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Truly, Madly, Deeply…


… (gotcha! 😛 ) lionhearted and lionheaded is he 🙂 No questions asked.

Who? THE Lion in our family; my second-born, Ashwin, who celebrates the beginning of  yet another year, Lion-size 😀 Yes, yes yes… I know I’ve already overdone the regal feline metaphor, but what the heck that is what I want to do today, for there is no one I know more of a Lion, than he. 🙂 This here’s my 2 million for him 😛 (Leos never do, or give anything in half measures, or small change 😛 :P! Right, Ashwin? )

Here, at this blog, on days that go 2 or 3 August, you’ll definitely find a post; same as for 11 or 12 April. Each year I like to add to it; Except for some rare occasions, we’ve hardly spent birthdays together, the kids and I, over the past nearly ten years 🙂 The last one where we were together was a long long time ago, I guess 🙂 When you were in school, maybe? Ah, never mind! Each time I write a post for you, dear one, I travel back, and look forward, simultaneously – with all the nostalgia and the anticipation that love brings forth! This year’s special though, isn’t it? 🙂

From the time you were that cub, shy, and absolutely possessive of his mother, like that little cub who’d hiss and spit at anyone who got too close, to the graceful, handsome Lion you grew to be, you’ve always had that innate sense of grace… even when you’d cry 😀


Of course, it’s another matter altogether, when we come to your dance steps, or maybe even to your songs, eh, Neeti? 😛 😛

What’s amazing is the way you delved deep within and found what made you YOU, and went right for it. And how you tried your hand at everything, and anything: be it that wonderfully recited “Sherwood”, the Gita Chanting, Classical Music, Chenda, not to mention games that Meera Teacher and I came and baby sat you guys for 😀 LOL! Those were the best of times I think! And of course, the pièce de résistance, at your farewell party! Vel Muruga, Haroooo Haraaa! You’ll never live that down, and I’m just dying to give your kids the real stuff on that performance. I know your friends have archived it safely 😀 😀

We’ve come through so much together, haven’t we? I mean I’ve barely touched the tip of the metaphorical parenting skills you have here (link) 😆 Once upon a sometime I mothered you, and now I suppose it’s time to get back at me 😀 But seriously, I think one thing we all, ALL, me, yours, Arjun, and Arjun’s agree is on this! You and Neeti are going to make a great set of parents, whenever you guys decide to be that, and I’m so looking forward to coming and making mischief with them 😀 I gotta make you work you know! But please, do take your own sweet time! I don’t think I’ve had my fill of babying you yet 😛 !!!

I’ve been writing inside my head whatever was supposed to come out here, but the danged thing is that it’s playing hookey…. what more can I say, here, that I have not before? :mrgreen: Ah, dear readers, you thought I’d give in? Or give up? Nyet!

Are you Calvin or are you Hobbes? Remember how we discovered them together, and guffawed at those amazing comical, and awesomely entertaining stories that came out?

And the way you sent me to school, took me and dropped a very very reluctant me on the first day of school, was it in 2010? How I got the shock of my life when I returned home that day to discover an album dedicated to ‘Ammakutty’s first day at school”, on Facebook, and the captions, OMG, the captions!!!! Oh Gawd! I shall never live down that image reversal that I earned that day! And slowly but surely the reputation is wearing off. Like literally! I have you to thank, for making that happen 😀

Here it is:

Ammakutty: But...i dont want to gooo **sniff** **sniff** eeeeeeee Me : Amma i'll be right ouside ur class wenever u want to see me just peep out!!  :D :D

Ammakutty: But…i dont want to gooo **sniff** **sniff** eeeeeeee
Me : Amma i’ll be right ouside ur class wenever u want to see me just peep out!! 😀 😀

Amma Kutty : See See new dessh, nuu saandel, penchil boschh, penn , rubber!!  Yay !! My school beginsss!!

Amma Kutty : See See new dessh, nuu saandel, penchil boschh, penn , rubber!!
Yay !! My school beginsss!!

I miss you sweetheart, I do, especially on the day school re-opens!!

Even though it took a while for the Lion to be, from the cub that was, once that happened, there has been no looking back has there? The journey has been amazing, especially for me. Knowing how much of a Lionheart you needed to have to do what you did 🙂 🙂

And the amazinggggessssttt thing, EVER, was to bring me Neeti. Period 🙂 I cannot even begin to tell you how much of an alter ego she is. The connect that I have with her is something very very special, VERY special 🙂 Thank you, ever 🙂 In fact both of you, Arjun and You, you’ve given me soulmates too, in them 😀 However cliched that might sound! 😀



To you, sweetheart, Achukutts, here are some wishes… just some, for this blog cannot hold all that my heart wishes for you 🙂

That you find rainbows, always and each time, after each of those lovely lovely drenching rains of joy 🙂
We’ve got your back, you know 🙂 Just like you have ours… I wish it will always be that way 🙂
Loads of smiles, less of worries… ALWAYS
A time of peace, when you wish it, and LOUD Music when you do 🙂

And Love. Always, and a day after forever. (Yeah, that is on Arjun’s post too… still, I could not have put it better. Even though I did say it myself, the first time around :P)
Maybe someday, you’ll perform a Vel Muruga, just for us?

Till then, I’ll leave you with the lungi song you’ve suddenly found a liking for! LOL.

And… what did I forget? Ah!

Happy Birthday Ash!

I love you.

And I’m not Lion. (hehehe… that’s from this card, which will reach you by Air (fe)Male, on Monday, hopefully!)

Ash b7 Ash b8

Have fun, dearest Chottutts. The world is truly your oyster, and you’re a precious pearl, will always be, for me 🙂 God Bless!

2 August, 2013, for 3 August, 2013

PS I’m smiling smiling smiling, everywhere aren’t I? LOL. And Yessss! I made it to 1k plus words!!!

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

26 thoughts on “Truly, Madly, Deeply…

  1. OMG Usha! That was such an awwww…….. post. 🙂 Many many wishes for your Lion cub! 🙂


  2. Usha…that was so touchy and superb! God bless your family! HBD to your SECOND BORN!


  3. This is too good a birthday wish to the son! He is going to treasure it! Our best wishes to him, Usha!


  4. Such a cute post…touching and full of love a mother can have for her children. God Bless you all! 🙂
    And many many happy returns of the day to Ashwin! 🙂


  5. Wow…Usha this eeez an awesome way to wish ur Child. Beautiful indeed Lioness!!!! god bless ur cubs and their soul mates ever ever and ever… May this birthday and ever after be full of blessings for ur Ashwin.


  6. Ammakutty!!!

    This is so cute and wonderful and fantabulous and awesome and too good!! Phew!! One hell of a read it was tears and laughter together , a special blend rather!! It was an awesome time right from the begining to now and i really enjoyed every bit of it.. u missed my spelling bee credentials 😛 😀 😀 Yea yeah laugh now 😀 the most famous “procrastination” be it the calvin n hobbes the man utd matches.. i loved it all.. and most importantly im being more and more good and the one of the best lions 😉 of today because of my cutie pie neeti kutty.. she deserves a hell of a lot of credit cuz u know it more that its not easy to handle me the lion and she does it too well!!! Im truly awwwwéd by the way she takes care!!!

    I loved the way we used to fight!! and arjun comes to make it upp 😀 Anyways this is too good amma.. not getting words to type anymore im agast and awwwed and i dunno wat i say for this feeling.. so let me think what to write more!! I love u ammakutty!! 🙂 🙂 You are by far the best mom in the world!! Mwah!!! 🙂 🙂


    • Achukutts 🙂 🙂 Great big bear hug! And why did you add the fights and the spell bee? I was saving it for another time 😀 LOL.
      God bless you, and your lovely Neetikutty 🙂 And you had darned well take good care of her, as Lakshmi says… or else…!


  7. Ashwin, I don’t know if my mother loved me this way
    Have I loved her back as you do I cannot say
    God bless this mother and son and their family I pray
    and wish you many more happy returns of the day.


  8. lovely wishes filled with so many emotions and love and prayers 🙂 🙂


  9. She’s right! You ARE a lion through and through 🙂 And i am not quite sure if when i realised it though…somewhere along the way on the long journey of growing up together.Wish you a very very happy year ahead, and many many to come. If anyone deserves it, it is you :).
    Remembering from all those school days, i am still awed by the kinda guy you grew up to be. Proud in fact is the right word i guess. (You must appreciate its very hard for me to accept this AND say all these nice things about you…but the truth has to be said i guess and today is your day 🙂 ). ) Its like…I step back, blink my eyes a couple of times, open my mouth in wonder and say ” Wow!! Chottu” 😛 and still gape in awe ! But i guess i knew somewhere inside that those very very mischievious eyes hid a hard steely determination.

    Mathi mathi…ini athikam ponganda 😛 . You can take off your hands from the collar :P.
    And YOU are the one who is supposed to take care of your wife 😛

    Signing off now. Once again, Have a great lovely year ahead , both of you . Stay Awesome !
    Love you loads and love Neeti just one ounce more 🙂
    Take care 🙂


    • Awww, I teared up a bit when I first read your comment, Lakshmi! So beautifully said! Indeed, you would have been among the first to read that determination! 🙂 Thanks a ton sweetheart!


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