There is a rhythm to our everyday… or I must change the tense on that one and say, there was a rhythm to our days. It has gone kaput ever since our darling daughter made her grand entry! I struggle with getting the simplest of things, done; there is so much clutter all of a sudden, the disorganization is frustrating; the ridiculousness of it all is eating into my sanity. It is bothering me no end.
There is more TV – my distraction-specialist (sorry Aarya!). I spend more time searching for stuff, than actually doing anything.
No, the baby girl has nothing to do with it.
But maybe now it is out of hand, on my face, driving me nuts.
Many a days, I feel like a failure. Right now, it hits me very hard. I am scared my children see me as one. I am worried my Husband judges me too ( even though, I know he doesn’t).
So to get me some peace, for my happiness, for ME – I am going on a general cleanse of my home and me. And here I log our journey.
And a shout-out to Swapna (TheMomViews.com) for organizing one of my 1st and the best bootcamps for Indian bloggers and getting me to think about my home on the internet at a whole new level. You are an inspiration, period.
And yes, this means I am jamming your inboxes again :)
Phew…. much awaited Rains have hit Mumbai and with it comess
– Aarya’s school reopens [ YAY! ]
– smelly, wet shoes [ if they dry, I can pack them up lol]
– cold but dried laundry – but there is that smell only SUN can take away!
– tons and tons of washing, and no place to put them all out
– my exams [ yep, my final and very last exams]
So to cope with the first and the last – I need a break. I had project presentation and Viva et all, and am happy to report, it went well.
Meanwhile follow me on Instagram, to see our daily life in action [ pics of my lovelies mostly, and maybe some other things in between)
So I will see you all in July… hopefully stressed and missing my blog ;)
We went to Adlabs Imagica this month, review to come in July :) In short – we LOVED it.
Or I will like to believe it that way. Colored salt is not new in mommy-blog world – but it was a new to me project and I was blown away at how simple it was. I envisioned THAT project I had seen in so many blogs already (esp. Learn Play Imagine – a mama of boys, who did this project with success). Oh! And I did think that my plan of color mixing + Art project would be received with much enthusiasm. You can only imagine what happened, right?
The project was simple.
- We add a design on paper with glue.
- Then we add the colored salt to it little by little.
- ‘Little by little’ is still an abstract phrase, I guess!
- After this, I just knew that the direction this project was going was west-wards.
Well, then you shake of the excess salt; and leave it to dry. Again *leave it to dry* doesn’t really work here either, so he jumped right in with the next step ( which is ONE of the reasons this did not work). The next step is to put teeny-tiny drops of colored water on the salt to see it travelling through the salt.
- Well again *teeny-tiny* just is way too abstract; so we DUMP the whole yellow water right in! Did it travel, sure it did; but he was too busy dumping to really *see* anything! But he did see the *green*. OK! So at least 1 thing did happen.
- Well at this point I should have a masterpiece or something similar, well all I had a LOT of salt All over the place :)
Then of course he wanted to play *independently* with the salt, the car, the glue; I almost said no; but it was one of those days were I was so focused on *yeses* (it is almost painful to remember the salt everywhere)
I would have rated this activity a failure, but he enjoyed this so much (the sensory aspect and the dumping thing too) that I am going to say that this was a winner. Will I do it again? Not in a very long time – it is only so much I can take ;)