A weekend of great weather, good friends, a haunted flamingo and a very hungry dog.

Jager is my friend’s very stylish, handsome and well groomed dog. A little mutt who relishes his super fancy treats with a lot less enthusiasm than what the dustbin has on offer.

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He secretly steals food from the children’s plates, eats small coconuts and grass and if left unsupervised will happpily slurp on the abundant insects we have at Narnia.

His master can invest in an exclusive doggie chef for him but he will still prefer the eclectic buffet services of the waste bin or when you are not looking take a bite off your food and pretend it was the Ant. ( Yes, this has happened)

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This weekend he took it upon himself to roll in mud till he changed colour to brown, jump in the pool at any given opportunity and burst ALL the balloons that we blew for the kids. It did not matter if we hid them in the tent, he would find his way in and then proceed to burst them while my daughter yelled bloody murder.

Suffices to say she was not happy. 

T’was that kindoff a weekend where we got haunted by a scary stalkerish blow-up flamingo ( picture included for reference), bitten by loads of insects that crawl out of holes once monsoon arrives, spent time with a very hungry dog and had some very fashionable old school laughs.

In short…

…Life is good.

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Style at the Little Flea

Most children love to be outside the house. My children are no different. They love music, games and a carnival type atmosphere. Add to that some fun shops selling interesting eclectic items and hoards of yummy food stalls, you have at your disposal the keys to a magic kingdom far, far away.

I always try and take the kids to different children friendly festivals, flee markets and farmers markets because they really do enjoy the atmosphere, and for them it’s party time as they get to eat ice-cream and play all those fun old-school carnival games.

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This homemade mango ice cream was so delicious we took an entire tub back home to eat again the next day.

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Little Miss Peggy P was loving the look of her unfinished fish tattoo. ( she did not let me wash it off for 3 days!!!!!!)

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Both my babies love to be in a crowd. They enjoy  the hustle bustle that comes with living in a city like Bombay. Add to that a trip to the little Flea and balloon animals that look almost as cute them – you know you have the recipe for the most perfect family day.

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Top Children Toys: The Twister – Our Fashion Tornado.

I got this children’s toy for the kids birthday. It was just such a hit with my children that after a few months of procrastinating I had to go and buy another one.

Now I will tell you why I absolutely love this toy and any fence-sitting mothers can be rest assured that it is a good investment.

1) My Children Love it.

All mothers will tell you how hard it is to find a toy that is loved by all children. This toy is easily one of those ” loved by all” kind of toys. It’s easy to manoeuvre, and it’s fairly safe.

2) It’s not Electronic so the kids get loads of exercise.

The thing I love most about the Twister is that the children have to move the scooter with their legs and use their hands to steer the wheel. Both my children have become super fast and I love seeing them get all the exercise for their little legs and hands.

3) Future Race-car drivers.

So, while my son is uber fast on his Twister my daughter is the real Schumacher. She can turn corners, cut him, zip past him so fast that she leaves a trail of imaginary dust behind. She can also do lots of little stunts on her pretty pink one. It’s very, very satisfying to see your little girl have skills attuned to a race car driver.

 

So see the videos and decide for yourself if you should include this very fashionable scooter to your toy cabinet.

…and yes we have names.

Meet Froggy-Bop and Bedazzle.

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Shiny Sunny Sunglasses

Okay!

So fact.

Bombay is not blessed with good weather. We have exactly 2 seasons!

Summer and Monsoon.

So sunglasses out here are not really a fashion statement but a necessity.

Of course they don’t always stay where they are supposed to, and I have lost many a pair trying to keep the eyes protected, but it has also taught them to be a little responsible as they hate to lose things now.

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They know and understand that incase they loose the sunglasses I definitely ain’t gonna buy them another pair

…and that is a good lesson to learn.

It is a great idea to start investing and buying a few sunnies and children’s accessories for the kids once they learn how to walk and get a little independent with their movements.

It also helps develop personality and many times they tell me what they like and what they absolutely HATE!

Little people with Big personalities.

That is what they are.

 

 

 

Super Sports Sunday

INDvsPAK matches are Legendary.

Especially if it is of the cricket variety. Today it is cricket and hockey!

 

I have a check – list for such huge state-of-the-art matches

1) My lucky Pom-poms – check

2) The absolutely same brand of chips and dip to serve – check

3) My two rugrats dressed up in the Indian colours – double check

Now bring on the big game!

We are ready.

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Dressing up.

My son loves to play dress up.

Since he was a baby he would sit excitedly with me while we decided what he could be. Many times we made our own costumes or just improvised on what we had.

Ofcourse it didn’t always work the way we wanted and instead of looking like a Viking he looked like a bull with bad horns. But, the process was more important and we ALWAYS had fun.

And that is the point right?

Presenting the many faces of Master BlueBerry

 

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Captain Stinky- Shoes the Pirate

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Maverick- the Top Gun hunk

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BlueWings – the pixie fairy

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The great & powerful OZ – from my Wizard Of Oz production.

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Larry the Luau guy

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Olaf

Master Dress up by name and Master Dressup by Nature.

Thats my boy 🙂

 

HAIR & STYLES

My boy has 2 best friends.

Sibling sisters who are our neighbors. Aameeya is 12 and Myrah is 8. Now, being girls they have taken both my children under their fine patronage and make sure they do everything they want them to do (and this works the other way around as well).

Now, my girl is is known to be a screamer and can resist any onslaught BUT my boy.. My sweet, sweet boy.

He is the real trooper

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He sat patiently for this one whilst the girls played Beauty Palour on his self. And he rather enjoyed himself.

Statutary Warning: Do not try this at home.

These clips are diabolically hard to remove and a couple of them may linger on in your child’s hair for all eternity.

MY GIRL

Now, doing my girls hair styles are more tedious. How to make her sit in one place for more than 30 seconds is the challenge.

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Somehow we manage. It’s not always successful, but that’s all right. Any hair style looks cute on these little people.

So bring out the clips, the hair bands and the hair gizmos and go a little crazy with their hair styles.

You are not going to get many chances.