Off to School; Coffee Please

What a beautiful Monday! The boys and I woke up at 6:30AM, had breakfast and Ashish and Nishad prepared to go to “work.” Ashish called me after he dropped him off at his classroom- a few tears today. Arun and I had some one on one time and then he took his morning nap. I sat down with a cup of coffee and just relaxed. I feel like my work has paid off. Nishad is in an excellent pre-school and he is as prepared as can be. Now I can focus more on Arun so that he can be as prepared as Nishad.

When I went to pick Nishad up today, his teacher said that he was fine. I said, “Say goodbye to Brenda.” He turned and blew her a kiss! She said, “I caught that one!” Cute. The two of them seem to already have such a nice repore.

On the way home, he went on and on about how they had fresh pizza for snack today. He said that he ate with another lurka (boy in Hindi) at the snack table and they talked about dump trucks together. We often are often silly with Nishad and give him “puppy licks” all over his face. Today, while I was unbuckling him from his car seat, I said, “Oh, I love you so much I’m going to give you puppy licks!” He stopped me dead in my tracks with his reply of, “Lips are not for puppy licks, Mamma.” Oh, I was so taken aback! …haha I said, “You’re right.”

While eating lunch together, he said, “So, tell me about your day? Are you having a good day?” There was a fly in the house, which I told Nishad we would tackle after we ate. The fly landed on the table and he dropped his head down as if to speak to it eye-to-eye, “Fly! This is NOT your environment. This is our home. You belong outside.” Amen to that! 🙂

After lunch the boys had nap. I was able to stretch and do a very light workout, which I haven’t been able to do in months. You have to start somewhere!

For dinner we had Mexican pot-pies with fresh cut veggies. Nishad *loves* broccoli, cucumbers and tomatoes from our garden. He eats them right off the stem! I love that!

Arun enjoyed working on the art-card alphabet today with me. More than the pictures, colors and sounds, I think he enjoyed taking the cards out of the box and putting them back in. Yesterday I asked him, “Are you making a mess?” (Trying to keep in mind that what is a mess for me, is learning for him…) He looked at me and shrugged his shoulders and babbled a sound that sounded like, “What mess?” Ashish and I were chuckling about that.