This and That

May 26, 2010

Kids… Do I have to say more?

Filed under: kids — Tags: , — yaadayaada @ 2:42 pm

Meija’s birthday was fast approaching. And here is how the conversation went.

Me: What do you want for your bday?

M: Butterfly gift!

Me: What is that?

M: A Butterfly necklace!

Me: Huh!

M: Yes Aunty! A Butterfly necklace. Only 1 butterfly in the middle and white beads on the sides.

Me: Huh!

M: Not one of those long chains like my mom has. It should be like this. (She shows that it should be like a choker.)

Me: OK! I will see if I can find it! Do you need anything else?

M: Nope! Only a butterfly necklace.

(Chula tries to help me)

C: Look! You could go and check out Michael’s! You might find something there!

(While all this is happening, utbt is rolling with laughter, asking me “Idhu unakku thevaiya? why do you need to ask her? Nalla venum unakku!”)

So YY goes looking for butterfly necklace. YY’s mother in law hunts in T Nagar, Pondy Bazaar and finds nothing.

Finally on the day of her bday, I suddenly remember Chula’s suggestion and go to Michael’s. And found white beads, some butterfly beads, elastic band. And after a few minutes of stringing them all together, Voila!

Chula and Meija very impressed. And a very content YY (Even though Meija was more impressed with the silver color purse in which I packed the necklace)!



  1. Thank god Meija wanted just a butterfly pendant and not a puli nagam…:-) Very cute necklaces btw and utbt is definitely going to have a tough time with such ‘super specific’ tastes!

    Comment by Usha — May 26, 2010 @ 4:06 pm

    • “Is…definitely….Going” – a????

      Don’t jump to the future Usha.

      I already am having hair pulling, head banging, nail biting, teeth clenching, eye rolling hard time.

      Comment by utbtkids — May 26, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    • I thought they do it in puli pall…do they wear puli nagam too?

      Comment by Me — May 26, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

  2. Usha beat me on the super specific taste comment…

    Good job YY…The one on the left is better color coordinated with the colors in the butterfly…but why did you make the one on the right with three green beads instead of two green beads and one yellow bead?

    YY: Mr.Nakeerar Me! Thanks! Those were the beads that came with the butterflies. So had to make do with them πŸ™‚

    Comment by Me — May 26, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

  3. The gift was well appreciated.

    Thanks for your love and sincerity in fulfilling the little one’s wish.
    Honestly, even me, the mother would have blown it off.

    Comment by utbtkids — May 26, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    • Yep.. very thoughtful and sweet! πŸ˜€
      It was so much fun the other day.. pls send me pics.

      Comment by Reva — May 26, 2010 @ 6:13 pm

  4. You are one awesome aunty! *bows*

    I ll copy paste what I wrote you in my email below. Just to give the “Me dude” some laughs! πŸ™‚

    // Ashu asked me to tell you that she wants a thick platinum choker with the kohinoor diamond dangling in the middle. With matching ear rings of course. * looks hopefully * //

    Comment by B o o. — May 26, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    • ROTFL!

      Now YY needs to figure out a way to join the Ocean’s 13

      Comment by Me — May 26, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

  5. Very sweet, YY!

    Comment by The Print Lover — May 27, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

  6. Very nicely done !! Lucky Mieja !

    Comment by PV — May 28, 2010 @ 6:52 pm

  7. […] my children what they want for their birthday and they always send her on wild goose chases like this. But when she asks me, I give her something tangible to work with So we are now proud owners of […]

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  8. How did you miss the clue – I would have gone to Michael’s first! They look awesome!

    LOL at Puli nagam πŸ˜€

    Happy Birthday Meija!

    Comment by Uma — May 30, 2010 @ 6:51 am

  9. YY, will you adopt me? Please?

    Comment by revsjoiedevivre — May 30, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

  10. The necklaces are so cute, YY!

    Comment by Asha — June 10, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

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