Homesick still, am I??

Oh yes I am! Very. Even though we came back from a month long vacation on 14th, I’m yet to unpack or make my mind up fully to settle back into the routine.

Surprisingly Namnam switched over to her routine instantly. Here I was thinking she would take weeks, and she surprised me by adjusting back much faster and easier. The very day we arrived, she looked around the house, and said with a gleeful smile, ‘ I’m happy to be home’.

And this is not the first time. Every time we are back from our vacation I expect her to get cranky and moody, each time she proves me wrong. Maybe she is still small and yet to reach the stage where children become attached to a certain routine or surrounding and take a while to accept any change away from that. Or maybe I should just stop underestimating my child.

Whichever be the case I’m glad she has adjusted well and now I just have to handle my cranky, moody, lazy self to come to terms with my domestic routine!

Our trip was a mixed bagful of experiences. With lots of happy and memorable moments and some not so…

Namnam is always the most excited to reach Delhi and this time also she made the most of her stay there.

She made loads of friends with whom she spent some wonderful time, playing ‘eye-spies’, badminton, reading books, and learning hindi. The sparkle in her eyes was hard to miss whenever they used to come calling her out to play.

Namnam finally got to know what ‘getting wet in the rains’ was, thanks to some heavy showers graced on us while we were there. Both she & I got drenched to our heart’s content, not once, but twice.

The best part of our stay was that all of us were in town around the same time. My parents, father-in-law, brother, R’s brother and his family. We could meet up with everyone this time around.

Another high point of my trip was when Smitha & I met along with our two imps, of course :). It was an amazing experience. And what was even more endearing was to see how well Namnam & Poohi got along with each other. Truly one of the most memorable moments for me.

The not-so-pleasant moments, that I mentioned earlier, came by when Namnam fell ill with high fever and had yet another bout of febrile convulsions. I hated every bit of those three days that she was in the hospital. I felt utterly foolish because I had not carried her suppository or syrup as I thought she was well past that phase. But I was clearly wrong in my assumption. As per the Pediatrician, children who are prone to Febrile convulsions are at risk till the age of 6.

And then there was the unfortunate news about IHM’s daughter. Its truly inspiring to know that she and her family have decided to channelise their sorrow towards positive direction. May God give them the strength to stay positive and take forward the causes that Tejaswee believed in.

With this let me sign off for now….leaving you with this beautiful song and heartfelt wishes for a year filled with love, happiness, good health and prosperity.

Here’s wishing you all a very Happy Onam :).

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31 thoughts on “Homesick still, am I??

  1. Deeps, good to see you back here! But yes, getting home, esp from one’s parents’s , and from a vacation, is sometimes so disorienting, and depressing πŸ™‚ Though my parents live just a couple of hours away, it’s always hard coming back after visiting with them πŸ™‚

    D: You know, Ushus, I fly down to be with my parents as and when I miss them( every 2-3 months), but once Namnam begins a tighter schedule in school, I know the visits will become less frequent and I’m feeling so horrible even thinking about it 😦

    Good for Namnam, settling in instantly! Kids are way more adaptable than we are, aren’t they? Hope she has recovered completely from her fever and associated problems. It’s most worrying, the convulsions, I know, but then they do get over it by about 6 or 7 years. Just need to monitor them closely that is all.

    D: She has recovered fully now, Ushus. But I’ve become so paranoid now that the slightest increase in her body temp shakes me up.

    And yes, IHM’s daughter’s news is still a shock. But, as you say, what still inspires is the way she and the family have taken only positives from it, and the way she continues to inspire us all… both mother and daughter. Sterling qualites, tangible, and consistent, show in them.

    Well, shall leave you with the best wishes for Onam, and for a happy re settling in πŸ™‚ Onaashamsagal, to you and yours πŸ™‚

    D: Thank you so much, Ushus. Hope you a wonderful onam this year with your loved ones around πŸ™‚

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  2. Welcome back Deeps.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Maybe Namnam thinks the home more joyous place even though she loves Delhi much πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ We never know… Kids are easy πŸ™‚

    Wow.. you met Smitha.. she is in India.. but I couldn’t meet her… Namnam and Poohi going along well.. that would be one kodak moment πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    D: he he..it surely was, Kanagu πŸ™‚

    hope Namnam is perfectly alright now.. hugs to her..

    D: She is fine now. Hugs back to you πŸ™‚

    And the loss of IHM is really shocking still… 😦

    And wishing you and your family a very happy Onam Deeps πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    D: Thank you so much, Kanagu πŸ™‚

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  3. Or maybe I should just stop underestimating my child.
    Maybe! πŸ™‚ She maybe the home sweet home types!

    D: yeah, maybe!

    U met smithus!!!!! Wow!!!!! Wail 😦 me too wanna!!!

    D: Hope Smits can hear your wail and hope you two meet up soon πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  4. I can imagine, the lethargy you must be feeling in getting back to your usual routine. 😦 Vacations do that to us isn’t it? Happy though, that Namnam is all happy to be back, the BB is usually that way too, and I am very happy about that. πŸ™‚ Welcome back, missed u! And I am sure it must have been great meeting up with Smi.


    D: It was a fantastic experience, GM. It was something I was eagerly looking forward to and glad turned out so well πŸ™‚

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  5. welcome back deeps !!!

    now stop feeling sick and get back to blogging ! Missed ya; donno about your posts, but did miss all the leg pulling ! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    D: I missed pulling your legs too, Vimmoos….I hope you’ve been getting your dues from Saksh and her gang of taporis though 😈

    ok ok, I missed your posts, happy ?? πŸ˜€

    D: Very very very happy πŸ˜€

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  6. Wish you a happy Onam!!

    D: Thank you so much, Renu πŸ™‚

    Your daughter tell us the truth that children adapt everything very fast better than adults.

    D: Children do adapt much faster than us adults,absolutely

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  7. So nice to c u bk in action here Deeps πŸ™‚
    And so nice to know Namnam had a gr8 time and switches b/w routines so easily too πŸ™‚ May be even I need to learn from her πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    D: He he he..so do I πŸ˜€

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  8. Welcome back deeps.

    How is namnam now?? Started going to school??

    D: She is fine now, Sari. Her school will reopen after Eid :).

    Kids will love there home than anything else,pinkuda every night she asks me when we will go to our dubai house,she misses that house a lot inspite of having school here,granny,cousins and lots of activities here.

    D: Awww..can imagine! I’m sure Pinkuda will grow to love her new surroundings just as her Dubai one. Just a matter of time. Hugs to the cutie-pie πŸ™‚

    Here inspite of high fever docs don’t use the suppository.I was very scared of Febrile convulsions,doc used to say that temp should not reach 1 04 or else kid will get convulsions till she is 6 years.

    Happy onam deeps and hugs to namnam kutty

    D: Thanks so much, Sari πŸ™‚

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  9. Welcome back, Deeps!!! Kids have this beautiful ability to switch off and on, and adjust themselves to new surroundings. Much better than us adults, I have to say! R was most pampered over the last two weeks, in Chennai. But when we got home last night, he said he was GLAD to back here!!! Anyway, so good we are all back from our blog-breaks now πŸ™‚ Btw, Namnam’s pic is so cute! And oh, I hope she is back to her normal self now. Another lesson learnt, always carry medicines. I made a silly mistake of carrying expired meds for loosies, and guess what? R needed it on the day of travel! Luckily, in India, pharmacies are open till late night! Phew!!

    D: Awwww, R fell sick too? Oh my poor baby! Hope he is fine now.

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  10. Glad to hear about your vacation. Love the new banner snap of Namnam. Glad to see you back also πŸ™‚ Happy Onam.

    D: Thank you, Lakshmi. Feels good to be back. Happy Onam to you too πŸ™‚

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  11. First of all I object to not mentioning about a certain angelic soul who called you up often to keep you entertained in Delhi…sobs sobs..

    D: Chakkaroos, your calls were my weekly dose of entertainment through the entire period of my stay. Its a known fact,re! Muahs for those calls! And know what, talking to you reminded me of my school/college days when I used to be stuck to my phone for hours talking to friends πŸ™‚

    Happy Onam to my Namnu Kutty and hey I love love the header pic πŸ˜›


    D: Ummash & wishes from Namnu too πŸ™‚

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  12. Good to read about the trip to the capital and the family reunion…… and off course the dance in the rain.
    How was the new airport .. the T3

    D: T3 is amazing…still a lot of work to be done, but the airport looks grand and huge! I just hope they maintain it.

    Shall I say .. welcome back to the heat and the grind!

    D: :(. Cant wait for the weather to get better

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  13. welcome back and happy onam..Good to see namnam got adjusted soon…

    D: Thank you so much. Hope you had wonderful Onam πŸ™‚

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  14. kids are always more resilient,na.. good luck settling in !! and belated onam wishes … am surprised you didnt choose to stay back in India for onam !!

    D: I wish I could, B..but there were a couple that I had to sort out here pertaining to Namnam’s school admission and other things. So couldnt stay back.

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  15. Happy Onam, Deepu! Nice to see you back!

    Namnam seems to have grown taller! The children grow up fast! It is time we start learning some things from them!

    My niece had this problem, but she stopped getting convulsions after 6-6 and a half. She is having a 3 year old baby now!

    Oh your niece also had this?? Can only imagine how the anxieties of her mother during that phase! Its terrible! Awww..she has a daughter now..God bless her πŸ™‚

    You met Smitha? Nice…you would have had so much topic for discussion!

    D: Oh yes we had much to talk about, Sandhya..it never felt as though we were meeting for the first time. The four of us had a blast yapping away to glory πŸ˜€

    Happy Onam, Deepu to you and your family!

    D: Thank you so much πŸ™‚

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  16. I heard some one knock at my door this morning!
    So here i am..ready to bless u on this auspicious occasion!! :mrgreen:
    Buhahhahahahahaa!!

    D: I’m blessed, Vaamanan!

    Happy onam! πŸ™‚

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  17. Welcome back, Deeps…missed you.

    D: Awww..missed reading you too, Ums πŸ™‚

    I think we shld take lessons from Namnam for getting out of the homesick thing. Kids are better at adjusting na ???

    D: Oh they are..if only we adults were as resilient as them. We’ve much to learn from them

    Yeah, saw all the pics of u and Smita’s meet in FB…damn good one. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Oh, its sad to see the kid getting sick during vacation time…hope she is fine now. Take care. πŸ™‚

    D: She is,thanks πŸ™‚

    Lovely pookalam pic in that video…HAPPY ONAM to you !!! πŸ™‚

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  18. Homesick – I am not :-S

    I am a loner. I can stay alone for as long as you ask me to..but that does not mean I cannot stand people πŸ˜›

    Kids change the way you look at life, don’t they? I have been spending time with my niece these days and we celebrated her 1st Bday today. it’s fun how they learn new things each day..

    Oh yes, and with them we learn a thing or two about life, dont we?? Its a revelation to watch the li’l ones grow πŸ™‚

    hope Namnam is doing good now..take care girl πŸ™‚

    D: She is fine now,thanks, dearie πŸ™‚

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  19. Great that you had a “complete” trip-meeting/eating/shopping included. It was scary to read about Namnam’s convulsions. Hope she outgrows the phase soon…

    D: Hope she does, HM..cant wait for this phase to go!

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  20. What a sweet post πŸ˜€

    Welcome back Deep πŸ˜€

    Loved the way Namnam loves getting back home, I could so relate to that feeling πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    WoW! for the way you girls enjoyed the rains and catching up with everyone in your family πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    D: It was fun, more so to watch Namnam having fun πŸ™‚

    I can imagine how fantastic it must have been to talk to Sakshi and meet Poohi & Smitha πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    D: It was fantastic,CB πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful time this Onam πŸ™‚

    Cheers!!

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