Here it’s basically just the three of us day in day out. If she could, she would have screamed her lungs out and told us she need a break from this lonely life out here. When we initially moved in here, she did not know to play on her own or even be in a room alone for even a moment. But the past four months have taught her a lot. Now she has started to play on her own, she has started playing imaginary games and most of all reduced following me everywhere (including the loo).
As I said in my earlier post she has become cute yet naughty- Well cute as in she tries to talk like us adults, using exactly the same phrases and in some cases even the exact tune in which we would say a particular sentence. And yes she talks in full sentences now. 99% of her talk is in Malayalam, but at the same time has started adding a few English words to it. Everyday after chatting with her grandparents, her grandpa tells her “Bye Mole!”(as in bye little one). Now she has made it a point to tell my FIL “Bye Mole!!!”
Naughty - that’s her for sure. She walks into the kitchen, takes a couple of spoons or vessels to the front to room to play and once she is done, she either walks off without putting it back or calls out and asks me to come and take it and put it back !!!!She climbs on her tricycle and orders us to push it around the room. She would never try to put her tiny feet to use and pedal it around…..If we tell her to ride it she would ask us to help her off it and then would start using some spoon to repair her “Saicle”(as she calls it).
She is a total foddie (just like her dad I must say). She loves to eat just anything as long as it is tasty. We are used to spicy food, but once she started sharing our food I’ve reduced the spices. But for certain food which needs to be spicy I don’t go to reduce the spice. She eats that too with tears steaming down her chubby cheeks and a runny nose :D. Welcome to the family which lives on spices!!!
There is one thing that just happened yesterday, I have to share it with you. She watches a couple of CD’s meant for kid’s when she is in the mood for it. It’s in Malayalam and has loads of cartoons of animal characters telling a little puppy about what they do. For example there is an explanation of how larvae turns into a pupae and then into a butterfly or about how a cat can see in the dark or falls on it’s legs in spite of the height it jumps from. In this CD there is an episode of how hens lay eggs and how they hatch into little chicks. She has been watching this CD off and on for about a week now. Yesterday SM was sleeping (or rather pretending to be asleep) and Jelly was playing by his side with a water bottle, while I was in the kitchen. I heard her making some weird noise and asked her a couple of times what she was doing…but she just smiled at me when I peeped into the room. It was later that SM told me that she was sitting on top of the bottle and making that noise enacting out how the chicken had laid eggs!!!! Oh! We had a hearty laugh and I was feeling bad for missing on the scene. Later in the evening while she was playing on her own, I heard her making a similar noise and just had a look at her and there….She was squatting on one of her toys and again pretending to be laying an egg!!! The moment she saw me, she gave a sheepish smile and started blushing all over……How fast kids pick up things from the visual media! Need to be careful from now on about what she watches…..
Oh my god!! My little one is growing up a little too fast. That just brings me to the fact that in less than a week’s time she is going to be 2 years old!!