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Moving on..

Well count down stared. Hmmm so many things to do. But i'm too confused where to start. Kids are excited.
I'm having mixed feelings. not too happy but not feeling bad.Yesterday had a potluck at our friends house. I will be missing them all. Hope everthing goes smooth as planned,and not hoping any adventures in this trip.


late reactions..

How do you feel if you just quit your job and don't have another offer at hand , and you don't have any thoughts on staying at home ? Well i just did that , and I don't feel a pinch , this is  because I'm too optimistic  and think that things will be on track and another reason is my brain normally don't  understand impact till the last moment. 
even on Collage last day ,when most of my class mates were in tears ,didn't feel that it was last day till the very next day.
or on my Marriage day didn't cried when i was leaving my parents
or undergoing surgeries
 or the moment when my son was inside a moving train and those damn trains doors got closed when i was trying to climb ,all i did was kept walking and calling my husband

i didn't cried  not because i'm brave ,simply because my brain was not able to comprehend  how i should emote , it was busy in coming up with plan b's or dreaming that things will be alright

Well anyway this is not the first time ,and  this will not be the last time. Ignorance is Bliss.

Rose garden visit

Rose garden in Portland is one of the oldest public garden of its kind in the US!

You can find so many varieties of roses

Different colors

Mount hood view from Rose garden


You know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different. Look at your pictures,your kids  ,its all changed. Your bundle of joy , so small ,so much depending on you... changed so much. Now says what color she wants to wear and what she wants to eat ,and reject your authority(?) .
wears those tiny shoes and wants to go to school with her brother.

hmmm anyway, we are also on the way for change. Changing home,changing city ,changing job. I have to get one anyway! wish me luck :)

Reading with Kids

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
― Dr. Seuss

Nowadays i'm reading lot's of Dr Seuss with my 8 year old  . His teacher wants him to read more of 'scholastic ' series and this guy all on 'wimpy kid dairy' or Dr Seuss or anything on lego's.
I feel good he is reading ,but not so glad as he is not reading what he is supposed to . Anyway something is better than nothing. I feel glad that he is finally into this .

Ok so here's the question - How do you develop reading habit? In a year i saw lot of change.Its the environment. both school and at house. He is reading because his teacher encourages him and his friends also read and they discuss in class.

In his former school in India, he was not that much into books.So if you have same issue try a book club. A book club at school is good idea. form a small group with parents and kids. Get some books(age appropriate books) from library  and choose a book for the week. Discuss on that book and let kids come up with what they feel . Don't just set your books to classic ,allow comics also. Let them enjoy reading first.

Happy reading

On the edge

'Waiting for something to happen' - is a the most grilling experience. have you ever experienced this -Sometimes there will be lot of uncertainty and nothing will be clear ,but you have a feeling that you don't belong here ,and then you come up with something and turn things upside down. when you feel you are off the edge,suddenly everything settles well,and you feel you are missing that old stuff.

And sometimes you desperately want some change ,what ever you do will not result in any success , that does not happen and then the moment you stop thinking about it and take a plan B .Boom it happens leaving with choices .
Whatever life is like like mountain road full of turns and never gives a hint what it unfolds. I rather like it this way then a straight road. If things go as planned ,there won't be any fun and adventure!

satyameva jayathe

I was watching 'satyameva jayathe'  featuring  Amir khan . This week discusion was on 'Dowry'.  Hmmm thats very sad to watch that.

 In one case it seems parents have given dowry upto Rs 20 -25 lacs ,and that girl has to endure tourture in her in-laws house. Why? why is that so? why she didn't went back to her parents house? what made her endure their behavior?
Is it not a issue with our society ?? . If we empower our girls, instead of raising them like 'marriage is the only destiny for life' this will change. Its raising them  not to tolerate any thing that  rips their self respect.

why do they  need to marry heir daughters off to such money minded people? how can any one be happy with those kind of money minded people who don't have any respect for women? what do their parents think when they marry off their daughters to such people? what else can they expect out of people like that.