We had planned of going to watch ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ on Saturday but felt like lazing around coz I had to go to work on Sunday. Abbas was asking for Luchi last week. So I had soaked some dried green peas on Friday night. Saturday morning, when I set to make Ghugni, I realized that I had run out of tomatoes. I heard the veggie cart waala screaming ‘Tarkari lelo’ (Always reminds me of Nana Patekar in Welcome. LOL) Abbas went down to get tomatoes. Mantam n I were peering down from Balcony. I screamed ‘Baba, Dhaniya patta bhi lelo.’ And Tammu yelled ‘Baba, Kari patta bhi lelo’. Why should Mannu be left behind? ‘Baba, pudina patta lelo’ (I call Abbas – Baba. It means father in Bengali but what the heck? I find it cute)
After a heavy breakfast, I sat to paint an earthen wind-chime that I had picked up from roadside for 100 bucks and the pot I decorated last week. Cooked a lunch of rice, dal, alu gobi, baingan bharta. Post lunch we all slept like Kumbakarnas and woke up at 6 PM. Abbas made tea… Yayay to that. I just love it when he makes tea on a lazy weekend evening. While I pondered over what to cook for dinner, Abbas suggests Dimer Jhol (egg curry). I entered kitchen and got the baking itch. Made ‘Self Saucing Chocolate Pudding‘ which I was supposed to post on 7th of this month. It was so easy to make and kids went bananas over them.
Post dinner, Abbas told me to go to bed as I had to go to work the next day and would have to wake up at 5:45 AM. I sat to post the Pudding recipe on my food blog. I simply wanted to post it at that very moment. We had a tiff and we slept with our backs facing each other. Next morning, I just stepped out of the house without telling Abbas. Poor guy, he only called me once he woke up. And we forgot about the previous night. I worked from 7AM to 5 PM and Abbas, kids and Bulu came to pick me up in the evening. Abbas had shampoo-ed their hair *Me astonished*. We headed to Big Bazaar to pick some veggies and a couple of groceries. When I combed their hair, I exclaimed “Uh oh, but there are no clips or rubber bands na?”. Abbas brought out some clips from his pocket as he drove. *Jaws dropped*
We came back home, I noticed that our apartment building was getting painted. The walls outside our front door were painted and the cloth thoran hung in front of our door was missing. I inquired Abbas and he said ‘I removed before they started painting’. (Since when did he become so responsible???) I saw that clothes were washed and hung in balcony *Shocked to death* We freshened up and I decided to make Pizza. Abbas said ‘Teach me how to iron the clothes no?’ *Managed not to faint* He actually sat and ironed half of the load and the rest I completed after making Pizza. We crashed into bed post dinner.ETA: 1. Changed the title as suggested by SnS 2. Translation of the conversation for Tharani and SnS: Me: Mantam, where did you both go today? Tam: We went to the Faayal Tay-than Mamma (Faayal Tay-than – Fire station) Me: Were you happy to see your teachers and friends there? Man: Mamma, P aunty was happy to see MannuTammu (Me rolls eyes at P aunty being happy to see them). Me: What did you all see in the fire station? Man: We saw Faayal Man! (She is fultoo excited as she is talking about it. Now raises her hand, shoots 4 fingers by unfolding her fist) There were Four Faayal man. Two had worn red dress. Two had worn blue dress. And they wore Black shoe. Faayal man got inside lorry (??!!). Then removed a belt (she meant fire hose), he did Ding dong bell and water came out from belt. And faayal man’s shoe got wet (covers her mouth with palms and giggles as if that was the funniest thing ever) Me: Tammu, What did you see? Tam: That is what I saw Mamma. (She is the queen of shortcuts!!!)