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Switched at Birth

Mum (and self-appointed ruler of Casa di Frøiland): A, switch off that T.V. And get a life that doesn’t involve Ben 10.
A: (Looking mutinous) On one condition.
Mum: (groaning inwardly and in no mood to negotiate)???
A: That you give me some tough sums to do.
Mum: Tough sums?
A: Yes not stupid stuff like 4+6=10, because EVERYBODY knows THAT (snort). But stuff like 25 + 16.
Mum: You want to add that?
A: D-uh! (Okay. He didn’t say that or I would have cuffed him, but he indicated a certain Homer Simpson-ness with the roll of his ONE eyeball.)

So we did “tough” sums for about an hour or so. I am sad to report that I am now a hero because I added 56+64 with. No. Hands. (Never mind that it took me the better part of a minute, but I think I can almost fake knowing wisdom when I pretend to think.) Tragic indeed to have such a need to shine in my son’s eyes. Give me a break – I have till about third grade and then I’ll be outed for the Maths dud I really am.

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Did you know that Pluto is no longer a planet? Well, it’s not. And I am outraged. And to add insult to injury, Pluto is now a “dwarf planet”. The nerve, I say! What a kick in the groin for Pluto. “You wannabe planet, you!” the astronomers mock. Yes, apparently, other Kuiper Belt Objects, like Ceres, have screwed Pluto over.

Why this sudden interest in astronomy? Well, the geek grandmother sent us a solar system whatchammacallit thingy. Its wonderful! When lit up, you can lie in bed, and see constellations of stars on the ceiling.

But now there are only 8 planets and I am miffed. Having kids and educating them is hard enough. We now have to deal with massive shifts in knowledge too? Gah!

A minutes silence for the deceased planet, please.

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I’m Baaack!

O, dear readers. Here I am again post Yuletide 2008. Post New Year 2009. Working my ass off , yet loving my bureaucratic life.

Now ask me about Christmas. And watch me curl up on your sofa in feline bliss, breaking into purrs of sheer gooey, chocolate-y contentment. I don’t know that I have the words to tell you how vacation perfection looks, tastes and smells.

How do you explain every fibre of your being tuning into a perfect hmmmmm?

Instead of wasting my time, let me offer you, my dear readers, pictures instead. Happy New Year!

A and Santa

A and Santa


Best Buddies sleeping hand in hand

Best Buddies sleeping hand in hand


Indian tree decoration

Indian tree decoration


The fat angel I adore!

The fat angel I adore!


the little santa decoration was made by Arvind. It got our vote.

the little santa decoration was made by Arvind. It got our vote.


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Gingerbread Christmas tree:-)


Christmas without the Little Prince? I don't think so.

Christmas without the Little Prince? I don't think so.


Armaan's favouritest things - his "shoe-sha". I fancy them too.

Armaan's favouritest things - his "shoe-sha". I fancy them too.


Table decoration

Table decoration


Prepped for Xmas dinner - or Julaften

Prepped for Xmas dinner - or Julaften


Awesome threesome. The fourth was busy shovelling his food!

Awesome threesome. The fourth was busy shovelling his food!


Daddy Cool obviously

Daddy Cool obviously


Mush is us

Mush is us


(sigh) A normal picture is well nigh impossible

(sigh) A normal picture is well nigh impossible


Daddy-is-a-danglin'-us-upside-down

Daddy-is-a-danglin'-us-upside-down


Guess who loves his present? Our little bookworm

Guess who loves his present? Our little bookworm


Homemade Xmas decorations. Yes - cookies hanging in the window

Homemade Xmas decorations. Yes - cookies hanging in the window


A and Kris. Check out the mirrory ocean behind them!

A and Kris. Check out the mirrory ocean behind them!


Chocoholic

Chocoholic


Oh the love, I tell ya!

Oh the love, I tell ya!


I can already see these two in 20 years sittng in a cafe and having a giggle!

I can already see these two in 20 years sittng in a cafe and having a giggle!


Sisters-in-law in arms

Sisters-in-law in arms


Shiny Happy Curlytop

Shiny Happy Curlytop


Li'l Oliver Twist sups on crumbs by the grimy fireplace

Li'l Oliver Twist sups on crumbs by the grimy fireplace


Loved

Loved


Somebody stop him from growing up

Somebody stop him from growing up


Cousins huddled over DS during bonfire

Cousins huddled over DS during bonfire

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