This post is going to be again a bit of this and bit of that kind of post. Either this or I will wait for ever to write a post that flows consistently in terms of topic and it may never happen.
So the other day KB was playing with his Scooby Doo ball and suddenly turned to me (of course thoughts are always going on in his head I think) and said, "Mamma, you have the most knowledge in this house. I think you have Goddess Saraswathi in you!" I have told them and they have heard it in their Bal Vihar lessons that Saraswati is the goddess of learning. I was so taken aback by the unexpected remark from KB. Sadly, I could only feel sort of sad about it because it is only a matter of time before he knows a lot more than me and as of now it is B who knows the most amongst the four of us in the family. B sometimes seems to me like some kind of walking encyclopedia of information. But KB thinks I know the most in the family because I spend more time with them and I read to them more and explain things to him more often. As it is for all his physics questions I send him off to his dad. I am now reading "Steve Jobs" biography and one of the things (of the many) that struck me was when he said, "I discovered that I was smarter than my parents". God, I hate the day when KB is going to think that of me. But B said to me, all boys think that way at some point growing up. May be that teen arrogance, I don't know. Well, as of now, I should enjoy KB thinking so highly of me! :)
On the topic of Steve Jobs biography. B was surprised I pre-ordered the book and am reading it now. I didn't buy it because I wanted to read about some Mahatma. Every one knows of Job's shortcomings as a person. How nasty he was to so many people. But the book makes for a very interesting read. I find the man very intriguing. And his life story has so many twists and turns that it is so unbelievable. I love biographies in general. Especially of people who come from ordinary backgrounds and do so well in life. I have reserved this book in the library and I hope to read about this amazing person as soon as I finish Jobs's biography. It is mind blowing sometimes what is possible when there is a will and if the person is lucky enough to come across the right situations, a few encouraging people and so on. At the same time, God knows how many people don't end up succeeding purely because of bad luck and not being in the right place.
I have to go now to take KB to his basketball class. But before that a quick lament about my trip to the mall this morning. I hate going to malls let alone first thing in the morning. But I want to buy a 100% cotton sweater that is nicely tailored and preferably with buttons or with a zipper. Unbelievable. I went to Macy's, JCP, Sears, Old Navy and looked at some online sites. Within a budget of 50 dollars (I upped it from my usual max 20 to 50 only because I am just not able to find one), I am not able to find a single sweater that I like! The choices for 100% cotton sweaters is so limited this year. I am so annoyed that finding a good cotton sweater that too in the holiday season when every store is amply stocked is this hard for me. Even finding a good sweater needs luck!!
On that note, ciao! And Ranjani - will post on the school change news in the next post!