Dad's on his way

Yay!! My dad's coming. There's plenty of excitement...

.. I kick started my Diwali cleaning with the kids' room, which doubles as the guest room, since they still sleep with us. Managed to dispose off a sack of their old toys and the room looks so spacious.

.. Naisha's been asking me.."May I ask Nanu what he's getting for us?" and then despite my, "NO" she goes ahead and asks him and then adds, "Get something for Hrit bhai also." even though all through the day they've been at each others' throats.

... when Hrit's friend called him to play he said very importantly.. I can't come I'm helping mama clean the room for nanu.
All he did was watch and get in the way.

.. he told the neighbour's daughter, "My nanu is coming tomorrow, don't come to my home and mess it up. I've helped mama clean it."

.. Wonder whether Hrit's excitement is because of Nanu or the 'boy doll' he's getting. Yes.. Hrit likes to play with dolls.. as long as they're boy dolls. 'Play' involves tossing it up in the air so it gets stuck on the fans/pelmets or mock fighting with it.

The kids started their three week Diwali holidays.. three weeks, isn't that crazy? I haven't been able to locate a Diwali camp to keep them occupied. God help me!

Editing to add: Did that post two days back and forgot to publish it. So well, Papa is here and life's great. He carried two box fulls of Mithai... which I have proceeded to demolish systematically, aided marginally by Hrit. I've rationalised my sweet orgy with the thought that I need to finish it all before The Husband gets back. He's travelling for a few days. He's diabetic, you see, and his sugar levels have been up over the past month. Loving wife that I am, I have to save his life even if I endanger mine hee hee. So what if I don't take Karva Chauth seriously, I do love The Husband. Must get that mithai finished.
The weightloss, needless to say, has suffered... 200gms up in a day. Thankfully the gentleman trainer got the weighing machine functional so at least I know where I stand.

Day four of the holidays and the kids are already beginning to drive me crazy. More on that in my next post.