Friday, July 22, 2011

summer..o summer...

its hot.....and i dont mean HOT like back home in india,but hot neverthless.
the heat gets to you when you venture out of your A.C. homes...the sun rays  are like pinpricks on your skin but as here in Amreekah its all a way to get a nice "tan" everyone (excluding me) loves it!!
everyone slathers on tanning lotions and are out in droves...
sunning themselves on benches,beaches,water parks,roadside cafes,parks......everywhere!
summer here means PAAARRTYYYY!!!

to start with the schools are off for nearly two and a half months,can you believe it??
i am at my wits end to gainfully occupy my restless, forever bored elder son and try and keep him away from the attraction of full day T.V and video games...but even my best intentions fail sometimes and i just give up!!!
and with the combined force of both of my super heroes(today one is harry potter while the other is a mix between ironman and spiderman)...i think my hair is turning grey much before my time!
i have been "avada kedaverad" innumerable times and mind you i have to fall and die....
i have made paper mache dinosaurs... tried my hand at clay puppets- made hundreds of drawings for the budding artists to color-got sooo many books from the library-made him join a karate class....whew!
but they are still bored.....
right now i am trying to write my blog with the little one crawling between my legs,under the table...(i think he is trying to be a snake or something?) and my older devil is having a massive dinosaur fight...two tiny lethal dinosaurs just missed my head by inches!
but i am digressing i think...:-)
summer here is a time for carnivals and fairs and exhibitions...music fests and plays and lots of child friendly activities...
so every weekend one must get out to savour the delights of the American summer!
we sees cars laden with kayaks on thier roofs speeding towards the nearest harbour...
people have not one,not two but four and more cycles attached to the back of thier car when they go on a drive-one never knows when the cycling mood will strike!
all the parks,and i mean all the parks (even the little ones at the back of our building) are packed with children and families,having a picnic on the lush grass...
people have beach bags all ready and kept at the back of the car-always...complete with beach toys, umbrellas, beach blankets, extra clothes  (we are one of them)
and yes-camping!! the big American summer activity!
most do not like to stay in hotels but have thier camping gear all ready at the back of thier car...and if they want to visit say- Boston-they dont go to the city hotels-just camp on the outskirts of the city...
its amazing!!
and we are being sucked in...not that i am complaining hehehee...
and we are going "camping" this weekend-yaaaaaaaay!!
so will not be writing to you guys this weekend but will definitely have lots to tell you on monday,inshallah!
till then have a great weekend!!

3 comments:

  1. will wait for ur post-camping narration...enjoy

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  2. thanx sindhu and nida...got lots to talk abt the camp...
    will keep u guys posted

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