I want to be with Appa

Karthik's annual day was coming up on 22nd Feb and we had to buy a superman dress for him. On Friday, 14th Feb, we decided that we will buy his superman's dress and later have dinner at Global Grill. When we got off the car at the children's clothing shop, Karthik insisted that Raj carry him. He ensured that Raj carried him through the entire shopping, and he wouldn't get off his arms even when we had to try the superman's dress on him. Raj had to convince Karthik that trying would just take a moment and he would hold him all through it. But Karthik refused to put his feet on the floor, so I had to just hold the dress against  his dangling body to see the size.

Once the shopping was done, we went back to the car. Karthik realized that if  Raj drives the car, he will have to sit with me but he just wanted to be with his Appa. So Karthik suggested that we walk to the hotel for dinner instead of taking the car. His thought was that if we don't take the car, his Appa will continue to carry him :-).  Karthik wouldn't get off Raj's arms. Raj then convinced him that the hotel is way too far off and if we walk, the ice-cream would get over, hence we need to take the car. Karthik looked convinced, but he came up with another brilliant idea. He suggested that I drive the car, while he sits with his Appa. I wasn't so confident of driving in a traffic filled road, so Raj had to convince him to sit with him, so that we could reach the hotel fast. But, he just wouldn't sit with me. Finally, Raj put him on his right lap and drove the car.

Well! it was the advantage of having a auto geared car.

"Appa" for the first time.

It was a fabulous day yesterday for Raj. Vaibhav for the first time addressed Raj directly as "Appa", as he extended his arms so that his appa could carry him. Raj was overjoyed, he stopped all his work, took Vaibhav in his arms and relished every moment with him. 

Artist at work

I keep a piece of chalk near the tulasi plant, so that every day morning I can pick it and put rangoli in front of tulasi. Off late I would see it was missing. I wasn't sure what was happening to it, but I didn't give it too much thought either. Today, I noticed that Vaibhav picks the chalk quietly, brings it inside and does his artwork all over the house. He knows well, where the chalk writings will show up and where it won't. So picks the right places and does his artwork.

Whacky !!

Karthik was sitting cross legged and having breakfast. He looked like a cute Ganesha. So I pulled his cheeks and said "Ganeshaaaa". Then I asked him, "Namma mane alli Ganesha yaaru?"[Who is Ganesha in our house?]. He promptly replied "Appa". I asked him, "Appa yaake Ganesha?"[Why are you calling appa as Ganesha?]. He tapped his belly and laughed. I have been laughing ever since then.

When Karthik cries, his eyes get filled with tears. Once, he has stopped crying he comes and tells me "Amma, neer alli kaanu iidhe, oorsu"[Amma, eyes are in the water, wipe it] :-). Choo chweet!!