Wednesday, November 3, 2010

This and that ...

Ever since I have read Zen Shorts ... Cantaloupe and I, both are relating every day events to the story.
No prizes for guessing the book she picked in the school library ... Zen Ties !!!!
Stillwater, you have found two loyalists here !!

In other news, nephew turned two ! The little fellow whom I nick named for his long head at birth is already two and plays pranks on me.

Junior hums ... sings to herself these days. And the sequence is set .. Polly put the kettle, Little Jack Horner, .... and finally I love you, you love me. (she is Not a Barney fan)

Cantaloupe started badminton classes ... for now extremely pleased with the patient coach. I know my girl likes playing badminton ... but easily gives up. She wants the easy way out ... tries couple of times and thinks she will master the sport in a week. I think these classes are a good beginning for her to learn patience and perseverance.

Debating about Abacus classes .... talked to her teacher at school. The teacher thinks its a good idea to enroll ... I am hesitant, more so because it is 2 hrs class at a stretch. I do know some of my cousins who have benefitted from these classes. (in India)

Oh yes ... Junior thinks she is a Chess champion !! And what does she do with chess pawns ... identifies all the pawns correctly, places the chess board in the right direction and neatly arranges all the pawns. (I am still confused on this part ... should the black square be to my right or left .. and the Queen ... where does she sit ???) Once she has accomplished this task of arranging all 32 pawns, she promptly packs them back.


Titaxy said...

lol..i like the chess champion bit :D

Sands said...

I like the chess champion :) My little one plays in a few tournaments as part of his school team and thinks he is ready to give Viswanathan Anand a run for his money ;) We are still working on modesty in our household!

Swaram said...

Aww Junior is a champion indeed :)
Deepavali habbada shubhashayagalhu :) :)

starry eyed said...

Chess-t amazing your Junior is! I know what you mean abt the perseverance bit, Div is the same way, wants evrything, gets discouraged by the amount of effort and practice needed!

Lakshmi said...

So nice to read your updates about cantaloupe and junior. Badminton sounds awesome and great to hear about the chess champion :)

Choxbox said...

Love those two books. Aren’t they AWESOME?!

And yay to the chess champ! See if you can get hold of 'The Amazing Adventures of Dan the Pawn' - she will love it.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@All: Junior religiously follows her routine everyday ... the only problem we have is, after putting the pawns in the right spots, she looks at it contently and immediately starts clean up... no time left for us to explain any further about the game. :)

@Chox: Thanks for the reco, If not Junior, Cantaloupe will benefit from this book. Junior is still in the sloth / hungry caterpillar phase :)


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