Tag Archives: family time

The Bulbul’s message


We are at my mom’s, enjoying our summer vacation. We have just had a sumptuous lunch. The children and their cousins are playing a board game in one of the bedrooms. All the adults are seated or stretched out in … Continue reading

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Family time


I don’t know about all of you, but when the members of my family try to get ready to step out of the house together, usually one of these things is likely to happen. Three members are out the door, … Continue reading

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Sibling tales #1


This is a story that happens in every family. When the entire family is heading out, there is always one person who is either looking for his/her missing socks or shoes or smartphone, while the rest of the family is … Continue reading

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Ludo, digitally!


The kids are super excited that their father and I have joined them for a game of Ludo. We are a little rusty but quickly reacquaint. There’s a huge difference, we are playing Ludo digitally on the tablet. We get … Continue reading

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Morning madness


When my children and I step out of the house at 8.30 a.m. everyday, we look like every other family, all polite smiles and greetings. If anyone had stepped in to our home, just ten minutes before this, they would … Continue reading

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Kids and what they say


Children are so influenced by how we adults talk, the way we gesture, the way we modulate our voices and the way we behave. It is fun to hear them unconsciously behave like their parents or older siblings by observing … Continue reading

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Cool Secrets!


I have guests for dinner today, and as I spin around my kitchen, the air seems cooler suddenly, despite the heat from the cooking range.  I quickly realize that the refrigerator door has not shut properly. I push the door gently and smile, … Continue reading

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