My Driving Story…..

I started driving here after much push from husband. He threatened many times not to take me any where until i get my driving licence. I got my dubai licence converted here but still i had to do a road test. Gave my written test two years back but didn’t give my road test. Was very happy commuting by train and buses. Went for few classes and the instructor told me that i will never get my licence. So changed my instructor and even she had her own doubts about me passing the test. The reason for their lack of confidence is my parking skills :D. Yes i am severely challenged when it comes to parking.  I can’t park straight or reverse. I had to move the car many times to park it in between the yellow lines.

Now on the day of the test my instructor asked me if i am sure of giving my test. I told her yes..what will happen it’s either pass or fail. I went to the test center and did some practice before the test. The examiner got into the car and told me to start the car. My god my legs were shaking and once i am on the road got my confidence. Then at the end came the parking test much to my horror. The examiner told me to do reverse parking. She told me to park in no.1 parking and i ended up parking in no.2 slot. Much to my surprise she passed me. Was happy that i don’t need to give my test again also happy that i beat husband in the test. He passed in his third attempt ;).

Then i had to take revenge on my previous instructor who told me that i will never pass. That day i saw him at the test center and i went up to him and told him that i passed the test on first attempt !!!!!

Now everyday i drop kids at school and my car has one steering and three drivers. The school is 5 mintues drive from the house and daughters keep on giving commentary sitting behind. I love to drive with them and want to go on a road trip. I had this dream of going with the kids,me driving since i saw this titan ad. But reverse of the role i will be driving and kids sitting with me.

Summer Time

It’s been a while i updated my blog… It’s summer time and kids are at home.  Took a break from work will start working again after summer holidays. Kids are getting super bored at home and finding ways to entertain them…. Summer here is quite annoying. I have seen summer where the temperature goes above 50 degrees. Here maximum temp is 37-39 degrees but the day is hot till 9-10 in the night. The sun sets at 8.00 pm and rises pretty early. And the humidity is quite high. I enjoyed winter here than the summer.

Kids are happy to be home and here kids have whole hot of summer activities. One of them is the reading club in the local library. I have enrolled them in the club and each kid can pick up upto 50 books from the library. They gave them a passport in which they have to record the books they read and show them in the library. For each book read they give them a sticker and a chance to enter into a draw. After two months there will be a draw and the lucky kid gets to eat at Baskin robbins ice cream parlour. And also every week they have a movie for the kids, magic show and animals show.

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Every day evening i take kids out for a bi-cycle ride or to play in the park.

IMG_0660[1]  Feeding ducks at the park

IMG_0522[1] Fun at the park

IMG_0545[1]  Burger for whole family 😀

Have to share this picture here 😀

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Jelly beans—Sai baba’s prasad.

 

Imitations

I want to give imitations for my birthday. Pinky meant invitations for her birthday. She has been planning for her birthday since feb. She is 6 years old today and i remember how tiny she was when she was born, she was under weight and always used to sleep. My sister used to tell me your kids wanted you to rest that’s why they sleep off as soon I finish feeding them. Touchwood I never had a trouble with both my kids when they were babies. They made it a point that I sleep well during nights, never used to get up at nights after 3rd month.

 She is the same bubbly girl who does what she wants, very determined with her choices. Her taste and choices are the same. Always prefer pink colour and even if she doesn’t choose pink colour we end up buying only pink for her. She just hates to be called baby and I love teasing her by calling her baby. The moment I call her baby she runs behind me and it is like Jerry running behind Tom…..

 The other day we got a note from her teacher saying that he is finding difficult to tell her to wait for her turn to give answers for his questions. The moment he says some Letter she tries to relate that to India and says a word. For example for M is for Mehendi, D is for Diwali, H is for Holi, A is for Air-India…..

 She loves to be here but sometimes she cries that we all will go back to India. It had been a difficult task for me to separate her from the snow. She just used to lie down on the snow with all those layers of clothes. The winter has been good for her as she is having tonsils and winter didn’t aggravate the tonsils.

 The other day she said I don’t want any toys for my birthday as she got a gift from her friend who said you take this bag and princess crown because you are a princess. 

Happy birthday Pinkuda…….

Edited to add: This is my 200 post and thank you all for reading me and encouraging  me….You all are awesome!!!!!!!!!