Of Gems , nail polishes , Inflation and random rambling

So I got my nails painted in a questionable shade of Rani Pink (umm.. I wanted fluorescent yellow, but settled for this slightly gaudy looking colour ..Which is the craziest colour I have ever tried) Considering the fact that I am not even a nail polish kind of a person. But Lately Kareena Kapoor has been tempting me with yellow and green and what-not-crazy-neon-colour painted finger tips from the pages of mags , that I had to try something different from the standard peach/pink/nude nail paints that I prefer. I remember 20 years back, Lakme was the only ‘big’ brand that was commonly available (read affordable). And colours like yellow or pink were considered silly.Only unbranded players made colours like these, and they were available for 5 bucks per bottle. Now  a teeny weeny bottle costs 200 bucks . Crazy how prices have gone up 40 times in the last 20 years. I now realise what my grandma feels when she says that she used to buy a full-fledged meal for one ana. Someday, I’ll probably look back on the days of 200-rupee nail polishes when my grand daughter tells me that a nail polish bottle costs 2000 bucks 😉 Or wait maybe more. I think we already have 2000-rupee nail polishes.    
So I painted my nails and showed them to the little girl , who is quite the fashionista. She loves dressing up , and am sure will soon want to dig into my meagre make-up dabba in a few years. Little girls are so much fun! When Beanie was a few months old , if we had to get her to stop bawling, we would just have to to open her cupboard and let her look at her clothes. The darling girl would stop instantly and gaze adoringly at her frocks . Even now if I take her to a shop, she’ll create a ruckus and demand that I buy her everything in sight. She’ll refuse to stop her tantrum till I buy her something. And ten minutes later, she’ll forget about it and demand that I get her something else. And this girl is all of 16 months. I wonder what she will be in her teens 🙂  
Anyway, back to the nail-paint story, the lil’ one looks at her  empty Gems dabba and at my fingers and shoves my finger (mainly a Rani Pink nail) into her mouth. Maybe she thought that it was a pink gems sitting on the edge of my finger! Then she looks at my feet ( painted in an even more questionable shade of purple ) and tries to pop my big toe into her mouth .. 
Now what a grotesque gem that would be ! 

Mommy Dairies

I’m back…For now 😉 . Oh, I haven’t spelled “Diaries” wrongly. Its just one of my bad bad puns. I feel like a walking-talking milk booth, and have a sneaking suspicion that I smell like the Aavin milk depot near my house. Guess that is one of the “perks” of motherhood 😉
The new blogger interface is terrible and irritating. How do I get back the old interface? Anyway , how have you guys been ? Yeah ,I know I haven’t been visiting blogs or replying to comments on my last post.I am sometimes hopeless like that. Pls excuse. My lil’ lady(and I) finally slept continuously for a colossal 4 1/2 hours yesterday without interruption…and I am thrilled! Sleepless nights are gradually going to be a thing of the past (hopefully!). She also tried to roll over yesterday .. so I am double thrilled! I wake up everyday in anticipation of some little milestone my beanie will conquer that day. Gosh! I am more dependent on her than she is of me 😉 
What have I been upto-other than  happily “liking” people’s photos on FB. Nothing much. Just learning to be a mommy.Which is so darn difficult! Beanie will be 8 weeks old in a few days and is keeping  us all on our toes. I won’t say that the last fifty-two days have been easy. There have been nights when I’ve barely slept for a few hours (and couple of 30 hour stretches when I couldn’t sleep for a single minute).This was especially so in the initial few weeks when Beanie didn’t know how to latch on and kept losing weight.The jaundice didn’t help either. I left the hospital a nervous wreck and had doubts about whether I would be able to feed my lil lady and be a good mother. I am going to blame it all on the baby blues !Things became better in a while…  
 A few weeks  back the chap told me that I appeared a lot more relaxed and at peace now  than I’ve ever been. Strangely it is true.I feel a lot calmer. I don’t think I have that constant nagging gnawing thought in my mind  that I have places to be, things to do before time runs out. Maybe motherhood is just natures way of saying, “There are more important people in  your life than YOURSELF”. Anyway,the Beanie smiles at people wearing glasses a lot. And everyone in the household has started wearing glasses just to catch the little munchkin smile. Have a look at what her playmate Yoohoo aka Chintu has resorted to doing just to get into her good books…

Wonder how many  glasses I need to buy to amuse the lil one :-0

Have a super week guys..