Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
This morning Amca, her dad and I left early morning for the US Consulate way before Monster was up. The entire trip we kept wondering if she will wake up and finding us gone, would she cry for us? Guess what, she didn't care! In fact, when we all did come back, she did the same skip mom and dad and get all excited for Amca thingy.
So sweet, right?
Kale Center, Istanbul
Saturday, March 27, 2010
(masha Allah) It's totally awesome to keep introducing Monster to a new cousin/Uncle/Aunt etc every few hours. She's having a blast and I'm happy to leave her under the watchful eye of two older cousins while I chat with sisters-in-law in the apartments upstairs.
Enter Weapon #3: DVD player and milk. Use: calm toddler into a state of minimal activity so they can slowly drift into dreamland. Success rate: 100%. Soon after she whined and slammed Caillou shut, rolled over as much as she could in the crammed seat and dozed off for the next 5 hours.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
For anyone living anywhere close to the 7 train, this has to be the most convenient outing of ALL. It is the MOTHER of all things to do with toddlers for moms who prefer to carry them instead of stroller-heaving up and down subway stairs.
On a weekday, the park is the perfect opportunity for the little ones to run around. Even if you are a few steps behind, they're not going to go into the street, neither is anyone going to run off with them in the midst of like 5,000 park attendents and you're not going to lose sight of them anyway because it's as flat as public spaces can get.
Ride the carousal for a couple of times, let them get dirty playing in the pebbles, or read them a few story books (bring your own or depend on whether they have hoisted out their own book trolley), have a mini lunch on the kids' tables and sun bath on the swings. The restrooms are phenomenal. I've only seen the likes in 5 star hotels, I kid you not, even the hotels don't have the machinated toilet seat plastic sleeves that refresh with the press of a button.
Meanwhile, the kiddo is getting sleepy let them chillax in a carrier, grab a coffee from Pax and hit the subway home.
Monday, March 15, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Her's is a great blog for inspiration and laughs and this weeks assignment that I'm joining: A self portrait.
"Turn the camera on yourself ... post a self-portrait ...
a portrait of yourself created by yourself
or write a thousand words* about yourself
and use Wordle to create a word picture - so cool!
*give or take a few hundred
Your choice. "
Post yours and link up on Supahmommy's blog. Here's mine:
Monster was asleep and I had two precious hours to do nothing.
Thinking about life, love and self value.