The Weekend That Was…
He : Ma, please bake a cake for me.
Me : Baby, not today.
He : Please, I need it today and I want it to be heart shaped. (He knows we have a heart shaped Borosil baking tray).
Me : Why do you want the cake today?
He : Please bake one and I can’t tell you anything else.
Promptly I baked a Chocolate Brownie Cake from the ready to bake mix in 30 minutes. He saw it and smiled appreciatively. Next he asked if we had Amul fresh cream. No, I replied. “Can you pls give me money for that?”. I watched him with amusement as I saw a face which was laced with determination, fun and secrecy.
While, KG and I were discussing the happenings of the day , he goes into the kitchen and locks it from inside. 15 minutes later, he enters the room with this in his hands…
On the heart shaped brownie, he had spread a layer of fresh cream and on that he sprinkled some crushed Oreo biscuits.
And among “Awws” and kisses and hugs, we cut the cake. A special day made very special by our child!
I have been thinking of getting the 3 of us captured in a frame by a professional for some time. So, this Saturday, we decided to get ourselves clicked at a studio. My sister suggested that I should get my hair tamed a bit and some basic make-up done from a salon. I bought the idea and went to the salon. A bill of Rs 1200 later, the reflection in the mirror was something that I didn’t like at all. Though all at the salon tried to convince me otherwise. A second time at the salon for make-up after the wedding was a fiasco! The silent stare from the kid and a quick glance in my direction from KG and then his eyes stayed focused on the traffic and road ahead, did wonders to my already agitated state. Anyways, we smiled and posed and got ourselves clicked. A quick look on the camera screen and we okayed one shot. The picture will be ready tomorrow and I am so not looking forward to it. Lesson learnt, ‘Keep it simple’. Later, KG said, “You look beautiful without the artificial make-up”, made my day!
On Sunday morning, I saw an update on Facebook which said, “Special 26, what a movie. Hall mey sabka hans hans ke bura haal ho gaya”. Wow, this is the movie for Aaryan, we thought. Aaryan loves comedy movies and he laughs the loudest and the longest too at such movies. So, promptly we booked our tickets. After a hearty lunch at the Pizza Hut we settled ourselves to watch Special 26. At intermission, KG asked me, “Was that status update about Special 26?”. I said yes, but still checked it again on my phone. We didn’t find the movie hilarious and nor did the rest of the people in the cinema hall. The movie is very good and is gripping and has a few funny moments but nothing which can be classified as “sabka hans hans ke bura haal ho gaya”. Our poor child didn’t like the movie at all as he didn’t understand the concept of fake raids etc. So much for trusting a status update!!
What kept you busy this weekend??
February 18, 2013 6:59 pm|
Awwww…that so cute of your boy 🙂
Belated wishes for your anniversary 🙂
Special 26 is a nice movie otherwise but obviously not meant for a 10 yr old.
February 19, 2013 7:28 am|
Thank you, Nibedita! 🙂
True, it is certainly not for kids!
You will not believe it, but saw this tweet from @hullokitteh which read : I NEVER laugh and clap during a movie, but I did during Special 26, so please go watch.
Now what will one make out from this??
February 18, 2013 7:23 pm|
Awww that’s so sweet!! Belated wishes on your Anniversary Shilpa… The budding cake designer deserves a hug:)
February 19, 2013 7:30 am|
Thanks a lot, Reshma! Yes, Junior is following his dad’s footsteps in this field… he didn’t ask me or his dad about the decorating the cake. He did it on his own… 🙂
February 18, 2013 7:43 pm|
Sucha sweet kid ma boy !!! :*
February 19, 2013 7:30 am|
February 19, 2013 3:33 am|
Belated Anniversary wishes 😀 😀 One day after valentine’s 😛 😛 and that kid ! 😀 Ah so cute 😀
February 19, 2013 7:40 am|
Thanks Dhiren! We tried to get 14th Feb as our wedding date but the punditji didn’t agree! 😀
February 20, 2013 4:03 am|
My Mom Dad apparently hadn’t a clue when they married but the panditji I think did… they married on 14th 😀
February 20, 2013 4:05 am|
Wow! How sweet is that! :))
February 19, 2013 4:36 am|
Belated happy anniversary! Hurray to 16 years. I agree with the bad makeup at parlor bit. I only got it done twice — once at my wedding which was okay. The second time at the reception was plain atrocious. I was looking so horrific I wanted to cry. Yes, getting a family portrait is on my mind since some time as well. And really kiddo is so sweet. Hugs to him! I watched Special 26, loved it for the reasons you stated. Seriously, who found it funny and why?
February 19, 2013 8:20 am|
Thank you Rachna 🙂
Aah! You have had a bad experience too! Getting the make up done at the salon was such a bad idea! I would have done it better myself!
Special 26… my point exactly, didnt find anything funny! And then as I shared a tweet earlier from @hullokitteh which read : “I NEVER laugh and clap during a movie, but I did during Special 26, so please go watch.”
Laugh and clap in Special 26!?!
February 19, 2013 4:44 am|
What an affectionate and creative kid you have! and many more years of blissful togetherness to you both. Stay blessed always.
Share your thoughts about the make up bit, when i see in magazines before and after make up , i feel the before pics look more beautiful.
February 19, 2013 8:24 am|
Thanks a lot for your lovely and warm wishes, Asha 🙂
I usually use eyeliner and kajal and lipstick. That’s it and I am pretty fine with that. But this one, used eye -shadow (shades of yellow and maroon) along with eyeliner and kajal and the result was terrible! 😐
February 19, 2013 4:50 am|
Never trust status updates related to movies unless you know the taste of that particular friend. Every movie gets mixed reviews these days. We really need to scan reviews before we make a choice based on them.
February 19, 2013 8:39 am|
Agree! Same was for Vishwaroopam… there was so much of uproar and everybody blogged and tweeted and facebooked about how awesome the movie was. While I read this on twitter about the same movie, “What a F-all movie… forget offending Muslims, it offends the intelligence if all it’s viewers” And another blogger friend also shared the same views! So, it is different strokes for different folks!
February 19, 2013 5:05 am|
Happy Anniversary 🙂
Aww .. such a lovely child you have ! And I have discovered that however basic my makeup skills might be I alwasy end up doing a better job than a salon 🙂
February 19, 2013 8:42 am|
Thank you Ruchira :))
True and agree completely! The basic make up with a liquid foundation, an eyeliner with kajal and lipstick is enough. Wish I had the sense then! *Sigh*
February 19, 2013 5:06 am|
Wow! So thoughtful of him!
Belated happy anniversary wishes to you!
February 19, 2013 8:42 am|
Thank you so much, Indrani :))
February 19, 2013 5:38 am|
Happy Anniversary Shilpa!
The cake was indeed very thoughtful and creative idea of your son.The status updates are quite unreliable, like I saw the movie “Oh my God” in TV after seeing the status update of somebody saying it is a fantastic movie, turned out i could not watch it for even 15 minutes. I think what is good for some one may not be good for us.
I have had good experiences with makeup done by Mac people for they are very well trained and the result is very good. If you have a mac studio in your city, you can have a free makeup done there to just check up. But their charges are very high,it was like Rs.5,000 for a single person makeup, but looked fantastic. I have had a few sample makeups done by them. In fact for your photo you could have gone to them saying you want to try their make up for the family photo, they would have done it free, because you are only trying it.
I am pretty good in makeup myself as I am interested in that, and keep trying various effects by going through makeup tutorials in the Youtube. My husband keeps making fun at me saying i have every make up item in the world. But I just love trying out, keep practicing on myself.
February 19, 2013 10:36 am|
Thank you Rama 🙂 yes, his gesture made us feel proud and happy! 🙂
True, everybody has different tastes and likes. But in this movie, there was hardly anything to laugh at!!
I did tell them that the make up was for a family pic. And got it done from a salon which has L’ Oreal Professional service. I am not into make-up at all. On regular days, I just use a lipstick and kajal and rest of the times, also an eyeliner! That’s it! 😛
Will check out Mac next time, if need be! 😀
February 19, 2013 6:15 am|
Ahhh such a sweet boy you have!!! He decorated the cake so well…
Me too against makeup, I mean I apply lipstick/ gloss, kajal/liner bas thats it!!!
February 19, 2013 11:17 am|
Yeah, he did it on his own! Same here… use exactly what you use too!
It was a learning experience! 😀
February 19, 2013 6:37 am|
A really thoughtful child. Signs that he is growing, he is thinking, he is discerning, appreciating what he has.
Good luck to you all.
February 19, 2013 11:19 am|
Thanks you so much, Anil. It is heart-warming to see him grow up to be a bit responsible and thoughtful! 🙂
February 19, 2013 7:41 am|
Thats such a touching getsure! Happy anniv… hope u had a good one!
February 19, 2013 11:19 am|
Thank you so much, Meena 🙂 Yes, we had a good time together! 🙂
February 19, 2013 8:31 am|
Awwww how sweet of him 🙂 Wishing all of u lotz of luv and happiness Shilpa.
I thought Special 26 was much hyped. Err and some people even told me it was a great thriller 😛 😛
February 19, 2013 11:25 am|
Thanks a lot Swathi for your warm wishes! 🙂
Special 26, a thriller?? Amazing!!
February 19, 2013 9:01 am|
I should some day learn to bake a cake. Do I need a baking machine for that? Never mind, it’s NEVER going to happen!! Let me start with rice and other simpler tiffin items 🙂
February 19, 2013 11:30 am|
LOL 😀 Yes you must start with rice!! And then you can graduate to baking a cake. And you can make a cake in a regular cooker on a gas too. Of course Microwave and OTG are the ‘baking machines’ that you can use. 🙂
Happy baking 🙂
February 19, 2013 9:23 am|
Awww that is so so sweet of him, Shilpa! You have a sweetheart of a son! God bless him 🙂
Heres wishing you and KG a very happy anniversary!
February 19, 2013 11:31 am|
Thank you so much Deeps for your warm wishes 🙂
February 19, 2013 10:04 am|
Belated anniversary wishes, Shilpa! Your son is such a darling! So so so adorable of him to do this! You must be so proud of him!
February 19, 2013 11:51 am|
Thank you Smitha 🙂 Gestures like this truly tug at your heartstrings! :))
February 19, 2013 11:00 am|
Loving and belated anniversary wishes to you, dear Shilpa! Your son is really very sweet. God bless you all.
When you talked about the hair taming bit and photo session, I remembered a similar experience and just as your hubby said, it is best to go without make up. We as women look more beautiful when we are natural. But we want to still give it our best and we opt for salons. It never works well for me esp for a family photo snap. I too learned it the hard way.
Once again Shilpa, here’s wishing you and your husband KG a very happy, love filled anniversary!
February 19, 2013 11:57 am|
Thanks a lot, Swapna for your warm and lovely wishes 🙂
You have experienced the same!! I am off salons for make up, positively! I will do a far better job than these ‘professionals’! 🙂
February 19, 2013 1:33 pm|
Aaryan is a very thoughtful child indeed. And wish you a very happy anniversary, belated though. My week wasn’t very eventful but next one could be, we are moving to a new place. 🙂
February 19, 2013 1:45 pm|
Thank you Shilpa:) Wow! where are you going?? All the very best to you 🙂
February 20, 2013 12:09 pm|
Same city, but in a different sector. 🙂
March 4, 2013 1:24 pm|
Cool 🙂 Hope you have settled at the new place by now!!
February 19, 2013 11:01 pm|
Wow.. he is so cute.. he planned a surprise for parents all alone..
Wishing you happy anniversary!
I heard lot of good reviews about Special 26 and I was even planning to watch it. Thanks for warning us.
February 20, 2013 2:50 am|
Thanks A and yes it was thoughtful of him 🙂
No!! Special 26 is a good movie, good acting and very interesting story line… but it is not funny as was written in a status update by somebody and is not for kids as they’d not understand. Go for it.
February 20, 2013 5:09 am|
My best wishes to both of you.
But,here you are senior to us by four days……ours is 19th Feb.
February 20, 2013 7:58 am|
Thank you so much, Mr Chowla. And hearty congratulations to you and Ma’am too! Hope you had a great time 🙂
February 20, 2013 6:03 am|
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February 20, 2013 7:49 am|
Thank you.Lets plan having joint celebrations next year
February 20, 2013 7:57 am|
That’s a wonderful idea! Let us do that! 🙂
February 20, 2013 6:51 pm|
Network pblms…two times my comment is gone 🙁
Belated anniversary, Shilpa..the cake is the sweetest…hope you guys had a great time. 🙂
February 21, 2013 3:02 am|
Thanks a lot, Latha! Oh, yes, we had a fabulous time celebrating our day with our lil big boy! 🙂
February 21, 2013 5:27 am|
That really sounds like a wonderful anniversary. Your son is really creative – who would have thought of adorning the cake with crushed oreos? So sweet of him to want to surprise his parents. 🙂 And yes, it’s a good lesson learnt – of never trusting a status update about a movie.
And I am sure that photo will come out good. Happy belated anniversary to you!
March 2, 2013 8:11 am|
Thank you so much DC 🙂
Even I was wondering about the same… dont know from where he got the idea of crushed oreos.
Agree completely! Everyone has different tastes! But this one was way off the mark! 😐
The photo is ok! 🙂
February 21, 2013 8:34 am|
first belated yet hearty wishes on your wedding anniversary; I just loved the family portrait you posted on FB- god bless; the cake looks swell but what the handsome boy of yours did to that cake makes it even more amazing 🙂
March 2, 2013 8:03 am|
Thank you so much, Priya for the lovely wishes 🙂
Glad that you liked the pic! 🙂 What the kid did to the cake simply floored us too! 🙂
February 23, 2013 2:34 am|
That’s most beautiful thing a man can say to his wife! Your KG is a gem.
March 2, 2013 8:15 am|
That he surely is! Thank you :))
February 24, 2013 10:12 pm|
Aww he is so sweet.. Belated Anniversary wishes.
March 2, 2013 8:03 am|
Thank you so much LF 🙂
February 25, 2013 11:54 am|
yummmm cake…..heart shaped make sit even more lovable……many wishes on your wedding anniversary 🙂
March 2, 2013 8:04 am|
Thanks a lot, S:)
February 27, 2013 5:40 pm|
Awww, so discernibly sweet of Aryan!! 😉 Belated Anniv wishes Shilpa. and its sort of bad that he didnt like the movie, but children you know one time they like this, another time that. Priorities and level of understanding keeps changing!!
March 2, 2013 8:07 am|
Thank you, Kappu 🙂
Aaryan likes the fun and funny kind of movies. True, our likes and preferences change over a period of time!
March 2, 2013 7:07 am|
I think I have seen that photo on your FB profile. nice one! I liked Special 26..better than Kai po che!
March 2, 2013 8:08 am|
Yes, it is there on FB 😀 Thanks 🙂
Havent watched Kai Po Che as yet, but I quite liked Special 26 🙂
March 4, 2013 1:18 pm|
Belated Happy Anniversary Shilpa. I loved this post a lot. That is so sweet of KG 🙂
I also loved Special 26 but it was no where close to a hilarious movie. Some people put up such wrong reviews. Morons 😛
March 4, 2013 1:23 pm|
Thank you so much Vinita 🙂
I know, it was such a dampener… when we wanted our child to enjoy a movie, we ended up boring him! 😐
March 5, 2013 3:12 am|
I missed this post. Belated best wishes Shilpa.
Such adorable and loving gesture by your boy.
It’s precious 🙂 God Bless the happy family!!
March 5, 2013 3:21 am|
Thanks a ton, Priyanka for the lovely wishes! 🙂
March 21, 2013 8:52 am|
Happy belated Anniversary. May God bless you.
March 21, 2013 8:56 am|
Thank you so much Ma’am! 🙂