SMILES







Sharing few of the oodles of fun my daughter and I indulge in.

File for ‘All in a day’ Category

Random Musings ….or is it word-i-cal?

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● November 8, 2011

I got caught up with a few things lately and not being able to come to a conclusion I decided to blog a few of my child’s opinions hoping to free my mind and keep smiling :). Here they are: 1. One day while we were driving and eagerly waiting to get home she said, […]

A Letter to President Obama

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● May 4, 2011

At school all the kids had to write a letter to President Obama and each kid was allowed to ask three questions. Unlike the past, I do not want to assume that this is a pretend letter writing as “Flat Stanley” on his world tour (A cardboard cutout of Stanley mailed out to diff Geo locations) […]

A Wednesday!!!

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● March 24, 2011

Yesterday I was fasting all day and was also acting animated as I was very hungry.  With that said, I am going to narrate something that may or may not tickle your funny bone.  I needed to reset my TV to factory settings as I had forgotten the account I had used to register it to […]

Human vs Machine!!!

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● February 14, 2011

Have you ever noticed a child being calm, confused and scared when mom – the mightiest and invincible machine, falls sick?  As I put my daughter to sleep today I was reminiscing the conversation we had about me being sick when she was about 5 years old. I said to her then that just as […]

Connection between Santa and lunch!!!

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● February 3, 2011

Every parent someday has to deal with the question, “Is Santa real?” My daughter made it easy for me by realizing it herself. How did she do it? Here is a short story – My daughter is a slow eater and doesn’t ever finish her lunch on time although she makes sure that other kids […]

Dreams and Days

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● April 20, 2010

Late last year, on one of those pleasant days, I asked my child about her dreams and if she had any lately…err…then. She said “No”. When I asked her why not, the little philosophical smart said “Mammaaa, dreams go like dreams and days go like days”. Perhaps she heard the line during her Language/Arts class. We […]

Soap Crayons

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● March 29, 2010

Kids love to paint their world in color, especially pink if it is a girl. Any stretch of white paper is not enough. Since I strictly prohibited my child from scribbling on the walls she chose to scribble with the crayons in the bathtub and on the tiled wall. Wow!! quite a comfortable space! she might have […]

My Grandfather say’s,

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● March 17, 2010

“When you smile SEVEN nerves are used. When you’re angry HUNDRED AND EIGHT nerves are used”. So use SEVEN….. SMILE  ..

First Day of School

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● March 16, 2010

In a wistful moment, I was thinking about my daughter’s first day of school (18, Aug 09). It’s been some time but the memory is still fresh on my mind. I was as excited as she was about beginning kindergarten. We had a list of supplies to buy before “The Date”. My daughter and I gaily shopped […]

Feeling Animated…

Posted by: Chetana Katpally in: ● March 2, 2010

Hola! Yesterday, I was watching my child mock a rock star. She wasn’t strumming a tune since she didn’t have a guitar rather she was showing the moves. I was captivated by one such move that really suited her and decided to try it while watching myself in a full-length mirror. I was chagrined to see how […]