Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Butterflies in my stomach

I recently volunteered at Summy's school for the first time. The day before, I told her I was going to be in her classroom. I asked if she was excited, and she said she was. I was too. I asked what the volunteeers usually did in her classroom. She said they helped out with activities.

Then, after a brief pause: "I know it's your first time, Amma, but be brave!"

Surprised, I say, "Okay."

"There are going to be a lot more kids than you think!"

For a while there, almost six years, I was the invincible super Mom. No more. She realizes that even her mother can be afraid, shy, and not so perfect.

But though I did have a butterfly in my tummy, it had nothing to do with being at Summy's school. It was this "Butterfly Award" that the Litterateuse sent me, which I swallowed up willingly.


This is so unexpected!!! (That is what I would have said if G hadn't already told me days ago).

I don't know what to say! (Gee, Thanks, G!)

In turn, here is my list of coolest blogs:

Litterateuse: Possibly, she's brought you here. She's new on the blogk, and here is a warm welcome to her. The title is very apt, and hers is one of the most entertaining, cool, clever, and punny blogs I've ever read. (and I'm not just scratching her back)

Winkie's Way: Beautiful, poetic, touching, funny, insightful. Way cool.

A Few Seasons Worth: Writes well and is so honest that it has got to be cool.

This Butterfly has already touched the Litterateuse (the idea of which I know makes her shudder). Tharini of Winkie's Way is on vacation. And I was only a lurker on A Few Seasons Worth and I don't know if Anumita will take this up. I do hope that this will get passed on.

5 comments:

litterateuse said...

That was quick! Hehe, trust little summy to encourage you!! :)

Thanks for the nice welcome, that's so sweet! With people like us, I wonder if those back-scratchers in the market even sell! :D

You know where it'll land again if you pass it back to me. :)

Waiting for the next update...do post how the volunteering went!

-g

Tharini said...

Aps...THANK YOU! Coming from you, it means everything! Thanks so much. I am generally very bad to taking up awards and passing them on. Hope you'll excuse me on that count!

Do write abt the volunteering. It sounds waaay exciting. I would get butterflies too, for doing it.

litterateuse said...

update girl! :P

Aparna said...

Okay, G! Thanks for the prod :)

Love
Aps

anumita said...

hey, thanks for this award... am not sure what i was supposed to do or what it meant. i realise it's paying me a big compliment. but i think i have missed it.
thanks anyway, girl!