Thank you dear friends for your encouraging emails and comments in response to my previous post.
Now for a few laughs.
My little chakakuru is one year and one month old now. Yes she is! I'm not lying. Time flies faster than a fruit fly!! LOL (ok. Im now officially a 'mommy joke'-er)
So now my lil L5 has started babbling a few words here and there. She comprehends way more than we give her credit and loves imitating noises. She loves being read to. And I'm so thrilled about that. So yesterday, I was reading her this book that had Mommy and baby animals as characters. Since we speak to her in Malayalam, I replaced the names Mommy & Baby elephant in the story to "Amma Aana" & "Baby Aana" , dogs to "Amma bowbow & Baby bowbow" and so on. Now she knows what most of these animals are. She identifies 'bowbows' on the street and calls out to them; identifies cows, goats, rabbits, ducks, frogs, crows etc.
So when I asked he "Where's baby Aana?" she pointed to the right picture. But to "Where's Amma Aana?" She pointed to me!! Where's "Amma bow bow?" Again...me!!!, Amma Hippo? Me! Amma Snake? -the right one. Amma chicken? Me!!! Amma turtle? right answer!
Now what am I suppossed to make of this?? I know I've gained some weight after pregnancy, but my daughter thinks I resemble an Elephant and a hippo!!! And do the prancing and dancing I do for her remind her of dogs and chickens??
Gotta leave you with this picture of her. It all happened in a split second. We were at the beach. I turned my back on her for a few seconds.
Well, but this is still better than the time we went to a bookstore and she pulled out a magazine from the rack and tore its cover!!! I had to buy a silly fashion magaine with nothing but pictures of various celebreties in their designer clothes for a hundred rupees!!!! Aaaaaaaaaaah!!!!