When we started out with our unschooling journey, we felt a little like knights in shining armor freeing ourselves from our own self-imposed shackles. Hence the name of the blog.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Dh got me a HP Mini laptop... which has been doing wonders for me...  my old laptop was definitely in trouble.  All this month my Dhannu (i had to name this little beauty) has been traveling with me.  Combined with the portable Tata Photon i'm invincible :-)  And finally i can Skype!

Browsing the video game link on Sandra's site just now and found this link:  http://www.wired.com/gaming/gamingreviews/commentary/games/2008/09/gamesfrontiers_0908

Zoya got a split lip when she attempted a Hunter-wali jump from her bunk bed.  When i got to her she bled all over my shoulder and was quite shook up.  After many ice packs and some turmeric application she calmed down and fell asleep.  I went back to the room to see how it might have happened... she had assorted colors on the floor, books in her hand (at the time of the fall), a metal bicycle chain with a lock on one end and some other odds and ends all around her.  She must have leaped from the top bunk and caught on the steps.  She is normally such a sure-footed girl that i was surprised and i think so was she.  Her lip is swollen.  I'm sure it must have hurt a lot.  But the reverse pout is making her look adorable (its her upper lip that got cut on the inside).  Ah well... scrapes and cuts and bleeds...  happen.

Zoya had a lovely playdate all day yesterday with a little girl called Shrutakirti... who was visiting us after many weeks.  I noticed that whenever these 2 meet they have a routine... first they spend some time asking each other about dolls, figuring out who is mama etc.. and then they start dressing up, then come the heels, then the make up session... then little purses stuffed with play money, a bag of odds and ends, some role play, then some horsing around.  All this takes up about 3 hours or so... punctuated by little snacks/drinks or lunch and then finally a long, long soak in the tub.  With bubbles, toys and lots of splashing around.  Then after they have washed and changed they paint and watch a DVD and eat more snacks.

We (our weekly playdate group) had planned on having a hot-glue-gun activity yesterday.. the idea was to use all my junk collection and create a dragon.. but nope... kids were happy being with each other and making endless marble run construction, nerf gun shooting, train stations, etc.  Then some video gaming, horsing around, snacks and a movie.  It turned out to be a lovely, long day.




3 comments:

shruti said...

Hi Hema, I hope Zoya's Swollen lip is not swollen anymore and she's back to all smiles..:)

Take Care
Amit & Shruti

Hema A Bharadwaj said...

Shruti as in Putti? If so... so nice to hear from you. and if not... please remind me how i know you.

Hema :-)

Hema A Bharadwaj said...

Shruti as in Putti? If so... so nice to hear from you. and if not... please remind me how i know you.

Hema :-)