• Yog

    Birthday Month

    Yog is about to celebrate his birthday this month. I was feeling all mushy about it when I realized, he is just a few years short of having his own cell phone and his own social media accounts. It then struck me that for the first time in his life, he will realize that not only is his mother a self proclaimed writer but also that more than half her stories are about him. I have no idea how he will fee about his private life being paraded on public platforms by none other than his own mother. Whatever his reaction might be, mine is pretty much planned, “I don’t…

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    Kitchen Science

    Science Revision with Yog goes something like this: Example of Sedimentation When we make Pakoras in the house, after some time, small pieces of Pakoras settle down in the oil. This is called Sedimentation Example of Decantation After the small pieces of pakora have settled down, we pour out the oil. This is called Decantation Example of Filtration When we make tea, we use a Sieve to filter the team from tea leaves. This is called Filtration Example of Purification When we are making Green tea, we boil water. It kills all the pathogens in the water. This is called Purification. I am left with the following thoughts- Kitchen, indeed,…

  • My Love,  Yog

    Car Drive

    We are off to an impromptu drive in the glistening night Yog: Mama, sit with me in the car Pavan: No. Mummy will sit with me Yog: No, I asked Mama first Pavan: But I already booked Mummy even before you were born Yog (asking me sheepishly): You had Love Wedding Mama? Me: Yes, we did Yog. Considering his odds of winning, Yog strikes a deal with his Dad. While going I will sit with Papa. While returning, I will sit with Yog. I can only stand on the road letting these two cute boys fight over me. Such a priceless feeling this is. Who cares where I get to…

  • Toyna,  Yog

    Door Signs

      Door signs become an important part of defining ourselves as we create our own space in life. Since some years now, Toyna has been hanging notes outside her room door. These signs often reflect her state of thought, action and mind. Sometimes the signs state rules of how to behave in her room and sometimes these are just fun things that she likes. Recently, Yog decided that he ought to have some rules for his room too. In order to emulate his sister, he kept searching for nice stickies to put on his door. But he managed to scavenge only a few small stickies as seen in the picture…

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    My Mom

    As seen from the eyes of an 8 year old child. As written from the heart of a Mom who thanks God each day for all the love she has received.    My first hug, my first kiss, my first love letter Will always be for my Mom   When I am angry beyond argument When I am happy beyond words When I am sad beyond comprehension My go to person, my Mom   When I hate someone When I love someone When I fight with someone When I kiss someone The person who knows all , my Mom   When my Mom says something right When my Mom says…

  • Homeschooling,  Yog

    Cuts and Tears

    Yog works endless hours under the hot sun in our little home garden with his Dad. He shovels, digs, moves rocks, pulls weeds/roots, prunes trees and works with all kinds of pests with ease. His legs and arms are strained, knees are black and fingers are scraped. Overall, he is a happy boy. We sit down on our dining table under the fan with a glass of icy lemonade by our side. Yog opens his brand new Math text book and immediately ends up getting a paper tear from the sharp edges of the new book. His eyes well up with tears, voice gets choked and he mutters under his…

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    Low on Battery

    Yog joins Pavan for his fitness class. While Pavan sweats it out, he works as Pavan personal secretary juggling his phone, electrolytes and hand sanitizer like a pro. Office phone rings. It is a colleague from work. Yog: Hello! Colleague: Hello! Can I speak to Pavan? Yog: Papa is exercising. Battery is only 1%. I will call you later. Colleague: Oh Ok! Take care! #ConversationsWithYog #LowOnBattery

  • Homeschooling,  Yog

    Perception Management Begins at Home

    Disclaimer- This post is not a rant of the Genius Capabilities of my husband Pavan Kishore Subramanya Kota Pavan established the first coding group called Net Maniacs while studying Mining at his Engineering College somewhere in the late 1990s He started his career as a developer before he moved into Quality and Process Engineering He built multiple IT Products and took them to market as part of his Business startup He currently heads the Intelligent Automation team at a large Financial Services organization Anyone who knows Pavan will consider him a tech genius and a master in programming. Wrong. Little Yog disagrees. Simple reason, Pavan has never helped Yog with…

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    Professional Discussion

    Yog and me discussing Jobs people do (aka Professions as per his EVS text book). Mama – So what do you think is my profession? Yog (instantly rattles off) – You are a cook. Papa is a Worker and Tatha (Grandfather) is a Builder because he loves making houses. Mama – So what do you want to become when you grow big? Yog (beaming from ear to ear) – I want to be a TV watcher. Mama (bursting out with laughter) – Let me know how it goes for you! With that I shut down his EVS book. I think there are some more loose ends to tie before we…

  • Homeschooling,  Yog

    I am not this Body but this Cycle is Mine

    I am not this body I am not my clothes I am definitely not my shoes But this cycle is mine so I will keep it clean at any cost, even if it means dirtying my body, clothes, or  shoes   After a heavy rain last night, Yog and his cycle got stuck in the middle of a muddy puddle. I was laughing away to glory when Yog tried desperately to keep his cycle clean but did not care that his shoes, clothes, hands and feet were covered in that muck! Immediately after coming home, he tended to his cycle to clean it. After he was done, I immediately attended…