no see. I kept feeling guilty about letting the days pass without writing about Anna here but was not able to shake off the lethargy. Plus nothing much has been happening. Anna says and does a lot of new things but we have now become so used to her talking like a five year old that we take it for granted. Plus work has been a bit hectic and that’s my biggest excuse.
Anyway there is no way I can remember and write down all that has been happening so will just jot down the things I can recollect now. Anna is talking up a storm. She talks in full sentences with mostly correct grammar. She mostly talks/understands Hindi but I have a suspicion that she knows a bit of English too. In any case most of the nursery rhymes she recites are in English. She is slowly learning to actually recognize the alphabets and not just recite them like any other song. She has a board game in which all the alphabets fit into slots which have a corresponding picture painted on them. Yesterday she was playing with it with R and we both got a shock when she picked up the G and said ‘Yeh grapes mein jayega’. She did the same with a few more as well.
Anna has been super-excited about her upcoming birthday for some time now. She keeps saying ‘Anna ka birthday aa raha hai’. One day she also said that ‘Anna ko gift milega’. I really don’t know where she picked up that concept from. We’d gone on a vacation to both our places a few days ago. My mom told Anna that she would buy her a toy laptop for her birthday. A few hours later I told her to come and put on her sandals since we were going shopping. She immediately said ‘Anna ka laptop lene ja rahe hain’. We had to somehow convince her that she would get the laptop only on her birthday. Now another line has been added to her birthday chant – ‘Anna ko laptop milega’.
We were buying some clothes for her and I wanted her to try on a skirt before buying it. She tells me ‘Pehle billing kara lo’. Another day she was randomly counting something on her fingers. She is usually very random with counting, she knows the numbers till almost 20 but that’s it. But that day when she reached 6 she switched to the other hand!
We have put her in a new play school. I was very happy with her old one and Anna was also very happy going there but they closed their toddler program and now only have a full day daycare. She started day before yesterday and howled like anything. Yesterday was thankfully better and she didn’t cry so much. In the morning while leaving for office, I told her ‘Acche so school jaana. Rona nahi’. R was also leaving at the same time and said bye to her. To which she said ‘Papa acche se office jaana. Rona nahi’. There are multiple incidents like these each day. Talking to her is so much fun. We never know what she will say and are constantly amazed by the things she knows. I am one proud mommy and this is one place I am not scared to show it. I truly think she talks and thinks and understands a lot more than is average for her age.
Health wise things are okay. She’d been coughing a lot before we went for our vacation. Now she’s much better. All doctor’s we’ve consulted have said it’s most probably allergic and will go away in a few years. There’s nothing we can do. Added to the cough, Anna has started to suffer from motion sickness as well. So sometimes it seems as if we are living in a sea of puke. She often pukes in the car and again doctors say that it should go away in a few years and there is nothing we can do.
Potty training is still not progressing. It’s mostly our fault for not being consistent enough. Mummy is planning to come over for a few weeks for Anna’s birthday next month and I plan to totally focus and use that time.
Will upload a few pics of the vacation once we get around to transferring them from the camera.
ETA: I just realised that I completed one year of blogging in March! I don’t even have a single post in March this year. Well, never mind. Happy Birthday Blog! You have been so good to me :).