Mr. Karthik, Vrushab Karthik saves the day

Author: Anu Karthik / Labels: ,

Ever since we booked our tickets to PHX I have been apprehensive about how Mr.V was going to handle the flight. The first and only time he flew was when we moved from Nashville and at that time he wailed quite loud and we had to ahem..give him a little something. He has grown much more, his voice has gotten much louder and as a result his amma had gotten more concerned :)

We took him to a friend's for lunch a week ago and we had not as much stepped into their house when he screamed his lungs out. The poor lady had only said "Hi Vrushab" to be met with this response :( With no success, an unhappy mommy brought him home and ate a leftover burrito. Needless to say my apprehension nearly tripled and I spent a sleepless week.

But when the D day arrived, he took us by surprise and how! This kid actually liked to fly and enjoyed his time. He was calling out to every passenger and actually making sounds of glee. Though sometimes he screeched like a cat I thought. He spent a good 10 minutes looking out of the window at all the lights when we landed, this kid does not fail to surprise me I can tell you that much. The horrid take offs and landings did not bother him at all, and he did not bat an eyelid. The only thing that did not change from home to car to flight was his total reluctance to focus on more than one thing for say more than 30 secs...sigh! I really wish sometimes he had short term memory loss so I could show him the same thing over and over. And as for my love of watching movies, especially Karan Johar ones, for now they go out the door unless something really changes and Bollywood decides 1 min movies are the way to go..ha.

An eventful sabbatical

Author: Anu Karthik / Labels:

No..I am not ready for one though I so wish I were! One of the reasons I have always wanted to work at Intel is because of the lure of the sabbatical. I have always associated a sabbatical with a vacation and to the best of my knowledge probably 90% of other people do the same. I found out that it could be much much more from talking to a co-worker who adopted a child during hers. How wonderful and special !

I have always loved children and have wondered how some people part with theirs to make them orphans. Sometimes life leaves you with no choice but there are many other times when maybe you have an option? I salute all those who change the lives these children are destined to by taking them as their own. I have no words for people who have children of their own who still adopt other kids and are able to love and provide for them equally. I wish to have their compassion.

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My first entry

Author: Anu Karthik / Labels: , ,

Trust me to find a time in my life when I am busiest to start blogging :) I am no longer single, no longer even just married, I am a parent now with a wilful 8 month old brat who passes for a boy because he smiles and how (ah so adoringly!). I guess it was only a matter of time and somehow I got motivated now. I hope to pen my thoughts as regularly as he allows.