The Ulto Day

spidermanThe babe and I have decided to have a ‘Ulto’ day. In Bangla, Ulto means topsy turvy or upside down. I dont know who came up with the idea – it was probably when we were chatting about how life has changed since the baby got here and I happened to put a shirt ‘ulto’ on the babe. And I thought it would be a fun way to break some rules and do some crazy things to liven up the babe’s schedule. This was about a month back when the babe was struggling with the new rules he had to follow with his brother being here. I thought he would choose the very next day as the Ulto day, but he went to the calendar and chose a day a month away. So now its tomorrow.

Here is our plan of  some of the Ulto things we will do –

  • Have dinner food for breakfast (maybe boiled egg and bread and butter or pasta and chicken)
  • Have breakfast for dinner (pancakes!)
  • Wear our clothes inside out (I am glad I am staying in)
  • Do storytime and bath in the morning (our usual evening routine), and read even before he gets out of bed
  • The babe will get to use his brothers blanket (he has been hankering for it for ages) and the baby gets his ‘dada’s’ (older brothers) blanket for the day
  • Eat candy on a non special day
  • Paint with the ulto side of the brush
  • Try to read books ulto

Of course, I am hoping we will be creative and come up with ideas as the day passes. I will let you all know how it goes.

Any ideas you have is very welcome!

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10 Comments

  1. Ranajit

    Call Babe as “ebab” and eat with left hand with reverse side of spoon

  2. Tana

    When we were little my younger sister loved it when our dad made her “ulto” by swinging her with her legs. She kept saying, “Baba, ulto karo!” repeatedly 🙂

  3. Khushi

    I will try that too. The day went great. My husband even set up the computer to show the babe an ‘ulto’ TV show – he was fascinated by the milk glass hanging ulto and so on. It was a lot of fun. Thanks Ranajit and Tana.

  4. Yasmin

    That sounds like fun! Maybe the babe can sit ‘ulto’ on the chair, walk on his hands while dad holds on to the legs (like a wheelbarrow).

  5. Yasmin

    T, everytime I’m having a hard day with hubby, baby, work or just life in general…I make sure to log onto bloggermoms to read about your latest colorful anecdote told in your lyrical, laughing and lilting way.
    It makes my day – you make me smile as always!
    Thank you for your posts.
    Yours-in-confession-mode
    Shonalie

  6. Shonalie

    T, everytime I’m having a hard day with hubby, baby, work or just life in general…I make sure to log onto bloggermoms to read about your latest colorful anecdote told in your lyrical, laughing and lilting way.
    It makes my day – you make me smile as always!
    Thank you for your posts.
    Yours-in-confession-mode
    Shonalie

  7. Khushi

    Thanks, Shons. So nice to hear from you and that you visit the site!

  8. sonia

    Hi,
    I liked your posts and am glad to come across these blogs that are from highly talented Indians. Now I was surprised by two same comments from two different names. Ok, that’s a different story. I would like to know how do you take time to make such beautiful posts with two toddlers? Your bebe seems so co-operative, how do you make it possible?

  9. Khushi

    Hey Sonia, so good to hear from you. The two different names and same comment – well, the comments system is really quirky here. Unless you are logged in or manually change the name, it shows the name of the last commenter! We all have had strange issues with it and I hope it will be fixed soon. Well, I have not been getting much time with the new one here. But this is my place to vent and share, especially since I have only toddlers to talk to all day. So when a topic comes up, it gives me a break to blog about it. Usually night or morning.

  10. Khushi

    And I clicked post before I said – thank you for your comment, and do write in as well!

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