Sunday, August 16, 2015

Good Vibes

Pranav asked me what vibrate meant. I tried to explain. He vibrated like my iPhone and said , "So this is what vibrate means?"

He sure is a thinker. At bedtime, he lay down in his bed with the lights off, thinking quietly while I checked news on my phone. A plane flew overhead, and he said, "Do planes vibrate?" I said I thought they did, as their engines run. "Like that time I felt sick on the plane?", he said, remembering the time of intense turbulence in a plane last month that made him nauseous. "No, that was turbulence.", I said.

Then he lay thinking quietly again and eventually fell asleep.

It is interesting to watch him go through his phases before he falls asleep. First he talks a lot and asks lots of questions. Then he grows quieter and  more thoughtful. Finally, his breathing goes heavy and he drifts off.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

End of summer

It's down to the last week and a half of summer. Pranav will be a first grader, Summy will be in seventh. Summy has offered to blog about Pranav because obviously, I haven't been keeping up.

Sunday, July 26, 2015


Kindergarten is done and Pranav has his first summer holidays. He is having fun with Summy.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

First swim

Pranav swam a few paces by himself for the first time today! He loves the water, just like Summy.

Resolve to start blogging again

There are a lot of things about Summy that I have forgotten and remember fondly when I read old entries in my blog. I'm afraid might forget all of Pranav's things, so I decided to put something, anything, in my blog each day.

He is five, he is in kindergarten, and is growing up, even as far as we're concerned, though he's still our baby.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Scrabble Master

His new favorite game is scrabble, which he can play endlessly. He has even learned to strategize for higher scores. 

The other day I found him playing scrabble online on my phone with somebody. I wondered if the other anonymous player could have imagined that he was playing with a four year old.

(And then I wondered how many times I might have played against a little kid without knowing about it.)

Innocent Vanity

We were walking by a nice lady who told Pranav, "Hello, don't you look handsome!" Pranav told Kiran happily in a nice loud voice, "Everyone is telling me I look handsome today!"

Sunday, June 29, 2014

When he grows up...

He wants to be a cop , Pranav said the other day. Then the four year old  reminisced:

"When I was two, I wanted to be an astronaut. But now I changed my mind."

"Why, Dinky?", I asked.

"Because I don't want to land on Venus and get my toes burned."

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A disastrophe

I forgot to bring my phone while dropping off Pranav today. 

He said, "This is a disaster".

I laughed and said, "No, it isn't."

He said, "Then it's a disastrophe!"