We have been travelling a lot in the last two months, and amidst the hectic days she stepped into her second year. There was a traditional celebration on her birthday. The next day we had a small get together with our close relatives. We wanted it to be without fuss, only with people she is cozy with. I have seen people who forget about the comfort of the baby and throw big fat parties with scary jokers and noisy DJs just to fit into the status of the society. That never seemed like a great idea for us. All that mattered was the big smile on her face.
With her growing age her willpower has also become strong. Which makes it that much more difficult to feed her, barring the time when she is really hungry. And the tantrums increase many folds with her grandparents try to feed her. They even had to take her out and roam in the field as she ever so slowly swallowed her food.
We have to keep a constant watch on her as she runs around every possible corner of the house hunting for dirty, breakable or dangerous things. She can now manage to reach the heights that were unreachable for her few days back. Already she had broken a glass bowl; fortunately her mom was nearby to grab her before she stepped on it. Couple of day’s back she dragged an empty CPU box and got over it to reach our PC. An active baby like her keeps us, specially her mom, fit. Much more effective that any gym in the world.
She has started to speak as well. Her favorite word, that she speaks hundreds of time a day, is “eta ki?”. It means “What’s this” in Bengali. She asks the question pointing at everything she can see. You have to give her an answer and then she will try to repeat it. She is one talkative girl. She even learned to hold the phone in her ear talk. One Saturday, late in the night, she picked up the phone and said “aai aai”. Which means “come, come” in Bengali. Wonder who that guy was on the other side?
The puja was a good occasion where she met a lot of babies of her age. Whenever she sees babies she runs towards them and hugs them. She loves babies. She also likes her baby doll. Today as her mom took our neighbor’s baby in her lap; she ran to her doll and took it in her lap mimicking her mom.
By the way, can you guess what her favorite pet is? The lizards on the wall! She calls them ‘ti-ti-ti’ and jumps with joy as she sees one. Not much different from the jump her mom gives as she screams seeing one.