Friday, October 15, 2010

Wink and babydom is gone

You are now 25 months old, feels like only last moment gone that you were given onto my hand, when you came out of me. How can I forget the tender voice of you crying, the wetness and the creamy layer on you then. (the tantrums and puppy shrieks of yours  remind me of that even more). A tiny human being who apparently thought that he is a part of the mother and now so clear about his own self.

Time flew by as I saw you achieving all your milestones either on time or way ahead of it, attempting for the next almost immediately of achieving one. Smiling at 40 days, turning over at 80 days, rolling then onwards, crawling on your back and not on tummy at 4 months :) (yes, only you can do such things), sitting down at 5 and half months, crawling on knees at 7 months, holding and standing at 9 months, walking without help at 10 months. And now full-fledged talking with correct grammar at 25 months. Oh! jumping and hopping. Even correcting us when we say something wrong.
The depiction of "Mary had a little lamb" rhyme in this particular video has a real girl and a sheep (which looks like a cow) with a drawn up backdrop of some landscape. 

You: Cow
Shiv: Na Ganesh, that's a lamb, baby sheep. It says Ba-Ae-Ae-Ae
You: Na Na. No Ba-Ae-Ae. It says Moooooooooooo.
Shiv: Na na. It is a lamb. Mary had a little lamb.
You: Appa na na. That's a cow. Moooooo Mooooo
Shiv: na na. Thats a lamb
You: COW
Shiv: :|

I love it when you hold yourself on me to the closest level possible and ask "amma baa", for me to set you in a way that the minute space left out is also gone, our rolling and tickling games. I am so proud of you being imaginative and happy to clean the mess you make by making Dosas on the floor with the banana shake or curds which is supposed to go to your tummy.

Me: Ganesh, what is your name?
You: Ganesh
Me (blown up with pride): How are you?
You: Ganesh
Me: How do you do? 
You: Ganesh
Me: :|

You preferring girls over boys (yes!) and not only giving them well-deserved special attention but also your snacks! I am always on cloud nine seeing your gentleman-ish approach towards them. What handshake(s), saying Hi with a wave and asking them to join you to play! 

You have been an entertainer throughout, which I knew from the moment you made the funny squeaking sounds while latching on to have milk on your day-one itself. Later on our storytelling, complaining and pulling each others legs, all in the pretext of talking to you. Oh! you have been a patient listener. Your fake smiles for posing for camera.

I must say, all the older girls in the family are really impressed with you already and are waiting for you to grow up to have more fun conversations with you. :)

Now that you will be a school boy in a few months' time, I just cannot comprehend the lightning speed reality.

What's ahead
Advances in self-care skills come fast and furious during the preschool years. Most kids have mastered the basics of self-care - dressing, washing their hands, feeding themselves, and going to the bathroom (but not necessarily wiping!) - by their fourth birthday. As the months and years roll by, your child will get better and better at meeting her own needs. You'll blink, a few years will go by, and she'll be able to tie her shoes and shower or bathe by herself. Then it's just a matter of time until she can do laundry and cook dinner, not to mention drive herself to soccer practice. By then you'll be wishing she'd let you baby her once in a while, but her refusal to give up her autonomy will be a testament to your success in teaching her to care for herself.
~ courtesy babycenter

PS: Ganesh's seat in one of the oldest schools have been confirmed and I am proud to announce that we are lucky to have our "self-written" application being considered for our "interview" for his admission.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Tagged... finally

Huurraaay... I have been tagged. :)
I have been thinking of tagging myself of late, but then the feel of somebody tagging me is amazing. Thanks sis for this.

The rules are simple:

1.Tag seven people
2.Link their pages in your tag post
3.Leave a comment in their comments section telling them they’ve been tagged
4.In your post, mention the person who tagged you and link her page
5.Write 7 things about yourself.

My first post was a detailed introduction about myself, and yes, coming up with a whole new list is definitely not easy, but then, as they say, who doesn't love to talk about themselves? Also, I cannot avoid being repetitive as a couple of things really so part of me to avoid. Here it goes:

I. If growing up is what is being considered as per age, I would say I felt like a free spirited teenager myself until a couple of years back. I am growing up now after child birth. Having said that, I am not sure, if motherhood is the cause of this feeling or its just a co-incidence.
II. Foodie - This describes me. As long as its vegetarian (Indian definition), I am in. I would rather go hungry than eating aweful food.
III. I love to go for a walk with my child. Even when its raining we take an umbrella and out-we-go. This is how my day has to begin, working day or not. We enjoy the freshness in air, flowers, dew drops and just a walk together. We come back all cheerful and have a hearty breakfast together. Makes my day.
IV. I would love to meet another confused soul who can match my levels of confusion. I need to think so much for days or months together to arrive at a conclusion, but then once decided, there is no looking back or repenting if things don't work as expected.
V. Love is what keeps me going, balanced and sane. It gives me hope and purpose to my life.
VI. Creativity makes complex things simple. I love watching movies, might own a canvas of artistic photograph or painting in near future. I want to make atleast one presentable BIG mural or glass painting or both in the course of my life.
VII. Singing - I know I am besuri at it but still I want to re-learn Hindustani Classical formally. (Love thy neighbour(s)... evil grins)

I would love to see what seasoned bloggers like Arunima, Sayesha, Parul, Rohini, Chris, Emaan and Ramya have to say about themselves.