Dancing – a new found passion!

01 Feb

Mantam’s annual day is round the corner and the school faculty is preparing all kids to perform. The preparations began as early as first week of January. And we began noticing Mantam tapping feet and swaying hands in unison. Within a month, they learnt so many different steps and are found dancing all the time all over the house. Be it while taking bath, brushing teeth or having food! Tammu is found swinging her hip to one end and rubbing it with her palm (like Malaika in Munni) whenever I am angry with her only to have me burst out laughing. Another obsession that they have developed courtesy dancing is for skirts. They insist on wearing skirts daily. ‘Good morning’s have been replaced by ‘Are we wearing skirts to school today?’. Then they have a competition as to whose skirt flies higher and wider than the other.

Tammu’s body is very flexible and she can shake and twist her body effortlessly. But she seems to forget all the steps. Mannu’s body is stiff and at times she stands steady as a pillar and her movements seem programmed like a robot. She has perfect memory of which step goes with which music. Tammu always looks up to Mannu to remember which step she is supposed to perform. They make a good pair πŸ™‚

Evidently enough, they have cultivated an undeterred liking towards dancing. Abbas and I decided to get them admitted to a dance class. There is one very close to their day care. But we discovered that the classes are only on Mondays and Fridays from 6 to 7 PM. Had it been Monday to Friday, I could’ve changed my shift timings from 10 to 7 or had it been from 5 to 6, I could have asked their day care fellas to drop them at 5 so that I could pick them from there at 6 as usual. Well, that was not to be.

As of now, we have decided that I will pick them up from day care as usual at 6 PM. On Mondays andΒ Fridays, I would drop them at the dance class and wait for one whole hour. I guess I will use the 2 hours a week to pursue reading. Or else, I could perhaps do some shopping as there are all genre of stores nearby. And yes, I love shopping alone!!! Mondays would be a bit difficult after coming back coz my domestic help wouldn’t come that late for work. I will have to do all the chores myself. Lets see how we sail through this…


Posted by on February 1, 2012 in Uncategorized



28 responses to “Dancing – a new found passion!

  1. lifesong

    February 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    This sounds so similar to the situation in my home. Cheebu’s daycare’s annual function is on 18th Feb and I find her dancing all the time all over the house. Be it while taking bath, brushing teeth or having food… even during potty πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      February 1, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Hahaha. Even during potty is it?

      Good luck with the annual day. Do post pictures of her okay?


  2. Sugar and Spice

    February 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    Wow.. So, you are telling us that we have two wonderful dancers in the offing! Super!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Am sure you can work it out, Seema. Good luck with the arrangement!


    • Seema

      February 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm

      I dunno if they are in a frenzy due to the annual day preparations. I am gonna keep a check on whether they like it or not in future. I wanna let them try their hand at everything that we have access to and can afford. Perhaps, it would help us discover what each one’s actual liking is.

      Thanks SnS. Will certainly update here how the arrangements are working πŸ™‚


  3. R's Mom

    February 1, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    awesome awesome awesome…here is more to the dancing pair..

    I hope the timings work out rey πŸ™‚


    • Seema

      February 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks RM. You know what? They dance to Kolaveri as well. Reminds me of R asking you to teach her πŸ˜€

      Hope so. Fingers crossed.


  4. summerscript

    February 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    wow wow… I have seen their performances..They are really cute dancers πŸ™‚
    Take pics and videos ok?
    Dance class- thats cool, what type of dance?


    • Seema

      February 1, 2012 at 3:17 pm

      Sure, will share some recent videos with you soon.

      Actually they have Bharatanatyam and Western Dance. But they said Mantam are too young for Bharatanatyam. So as of now, Western Dance it is!


  5. Ashwathy

    February 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    Mommy pursues reading and kids pursue dancing. Talk about win-win situation πŸ™‚


  6. gayatri

    February 1, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Hi Seema,

    This is Gayatri.I would like to share my feelings about u r blog.The way you express feelings are heart touching.I dont have any other words to say.Mantam are very cute.

    Takecare and keep posting!

    All the best for Mantam for the dance competiiton.


    • Seema

      February 2, 2012 at 1:18 pm

      Hey Gayatri. Welcome here. You made my day dear. I’m all blushing and feeling special 😳

      Thanks for your wishes πŸ™‚


  7. Bikram

    February 1, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    hmm yeah wait .. you may be able ot pick up a step or two tooo yourself πŸ™‚

    and its good the kids are learning something .. I am a terrible dancer and its not fun … he he


    • Seema

      February 2, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Or I might confuse the dance teacher with my two left feet and make him/her swear not to dance ever again πŸ˜‰

      You said you are good in Bhangra na?


      • Bikram

        February 3, 2012 at 10:02 pm

        only once i have had a couple of drinks.. but then after that everyone is a good dance πŸ™‚


        • Seema

          February 7, 2012 at 10:56 am

          Hahaha πŸ˜€

          True πŸ™‚


  8. anisnest

    February 1, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    wowww and here is to more and more dancing… I am sure you can work it out Seema at least to get your “ME” time πŸ˜‰


    • Seema

      February 2, 2012 at 1:23 pm

      Yes yes. I’m looking forward to Friday to see how it works out πŸ˜€


  9. Sugar and Spice

    February 2, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Hey Seema.. Haven’t seen you around in any of the blogs today! All well?


    • Seema

      February 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm

      Mmmmuah to you for checking πŸ˜€

      Was busy with work since morning re. Started spamming all blogs already πŸ™‚


  10. gayatri

    February 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Seema,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I read all u r blogs, from the long time I waited to share my feelings with u.I saw you in Igate at Mehindi Competition for women’s day.On that day I became fan of u as well u r mehindi designs.I didn’t get a chance to talk with u on that day, just i have given compliments to u on that day.
    I’m very happy now to share my feelings with u.

    Take care seema.


    • Seema

      February 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm

      Hey Thanks Gayatri. You know me from the Mehndi competition? I might know you by your face, but not able to place who you are πŸ™‚

      By the way, may I know who gave you my blog link?

      Good to have you around here.


      • gayatri

        February 7, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        Hi Seema,

        Mantam pictures are very cute for Annual day.

        Menhindi designs are awesome.

        one day i’m reading some bolgs in igate portal, so that time my coleague was suggested about your bolg.

        I started reading it,to my surprise it’s you seema.I read all u r blogs.

        By the time I started reading u r blogs, you quit this organization.Else I will meet u personally to share my feelings with u.

        Im feeling happy to share my feelings with u now.

        Takecare seema!


        • Seema

          February 8, 2012 at 12:32 pm

          Thanks Gayatri.

          No issues, good to have you around here now. I’m glad you like my blog πŸ˜€


          • gayatri

            February 8, 2012 at 4:27 pm

            Hi Seema,

            Yes,I like your blog very much.The way u r sharing feelings are very have many fans like me for u r blog.

            Have a Good Day!


            • Seema

              February 10, 2012 at 5:16 pm

              Thanks Gayatri. Feels great to know that πŸ˜€



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