Just because some things need to be recorded – 3

December comes with all the Christmas cheer and excitement, and of course the all important Christmas Concert at school.

From mid-November, concert practice happens in full swing, and all I get to hear is Christmas songs, and Christmas stories and other related stuff. And every year, I end up teary eyed at the actual Christmas concert. Tell me, you older parents, will that ever change? Will we get used to our children performing on stage? Or will it always bring tears to our eyes, lumps to our throats?

Yesterday was Poohi’s Christmas Concert. She was one of the narrators. Needless to say, I was teary-eyed, and full of emotion, as were most parents. And I can’t thank the teachers enough for the wonderful job they do. Every thing beautifully coordinated, wonderfully organised, and they manage to get the children perform so very well! Nothing short of a miracle, in my books.

She has two ballet performances lined up, and all of us are equally excited. Husband is missing all this because he is away, but we have pictures and videos ready for him. Just makes me glad that at least one of us can make it to all her performance.

In other, related stuff, her Christmas concert was all about how gifts(like hugs,kisses, cuddles) from the heart are more precious than all the riches in the world. So I tested it on her, telling her that maybe this year, Santa would get her a hug or a kiss instead of toys and stuff like that πŸ™‚ Needless to say, she was not impressed.

By the way, at what age do children figure out that Santa is not ‘real’? Poohi came back from school the other day, saying that some children in her class told them that Santa was not real, and their mums and dads buy them the presents. ‘That’s not true, is it?’, she asked. Not knowing how to answer that, I hedged asking her if she believed Santa was real. ‘Yes!’, she said. ‘That’s it, if you believe, he is real for you,’ was the best I could come up with. I suspect though, Β that very soon, this answer is not going to work..

Talking of Christmas, I still have not put up the tree. We’ve been rather lazy around here. I had planned to put it up today, but managed to not get it done again. Tomorrow, hopefully.

Leaving you with Poohi’s favourite Christmas song.. And oh yes, I finally updated the ‘Poohi Speaks‘ page – after people started threatening me with all sorts of consequences 😦

27 thoughts on “Just because some things need to be recorded – 3

  1. Aww she was the narrator? Our little Poohi is growing up to be quiet a big girl eh? I wish I could see her video.

    She was one of the narrators – not the narrator πŸ™‚ I have ordered the dvd – I could not take proper videos as I managed to get a seat in the second row 😦 Will see if I can upload it somewhere.

    Last Sunday, Samy went on stage for the first time to perform a musical piece and I must say the husband had to hold me tight to make sure that I don’t run to the stage bawling 😳 In fact just before the show he had asked me not to act like Kajol in K3G 😑 But there is something that tugs at your heart and make you shed tears when you see that little person you love so much conquer every milestone with so much ease (and without your help):smile: hugs to you proud mom!

    Awww! I can so imagine it! He must have made you so proud πŸ™‚ What did Samy perform? Which instrument is he learning? Hugs back to you!

    Oh la my fave christmas song…I love singing this one with a clown nose..never fails to bring giggles among my little friends πŸ™‚

    πŸ™‚ I can so imagine that! can I see a video of that πŸ™‚

    • We were not supposed to record it…but soon I will get their official DVD πŸ™‚

      Here are the youtube links to the songs he performed on

      These vidΓ©os don’t do much justice to the songs….The last one was my have. It’s an african folk song.

  2. Teary-eyed and full of emotion πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ obviously, will never go I guess…
    And of course Santa is real πŸ™‚ or whoever gives us presents in the name of Santa, or just gets those presents to bring that smile on our faces… is the Santa…

    That is true πŸ™‚ Santa has to be real, no?

    I got to know that the tooth fairy was my parents when my bro lost his first tooth and got his gold coins… seriously, the surprised shock …. πŸ˜›

    LOL! The tooth fairy is yet to visit us, but madam is already waiting for her πŸ™‚

    • and yes, a little something is hung on the wall.. indicating christmas, we are enthu here at the hostel to make cards and give gifts πŸ™‚ Rudolf is my fav too, but after Deck the halls …

  3. Miss the Christmas in UK…. there is so much pomp n joy and festivities πŸ™‚

    Hugs to the proud mom….ur little girl is growing up fast…..and very well at that πŸ™‚

  4. Wow, she was a narrator eh? Cool. Mmuah to her. Those are tears of joy, let ’em flowing.

    I admire the answer that you gave to Poohi about Santa. I’m gonna use this when required. *Makes a mental note*… When you come up with new ones, please keep updating in this space. πŸ˜€

  5. I have always loved christmas for an all together different reason but yes there is something about the day that makes it special.

    Good luck to Poohi for her performances πŸ™‚

  6. ‘Same Same’ I just got out of V’s concert … and well I was grinning cheek to cheek and hugging her like a cuddle bear right after!
    I hope we dont grow out the hugs, the misty eyes!!!

    Good luck for the ballet concert as well!

  7. Aww…. How sweet! πŸ™‚

    Now I don’t believe parents ever get over the emotion of their child/children being up on stage performing regardless of their age.

    And there is no set age for children to stop believing in Santa. But usually it’s be the end of primary school.

    And we’ve still not put up our Christmas Tree either. Although we need to go out and by a new one as our old one broke last year.

    But to be honest with you, it doesn’t feel like christmas this your. I’ve been shopping on Tuesday and although they had the lights up in the city centre, the shops didn’t quite seem ready with the Christmasy stuff. It was only Boots that seemed ready.

    Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful & white Christmas and an awesome new year if I don’t get speak to you before then. πŸ™‚

  8. Wow..must have been great to watch her. You really never get used to it… Hrit Naisha’s annual day’s round the corner and I’m about as excited as them… ummm maybe a tad bit more πŸ™‚

  9. Little girl is not little anymore πŸ™‚ And am quite taken aback by the spontaneous reply you have given..Tckled it quite nicely…Well I have nominated you for an award.Pls have alook at my site

  10. Sounds like a wonderful christmas for Poohi and you guys, very nice to read. And loved the answer you gave her. There was a punch line I used to whisper to my kids: “You are the best in MY whole wide universe”, your answer reminded me of that!

    We all love the “Rudolf” song.Here too kids are all singing “Dashing through the snow” and “Santa claus is coming to town”.

    Merry Christmas…..Enjoy with snow πŸ™‚

  11. Time flies!!! Poohi is grown up well and narrating.. great πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ The festive season will be all over there… πŸ™‚

    Thinking itself gives me so much happiness!!! Happy christmas season Smitha πŸ™‚

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