Quack! Quack!

This is the most funniest thing which Vaibhav or Karthik have ever done till date. From past few days, Vaibhav begins to cry and when we ask him to stop crying he begins to say "Quack! Quack!", he continues this.
Similarly, if he get angry and wants to yell at us, he begins saying "Quack! Quack!"

I have no clue why he does it but it is just too funny.
I hope I can record it sometime.

Come on!! Climb!!

It was so amazing to watch Karthik help Vaibhav climb the bed.

Vaibhav being a little shorter than Karthik was unable to climb the bed like the way Karthik did. Karthik demoed to Vaibhav how he should put his right leg up and then climb. After demoing it to Vaibhav, Karthik then sat up on the bed to pull Vaibhav up on to the bed. It was so fascinating to see them.

When, he did the first time and I didn't have camera too shoot, I was disappointed. I for sure wanted to capture those moments. Fortunately, they did it again and I had my camera to shoot.

I know Black and White.

Today, we were asking Vaibhav black and white colours. So I asked Vaibhav are you white or black. He instantly said "White". I then asked "Is renuka black or white", and promptly he replied "Black".  She indeed has dark complexion. Then I asked same for karthik, then Me and finally Raj. He replied "white" for all. I then asked "Is varun black or white", he said "black". I now know Vaibhav knows colours, at least black and white. :-)

I am there for you brother!

Vaibhav's favourite sport is to spill water all over the place.
Today, Vaibhav got some water in a cup and began playing on the sofa. I knew, he will very soon empty all the water on to the sofa. I kept telling him not to spill water on the sofa, and as one can guess he did spill all of it on sofa. So, I feigned anger and told Vaibhav in stern voice not to spill water on the sofa again. Vaibhav started smiling, to make me smile and divert all my attention from the water he had spilt. I managed to keep my focus and continued to instruct him, and told him to play on floor with water and not on the sofa. But, he was determined not to listen to me and I gave up,  it ended at that.

Now, Karthik had been watching all this, he came up to me with a stern face and asked "Will you scold Vaibhav again???". I managed to hide my laughter and told Karthik, "I will scold him if he continues to spill water on the sofa." Karthik continued with a sterner face and voice "Will you scold Vaibhav?". I repeated my answer. Karthik left and went to Vaibhav, so i assumed he will go and tell Vaibhav not to spill water on sofa. Instead, he went to Vaibhav and told him "Vaibhav, Nannu iidhini ninage" [I am there for you Vaibhav] !!!!!!

First Observation day for Karthik

I had been to Karthik's school for Observation. This concept I had heard for first time in my life time, where parents are allowed to go and sit in the child's class and watch him.

I was pretty excited about watching Karthik in his class, so I landed up 30 minutes before the scheduled time. While I was entering Karthik's class, Karthik was busy wearing his slippers to go to the restroom. He looked pretty confused about my presence. His class teacher Jayshree got me seated in a corner, so that i I don't distrub rest of the class.

Karthik looked pretty confused with my presence in his class. Jayshree asked him to bring shapes board and work on it. He did get the shapes board, but he sat in front of me without doing a thing with it. Jayshree then asked him to bring number rods. He had to bring 10 number rods one at a time. Karthik took ages to bring each rod, he would walk very slowly to the shelf pick it up slowly and bring it back much more slowly. Finally, he sat with his madam and did the numbers. It was impressive the way numbers are taught.

Karthik then did some cylinder shapes, build pink pyramid, worked on length rods, colour arranging, chapatis and spooning.

I was impressed with the montessori method of teaching. The way kids are taught to bring their things without hitting other kids, way kids arrange their work and place their things back. When I entered the class, it didn't look like anyone can learn anything in that chaos. But at end of 2 hours, Karthik had completed 7 works. There were kids who completed 10 works. What a way to learn while the kids play!!