For a blog that’s named anna’s tales – it is yet to have a post about Anna. So remedying that here we go.
There is so much that she does. There are not enough hours in the day for a busy ten month old to empty all the cupboards, tear the newspaper, dismantle mamma’s cell phone and maybe once in a while condescend to play with her toys. Anna has been crawling really well for the past almost 3 months and that’s all she needs to get into everything. She is a real busy-body and wants to be part of all the action all the time. She only wants something if she believes it’s something R or my mom or I want. So now we never give her anything directly – first we make a big show of playing with it ourselves and passing it to each other – and only when she’s really and truly angry that the MOST INTERESTING THING is not in her grubby little hands do we give it to her. And it holds her attention for precisely 2 minutes. Sigh.
She’s standing up very well on her own. Yet to take an unaided step but I think that will come soon too. Dances in the cutest way when we play her musical frog. Waves bye-bye and says Tata. Is very fond of clapping and will happily oblige any time. Once she farted loudly and was so pleased with herself that she started clapping.
Has 4 teeth now and the 5th one is almost through. The teeth came out pretty late and we were anxiously waiting for them since she turned 6 months old. She learnt the cutest trick because of this. We would always ask her, “daatu kahan hai” and then reply “pata nahi” for her and twist our hands showing that we don’t know. She picked this up and even now whenever we ask her, “daatu kahan hai” she twists her hands.
She wants to be the centre of attention all the time. Anyone around her who doesn’t first pay his or her respects is royally summoned with an “aieee”. Only when all her subjects have talked to her and made a big fuss of her is she happy. Even in the lift or anyplace else everyone MUST coochie coo the baby or pay the consequences.
She has developed such a definite little personality of her own. I remember the first few weeks after she was born and all she seemed like was a lump of flesh – albeit a cute one. Now she is a little person who talks (gibberish but for her it’s talking), crawls at top speed, helps with the work (hey, emptying out cupboards IS work), is very specific about what she wants to eat and how much, claps, laughs, giggles, plays ball, reads her ABC book (she can even read it upside down, is she a genius or what?) and so many more fun things that only a 10 month old can do. Every minute spent with her is fun – other than the ones when her highness is bawling her head off. Love you my little Anna. Here’s to more fun and games!
Here’s a photo of Anna ‘reading’ her book.