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Anitha tagged me as The Versatile Blogger. Thank a bunch Anitha. The rules are, on accepting the tag, I must tell seven random things about myself. Since the kids are much more interesting, here are seven random things about Chula and Mieja. As for passing the tag, if you are reading this post, you are tagged.

Seven random dialogues in seven random scenarios with Mieja. You can come up with your own conclusion about her.
We watched Toystory-3 at home. Mieja is weird about movies. One sad note/night scene/loud sound scares her and she hides behind me and cries. I put her on my lap, coaxed her and finally pull her through the whole movie.
Me: See???? It wasn’t that scary. Isn’t it? What do you think of the movie?
Mieja: I hate it. All that the toys do are to get lost. They keep getting lost and lost and lost. This is not a happy movie.

I am explaining the concept of money, budget, buying out of need vs buying for the sake of buying etc.
Mieja: I know amma. Let us go to Target and buy some money. That way we will have lots of money and need not prioritize. We can buy anything that we want.

Mieja playing with her close friend. Friend is wearing Gap shoes. Mieja is clueless about name brands.
Friend: Mieja, look what I am wearing. Gap.
Mieja: <Frantically looking around her> Where?! Where is the gap?

I am taking Mieja to the doctor to finish her five year old vaccinations. This is the second visit in the last three weeks. She had two shots last week of March and is having the last two vaccines this appointment.
Mieja: <Lips quivering> But amma….. why do I even need shots? I don’t like shots.
Me: Shots are for your own good. It helps you to be healthy.
Mieja: That is not even true. I had two shots the last time. Right now I have a cold. If shots are supposed to keep me healthy and the germs away, they are not even working. So I will not come to the doctor. Ever, never, never, ever again. Never in my life.

Chula and Mieja playing ludo with my aunt.
Aunt: Don’t throw the dice like that. If it gets lost or broken, then we can’t play ludo.
Mieja: Its okay if the dice gets lost or broken. The dice any way gives us a random number between 1 and 6. So when it is my turn to roll the dice, I will tell a random number between 1 and 6 and move my coin. We can still play like that.

Mieja goes ‘walking’ with my aunt. In two seconds she places a request to be carried.
Aunt: Come on, we have come for a walk.
Mieja: Yes. But I don’t like walking and you like walking. So you carry me and walk, I will be carried and not walk.

Mieja and my aunt ‘walk’ to the local Target. Meija asks to be placed in the shopping cart.
Meija: Now…. I am looking for something. So follow my directions and push the cart.
<After multiple left, right, u-turn, stop, circle, left, right, slow, yields later…..>
Aunt: What is that you are looking for? My head is spinning.
Mieja: Okay, okay, okay. I want something, but I don’t know what it is. So let us look on the computer.
Aunt: How is that possible?
Mieja: Why not? That is what amma does. She looks online about things. So borrow a computer from Target and let us look online and find out what I want. May be we can ask Google and it will tell me what I want.
Aunt: ????

Seven things about Chula:

She C.A.N.N.O.T take it if she loses a board game. Friday nights are game nights. The idea is to spend time together as a family. So we make alterations and try to make the game cooperative. But on those rare occasions we play the real version and she loses, hell breaks loose.

She believes that the world is a happy place. She believes in fairies and magic.

“Amma, do you know that people and animals never die? Everything that dies comes back to the earth in one form or another.”

She is my litter police. The rare occasion, I throw something as inconspicuous as a strand of hair, she is on my case.

She is a people pleaser. She would try out things that she hates, just to please me.

She has a gift for music, rythm and languages.

She prefers a book over TV, friends, playing, tech toys etc.

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Passing on the honors

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I have come up with my list of blogs that make me think. The funny thing about this list is couple of them don’t know I exist on this planet! I, people, am a serious lurker who takes lurking very seriously! I will let them know, but I am not sure if they will be passing the torch on. I mean, if some one tags me out of the blue, I would think twice too!

And I am doing repeats and back tags. Because my blogging world is quite small.

Boo: Two years ago, Big Boo comes to me and tells me that her sister has a blog. And me goes, Blog?! What in the world is that? So Boo practically introduced blogging to me. Ever since I have been compulsively checking her blogs atleast 2-3 times a day, mainly to update myself on baby Ashu’s antics and also because her style of writing leaves me wanting for more. We go a long way back and she is as wonderful, fun and thoughtful in person as she is in her blogs.

Tharini: The minute I open her blog, a calmness seeps in to me. Be it the banner or the image of the teacups, its all so serene. She puts in so much effort in to each post, with those special banners and images. She takes parenting very seriously and at those times I get in to one of my temper tantrums, I compare self(which I do a lot) with people like Tharini and feel embarrassed. Her family must be really lucky.

Kiran: I am back tagging you. I am a bit of a dope head – explanation follows shortly. I had been reading your mommyblog and also your personal blog at wordpress and was amazed by the way you write, quite contrary to the modest picture you paint about yourself.{Begin explanation for dope head }All along I had been thinking that these two ladies write so similarly. Even after looking your pictures, I still hadn’t figured it out. Finally it hit me only after reading your comment. {End explanation}

Ammani: She is known as the quick tales lady. She has close to 200 QT in her blogs. Each tale is unique and has a different flavor. The reason her tales are so close to heart are because the crux is so common that we all experience it day in and day out. But it takes talent to present it as captivating quick tale. Hats off to you Ammani.

Chennaikaran: He sure makes me laugh. I have laughed so hard that I have blast food out of my nose! He has such a wonderful, light take on life. I wish I could have his sense of humor. You have to read him to believe him.

If you choose to pass it on, these are the Thinking Blogger Award rules:
This award was started here.
You have to award five others whose blog you think deserve this award.
Should you choose to participate, please make sure you pass this list of rules to the blogs you are tagging.
If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.
Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.

Optional: Proudly display the ‘Thinking Blogger Award’ with a link to the post that you wrote.Please, remember to tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all — blogs that really get you thinking!

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    Thanks Kiran for nominating me for the thinking blogger award. This is prefect because I live for gratification. I even created a new category for this post , some where I can file away the other awards and rewards that are going to come knocking…he..he..he.

    If I have to come with 5 things about myself I would have jump started my post and would be done with it. But I have to think about 5 people(gulp), other than self(gulp, gulp), who make me think(GULP, GULP, GULP)??!

    This people is going to take sometime.

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