This or That. No in-between.

Expectation – Idly walking in and out of the shops in the mall and casually indulging in some therapeutic window shopping while your toddler naps in her stroller, thereby allowing you to leisurely enjoy your overpriced, decadent toffee nut latte. People peep into the stroller and coo cute nothings to your sweet little sleeping baby. You…

IKEA – the good, bad and ugly

It was supposed to be a perfectly innocent shopping trip. I mean, surely bumping shoulders with 200 eager-beaver shoppers on a weekend is not anybody’s idea of fun. It was a simple plan – we would browse the aisles, check out some furniture, pick up anything that excited us terribly and get the hell out. It…

Fleeting seconds …

Every sigh and every cuddle Every smile and every giggle Has been carefully bubble-wrapped  inside of a delicate prayer And arranged layer upon layer They’ve all been shipped to the farthest depths of my core and soul So that someday sometime when i am wrinkly and old I can dig into my heavenly reservoir of…

What school won’t teach you

Dear daughter, You will excel at school. With robotic meticulousness  you will conquer all your educational milestones. You will win accolades and make my heart explode with pride. You will outshine all your peers and i will (joyfully) be at the receiving end of the hatred of all the other Mothers. You will emerge victorious…

Mom 101 – No!

‘NO!’ is a word i hear a lot. My daughter uses it frequently and with great aplomb. It can start off a sentence. It can end a sentence. Hell, it can BE a sentence. It is usually accompanied with some vigorous head-shaking and oodles of self confidence. It basically plays a starring role in the…