I got up and started dancing. 'It is the end of May',
I sang. Then I remembered that it was Sylvie didi's birthday. As we
all must know she works in my Masi's house. We went there and gave her
a present. Then I went upstairs to look for my cousins and found then
Thought for the week: Getting close to my cousins
has been a wonderful experience.
Today went I went to my cousins' house, I found out that
my Masi was going to Mumbai for a few days. I was very annoyed
and started talking to my Masi about things. I also learned that her
flight was at 2 pm. After lunch I fell asleep and dreamt that my Masi
kissed me and went away. I got up from my sleep, looked around
Thought for the day: It's good to spend time with people one likes.
Today the day was very enjoyable. As soon as I got to my Masi's house, I saw my cousins lying on the floor and mooning. I asked them what was the matter and they told me that they had fallen from their bicycles. They also told me that they wanted to eat a certain chocolate called Jamaica. 'Chocolate early in the morning', said I. 'No way you dumb heads', I continued. 'You are a bunch of idiots', said my Masi in between my sentence. Today we played games like Leap Frog, Save me from the Monster, and King Queen. For lunch we had Rajma chawal and curd . The day ended much to everybody's disappointment. In the evening, we went to the park and played dumb charades and relay race.
Thought for the day: I am a moody girl but love
to be pampered.
Today when I went to my cousins' house, I saw my cousin
sis packing her bag.
Thought for the day: My cousins are terrific and
I think they should be comedians.
Today I thought to myself, cousins are a bore. Must I see them everyday? I was going to my Masis house again, but forgot to mention that her maid, Sylvie, is very nice and does keep me amused from time to time. My cousins spent the day playing with their cars and toys and me with Barbie dolls. It was then time for lunch, after which we decided to sleep in the afternoon and take it easy. I did my homework and some writing practice. Afterwards we went to the park and moved around until it was time for me to go. I enjoy playing with my cousins today and realised that theyre not so boring, after all!
Thought for the day: Cousins are not bad.
This morning when I got up, I realised it was only 6:00 am. I had a bath and was the first to get ready. I waited for a while before the rest woke up and got dressed. We had parantha and pickle for breakfast. After that my mom and I packed our bags as we were to leave for Delhi later in the afternoon. I was going to miss Hardwar.
After a quick lunch of karhi-chawal, we bade goodbye and started our journey. The drive back was a speedy and pleasant one and we covered the distance in 4 hours! As we were nearing Delhi, there was rain and dark grey thunderclouds. Within minutes, it began to pour cats and dogs and the temperature dropped drastically. The trees were bathed in rain and sunlight and looked fresh and green. The road wore a polished look except for the muddy splashes we kept getting into, thanks to the drains that never function on Delhi roads. We were home soon and my mom made some tea and snacks, before settling down to arrange the house. I just relaxed, read and took it easy.
Later that evening, there was a violent thunderstorm and within minutes large gusts of wind had uprooted trees in our colony. The lights went out, but thanks to the inverter we were able to sleep peacefully.
Thought for the day: Inverters are good to have.
Today when I awoke, I saw my cousin Radhika fast asleep. I decided to get ready first and sprang a surprise on her when she woke up. She was astonished to see me all clean and ready. One by one, my mom, dad and all at home had their baths and finally we had breakfast which consisted of toast and cucumber sandwiches.
Later my father informed me that we would be leaving the next day which left me a little disappointed, but then my mom explained the reasons and that satisfied me for the time being. I then started playing with my cousin and decided to enjoy whatever time I had left in Hardwar. We had a quiet evening followed by an early dinner with paneer ki bhurji which I really relish. All in all, a good day.
Thought for the day: I think am reasonable when given a decent explanation!
When I woke up this morning, I was surprised that there
was no rush, no hurry. I asked my mom if we were going and she confirmed
that we would leave a little later instead. I was disappointed, as I
wanted so much to leave right away. However, I got up and decided to
get ready and help out with the housework to pass time till we left.
Thought for the day: Cousin sisters are delightful!
When I reached my Masis place this morning, my little cousin Soraya, aged 5, chimed that we should play darts. We did that for a while until we got tired and then followed it up with a game of Chinese checkers. The neighbours son, Varun, also joined in the fun and games. We then rested for a while by watching TV. The rest of my day was spent playing games and cycling and doing a bit of my own reading. My mom came to pick me up in the evening and told me that we were going to Hardwar the next morning. I was very excited and was greatly looking forward to meeting my Dadi. I packed my own suitcase and spent most of the night staying awake as I was so excited.
Thought for the day: I am active and like action.
Today I felt like dancing just like that. When we finally left for my Masis place this morning, my heart felt charged and happy. When we arrived at my cousins' place, both of them were dancing to Kehdo na with tremendous passion. I put down my bag and joined in the fun. After an hour of dancing, we decided to rest awhile and have a bite. We had saag-paneer and roti for lunch. We spent the afternoon dancing too and thats how the whole day went dancing
Thought for the day: Dancings fun, but only when Im in the mood.
When I visited my Masis house today, there was an unusual silence. I went up the stairs, looked around , but there was not a sound, nobody in sight. Suddenly, I heard peels of laughter and giggles and saw four funny faces tucked within the curtain folds my Masi, Mausa and two cousins. All shouted welcome in unison. I felt good and welcome.
Then we started playing and running around and Soraya, my cousin, fell down the stairs. She blamed me for the fall and we began to bicker and fight. Then we vowed not to talk to one another again. Time passed and my sister apologised and said she was sorry and instead shifted the blame to her little brother. Another fight, I said to myself. The rest of the day passed peacefully. Then my mother arrived and it was time to go home. On our way back, I was asked if I had brought my bag with me, which of course I hadnt, so again there was a squabble and I got scolded by mom for being absentminded and careless. Oh, what a day of chiding! Am glad its over.
Thought for the day: I dislike fighting. Peace is better.
Today as I knew I was visiting my cousins' place, decided to carry some games with me to keep occupied and some copies to complete summer school assignments. When I reached my cousins' place, Soraya, the elder of the two aged 5, was yelling to her dad and asking about her Barbie while Iaian the younger one aged 2, was busying himself with fast cars and dinosaurs. I rushed in saying Hi to everybody and could see that they were all glad to see me again. We had French toast for breakfast and then decided to play hide and seek. Then we cycled round the pillars in the living room. This was not to last for long My little cousin Iaian let out a piercing yell and we rushed towards him to find out why he was crying. He told me that he had hurt himself. We consoled him and then decided to go to the park thereafter. The day ended happily.
Thought for the day: I have naughty cousins.
Today I got up early in the morning, brushed my teeth, had a bath and a rushed breakfast as I was all set to visit my Masis house and meet my cousins Soraya and Iaian. My mother dropped me off on her way to work and sure enough, there were my cousins waiting for me. As my mother left, we climbed the stairs back to the house with my cousin Soraya- who talked about games and what we could be playing and doing once we got home. My Masi was waiting upstairs and greeted me with hugs and kisses. We played lots of games and finally settled for lunch with Rajma rice and curd. Later that afternoon, we spent time in the park watching the birds and peacocks. My mother arrived after a while and we said our goodbyes. She later told me that I was going to be spending more of my time at my Masis place. I was thrilled at the news and jumped with joy and said hip hip hurray.
Thought for the day: My cousins are enthusiastic about playing games.
Today was a really dull day. I had a slight fever, but managed to study and complete some of my school assignments. I lounged most of the day and slept for three hours. I had cherries, litchis and grapes and watched television while my mother did the housework. As I was not well enough to go to the playground, I called my friend to come and play with me at home instead to which she agreed. We played with the Salon Surprise Barbie and also hide and seek when I felt better. After a while, my friend left, and guess what, the lights went out too!
Thought for the day: I dont relish dull days.
This morning, I was up early, brushed my teeth and had
a nice cool refreshing bath.
Thought for the day: I love going out with my mom and having fun with her.
Today I felt like being at home with my mom and doing
indoor activities. I lazed around, had a bun for breakfast and watched
Discovery for a while. I had Maggi
Thought for the day: I will try to utilise my time better in future and not laze around.
Today my mom decided to skip work and spend the weekend with me. We did some interesting activities like making a poetry and prayer book. My mom bought fabric and stained glass paints to keep us busy for the next few days. I also ended up doing a small design on one of my T-shirts! It was good fun.
After a while it was time to go outdoors. I called my friend to check if she would be coming to play this evening and she said she would. She came home shortly and we went to the playground together. One of my friends had brought a drinking water bottle which she used to splash water on all of us as we sweated and felt hot. One of the girls in our group was completely soaked after this and sadly was dressed to go to a party shortly afterwards. When her mother came to pick her up and saw the state she was in, she was astonished as well as annoyed. We were all given a scolding and told not to repeat such pranks. We decided then to tell each other stories instead and did so until it was time to go home. We said our goodbyes and went home. This day was memorable and will indeed be cherished.
Thought for the day: I love being with my friends and always have a great time with them.
This morning, me and my Masi hailed a cab and decided to go shopping. We visited Shoppers Stop where we usually have lots of fun. We stopped at the clothes section where my Masi bought herself a cute top and two nice T-shirts for me. Then we decided to visit the kids' corner where she surprised me by presenting me with a beautiful present The Salon Surprise Barbie ! I was thrilled with the gift and couldnt stop thanking her until she got fed up and told me not to be formal and stop mentioning it. While my Masi paid the bills, we kids move to another space on the same floor to watch a puppet show. There were chocolates as freebies and Masi cajoled me to take some. Of course I did, since chocolate is a favourite with me! We returned home soon after and sweet thoughts of the nice trip kept me feeling good.
Thought for the day: I love being with my Masi and she is the best Masi in the whole wide world!