Joy is…

… a hot summer afternoon and splashing in an inflatable pool.


25 thoughts on “Joy is…

  1. yay! some of the best moments of childhood! (others include slurping ice golas at the height of summer – kacchi kairi+pineapple mix is heaven!, splashing into muddy puddles during rains, etc, reading tintin while munching on banana chips peppered with fiery masala)…
    btw, you have a palace for a house?

  2. I just love summers for this reason. You can set the kids freeee. They can play with water as much as they like. Have ice creams, juices, cold drinks. And you don’t have to worry about the viral infections. Yayy!

  3. MM,
    You prepared for your yearly ‘Happy Good Friday’ dose?
    Over the years has it gotten any better ( not because you getting immune but has the frequency gone down) ?

    • ROFL. I doubt it.
      Someone asked me to do some work tomorrow. To which I replied I am taking the day off because its Good Friday so ask another colleague
      and they replied – oh sorry – enjoy your festival then. Happy Good Friday


      so i think i’m just growing immune only

    • Well, I also see “Happy Easter” wishes today. Not sure that’s any better!

      (Not that this is a complete parallel, but I would be a bit annoyed if someone wished me Shubho Bijoya on Shosthi!)

  4. In a way it is a ”good-friday’ for us! If Christ hadnt been crucified for our sins, we would have no hope! He died, so that He would live again!!

    Ok, sermon over. Enjoy Easter MM. May it bring the peace of salvation close to your heart! He is risen-indeed!


  5. Hey MM, how come you don’t have water shortage there. You just live aroud the corner and here I have to ration water for bathing 😦
    Can I send Aarzu over for some summer fun?

    • oh i have a nice big family size one that i dont use because of the amount of water it takes. i could however send it over to you if you dont have that problem 🙂

  6. Wanted to post this on Beans’ birthday post,but could n’t.My sis is expecting and she had this posted on her blog for her soon to come little one. Thought you would love to read this out to your kids ( that is if you still haven’t!!)

    The night you were born – Nancy Tillman

    “On the night you were born,
    The moon smiled with such wonder
    That the stars peeked in to see you
    And the night wind whispered,
    “Life will never be the same.”
    Because there had never been anyone like you…ever in the world.
    So enchanted with you were the wind and the rain
    That they whispered the sound of your wonderful name.
    It sailed through the farmland
    High on the breeze…
    Over the ocean…
    And through the trees…
    Until everyone heard it
    And everyone knew
    Of the one and only ever you.
    Not once had there been such eyes,
    Such a nose,
    Such silly, wiggly, wonderful toes.
    When the polar bears heard,
    They danced until dawn.
    From faraway places,
    The geese flew home.
    The moon stayed up until
    Morning next day.
    And none of the ladybugs flew away.
    So whenever you doubt just how special you are
    And you wonder who loves you, how much and how far,
    Listen for geese honking high in the sky.
    (They’re singing a song to remember you by.)
    Or notice the bears asleep at the zoo.
    (It’s because they’ve been dancing all night for you!)
    Or drift off to sleep to the sound of the wind.
    (Listen closely…it’s whispering your name again!)
    If the moon stays up until morning one day,
    Or a ladybug lands and decides to stay,
    Or a little bird sits at your window awhile,
    It’s because they’re all hoping to see you smile…
    For never before in story or rhyme
    (not even once upon a time)
    Has the world ever known a you, my friend,
    And it never will, not ever again…
    Heaven blew every trumpet
    And played every horn
    On the wonderful, marvelous
    Night you were born.”

  7. You know you’ve got your mum addicted to this blog when she texts you and asks, “Did you see pictures of MM’s kids in the splashpool?” She’s hooked. And thinks I should lose weight like you, keep house like you, and be down to earth and grounded like you. Thanks, okay? Hmmph.

    • ROFL. Introduce her to my mom who will tell her in great detail what all I could do well
      its a mom thing. Trust me – other people’s daughters are always so much better
      that rule does not apply to other people’s sons.

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