Tuesday, October 13, 2009


She talks a mile at a time. I am not lying. She really has big girl stuff to say and always wants to have her word in. So her favorite songs now are...

Chiggy Wiggy (Blue)
Aahun Aahun (Love Aaj Kal)
Hadippa (Dil Bole Hadippa)
Desi Girl (Dostana)
Mukkala (Kadhalan)
Maula mere (Anwar)
Haule Haule (Rab ne Bana Di Jodi)
Ye Ishq (Jab We Met)
Nagada (Jab We Met)
Nakka Mukka (Tamil Movie)

Among many others for which there is a constant you-tube request from her. The best part is she also sings these songs and many more and also has a matching dance step for each of the song. So if I do a bangra kind of hand movement she will guess it is Aahun Aahun and start singing it...or sometimes do the hand movement and ask me, "amma, ye kaun sa ghana hai?" (What song is this?)

She is a constant source of entertainment. She is doing balti (rolling on her head), jumps around imaginative hurdles, and is always behind me no matter where I am or what I am doing.

She can say all her alphabets and sing it too and also knows her numbers till 10. She can recite the Gayatri Mantra and also say Vakrathund and Om Shahanavavatu. I am trying to make her learn the Gita now :)

I am trying potty training but half-heartedly so she is not out of her diapers yet. But she can drink her milk and other liquids out of a glass instead of a sippy cup. And she does bite me when she is super happy or beat me when she is angry.

She has asked me, "Amma, tu monkey hai?" (Are you a monkey?), or "Papa, tu daboo hai?" (Are you dumb?). And she has also told her dad many times, "Papa, amma ko tang nahin karneka" (Don't disturb mom) in fultu Amchi Mumbaiyya.

My baby sitter tried in vain to teach her "aap" and "hum" but Babs goes on to say, "tereko" and "mereko." G thinks that she talks the typical Mumbai Bhai language. At best she says, "tu."

She speaks comfortably in Konkani, Hindi and English. And if you do not understand something she tells you in Konkani, she translates it for you in English.

And she loves dancing and singing. Here is a clip of her singing in June 2009.

She will be turning two this Saturday and it is good for me to know that she is hitting all her milestones at just the right time. I always thank God that I got a baby perfect to match my personality. She is not too demanding and can make do with what I provide for. My little brat. I cannot believe you are going to be two! Feels like it was yesterday when I held you in my hands and you fit into my palm...almost :)

Amma ART

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Girls Gone Cookin'

That is the name of our new blog.

It is a foodie Blog with about 11 of us girls who will be filling it up with fun recipes to share.

Please visit it to see the serious side of me!!! hehehehe

Here is our first post up already.

Thanks for being a patron for our new website.