Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pakistani In-Laws: Tact vs. Confrontation

We went to Pakistan for winter break and it was good to see everyone again, gorge on yummy food and attend lots of weddings! But one of the down-sides was having to "save" Baby M from his well-meaning relatives (grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles) who were bent on spoiling him rotten during the time he was there...

I guess I'm already a somewhat paranoid mom but when I returned from a trip to the grocery store to find that 18 month old Baby M had been taken for a drive with Uncle A sitting in the front seat, without someone holding him, without even a seat belt, my patience wore out. Even when we living in Pakistan, we always put Baby M in a car seat and never ever put him in the front seat. Apart from the fact that it's highly unsafe, it's also illegal.

Mr. F was away so I couldn't ask him to speak to speak to his A, so I asked his sister to call Uncle A and ask him to come back. God forbid, had something happened, I'd never have been able to live with myself... Except, everyone now thinks I'm super-arrogant and I'm also raising a mommy's boy... :p

Monday, February 3, 2014

New Haven Winter Wonderland

My fourth snowstorm this winter... Today, our car got stuck in the snow and we had to use a shovel to get the it out! It's a winter wonderland out there and I;m in love with the fresh, powdery snow coating the trees...

All I want to do is curl up on the couch with a blanket, a cup of hot chocolate and Mr. Darcy :)

Instead, I just put Baby M to bed after changing his diaper, feeding him cough medicine, applying Vicks on his back and chest and reading 'Welcome to the World' five times in a row :-P. Now, I'm working on an Econ problem set... Ahhh, the joys of grad school with a baby :)