in pictures. before bedtime.

The time before bedtime is precious. Its the time I spend with Kabir reading to him, watching him run around his room pulling out toys, running to the other bedroom looking for daddy, clearing avoiding bedtime. Till the time he figures now I’m really tired and comes to me and says…”Mammma…neeni ….” or announces”…’s sleeepy time!!!” Hunting then for his precious “bow-bow” and “moo”…The stuffed dog and cow, without who he can’t fall asleep. Holding on them dearly, one in each hand.

We have a routine after that too. He has to lie on my lap for a while before he’s ok to be put on his bed. Together we listen to the carrousel chiming the love story theme track, with me singing along. Then I have to sing “Old mac Donald”….no he’s still not over it or the least bit bored of it. Only sometimes “Old mac Donald” is replaced by lakdi ki kathi. His favorite part being “tak-bak tak-bak” ๐Ÿ˜€ And then I end with singing theย Gฤyatrฤซ Mantra to him till he slowly drifts into never-neverland. Have been singing the gayatri mantra to him since he was a small baby. Its special also because I remember that as the first thing my grand mom taught me and used to make to say it aloud to people, feeling proud! ๐Ÿ™‚ Like I feel now, when Kabir in his baby voice finishes the last word of each verse of the highly revered mantra.

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a lil note. my lil rockstar.

I love theme parties! And lately there seems to have been great ones I get invited to ๐Ÿ™‚ This time round was a 3 year old rockstar’s party. All the guests were to come dressed as one too!

After mulling over how to dress Kabir, finally Adam Levine seemed like the ideal choice given that they share a birthday! ๐Ÿ™‚ Two goodlooking pisceans! And then it was quite easy to find the right outfit from his wardrobe. Easy and laid back. A plain white tee, denim shirt thrown over and dark blue denims. And of course converse with wings added on for a lil extra effect! ๐Ÿ™‚

And then the tattoos! Which I absolutely love and had a lot of fun drawing them on Kabir. Struggling a bit cos of course he refused to sit still! Th tiger did intrigue him briefly. Finally the effect was quite cool ๐Ÿ™‚ I wonder how I will react the day Kabir is old enough and comes back home with a real one which I cant scrub off later with soap and water!

And so he became Adam for a few hours. I have no doubt my lil doppelganger will take on the goodlooks of the singer, song writer and musian!…I wonder if he’ll also take on the musical talents….:)

And me, Amy Winehouse. After getting him ready, as usual there wasn’t enough time for me, given that we were already running late. But Amy’s style being so unique and her. It wasn’t difficult. Side swept hair, a lil pouff, red lipstick and torn denims. I was set!

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