Once a little boy went to school …

Once a little boy went to school. One morning The teacher said: “Today we are going to make a picture.” “Good!” thought the little boy. He liked to make all kinds; Lions and tigers, Chickens and cows, Trains and boats; And he took out his box of crayons And began to draw. But the teacher…

Why you should not do your child’s homework !

Last week at a gathering over tea, we ladies (around 10) were gossiping on various subjects. The mood was light and the mint tea refreshing. But slowly the conversation started to heat up and I saw ladies all trying to speak at once. And what was the debate on? “Homework”. Most of them admitted that…

Seasons

Now that you are reading this (I assume) you are aware of our holiday in Shimla around new year’s. Well, upon returning I was busy unpacking and then packing up all the winter wear to keep in the loft, why? It’s still winter month, but hold on there is no real winter in south of…

Shimla

The caress of the winter air, the warmth of the burning log. The smell of the rustic pines, the sound of the withered leaves. The giggles of the children, the love of friends. The company of your partner, and happiness in the heart. New year’s eve is celebrated and gains more popularity than festivals when…

Reflective

Sparsh (9yr) recently had a class activity on leadership. They had to work in groups and make a presentation /poster etc. and talk about effective leadership. He came home happy as their group stood 2nd in the activity. While putting him to sleep that night, I asked about his contribution in the said activity. “I…

What’s Cooking?

Kids rush back home after evening play and race to the kitchen, “Mom, what’s cooking?” They ask in union. Stomp their feet, make faces, frown and leave after getting an answer “I don’t want to eat this “complains Sparsh, “Me neither “, agrees Anaya. This is not just a story in my house. I am…

Little Stuff

Kids return home from the first day of school this Monday the 7th of Aug 2017. They return with their bags heavier, their minds busier. Eyes full of excitement, voice filled with numerous stories waiting for an ear to hear them out. But what happens?? ME: “Sparsh, hurry up and get into your kurta pyjama,…

Bye 

This morning I was unable to see off my son ( Sparsh, 8yrs) while he was boarding his bus to school . I was so engrossed walking that I completely lost time . But non the less I caught up with his bus in the next stop after his , caught a glimpse of him…

April 3rd 2017 

It is my girl’s big day ! My 6 year old proudly graduates into big school today.  She got up much earlier than usual all excited for this day . As I kissed her good morning,I was getting butterflies in my stomach.Before my eyes would express that to her , we got into the day’s…