Madhav just turned 7!
He has grown taller yet not an inch wider! He is smarter, naughtier, yet he remains the apple of everyone’s eye, including his sister’s, though she will fiercely deny this! Ha! Sibling rivalry! Not a day goes by without the 2 squabbling and skirmishing, pinching and pulling one another’s hair, complaining and crying. I feel like all our energy and time goes into understanding and solving their bickering! But I see how much he idolizes his big sister, following her around like a puppy, agreeing to watch her girly shows (and sometimes even enjoying them!) and going behind her for a hug (telling me it is because she is cute and ‘fluffy’!)
Madhav can’t sit still for long. He’s always on the move. Cycling is his most favorite thing to do. He loves to exercise as well. In the evenings when we workout together as a family, he chooses the hardest videos for us to follow! Slender and supple that he is, he’s able to do a lot more than we can and he kinda shows off his athletic abilities while we huff and puff!
He sleeps with his grandparents and enjoys chatting about life with his grandpa and tasting the delicacies prepared by his grandma. He has a sweet tooth and when nobody is watching he gobbles up packets of bourbon biscuits. He’s also very fond of Mangoes right now.
He dives deep into whatever catches his eye and heart. He loves flipping through the encyclopedia and learning as much as he can. God save us if he doesn’t understand something! He will not rest until it is crystal clear to him. He has been slowly working his way up the multiplication tables. He knows up to 13 now.
He is very clean and neat in his work and his physical appearance. He diligently follows the 20 second rule for hand-washing. He takes longer to complete his work as he will keep erasing till the words look perfect to him!
He loves to watch Ramayana, Mahabharata and Krishna on TV with his sister and grandparents. He is good at drawing portraits, pencil sketches and origami.
Here’s what he had to say when I asked him a few questions about himself-
Favorite food– Dosa
Favorite game– Chess
Favorite show– Brainchild on netflix
Favorite character– Ninja Turtle
Favorite book– Tinkle
The best trip he’s made so far– Switzerland
Who he misses seeing due to covid-19- Shristi
What would he like to receive as a gift for his birthday- A Magic set (He wants to be a magician!)
This is what his sister, Medha, had to write-
Madhav my annoying little brother. You are turning 7 – Wow ! that’s amazing! When you were little I would cut your hair, make you my servant and I a Princess! Sorry! Sometimes I would make YOU a Princess too! You would look so cute! But now you say no.
BUT WE ARE STILL BEST FRIENDS!
Happy Birthday Madhav
This time we can’t celebrate your birthday nicely. We can’t go out , we can’t buy gifts because of the lockdown, but we can still celebrate your birthday with all the things we have at home, like, we can make homemade cake , watch a movie in our home theater etc. So we can still make this a best birthday .
XOXO YOUR BIG SISTER
And celebrate she did, by baking a delicious loaded coffee and chocolaty nutty cake and making a card for her little brother.