Saturday, October 2, 2010

Abir turns 11 months tomorrow. What a lovely age (I've said this every month over the last 11 months). Lovely bright sunny day at Melbourne today. Went to the farmers' market and had freshly squeezed orange juice and bought fresh fresh vegetables. Abir had half a banana on a bench while both his parents had yummy breakfast. It was fun for all of us and Abir enjoyed the outing as well.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Abrikidabri's second partial day at child care

It has been 38 weeks since the birth of my first (and so far one and only) baby boy! Which means that he has spent more time outside my womb than he has inside of it (given he arrived at 37 weeks). The last 75 weeks have passed by really quickly with my body, my mind and my hormones going through some major transition.

Anyhow this post is not about me but my first born.

It was his second (partial) day at child care today. I had intended to leave him there all day. I hate to admit that I was hoping the centre would call me and ask me to bring him back home because I missed him. And call they did. Not because he cried all along....(he didn't).... but because he refused any drink, food or sleep..... even though they tried to feed him his favourite fruit banana. I brought him home just before 3 pm (9 am to 3 pm - it was a long long day for him!!). He got home and ate a bowl full of chicken with rice, plus a half apple stewed, plus milk, plus water.... and then fell asleep :)

Note to self: next week while packing baby's bag for the day, I must pack his favourite bedtime toys and do a write up on his habits so his carers have more information and can be more comfortable looking after him.

Mummy Blogger

If I do not have a major creative art to share or major insights into motherhood, can I still be a mummy blogger? I find it incredibly difficult to document Abrikidabri's very rapid growth and given the time I spend online, I reckon a blog is the best place to do so!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Means to the end versus the end itself

In the context of war, Jawaharlal Nehru once said - "War itself is never an objective; you fight to remove the obstruction between you and your objective. If you let victory become the end in itself then you've gone astray and forgotten what you were originally fighting about." 

I agree with every syllable in that sentence. 

On the other hand, Bhagwadgita says that "one must do karma (action) and not worry about it bearing fruit (consequence). This statement was also made in the context of war. 

The latter being a translation from a Sanskrit text, I could relate far more with Nehru's statement (made in English, a language I can relate with heaps better). Also, at first glance, the two statements seemed to contradict one another. 

My theory is that the latter statement was made in the context of expected, but unintended consequences (in Bhagwadgita this was related with family casualties arising from fighting within the extended family).  So really both those statements are complementary, are they not?

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

So I don't really blog! But it is never really late to start, is it?