A promotion for admission!

Its summer holidays and am as excited as Vyas and looking forward to a jolly time ahead. Wish the boys don’t watch more TV and work place also declares a summer vacation! Sigh!!

Some summer progress updates:

1. The report card formality happened last week and the teacher was all praises for the big man stepping into Std.IV now! Vyas quietly came up beside me and took his grade sheet. He flashed his 18 (or maybe 22) not-so-white and did that Yesssu! jig (remember the closed-fist-elbow-thrust action done so often by actors and sportsmen? yes, that action!) on seeing a 9/10 in all the subjects, and said in a matter of fact tone: *”Amma, Varunkku admission sure!”

*A few months back, the hubby or I had mentioned in passing that Varun will get admission in the same school only if the anna stays a good boy and does well. We never knew that the boy had given it that serious a thought and had taken it upon himself to secure an admission for his brother. And there is still an year to go! So I have told him to stay on the job for another year and then he is free to go his way;) Yeah, am wicked like that:)

2. Vyas is a tad disappointed with the shuffling happening this year and all his friends moving to different sections.. I’m very disappointed with the cutie girl friends moving to other classes:(

3. He is attending a short cricket camp in school. His feedback on the first 3 days was – BORING! Running in the ground, learning defense, learning the difference between leg side and off side etc apparently is a lot of hard work:) On day 5 of the camp, he demonstrated his knowledge of defense to the coach by racing down the pitch and sending the ball for a four! That is, when he was asked to play defense! Impudence! He will learn:)

4. The long period of abstinence from chocolates-anytime, ice-creams-more-often, cold showers twice a day, chilled juices etc.. comes to an end. Being allergy prone to most of these, he exhibits a great self-control and doesn’t yield to temptation even if a dozen kids around him gulp down bars of chocs or bowls of ice-cream! Love him for that! During summer hols, eat-enjoy-its-okay-to-fall-sick is our motto.

5. What is summer in Chennai if you don’t allow the lovely waves at the beach wash you? The Elliots Beach was packed this weekend and Vyas and the dad thoroughly enjoyed several head-to-toe dips in the beach! Varun was reluctant at first and then he was happy to let the waves heap wet sand on his tiny feet.

6. Made vadu-maanga pickle and vadaams and both turned out decent:) The koozhu which MIL made in her style for the first batch was clearly licked away by the DIL, FIL and daughters. So no vadaams happened the first time. The 2nd and 3rd batch happened my style and that doesn’t tell anything about the flavor of the koozhu. So don’t read too much into it πŸ™‚ The pics and recipes in another post in the other blog (which badly needs life)!

And then, there are vacations!!!!


22 thoughts on “A promotion for admission!

  1. Awww..he is such a sweetheart..please give him my hugs..even if he moves away :):)
    he didnt ask for ice creams and chocolates..thats so sweet of him ya..I dont even do it at the age of 29! and now let him enjoy a bit πŸ™‚
    You make vadams and vadu maanga pickle..by yourself..oh my God…where are your feet…next time I come to Chennai..remind me to fall at them and seek your blessings!

    • Rrrrrr!!! you make me feel special:) Thankoo! vadams need a helping hand, but maavadu is simple…

      Hugged the big baby and he did not move.. About his abstinence from creams and shakes, my heart breaks when I have to say NO on occasions where he is momentarily tempted:( kya karen! And I keep company:)

  2. πŸ˜† @ you worrying about his girl-friends moving to other sections πŸ˜†
    Bravo to the little prince for #4 πŸ˜€
    Vacations are so much fun and I absolutely loved these updates…have tons more fun πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Actually, I’m keeping a close tab on quite a few of the GFs and have my favs too;) Bad me! And thanks, looking forward to plenty of fun.. And wish you jolly times ahead!

  3. Such a responsible elder boy, u have. Am so impressed with him. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Hey, but for getting such good grades, he shld be consulted before the cutie girls are put in other sections…he deserves that much…. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    Beach !!! Aha….verenna vendum !!!! Its pure bliss to allow the waves to hit you. πŸ™‚

    Cricket camp – actually all of them boring in the beginning…but later he’ll be hooked on to it. πŸ™‚

    Vadaam pottiya ???? Enakku ???? Even we love licking that base batter. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ If its more tangy, its more yummy. πŸ™‚ Javvarisi vadaam maavu innum taste jasthi. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    • Actually Uma, the class toppers have always been the girls and am simply loving it:) One another avenue to poke my fellow and get on his nerves.. And looks like he is beginning to enjoy the camp. You are a dheerga-dharisi:)

      You want vadaam or the batter? or both?

  4. :(( i miss all this vadam and vadu-maanga making (kanni maanga in keralese πŸ™‚ by the time we arrive, the season is so-so over 😦 but atelast we get chance to drench in the rains!

  5. Vyas is such a great kid. Responsible for the younger brother’s admission, has such great self control. Big hug to him. πŸ™‚

    Not let me go dream of the time past when we had summer holidays.

    • Ummm.. hope he stays this way:) yessss dream of the simple summers hols of those years… (are you seeing that tortoise-mosquito-coil like spirals when time travelling into the past?):-)

  6. want to stay home with kid for summer is the same feeling am going through right now… feeling very bad about registering Aditi in summer camp but cant help it 😦

    happy summer hols Vyas.. enjoy to the best…

    • Sigh!! Can’t help certain things… Its okay… Aditi will love her summer camp and will tell you her tales of enjoyment as soon as she is back:)

  7. wicket wicked amma! I shall set the story straight when I come there! and it’s amazing, his self control is. I have to think of him when I’m running after the soan papdi vandi as if my life depends on it.

  8. Cha Vyas is such a chamathu and responsible anna.. Add to that his abstinence.. Which planet is he from?

    And Vidya, I live in Chennai and say hi to you almost every second day.. So vadams and the maavadu parcel please.. πŸ˜€

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