Day 25 Chaos Vs Calm

The calmness in the house kills me.Sometimes when I come home after work, husband takes kids to math classes and house is so calm.

I hate it and feel like going to the math class to bring kids back home. Sometimes I go directly to math classes from work because I don’t want to be in the house without them. I know I am possessive and I am not yet prepared for my kids to leave my nest.

I always prefer a small house where kids are in front me. I always dared to take a big house in which I don’t know where they are until I call them asking where they are. I never give time out to my kids and lock them in their bedrooms. I have been advised that to discipline the child you  have to punish them not to come out of their bedroom for sometime. I will never ever do it.

I want everything to be done in the living room. Reading books,watching TV together,gossiping about friends,sharing secrets….I do give them their space and I too take some time for myself.

Varu was told by her friend that the moment her father comes home , the house has to calm if not her father gets irritated. Your house is made for you and kids. Your house is not complete without your kids. They talk,sing,chatter,fight…it’s like this until they go to bed….

Family that reads,eats,sits,chats,gossips together lives together. That’s my version of Family that’s eat together lives together.

Day 22 Today’s update

As usually got up at 5:30 am today. Made kids lunch box and my lunch box. Kids got up and got ready by 7:45am. To layers ourselves we have to assign another 15 minutes. The moment the I opened the front door strong wind hit my face and it was bone chilling outside. And my car had a flat tyre. Then only I realized that I am yet to change my car tyres, has to use winter tyres now. Luckily husband was at home and he dropped me and kids. Called the service centre and they gave me a date for next week. So I am at mercy of husband to drop and pick me. 

Husband friend’s son is coming here to study. The boy’s dad called husband so many times telling him to pick him up at the airport, keeping him at my house etc… It’s so hard for the parents to send kids away. When husband friend was talking to him I felt someday I will be him if I send my girls away for education. I prefer not to but I don’t want to interfere in their choice. Varu is 12 now and in another 4 or 5 she will fly away. 

Very short post today, see you all tomorrow.

Day 19 Chole Bhature

Today my day started very lazily. Didn’t take kids to swimming as all roads to the swimming centre were closed today because of a annual Santa parade. I wish I go there.

Was in no mood to make breakfast so had yesterday’s left over pizza. Varu asked me what is chole bhature. She has many desi friends who talk a lot about our food and they happen to tell her chole bhature. Mom’s guilty was killing me that I didn’t give kids good breakfast made chole bhature for lunch. Chole bhature reminds me of a incident.

We were living in Oman then and I was pregnant with my first child. There is a restaurant Oman express, the best South Indian food one can get in Oman. That day we both went their and were looking at the menu to order. Husband always orders mini idles in sambar and I was yet to decide. At the end I order chole Bhature without knowing what it is and I was craving for something spicy and tangy.

Husband order came quickly and by the time my order came he finished it. Then my chole Batura came. I was so surprised to see the size of bhature which were bigger then a roti. I became so conscious suddenly that I am eating so much food and husband said I am full and all is yours . He also got a surprised look on his face thinking how can I eat that much food. At the end I ate one only and packed the other one.

It’s time for my afternoon nap, see you all tomorrow.

Day 15 Crochet 

Day 15 Crochet 

Since morning I was thinking what to post today. I have few post in my mind but it was a busy day today and didn’t get time to write it down. So I am bragging about my crochet with pictures. The below crochet I did in this year.

The pattern for Barbie dresses are my own and other patterns are from books and internet.

Jelly fish

Santa

Pencil case
Scarf with pockets
Scarf and hood together

Head bands

Day 10 Letter soup café


This is the game we all are addicted now. So everyday my kids and I spent almost 1 hour playing before going to bed. This game is addictive and with this word game I came to know how good is my girls vocabulary. This is available both on Apple and google play.

Husband too started playing after seeing us. So it’s a competition between my husband and us. He is little ahead of us because when ever he is free during the day he plays. Such is the addiction.

Day 8 Monkey bread

You read it right. This easy bread is named as monkey bread. Not sure the reason is but it’s super easy and my kids love to make them. They picked this recipe from Disney princess cook book. So apart from crazy about princess they try to eat what Disney princess eats. It’s very easy recipe and only thing I did was using the oven.


Ingredients

Plain flour 2 cups

Castor sugar 1 cup

Butter 1/2 cup

Cinnamon powder 3 tbsp

Baking powder 1 tbsp

Salt a pinch

Method:

Mix flour,salt,baking powder and butter. Make a smooth dough. Make small balls.

Mix sugar and cinnamon powder.

Take a 2 tbsp of butter in a bowl.

Grease a cake pan.

Dip each ball in butter and roll the ball in cinnamon and sugar mixture. Repeat it with rest of the balls.

Place each ball in the pan, you can stack them too. Pour felt over butter and sprinkle left over sugar mixture.

Preheat oven for 350 degrees Celsius and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Kitchen will smell like anything. I like to combination of sugar and cinnamon.

Sorry for the pic, was not able to stop kids from taking a piece before the photo session.

Day 5 A small thought

I was going through an article and the author asked have you seen a sunrise,sunset,blooming of a flower, a butterfly,earthworm ect…

Sometimes in our life we crib what we don’t have and forgetting what we have and how blessed we are to have them.

In this concerete jungle we don’t get to see sunrise or sunset. Most of roads are covered by tarmac so no soil to see earthworm and because of mobile phones birds or butterflies are not seen.

Even though canada is a progressive country only the business districts are concerete jungles. Here apartment complexes are very few and more of independent houses.

After many years I played badminton in the open space I have in front of my house, which I never dream of playing in hyd as there is lots of traffic in front of my house.

I had sunflowers and veggies in my backyard. I used to count the sunflower buds every evening because I want to see how many flowers are taken by my Sunflower thief.

Even though I miss Hyderabad a lot, I am blessed to be here in-spite of harsh winter.