Thursday, March 22, 2012

Of fractures and fantasies

I am glad to see the back of February since Feb began with peapod fracturing her left hand during one of her skating sessions. It was one tiring week. She had, what the medical world calls, a green stick fracture. Since the bone had a slight bend, it had to be straightened physically before they put the plaster on. And so she had to be administered general anesthesia. We spent almost a day in the hospital waiting for her anesthesia to wear off and to confirm the post-plaster x-ray was fine too. The father has been on duty since then dropping and picking her up from school. We removed the plaster on friday and she is holding up well. We are almost into the final week of her school and soon she will be hanging up her cute LKG-UKG uniform. Next year she will be a first grader and will have full day school. I am trying to brace myself for the change. Its not just about her going from kindergarten to primary but more about my kindergarten-like cooking skills. The last 2 years has been a cake walk. She generally has breakfast before she leaves and returns by 12 to mom for lunch. 10am break was just snack time, a fruit, idli or bread would suffice. Considering she will be having lunch in school next year, requires me to get more innovative with my dabba making skills. I have armed myself already with a few books - yeah anything that had easy, quick and dabba in the title was a sure pick-me-up and if it added the bonus word "healthy" - yes - that book was bought. Pretty pics, neat text, a pic of Tarla Dalal in her pretty kitchen, had me fantasizing myself in a cotton saree, neatly set hair (at 6 in the morning ....sure I can do it) in a pretty modern kitchen drawing smilies on breads and chappatis with sauce and mayo with a mint leave for texture and a tomato slice for colour. So come June, I need to find ways to live up to the challenge easily. Easily being the operative word. If its not easy, its never going to be part of the menu. Any recommendations guys?


This month we have the peapod's birthday and the countdown has already begun. Its fun to see her counting down her days. All she wants is a sandal for her birthday. Her choice is generally some sassy sandal. Multiple choice doesn't work with her as well since all her choices are equally high heeled and bold. Getting the right one is going to be a task. I don't want to get her into heels and she is going to want to buy one with heels. Lets see between mother and daughter what do we finally get our hands on for her. And we are just talking about her 6th birthday, its not like 16. Wonder what we would be disagreeing on at 16.

5 comments:

crabbymommy said...

Gosh. This sounds rough. General Anesthesia! Glad this is behind you.

I know what you mean about healthy eating. My older one will also have a full day at starting April 2nd! I am worried that she'll eat nothing at school!! I am lucky, though, don't have to think about dabba - they eat in the dining hall at the school which is cooked there. it's a hi-fi school and they claim to balance their meals and all the rest of it..

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Risha said...

yeah good feb has gone, my J in 1st grade now...time just flies. good luck with dabba making :) my mom wld give me for short break and long break and long break wld generally mean roti sabji :)..get the hint

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