Monday, May 28, 2007

Back Home

Li'l one has come back home now after spending about a week with Mario’s parents. She hasn’t stopped talking since she got back In fact, her vocabulary has increased and her speech is a lot clearer now.
During the week that she stayed with them, they’d bring her over for a ‘visit’ every other day. Twenty minutes at a time was all she wanted with us. She’d chat with us for a bit, and then walk around inspecting the place, looking for any changes. That done, she’d be ready to go back and wouldn’t hesitate to tell us so.
She’s with my sister now, and the two of them are busy tickling and worrying each other. And when my sister isn't tickling li'l one , she’s clicking pictures of her. And how she loves it! The way she poses, you’d think she was a professional model.
I was combing her hair yesterday and had brought it down over her face in order to part it in the center. She started grumbling immediately. “Hair gone in eyes, hair gone in eyes,” she said.
So I told her to close her eyes and continued combing. After I finished, I told her she could open her eyes. “Yes. My eyes are on, mummy!”

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Daddy, Don’t Feel Shy!

Mario got caught with his pants down today. By li'l one.
Before I go any further, let me make it clear that she didn’t see anything of importance – although she tried to…
He had just finished his shower and had come out in his towel. Since li'l one was talking to me in the TV room, he didn’t bother to lock the bedroom door while he changed. I was facing the bedroom, while li'l one had her back to the bedroom door, so we both assumed she was unaware of the fact that he had come out of the bathroom.
I don’t know how she realized Mario was out, but as soon as my ‘conversation’ with li'l one was over, I turned back to the TV and she ran straight into the bedroom. Talk about being alert!! She probably heard the bathroom door open. I didn’t know what was happening until I heard Mario’s frantic cries for help.
So I went into the bedroom and there I saw Mario backed up against the wall covering himself with his shorts with li'l one bending down in front of him trying to look under the shorts.
She turned to me and said, "Wanna see daddy bum."
Trying to keep a straight face, I picked her up and started to walk out. I tried to distract her with the TV show that was on, but before we were out of the bedroom, she turned around and asked Mario, "Daddy, wanna see bum. Why feeling shy?"
Now, every time she catches Mario ducking into one of the rooms to change, she says, "Daddy, don’t feel shy!"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Stomach Infection

My little angel has finally recovered from her stomach infection after 5 days of misery. She and I stayed with my mum for the duration of the illness. There would have been no way I’d have been able to manage without help.
Anyway, she’s back to normal now and that means that the noise pollution levels have also gone up. The last 5 days were so peaceful. But now that her strength’s back, she has started talking non-stop, as is her wont. Why this… and why that….
She’s only 2 years and 2 months – I thought I had at least another 8-10 months before the questions began…?
Nevertheless, it’s good to have her back.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Just Another Day

Today just seemed to drag on and on. All because the little one wasn’t around. The good news is that she’s coming back tomorrow morning.
Went to play cricket as usual today, but it wasn’t the same without her running between wickets, picking up stones and throwing them into the lake, standing in the middle of the pitch thereby bringing the game to a halt, basically, just making a nuisance of herself…
While on the topic, li'l one’s knowledge of cricket terminology is increasing. According to her, there are 3 ways to get out: caught, clean bowl-out, and eb-lee-dub-loo.
At any point of time during the match, the batting team’s score can be any of the following 3 options: 46, 44, or 10.
If, for some reason, she thinks I’m not paying adequate attention to the game she tells me to go ‘feel’ (field). Never mind that I’m on the batting side!
OK! Till the next time. Can’t wait for tomorrow morning. Ciao.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Beach Bum - 2

Watched 'Koffee With Karan' yesterday. I watch the show regularly, and I must say last week's guest, Rakhi Sawant, a relative new-comer to the show-biz world, from what I understand, was more entertaining than any of the other so-called celebrities he usually interviews.
Anyway, on a different note, my little darling has gone off on a two-day trip to some beach south of Goa. No doubt she’ll have a great time there with her cousins. And how she loves the water! In the shower, she doesn’t like the water getting into her face, but she has no problems getting doused by the waves. Talk about a beach bum!