Sunday, October 11, 2009

Seven Today

He is seven today. seven years he's been teaching me, changing me, loving me. Getting me to think like him, to understand him, to accept him, yes seven years is a short time..but he is trying and so am I. There is no goal apart from enjoying the journey.

If I have sat with him teaching him phonetics, he has in turn taught me that everything in life cannot be pushed, there is a time for things to fall in place, it took him a little longer than his peers to grasp words, to read, to write. I shouted, I cried, I ran up the wall time and again..but he was not ready yet. And then one day..he just read a story book to me, just like that! I have no photographic record of that moment, but I think I just jumped up and down the bed hugging him to me. He was 6 then.

He took to maths like a pro. There is always a star that he proudly shows on every page of this subject notebook. He still at times writes his 7 the other way round, but his mental grasp of arithmetic has helped me many times at the counters of the super markets. he is quick to point out the change due, and how much easier it would be for me to buy him a kinder egg rather than count the change.

He is forgetful with names, with dates, with the lyrics of his prayers and school songs, but he can play a tune from start to finish. He can swim like a fish and somersault like a dolphin. He is spooked terribly by ghosts. He is fond of barbies and race cars. He loves the outdoors and cannot sit still for more than a minute. He is expressive, he is naughty, he is my bond- Seven today.


lets see the years that went by..








There are highs, lows, major road blocks, soaring moments, and moments when I want to pull out whatever hair is left on my head..but I have to admit there is never a dull moment with my boy around! Happy Birthday Soumya!

62 comments:

Hopeless Romantic said...

many happy returns of the day to Saumya, all the best to him and Sujata Di....

ஷ‌ஃபிக்ஸ்/Suffix said...

Wish you Happy Birthday Saumya!! May God bless you all.

SJ said...

Awww that is precious!! Happy Birthday Soumya!
All the kids were born in October huh?

Balachandran V said...

Many many Happy Returns of the Day to Soumya! :)

Nazish Rahman said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Soumya....wish u all the best in life!!

Deeps said...

Many Many Happy Returns of the day,Soumya! May God bless you with all the happiness in the world,sweetheart.

Sujata,do give him a tight hug from me and Namnam :)

kavita said...

Awwwww ...HAPPY BIRTDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU DEAR SOUMYA(what a beautiful name).... if you visit my house i will treat you with a yummy banana-chocolate cake loaded with lots of nuts and a dash of cinnamon,lusi-mangso,payas,lalmohan mmmmmm

amrit said...

Wish Saumya happy budday from me, hope he grows up to become as cool as the author of this comment :P

Protege said...

Happy birthday to that cute, lovely smiling boy.;) What a wonderful post, full of sweet sentiments from the heart.;)
xo

PURN!MA said...

Happy Happy Happy birthday to Soumya! muuaah! why don't we have a guest post from him?

Meghana Naidu said...

downright adorable!

sigh these little kids! make the world a better place to live in! definitely ;)

Happy birthday to the little dude :D

Sujatha said...

What a lovely day, Sujata! Happy birthday to Soumya! And congratulations to you and your husband. May he and all of you have a fantabulous year! And I could not agree more with you that our goal should be to enjoy the journey. Love and hugs, Sujatha.

R. Ramesh said...

many happy returns of the day to Saumya..and the guy looks cute ya..is he resembling his dad or u? heheh..hey go to kavita's house..she has yummy banana-chocolate cake loaded with lots of nuts and a dash of cinnamon,lusi-mangso,payas,lalmoha..and then pass it all on to me...cheeerzzz

sujata said...

Thanks for your wishes @Hopeless Romantic
@Suffix

@SJ Thanks for the wishes, yah the planning was perfect all the kids popped out one after the other in october..

@Bala, @NR thanks

@deeps yours and namnam's hugs have been transported, Soumya is delighted about the networking mamma's doing on his behalf..

@Kavita yummm, I think there are are a lot of salivating mouths here including me..so the trip to your place is a must..The cake and the lal mohun is a fav with soumya, thanks so much for the love expressed.

@Amrit I can see my boy going mad cycling in laddakh The thing thats really common between you both is the love for being in front of the camera..I think both of you can pose endlessly! Thanks for the wishes

@Protege thanks for your wish

@Purnima the muah was transferred and he wanted to see your pic(quite a man already!!) so showed your profile on your page..was really happy..he was thrilled!!

@Meghna Naidu yah kids are amazing! Thanks a lot for your wishes

@Sujatha thanks dear, its always such a joy to hear from you.

@Ramesh thanks for the wishes..he is totally me..though everybody else apart from me disagrees..hahha the food is all yours hog as much as you can..I am on a diet..

rima said...

belated happy b day to him,god bless .really the journey is great,but parents hardly realise.

The Holy Lama said...

Belated wishes for Soumya. Happy learning ahead for Sujata.:)

Destiny's child... said...

Belated birthday wishes to your dear boy! :)
The post made me go aww...:)

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

Ooh I’m a bit late, Happy Birthday Soumya and many many happy returns of the day.

gaelikaa said...

Happy birthday to him! And many more to come! God bless him. He's lovely!

BK Chowla said...

Happy b'day Saumya.God bless.
Your pictures are very cute.

Bhavya.B said...

Belated birthday wishes to Soumya.

अनिल कान्त : said...

Happy B'Day Saumya !!
ईश्वर से यही कामना करता हूँ कि वो आपकी हर इच्छा पूरी करे

Butterfly Thoughts said...

That was cho chweet. Happy Birthday to Saumya. Wish him all things bright and beautiful and may you have more such beautiful moments to come with him. I am sure it would be so fun being with him no. He is cute:-)
Also wanted to tell you that I read your post Toshali sometimes back. It was so beautiful the way you had written about her and your experience.

Sumandebray said...

Happy Birthday To Soumyo,
It was also the Big B's birthday yesterday.... Wish you stand bigger and Taller than the Big B!
Hmm using Big B as a scale might be controversial but I kind of come to accept that he is a benchmark worth crossing!
many many happy returns of thsi day Soumyo boy! May God Bless you

toshali said...

soumya ,that first picture is his ?????????????????????sooooooooooooooooo cute

Crazy Four said...

So you have a found your Guru. Happy B'day wishes for the li'l one

Jyothi said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Soumya. The things we learn from our kids!!!

They make us what we are rather than the other way round sometimes...

Gymnast said...

Happy birthday Soumya!

Nona said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Soumya

Neel said...

Happy Birthday Soumya..from Riya sister :)

sujata said...

@Rima thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your wishes!!

@The holy lama thanks learning always..keeps me young and stupid!

@destiny's child thanks

@Arun thanks a lot..

@Gaelika, @BKC, @BhavyaB, @Anil Kant thanks all of you for wishing him well

@butterfly thoughts thanks for your lovely wishes and thoughts. and also a big thanks for taking the time to read my previous posts.

@SumanDebRay Kewl boy says thanks and wants a translated chora as a present, I remember the day he was born, AB turned 60, I was thrilled about this fact. He is a great benchmark..looks good, is eloquent, writes well, has lots of money..what else is required??

@Toshali he is cute only if you would stop fightingf with him so much..his cuteness will show more..

@Crazy four hahaha yah guru indeed!! thanks for wishing him

@Jyothi thanks for the wishes for him..we are always learning from them

@Gymnast thanks

@Nona thanks

@Neel its been really long, sorry missed you today morning..when I came to the PC you had logged off, i was getting soumya ready for school..lots of love to riya..Soumya talks about riya a lot. take care love to riya

JD said...

belated birthday wishes to soumya. God bless.. he is very cute. and yes, i like the yummy new pic you've put up..

Phoenix said...

A very happy birthday to Soumya!
You've put up some adorable pictures :)

Sharad Sharma said...

best wishes for the boy :)

Cheers,
Sharad
Medley

Sakshi said...

Aha....I already feel that I can gate crash into aparna and your family coz I see all the kids were born in october like me so can imagine the level of craziness :). Happy bday to cutie pie Soumya and god bless all of us Librans and those who take the pain to care for us...

Imagination said...

Hey Many many happy retunrs of the day to Saumya...I am a little late but I hope wishes are always welcome :)

bluebird said...

Happy b'day, both to the son and to the mom!
I liked the way you were able to point out what you feel are his strong and weak areas. Such close observation would definitely help soumya make better informed choices.

And I loved the fact that you were trying to be comfortable not only with his strengths but also his weaknesses

Zeba said...

Happy belated birthday Soumya!!

The Things We Carried said...

OH MY GOSH he melts my heart. He is stunning! What a darling, darling boy.

You know I have raised for sons, and each came to things in his own time and has his own gifts different from all the other children we have known. Your boy is a star on the earth :). happy 7 years of being his mama!

Babli said...

Wish you a very Happy Birthday Gubu. Many many happy returns of the day. May the God's choicest blessings be showered on you on your birthday.
Lovely post.

sujata said...

@JD thanks, I like the header pic too

@Phoenix thanks

@Sharad thanks

@Sakshi yah the librans are always the charmers all kids in our family were born in the period between late sept to Nov..so thats the usual party time and you are always welcome.

@Imagination wishes are always welcome!! anytime thanks

@Bluebird thanks for the wishes, as I say the journey is lovely, the end is not in our hands, so why worry on that

@Zeba thanks

@the things we carried Boys are fun, there are no layers to them, upfront and simple, I love that about them. You are a great mom and I can see that in each of your post. Thank you for the wishes

@Babli thank you, gubu still talks about you and the turtles.

Meira said...

Many happy returns of the day, Soumya :)

R. Ramesh said...

sujata how u doing ya? i was looking at your kiddos photos again..cuties yar..cheers to them..stay connected..when r u guys visiting uae?

Jaya said...

Hi Sujata...I am Jaya Sengupta...Rush gave me yr blog url. Are u in Dubai? So am I. Do call me ASAP...we have a lot to share apart BODDI ties...love 0553982210(mobile)
044300572(res)

Rush said...

Happy birthday Soumya...mommie made a precious post for you...i hope he grows up and keeps the legacy living thru blogger when he wud have a dedicated post to mommie darling.

(((big bear hugs))) soumi darling

Sucharita Sarkar said...

A belated but none-the-less hearty Happy Birthday to Soumya and all my good wishes to his loving and excited-exasperated mother!

deeps said...

no better teacher than a loving mom and a curious kid ....

Sumandebray said...

ame o jadi.... chotto hotam,
ame o jadi.... chotto hotam,
naam hoto amar baablu, dabloo ?
khete petam ame burger,icecream ba bhaat-makhon ar aloo
ar shobai bolto .. happy birthday to yoooou
Soumyo ... happy birthday to yooou

ஷ‌ஃபிக்ஸ்/Suffix said...

Wish you, family and friends a very happy Diwali. May God bless you all.

ZB said...

happy birthday to him....may he grow up to be what he dreamed of....may he make his mom and dad proud of him....may he live long and healthy....Lovely-sentimental post. I know how it feels after the birth of your child.....i just held my daughter in arms and it was some sort of eternal bliss....unexplainable...only to be felt and cherished.....Cherish you should these moments....TC

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.

sujata said...

I am extrememly sorry for the delay in replying to all of your comments, am just over worked at the moment. Hope to be able to visit all your blogs soon. A very Happy Diwali to all !!

Maddy said...

Belated Birthday Greetings to Sowmya. May God Bless him with happiness, prosperity and good health always.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Congratulations on her b'day !!Beautiful and lovely shots !! Nice post..Unseen Rajasthan

R. Ramesh said...

hi friend..gr8 2 hear fm u...thanks for passing by..stay connected..cheers..

Deeps said...

knock knock..anybody there??time for a new post :D

deeps said...

ohh never mind... better to be late than never ha?
hope all is well at your end ...

and the mood of Diwali is still lingering ...

ani_aset said...

happy birthday to saumya...i just love you guys for sharing tid bits of parenting here :)
your boy is smart haan ;)

Aparna said...

No matter how serious he tries to look, his eyes always give him away.
I hope he had a rocking birthday. Wish him a belated happy birthday from a forgetful mashi.
And yes, how did we manage to have so many October babies?

sujata said...

@Meira thanks

@Ramesh thanks

@Jaya am extremely sorry for being so late in responding to your comment. First let me clarify that I am not in Dubai, I stay in Muscat. But this is a great platform to be in touch and I welcome you whole heartedly to this page and will surely hop on to yours at the earliest. I am delighted by your visit and a big thanks to rush for getting us introduced.

@Rush I am sucking at time management big time, just too much on my already filled platter. Thanks a tonne for the wishes and the bear hugs!

@Sucharita thanks a tonne, you got it right when you used the word exasperated!!

@Deeps absolutely correct

@Suman DebRay thanks for the chora, the boy loved it and so did we all.

@Suffix thanks

@ZB I can understand totally.

@Babli, @Maddy, @Unseen rajesthan
thanks

@Deeps the new post is there at last

@Deeps yah the mood is still lingering thanks

@Ani_aset parenting tips? you ready for a brood?

@Aparna blame it on the genes babe, nobody expects us to remember anything, so if we do its a surprise!!

ani_aset said...

hey i am learning to be a good parent :) and i am so glad to read blogs like these.
P.S:I'm not even married yet

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