Friday, 28 February 2014

30 books in 30 days challenge!

          30 Books in 30 Days Challenge is gaining momentum on Facebook with just a few hours left. I was reminiscing my college days and school days when I used to sneak a novel just about anywhere and start reading! Be it on local trains (to and from college), having dinner, under a text-book (during exams)!
          I felt so relieved when my daughter caught on the reading bug (though she is just about to complete 2 1/2 years and yes I have to read to her). A huge share of this love goes to Little Reader's Nook for sending awesome theme-based books month after month. Did I say books? Oh yes, They are all sorts of lift-the-flap books, picture books, pop-up books which are not normally seen in a book-store.
          On the way, I met several like-minded moms on Facebook like The BubbleInk Writes! We share and recommend each other great books and also she hints on some fabulous discounts on Flipkart and Amazon! I follow her blog religiously The BubbleInk to scour some gems of the books which she reviews!
          Hence, I was very excited when she came up with this challenge! The prospect of reading together with my daughter (which will result in bonding time) and the curiosity of who is reading what will eventually garner more likes and appreciation than winning!
          And now, you will have to excuse me because I am now concentrating on preparing a list!
          The details of this challenge are listed here.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Children are so innocent!

           Last weekend, my in-laws and me, we were watching 'Bal Ganesha' with my two year old. It was her first time to watch a movie. I have not allowed her to watch any movies up till now, not even cartoons! This, I must confess! So, coming back to this movie, I was a little apprehensive whether she will understand (?), get bored (?), enjoy(?) etc.

          But I was totally taken aback when she started getting restless and frantic. I asked what happened, but she couldn't explain. I calmed her down and then very peacefully tackled her ongoing frustration.

          Finally, after much cajoling, she showed me the DVD cover of Lord Ganesha! And then it struck me a like a bolt of lightning! Actually, when the movie starts, Lord Ganesha has a human head and not an elephant head! She just couldn't recognize him! Also, she was not able to follow the story too! Every time, at prayer time, at story time, she knows that Lord Ganesha has an elephant head!

          Then, I fast forwarded a little and showed her Lord Ganesha. She was so overjoyed!

          Children are so innocent. Guess how he got an elephant head has to be told in a story now!