Toddler going on teen update
Did you notice today is the the second day of the second month? I know,I still get excited by such things.Everything about February excites me..after all it is my birth month.I turn 30 in a few days and I don’t know how I feel about that.I guess it will be normal birthday,after all days don’t come bearing banners!
Anyway,I realised I haven’t done an update on Aadya in a long long time.So much is going on with her,I don’t know,where to begin.
She is a big girl now.I think she doesn’t think of herself as a toddler most of the times.She has been able to dress herself for quite a few months now.I even before I went to India,she was doing it.No..now,I remember she was able to undress herself and needed help with dressing up.Now-she needs no help.She even dresses up her dolls and bears and us.One day I walked into the bedroom,DH was sitting on the floor and Aadi was telling him,come on baby now put your one hand here..and now two hand!
She speaks complete sentences,complex sentences,with new words.I don’t even know where she gets these words from.For ex-“I want to change because I want to be ready when Papa comes,so that we can all go out in the Gaadi!”All said non stop!She requests things,”can I do that?”Should I do that? or if she anticipates what we are doing,like opening the fridge to get milk,she asks,”did you want to get milk?”Her vocabulary and grammar amazes me.Honestly,I don’t think,I knew that till I was much older.
She is learning the correct words for everything..which makes me sad..just reminds me that my baby is not a baby anymore.Tanto is tomato now, fawer is a flower,loplop is laptop,nuzik is music,Mashala is yogurt/dahi..its like she knows Everything now..So,I purposely don’t correct her when she calls her Peas,balls..or her Praline wafers Lulu or when she says she’s instead of her…I just want her to stay a baby a little while longer.Some of the latest additions to her word-bank are- Actually,Exactly,Really,Of course.But the funniest is when you ask her,why she needs something..and she answers-Because! *rolling eyes* I thought..the parents had a copyright to say that and leave it at that!
The only time when she wants to be a baby is when she is role-playing.Thats when she tells us to hold her like a baby,and talk to her like-jab main baby thee.(when i was a baby)At other times,she pretends to be mom and we have to be her babies.She loves babies and is fascinated by them.
The only other time,that she wants to be a baby is when its meal time.The little girl,who was eating all her meals by herself,since she was 1..now demands to be spoon fed.She refuses to eat on her own.And she just doesn’t want to eat.She’s turned into quite a fussy eater.She wants yogurt with everything and even then picks at her food.She loves carrots,salads and hates peas and corn.
She knows her alphabets and numbers but goofs up numbers,when we ask her to say them..when we are not paying attention she does alright.
And there is the recent drama of her crying and screaming at the drop of a hat.That has me baffled.She cries so often,sometimes I want to sit down and cry with her.sometimes I am scared,if something is hurting her and thats why she is so irritable.Defiance I can take,stubbornness I can take,anger I can take,but loud screaming cries..bog me down..and by the third or fourth time,I am ready to kick her out of the house.
She is good on all other counts.She comes and says sorry,on her own,VEry Very sweetly.She says her thank you and pleases.She helps around..yes,she has to help us,in whatever we are doing..sometimes thats just more work,but she is happy helper.I am floored by her imagination and her memory.She remembers even the smallest details of our India trip .She not only chooses her own clothes but also comments on ours..What can I say she is our little Diva…:)And she is all of 34 months.