Monkey maze and the Bangalore Metro

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Ever since we’re back from the rajasthan trip, Lil P has become very clingy .. extremely,annoyingly clingy… A major reason could be that we have both gotten really busy with work and she feels left out.. so we are consciously trying to spend more time with her.. Friday, hubby was home early and we played a game of carrom.. I made some pizza and it was a lot of fun.. The next day we decided to take Lil p to Monkey maze at Indranagar as she had been asking to go there from a long time. It was deserted in the afternoon and Lil P started acting all prissy again.. She doesn’t like adventurous activities ( *looking away – Don’t blame me!)  and is really scared to try out anything new.. Esp when I’m around, her nakhras increase multifold. Monkey maze has a half slide .. where u need to jump off the edge at abt 3 feet above ground and she kept dithering .. She has a lot of bravado in her talks but zero in action.. she kept climbing up.. and walking down.. but wouldn’t touch the slide.. until another (smaller) kid arrived at the scene and did it with much gusto.. thats when she tried it out too..
How do you encourage your kid to try out something that you know is safe but he/she is scared of? With Lil p its best ignored.. She does a lot of natak just for our attention.. No matter how much we cajole / threaten it only makes things worse. If we ignore her she behaves normally and will typically try to observe and learn.
Anyway from there we met up with a family friend of ours and decided to take a joy ride on namma metro.. We took the metro from Indranagar upto MG road.. got down, ate dosas at the hotel next to gangarams and took the metro again from MG road to Indranagar.. We loved it.. though a Saturday evening was not the best choice for a joy ride. It was way too crowded. Having seen metros only in KL before, we couldn’t help but compare that the platforms seemed a little too small .

Did you try the Bangalore Metro??

and er – did u guys notice the new header pic??


I learnt a bit of GIMP in the process and I’m hooked.. Next I’m planning to make some nice side buttons 🙂 Do leave your comments, it keeps me encouraged to try new things..

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  1. I have the same problem with R…she is too scared to get on anything!!! and she wont bother even trying when we are not looking at her 🙂 actually I think more than scared, she is just plain lazy 🙂

    Pizza eh? Muah to you

  2. Hi Shruti, been s while since I commented here nah..
    Loved the honesty in this post.. My advice would be to let her be.. So what if she isn’t adventurous, I’m sure she can kick butt in the creative crafts dept 🙂

  3. Yes yes yes… the header is gorgeous. Colourful and Christmasy with that falling snow.
    Thank your stars LilP is scared.. I have the reverse problem… I am forever shouting no no no… wish the kids were a tad bit worried about themselves.. sigh.
    Seems like a perfect day out. Isn’t it wonderful how normal, small things can be great fun when you do it as a family?

  4. @RM: hehe.. i rarely cook so anytime I make something I need to gloat rt?
    @Swaram: Metro was cool re 🙂 pretty neat.
    @TPL: hey there.. not seen u in long.. hows ur boy doin? I know i know.. but then she hardly gets any physical exercise.. and now i’ve started getting complaints from school too that she doesn’t want to participate it anything physical.
    @OM: sigh.. problems never end na.. maybe because ur twins gang up they get more adventurous.. mine is a loner..

  5. Header is awesome! and just let lil P be, she will definitely come out of it by and by, I can vouch for that after having met her 🙂