Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fathers Day 2007 - a first for the husband and lil Joy

Sunday was Joy and his Baba's first fathers day.
Joy woke his Baba up early in the morning with a lil present and a card for him... but I think the best present he could have given his father was what he did at that moment. He looked at his father and said "Ba-bba"....gave him a grin and proceeded to climb over him and try and yank at his hair.
My heart strings moved .... my eyes went a bit watery...I think the husbands went the same way too... he won't admit.. but I know...
Joy gave his Ba-bba a smart Van Heusen white linen shirt and two pairs of socks.. the latter was added when we found that he needed a few more socks.. LOL... and a very cute card.... I checked Ba-bba has put the card away safely in his drawer... along with a few more... like.. The card I sent him before we got married, the ones I gave him after we got married and some other letters or sweet notes I wrote him..as well as the one Joy gave him for his birthday..... so sweet... I tell you I like men who have a slight emotional streak in them....
That doesn't mean I need my man to be metrosexual or whatever it is they are calling them now... I like them to be men... I still have problems with men advising me on what make up to buy, or whether I should wear pink or yellow.... or those who fix up monthly facial appointments.... puh-lease..!!!!!
As I said... I like men to be men.... they don't need to come shopping with me... if they want to sit and watch formula 1.... let them... I will go and watch a mushy movie... instead... If they want to hang out with their guys friends once in a while... let them.. they are entitled to it.... after all I too go off to meet my girlie friends and talk rott....
I once met a guy who was this total stud... but when I heard he fixes up facial appointments two months in advance and has a set deal with a leading mens salon for his weekly manicures and pedicures.... and also his face wax session.... I am sorry....I forgot how hot he was..actually I think I forgot him!!!
Ok! before people jump on me for being so stuck up and not cool... well.... Ok... men should take care of them selves .. not for beautification... but for personal hygenie purposes... keep your nails clipped and under arm hair trimmed...shave ... take a regular bath... use a good deo... do whatever.... but weekly appointments.. and face wax... good lord..!!!!! take a hike...
Ok!!! so going back to what I was saying about men being men .. but with a slight emotional streak.... The husband is one such guy....
He is ever willing to help out with Joy, clean up after his son, change diapers at all hours, try and walk his son to sleep....etc. I have already written a number of posts about how good a father he is ... you can read them all over my blog. He is the most wonderful son-in-law...so much so... my own mother prefers to talk to him rather than me....He is also a very good son.. very close to his family....respects his elders and from what I have seen they value what he says and since he is the eldest amongst his cousins he is also the best Boro Dada one could ever ask for. I shall not again talk about how wonderful a husband he has been and is till date .. 'coz I have already done that earlier... and ahem!! there is no need to give him too much "bhaav"....
Anyways coming back to what we did on Fathers day....
It was the most idyllic day ever.... the kind I love... we spent the entire day together ..just the three of us... We got up early as we were woken up with Joy and his "Ba-bba"..... then the husband and I went for our usual morning walk... the weather was lovely..so it was very nice. We then had a nice and lazy breakfast, gave Joy his bath and set off for Lodi Gardens..Joy loves this park.... since the weather was great the entire place was green and shady... the birds were chirping and there were quite a few dad's spending time with their lil kids... which I found very cute.....after a nice walk around the park ...we headed for Khan Market... I love that place.. its so nice and each lil corner has some hidden treasures ... like Mrs. Kaurs Cookies shop ( am now a fan for life), The Sugar and Spice Bakery which has the most amazing cheese and cold cuts along with their delicious baked goodies, Khan Chachhas for the best kathis, Chonas for good old chinjaabi... and The Big Chill cafe.... not to mention all the Anokhis and Fab Indias and Good Earth and The Home Store..and well I could go on and on.....
Anyways the idea was to try out this place called the Rampur Kitchen.... which it seems according to the HT city eating out guide... had amazing Haleem and Mutton raan and stuff... so us being us... we headed there.... lol... we went around and around... and never found it.. then on asking... we were informed that it had shut and in its place was this ultra cool Cafe Zaffiro... which looked very good.... but when I looked in... I saw lots of foreigners hanging around and also lots of smoke... so since we had Joy with us.. it was a no-no... the husband was quite relieved as well.. coz while I was peeping inside.. he was reading their menu which was up on a black board outside.... it started off with Organic Pineapple salad and mushrooms tossed in herbs and fresh veggies.... I don't think my meat eater husband read any further.... lol.
Anyways, we ended up at The Big Chill Cafe... and since we had reached early we got place quite easily and didn't have to wait at all.. And .....the food was to die for... we started off by sharing a cold cut platter... which was very very nice... and then shared a frilled fish in a Portuguese Piri Piri sauce which was devine.... Joy ate his lunch which I was carrying for him... sitting in his stroller.. and then once he was done nibbled on a few cauliflower florets while we ate....
We had no place for dessert... and headed straight home for a nice nap under the Razai.... Joy thank fully cooperated and slept as well... in the evening we went and visited my grandmothers.... yes both of them.... and then returned home to watch Tv ...and laze in bed till dinner time.... It was the most perfect day ever.....

3 comments:

SM said...

Looks like the three of you had a fab time.
I love Khan Market as well, it has a charm to it which I don't find in the hustle and bustle of the malls. Some storeowners , however, are sometimes quite rude, preferring to deal with the 'phoren'junta. Maybe its just my perception.ttz

Trishna Chaudhuri said...

sm .. no you are right....about the rude storeowners... but I give it back to them.... and dont let it spoil my mood when I am there

Mystic Margarita said...

Awww...it sounds so perfect! I'm glad that all of you enjoyed Father's Day so much. Popol had his Annaprashan on father's day - that itself made a wonderful gift for the hubby! :)