Wednesday, April 23, 2008

A Post

For the lack of a better title I'll settle for that!! Today wifey went to Singapore for a business trip and will be back tomorrow! No big deal right! We'll it is to me. It's been ages since she last went on a trip and the last time she went was whe I started my blog...can't remember when but I know it was close to a year ago. Okay that got me was in May and my second post was "Cathastophe Averted" first was just a welcome message because I wasn't sure what i was doing here!!

Anyway, it just brings back memories of me putting the little one to bed and then using my old dial up line struggling to publish a little post about my day! It was my frist time alone with the little one then and I was worried how she'd be missing her Mommy and my fears weere justified. I was kinda pround that I managed to survive that episode and be a better dad because of it. It's not easy trying to put a two year old to bed especially when she is so used to having her mummy around. Anyway that episode was in the past. Today was supposed to be the same except that the little one is now 3 and we hope she might be a little more understanding. We told her that Mummy will be away in singapore yesterday to prepare her. Wifey called and said good night to her today too and she seemed okay with that except that ever so often she would ask "Where is the room" Which started my spidey senses tingling...okay I don't have spidey senses but daddy senses don't sound as nice.

Well like I said everything seemed to be fine until I took her to bed. Tried to get her to calm down but she was restless as usual and wanted to play. Lately we've been trying to be a little firm with her and so me being me raised my voice a little and then all hell broke loose. DOH!! She just started wailing and just wouldn't stop. I tried my best to calm her down but everything I did was absolutely fruitless!!! I walked her, talked to her...tried everything but she wouldn't stop. So I took her outside to try to let her watch some of her cartoons and the maid woke up because of the ruckus. Fortunately she was able to calm her down and before you know it she fell asleep!! Boy these little things sure put a mighty dent in your precieved fatherly capabalities. So here I am feeling rather guilty for making the little one cry before bed when her mother is away and I can't sleep! Darn... fatherhood is not easy is it? You think you have the answers but you are always learning new things.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Muffins Anyone?

Okay okay!! I know I haven't been around much lately and I've also not been doing my usual rounds on the other blogs! Don't even talk about leaving comments and responding to comments or tags that I've failed to do!! Taking this course is really taking up most of my time and what ever time I have left I spend with my little one so I hope you understand. Work has been busy too so no chance of sneaking a post here or there. I guess when it rains it pours as the old saying goes.

Anyway, today was no different except we had to do some grocery buying and also needed to get a couple of new toys to distract the little one. More toys? Well the maid/helper we have will be leaving for home soon and the new one will coming. Our little girl is understandably very attached to the current one so a little smoke and mirrors will be needed to help with the transition. It's not going to be easy but at least it'll keep her mind off the old helper, well at least that is what we hope.

We got her a few books and some finger puppets and a few other things and then had a quick lunch at our favourite place and then headed home. We didn't want to take her along as she has a cough and cold. When we got back we decided to bake some chocolate muffins...well wifey did and I just set the oven. This time it was my favourite chocolate chip muffins.....mmmm... unfortunately I have a sore throat too so only sneaked one....can't wait till tomorrow...

Well I really wanted to share the muffins with you guys who have been visiting although I've hardly been posting! You're all wonderful frineds! Enjoy!!

Hot from the oven!!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday Morning Madness


A first-grade teacher, Ms Neelam was having
trouble with one of her
students. The teacher asked,"Boy, what is your

Boy answered, "I'm too smart for the first-grade.
My sister is in the
third-grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I
should be in the
third-grade too!"

Ms. Neelam had enough. She took Boy to the
principal's office.

While Boy waited in the outer office, the teacher
explained to the
principal what the situation was. The principal told
Ms Neelam he would
give the boy a test and if he failed to answer any of
his questions he was
to go back to the first-grade and behave. She

Boy was brought in and the conditions were
explained to him and he agreed
to take the test.

Principal: "What is 3 x 3?"

Boy: "9".

Principal: "What is 6 x 6?"

Boy: "36".

And so it went with every question the principal
thought a third-grade
should know. The principal looks at Ms. Neelam
and tells her, "I think Boy
can go to the third-grade."

Ms. Neelam says to the principal, "I have some of
my own questions. Can I ask him ?"

The principal and Boy both agree.

Ms. Neelam asks, "What does a cow have four of
that I have only two of?"

Boy, after a moment said, "Legs."

Ms. Neelam: "What is in your pants that you have
but I do not have?"

Boy: "Pockets."

Ms. Neelam: "What starts with a C and ends with a
T, is hairy, oval, delicious and contains thin whitish liquid?"

Boy: "Coconut"

Ms. Neelam: "What goes in hard and pink then
comes out soft and sticky?"

The principal's eyes open really wide and before he
could stop the answer, Boy was taking charge.

Boy: "Bubblegum"

Ms. Neelam: "What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and
a dog does on three legs?"

The principal's eyes open really wide and before he could stop the answer...

Boy: "Shake hands"

Ms. Neelam: Now I will ask some "Who am I" sort
of questions, okay?

Boy: Yep.

Ms. Neelam: "You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up.
I get wet before you do. Who am I?"

Boy: "Tent"

Ms. Neelam: "A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The
best man always has me first. Who am I?"

The Principal was looking restless, a bit tense and took one large Patiala Vodka peg.

Boy: "Wedding Ring"

Ms. Neelam: "I come in many sizes. When I'm not well, I drip. When you blow
me, you feel good. Who am I?"

Boy: "Nose"

Ms. Neelam: "I have a stiff shaft. My tip penetrates.
I come with a quiver. Who am I?"

Boy: "Arrow"

Ms. Neelam: "What word starts with a 'F' and ends in 'K' that means lot of
heat and excitement?"

Boy: "Firetruck"

Ms. Neelam: "What word starts with a 'F' and ends in 'K' & if u dont get it
u have to use ur hand?"

Boy: "Fork"

Ms. Neelam: "What is it that all men have one of it's longer on some men
than on others, the pope doesn't use his and a man gives it to his wife
after they're married?"


Ms. Neelam: "What part of the man has no bone but has muscles, has lots of
veins, like pumping, & is responsible for making love?"

Boy: "HEART."

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and said to the teacher, "Send
this Boy to the University, I got the last ten questions wrong myself!"

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Baking & Booking

It' s been another hectic week what with classes and the usual stuff. However, we decided to do a little baking between the "booking". Anyway since I'm not a man of many words lately I'll do another pictorial...hey pictures are supposed to paint a thousand words right! LOL

Wifey made some delicious chocolate brownies...I baked sausage rolls...
close up of my little creations hehehe
Wifey tried her hand at cupcakes...
the blue berry kind,,,none survived!
as you can see! hehe
Then it was time for books...
and a little sunshine...
and more books...
and finally group study at my place!!
Yes...books strewn everywhere...sad ain't it!
But it was fun to tell you the truth...if it weren't for the assignments and exams I am really enjoying this!! Cheers!
And thanks Ellie for helping me with this! :)