Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MGM Dizzie World, Chennai

The rides looked rusty and risky but then it was complete fun in and out. MGM Dizzie World, one of Chennai's old theme park still holds its place in entertaining the people of Chennai.

Well, dedicate a day and be prepared to gulp water every few seconds to combat the heat and you will be guaranteed a wonderful experience. And what more to add to the fun than to enjoy it with kids and friends :)

The Good:

A complete day with family and friends :)

Roller Coaster - Awesome. It thrills you to bits. Its scary but close your eyes and join the screaming so you can come out and say, 'It wasn't that scary at all' :)

The mango trees - How often do you look 'down' at a bunch of mangoes!

The wave pool - That was definitely a new experience and exciting too. :)

The unpredictable kids - In those rides in which we expected them be scared they were all smiles and vice versa.... Kids are a mom's delight, always :)

The Not so good:

Food - it was ok and no one was complaining :)

Travel combined with traffic combined with humidity :(

The carnival games were very tricky (read 'we didn't win much
') :)

So yeah.... definitely visit the place with as many people you can gather but take care of your kids and your belongings(well, we lost a big Miranda bottle :( )

And don't forget to capture a lot of memories :)

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I'm begining to understand that when a kid is born there will always be questions. Here I'm not talking about the ones that the kids pose you and you are left wondering if you really did attend school, college? My days of answering suh questions-insightful/imaginary/meaningful/profound or whatever are not very far. But let me not digress further and come to the 'actual' questions that I'm talking about - the ones that we as parents ask ourselves and most of which don't have an answer in binary. Well for example it can be simple like 'Should we choose red or blue colored socks?' to complicated, answerless questions like 'Are we bringing up our kid well in the best way possible?'.

Life is all about questions. We take decisions after running through a lot of 'what, why, if, when, but etcs. that rush through our mind. And at times we also take help from others. Some advisors have the knack of installing more questions in our system. All said, in the end we are solely responsible for the answers we give to our questions.

As parents, we cannot answer the questions that concern our kids immediately. Well whatever reason we can think of for this delicate situation, the bottomline is you don't want your son or daughter to question the decisions taht you took for them. We for example, are dreading how our daughter will react when she will be called first(or almost first) for everything in school according to alphabetical order.

What can parents do to find the best answers to the questions surrounding their kids....I'm sure everyone has a way arround..... My solution whenever i'm left in doubt is....
  • keep their best interest in mind...... check options but choose the best thing possible taking your intuition also into account.
  • Leave the rest to God :)

So how do you answer these questions?