacation: ‘Aaaa Daaann Sun, no Sun’.
After dealing with car rental and grocery shopping they get to the condo to find that the patio opens to a cove of a secluded beach. And just as they look on the sky turns brilliant red with the setting sun.

Day 2: Super excited about the almost private beach D and Comfy walk out the patio and on to the sand and towards the ocean holding Buzz’s hand. Buzz: ‘No Paani..Mumma no paani’

Day 3: D gives Comfy a kiss as he gets ready to head out for his jump from a plane. Buzz who watches the exchange pouts her lips for a kiss as well. Never faced with any of this, a perplexed D gives her a kiss on her cheek. The pout stays in place. He then gives her a kiss on her nose which she deems is all right and smiles big and says ‘Bye Bye Papa’.
D and Comfy think it is time for l’il Buzz to don her swimming costume and lap up the waves. The costume part goes of well and Buzz is all excited. The lap up the wave part not so much, ending with Comfy having to wash the costume ASAP.

Day 4: Sees Comfy going in to the water, snorkeling mask and fins in place, for the first time during the vacation, while Buzz watches on, only to have Buzz cry out ‘No Mumma, no paani’ the minute she takes the first plunge. With the crescendo of the cry rising with every second she spends in water, snorkeling is given a miss.

Day 5: D is out snorkeling longer than usual. Buzz goes as close to the water as she thinks is safe every few minutes and screams ‘Aajaao Papa. Aaaa Daaann’. When D finally comes out he is grinning ear to ear. ‘I found a turtle and swam with it back and forth. I even saw him fart. There were a lot of bubbles’ Comfy is told.

Day 6: Comfy family head out for a trip to see a little more of the island. D makes a game out of kicking the water every time a wave comes and Buzz joins in. The one and only time she goes in to the water of her free will.
Comfy finally gets to snorkel in this place with shallow shallow water as D holds Buzz up and walks in the water showing Buzz where Maa is at all times.
The day ends with Buzz chanting ‘Phasta’ as the family makes their way back home only to fall asleep before getting there. D and Comfy make and eat the said ‘Phasta’.

Day 7: Is about heading out of the condo and in to the main town for a couple of days of real touristy part of the vacation. And about watching the ocean and it’s waves, sunset and it’s colors, the main beach and all the people there from their 19th floor hotel balcony.
Oh and uber spicy but amazing Thai food.

Day 8: D heads out for Surfing lessons and catches waves after waves or so Comfy is told, while Comfy hits shopping stalls with Buzz for company. An oyster pearl pendent, a silver turtle pendant, four bookmarks, a Hawaiian dress and 3 T-shirts for Buzz are bought is less than an hour.

Day 9: Comfy and Buzz sit and watch D try and catch some waves on his own with marginal success before it is time to pack up and head back home.

Days spend relaxing in the sand with Buzz pulling her sand toys basket to the beach shouting ‘Outside’ every time she wanted to go out and ‘Aaaa Daaann’ every time she had had enough of the sun which happened every 20 or so mins. Candle light dinner for two to the sound of waves crashing on the sand after the little hurricane was put to bed. A perfect vacation 🙂 🙂