Crazy talking apples | Cool idea for sending fruits to your child’s school for his/her birthday

Crazy talking apples | Cool idea for sending fruits to your child’s school for his/her birthday

birthday-idea Let me show you an interesting way you can send fruits to your child’s school for/her birthday.

My girl’s school has some strict guidelines for birthday celebrations. There are no chocolates or other goodies allowed. They only allow books and fruits which your child can distribute on her birthday.
I couldn’t find some good books for her birthday this year, so thought of going ahead with sending fruits.
Well!! But I didn’t want to go the boring way.
Thought of doing something crazy with the little apples for my little muffin.
The boring apple were going to be crazy talking apples.

Items required to make the crazy talking apples :

  1. ‌‌Apples
  2. Kite paper or any thin paper (different colours)
  3. Narrow ribbon
  4. Some coloured sketch pens
  5. A pair of scissors
  6. Cellotape
  7. Lots of patience, because you might have to handle your little ones excitement to help you while you try to make some cute crazy talking apples ready for her school ( But trust me it can be real fun to let your child help you in this task).

Here is the procedure :

1. Get all the required items ready .

picsart_12-15-10-37-232. Place the fruits on the coloured sheet to analyse the size of the paper required to make the crazy talking apples .

picsart_12-15-10-39-083. Cut all the coloured sheets in equal sizes. Make sure the paper is big enough to cover the entire fruit .

picsart_12-15-10-41-124. Place the apple on the paper , like shown in the picture below .


5. Roll the apple in the paper , like shown in the pic below , and secure it with a tape .

picsart_12-15-10-59-356. Take the loose ends towards the bottom of the apple and secure it with a tape as shown in the pic below.

picsart_12-15-11-01-037. Collect the paper on the other end and carefully twist it and secure with a tape.

picsart_12-15-11-03-118. Cut equal sizes of a ribbon and tie it around the twisted end.  You can make a cute bow with it  (I couldn’t do it since I had cut the ribbons too short for it . My bad ?) . 

picsart_12-15-11-02-139. Take the sketch pens and get ready to make some cool , crazy faces . Let your child use his /her imagination and help you make faces on the apples.



Voila! !

Here is your cute brigade of healthy crazy talking apples .

Hope your child likes this new idea and you enjoy doing this together .

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A crazy letter to Santa from a crazy mother | a letter that all mothers wish they could write

A crazy letter to Santa from a crazy mother | a letter that all mothers wish they could write


Here’s a crazy letter to Santa from a crazy mother | a letter that all mothers wish they could write

Hi Santa,
I write this letter to you hiding in my secret hideout place (my awesome W.C. in the washroom), the lights are shut (so my girls wouldn’t know I’m in her), and my phone’s torch is being used along with my daughter’s crayon that I just smuggled out of her precious crayon box.
My heartbeat is high as I really want to finish this letter before #mylittlemuffins find me hiding in here.
I have tried to be a sane mother during this past year. It’s been a crazy year for me, handing two kids.
But I nearly managed to keep my girls happy and be a good mommy to them.
I have fed them well, kept them clean and taken them for fun drives, crazy Park rides and tons of other children’s events.
I haven’t seen my doctor even once, even when I was just not able to get up from my bed. However when my daughters fell sick I  ran to the doctor like a headless chicken. 
I am not usually the kind,  who would request for something.  I don’t really believe in materialistic pleasure. 
My daughter’s letter to Santa inspired be to make an exception this year. 
OK!  So my list is kind of long… So please hold yourself and grab a seat Dear Santa.
Kindly find below the list of my requests:
1. A new brain: Yes!  You heard it right,  I badly need a new brain.  I’m totally done with being a forgetful woman.  I do manage to multitask,  but I feel this is draining me out.
I open the refrigerator and forget why I opened it.
I enter a room and forget why I did so.
I go to the kitchen and forget why I did so.
I pick up my phone and forget why I did so.
Trust me Santa,  my list of forgetful moments is long enough to fill each and every page of an encyclopaedia. 
I would be grateful if you could grant this wish.
2. A new pair of strong legs: I wouldn’t mind any colour,  but would be happy if I could get a pink one,  knowing my daughter’s obsession with pink. Maybe then she would stop pulling my leg, which she does all the time.
3. An extra pair of stronger arms: My arms have lost its strength,  exactly why babywearing comes to my rescue.  I can’t hold my baby more than a minute,  if incase I forget to step out of my house without it.
I’m not sure if my addiction to babywearing is the reason for this or incidences like these are: when I step out of the car after returning from a party,  I wear my little one in the carrier,  pick up my huge travelers bag kind of mommy bag on my shoulder.  Pick up the back gifts with the other hand,  and manage to pick a few balloons that my girl gets from almost all the parties. And then my elder one makes a puppy face and tells me how tired she is,  and asks me to pick her up too.  Dear Santa,  I still manage to pick All of them together,  but by the time I reach my house on the first floor,  I fall on my bed like a dead log. 
A new extra pair of hands which could act as an extention to my body,  would work wonders for me.
4. An extra pair of ears: It’s been long since I have heard my favourite music. I loved listening to music  with my headphones,  with the volume super high.  Now I can’t even think of doing it,  because if I do it I would miss my elder daughters infinite number of questions or miss my little ones crying.
If you grant my request for an extra pair of ears, I could manage to listen to my girls and my favourite music,  all at the same time.
I know I’m a bit late to request for so many things from my wishlist,  and you might be busy with similar requests from many moms around.  If you wouldn’t be able to grant all,  I would quite well understand.
I got late because I couldn’t find lone time to write to you.
Incase you can’t fulfill my wishlist,  please please consider giving me just one thing: and that is Time. 
Time to be able to poop without the fear of the door breaking down due to the banging…
Time to have a shower without the need to rush out,  because of the girls want to use the washroom at the same time…
Time to watch my favourite shows on the television without the girls wanting to poop,  pee or feeling hungry at the same time…
Time to go on a date with my husband without  the fear of the glass being broken, or cutlery poking someone’s eye…
So,  you take a call dear Santa. 
I give you two options,  either the entire wishlist or just the TIME..
I would be glad if you could get back to me at the earliest, so I could work on my next year’s wishlist for you.
Mom of two crazy girls
P. S.  Incase you can’t give me anything from the above you may choose to pay for the cruise trip I was planning to go for with my husband and kids. 
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My daughter’s first letter to Santa | disclosed something really sweet about her

My daughter’s first letter to Santa | disclosed something really sweet about her

My daughter’s first letter to Santa disclosed something really sweet about her


She was all excited to write to Santa for the first time. She came up to me and said “mumma I want to write a letter to Santa,  will you help me“.

I wasn’t sure how this would happen as my girl had just learnt alphabets and didn’t know how to frame words. 

I told her ” baby I think mumma would only write,  you tell me what you want”.

Mylittlemuffin : ” Mumma I told u #I want to write please,  you tell me the alphabets and I will write”.

Her wishlist was long,  so I had no idea if she would stop writing midway.
And then we grabbed a pencil and paper and she kept telling me what she wanted to write and I just told her the spellings.
I was surprised at her confidence. Not even once did she stop and looked confused. She knew what she wanted right inside that tiny little head. Totally headstrong to finish her first letter.
Once her letter was done with, she insisted that I write a letter to Santa from her little sister.
When I asked her, “I don’t really know what she wants, she is just one, and how would I write for her?”.letter-to-santa-1

Mylittlemuffin said: ” Mumma I know her more than you, she gets excited looking at the bubbles and also everytime I colour, she grabs my crayons and starts scribbling on my colouring book. I know she badly wants a bubble maker and a colouring book.”

This made me feel so amazed that this caring and observant little – BIG SISTER.

So now, mission number 2 began!!


I wrote a letter to Santa from her little sister too.. She dictated this time and I wrote for her…

The letters looked beautiful… Pure and true… And with so much love…
The second one was even more special that showed the love that mybigmuffin has for her little sister.

We quickly put these in a sock hanging on our Christmas tree…
I love it, how inspite of the fact that she had never written words,  she was ready to take the risk…

What I learnt from my 4 year old,  was- that no matter what you SHOULD not stop doing what your heart wants you to do… Even if U haven’t ever done that before… Go for it and just do it…
The fact that she remembered to get a letter written for her sister too, was so cool.
She knew what her little sister needed.

I wish each year we follow this magical ritual of writing to our dearest Santa.

So now that inspires me to write a letter to santa… Have been a long time since I have done this???????

You may also want to read : A crazy letter to Santa from a crazy mother | a letter that all mothers wish they could write


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This is how I keep my child safe: when visiting busy places

This is how I keep my child safe: when visiting busy places

Child lost

We often step out with our children to crowded places. Be it an amusement park, a temple, a mall, or any exhibition.
In the midst of trying to make your child’s vacation happening, we often miss out on a very important thing. That is making sure your child is safe in such a busy environment.

Have you told your child what to do if they get separated from you in a crowded place?
Here is what can make you be at ease on your next busy outing.

Go ahead and teach your child these five things before entering a crowded place:
1. Teach your child their distance limit: It’s really important for your child to know how far they can go. Let your child know how close you expect them to stay to you. For a toddler you might want to have a rule of always holding a parents hand.
For a little older child a rule that makes it not sound too harsh is ” I can see you and you can see me ” Rule.
You can choose your own judgement, but make sure the child understands this before you enter the crowds.
2. Tell your child to freeze and yell your name: Let your child know that if you get separated make sure they stand still at one place and yell out your real name instead of “Mommy” or “Daddy” , so it’s easier for you to locate them.
3. Teach your child how they can identify a safe person: Your child should be able to judge the best person to approach in case you get separated. Generally, the employees working at the spot you are visiting are “safe people”. For places like a beach where there are no employees, teach your child to look for a mom with kids. It’s observed that mothers are often the most willing and best equipped people to help kids, also it would be easier for your child to approach a mother.
There is a great way to teach your child how to identify a safe person. Take your child or to a grocery store, a bank or a library. Ask your child to identify whom they can trust amongst the people around.
4. Teach your child what to say: People would find it difficult to assist your child if they are not able to figure out that your child is lost. Your child will definitely be panicky on getting separated from you in a crowded place. So don’t assume that your child will know how to tell a stranger that she is lost. Make sure you do a role play, and teach them to convey in simple terms that ,” I am lost “.
5. Teach your child about their personal information: Make sure your child knows as much personal information as possible, including their full name, parents full name, mobile numbers and their address.
It your child is too young to remember this, write it down on a piece of paper and keep it in their pocket or shoe. You may also write this on your child’s arm with a marker, which I usually do.

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Why I celebrate Reading is Funny Day instead of April fools day on 1st April

Why I celebrate Reading is Funny Day instead of April fools day on 1st April


I am not kidding, there really is a day called Reading is Funny Day. Though this a rare known fact. 1st April is also celebrated as reading is funny day 😀

April Fool’s Day is a perfect day to show your kids that reading can be both funny and fun.
Are you tired of trying to get your child away from the gaming console, the mobile phone or the television??? This might be the day for you..

Reading is Funny Day is the best day to show your kids that reading can be just as much fun as most of the entertainment sources they rely on. There’s a huge variety of these books available, be it books with jokes Riddles or funny stories.

Take this day as an opportunity to show your child how fun reading can be.

Here is what you can do to make this day really special for your child:
1. Download Riddles from the internet to get your child engaged. You will find a vast variety of age specific Riddles to choose from.
2. Take your child out to a bookstore nearby. There are some really cool ones around ( my favourite one is Crosswords). Let your child walk around by himself and check out various options available for the kids. Be ready for some questions as this inquisitive little child would be too curious about this new world of books.
3. This one is my favorite. Spend the day making up funny stories of your own. Trust me, these little brains can be really funny to make you laugh your lungs out 😉

Go ahead!

Set this day aside to concentrate on just having fun reading. This can be a real eye opener to today’s children, and this may encourage your child to start to read on his own on other days of the year.

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12 Fun LAUGH-OUT-LOUD Reads to have a laughing session with your child

12 Fun LAUGH-OUT-LOUD Reads to have a laughing session with your child

Laugh out laugh books

Have you come across a book for your child that made you fall down laughing?

I am sure that’s a rare case !!!

Yes!! There are definitely some fun books that would make you laugh out loud!!!

If you are looking to have a fun laughing session while reading with your young ones, read on.

Here are some books that will definitely make you laugh your lungs out:

1. How to Eat Fried Worms

” People are always daring Billy to do zany things. But Billy may have bitten off more than he can chew when he takes his friend Alan’s bet that Billy can’t eat fifteen worms in fifteen days. If Billy wins, Alan has to fork over fifty dollars. Billy wants the money to buy a used minibike, so he’s ready to dig in. He sets up mustard and ketchup, salt and pepper, and sugar and lemon to disguise the disgusting taste. Good news for Billy—once he gets going, he finds himself actually getting hooked on those juicy worms.
Bad news for Billy—Alan is busy cooking up schemes to make Billy worm out of the bet. Will Billy keep up his wormy work for fifteen days?
No cheating! Keep eating! Worm by worm by worm… ”

2. Freckle Juice

“Andrew wants freckles. He wants to be like Nicky Lane who has millions of them. If he had freckles like Nicky, then his mother would never notice when his neck was dirty. He wouldn’t have to wash and he’d never be late for school. So when Andrew hears about the secret recipe for Freckle Juice, he’s determined to try it….”

3. 8 Class Pets

“Twitch, the school yard squirrel, has really gotten himself into a bind this time. While trying to escape from a hungry owl, he roused the principal’s dog and got chased into the school. Now he’s locked in for a dangerous and disastrous night. Can Green Eggs and Hamster, Sweetie the library rat, and the other school pets save Twitch from the crazed dog, Cuddles? In this uproarious chapter book, a group of small animals manages to turn an elementary school into a real zoo. “

4. Superfudge

” Fans young and old will laugh out loud at the irrepressible wit of Peter Hatcher, the hilarious antics of mischievous Fudge, and the unbreakable confidence of know-it-all Sheila Tubman in Judy Blume’s five Fudge books. Brand-new covers adorn these perennial favorites, and will entice a whole new generation of Fudge—and Judy Blume—fans. ”

5. Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing

” Peter thinks he has the world’s biggest problem – his little brother, Fudge. Fudge causes trouble wherever he goes and it’s usually up to Peter to sort out the mess. When Peter wins a tiny green turtle called Dribble, he’s determined to keep it away from his brother. But when Fudge does get his hands on Dribble – disaster strikes! ”

6. Diary of a Worm

” Worm is thrilled when it’s his turn to take care of the class pet, Nat the Gnat. But everything goes wrong when he leaves the lid of Nat’s tank open. Can Worm make sure the class pet returns safe and sound before Mrs. Mulch finds out? This all-new, original I Can Read story captures the fun of the #1 New York Times bestselling Diary of a Worm picture book series by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss, and will leave beginning readers wiggling for more! This Level 1 I Can Read book is perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.”

7. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

” When a bus driver takes a break in this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, he gives the reader just one instruction: “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!” But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters. Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles, this brilliantly original and funny picture book demands audience participation!”

8. Click Clack Moo

” Farmer Brown has a problem. His cows like to type. All day long he hears:
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
Click, clack, moo.
But Farmer Brown’s problems REALLY begin when his cows start leaving him notes…Come join the fun as a bunch of literate cows turn Farmer Brown’s farm upside-down! This package includes a paperback book along with a CD of country music star Randy Travis reading this New York Times bestseller! ”

9. He Came with the Couch

” Sophie’s family has found the perfect couch, but it comes with something extra, and getting rid of that extra something is impossible. In the end, though, who would want to?This zany tale of upholsterosis (a chronic state of couch-potato-ness) is sure to tickle the funny bones of young readersand not-so-young-readers too!”

10. Dragons Love Tacos

” This scrumptious New York Times bestseller has a whole lot of kick! 

Dragons love tacos. They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos. Buckets and buckets of tacos. Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa . . . oh, boy. You’re in red-hot trouble.”

11. The Day the Crayons Quit

” The Day The Crayons Quit is a children’s book that has been written to delight children with its humour and visual appeal. The central premise of the book revolves around a box of crayons that have had enough and decide to quit.”

12. Amelia Bedelia

” Short, fast-paced chapters, tons of friends and funny situations, and black-and-white illustrations by Lynne Avril on every page make the Amelia Bedelia chapter books an ideal choice for readers of the Ivy + Bean, Magic Tree House, and Judy Moody books. Each book features a guide to the idioms introduced in the story. The Amelia Bedelia chapter book boxed set makes a great gift and a wonderful way to introduce newly independent readers to a favorite character! ”

Do you have a favorite funny read aloud?

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