Ayaan and parts of Rohini
Rohini and Kiran then decided to close ranks and sat on either side of the sofa while capturing the two kids between them. Clearly the kids knew this to be an old trick because they proceeded to pummel the mummies with all sorts of flailing arms and legs. As mothers of toddlers that were safely ensconced at home, Sue and I watched on with much mirth as Kiran and Ro fielded the punches and tried to eat at the same time. At one point I politely asked of them if they were getting acute indigestion but they could not get their breath back to reply. Kiran only managed to mutter that anyone who claims that the two boys are well-behaved should see what they get upto when they are together.
Krish kept insisting that anyone who misbehaved would be sent to Jurassic Park. Sue pointed out that her dad would consider that an equivalent of a trip to Disneyland, so fond is he of horror films. Amongst all this, Sue also kept insisting that the boys were just being kids. I of course focused on the food and managed to eat more than my fair share of butter naan, malai kofta and jeera aloo.
As always, the kids got to reap the fruits of their mom's blogging and received many gifts and redurngeefs (Krishspeak). Adi got quite a bit of loot again, including some from the amazing Dipali. Sue had got the kids some lovely paper puppets. Fortunately, there was one extra and I got to keep it. While the ones that kids had were predictably limbless by the end of the lunch, mine survived under my hawkish eyes. Look at it. Lovely.
My lovely blue man!
Post lunch, I asked everyone to drop on for some digestion-inducing tea at my place. Ro and Ayaan bailed out, thanks to a doctor's appointment but Sue and Kiran decided to come over to say Hi to Adi. Krish opined that that staying in the car with the driver would be much more fun but Kiran tempted him with promises of Ben10 toys waiting for his playing pleasure at my house. Now frankly I have no clue of what Ben10 entails but hey, whatever gets the child home, I thought as I nodded along furiously. Sue pointed out that I would forever be known as the aunty who does not keep her promises. Maybe, maybe, who is to say. A little later, Adi woke up from his nap and welcomed Sue by bawling loudly and running away as fast as his little legs would carry him. Quite the social butterfly like his mother.
Would have been nice to have Sur join in the fun too with little Sana but next time.
As is customary with such posts, pictures!!
Sue and Ro...can you see Ayaan in the background?
Tres elegant Kiran who also saved the (ugly) terracotta pots at the back
The two who ate well
Our two stars - Ayaan and Krish!
Oh and hey, I have since been informed by Sue that the puppet was not an extra and it was intended for Adi. With as much grace as I can muster, I have passed it on to the rightful owner. Here is evidence.
Adi with what was meant to be my blue man