Over the weekend, Goosh finally deigned to acknowledge our parental status. Ask him where his Baba is, and he’d poke HD’s knee. Ask him where Mamma is, and he’d poke me. Yeah, he did it just about 2 – 3 times outta the hundred times we asked him. But it still makes me swell with pride.You see I was getting a bit concerned that he hasnt started calling us Mama and Baba yet. He says mamammama and babababaa for just about everything.
You can understand how poignant this moment was for me – especially since he unfailingly recognizes a dog a mile away. He’ll spot them much before we do and start off with a “baw wow wow wow” each time. For dogs of all breeds, color and sizes. Whether a real dog, or a distorted picture. Whether on TV or in a book or on the road. Or a soft toy. We’ve been wanting to get him a puppy.. but living in flat, with both of us working…its just not feasible. So y’day we gave in and bought him a huge soft toy doggie. And he clutched it right thru the day, never letting go.
The little critter is on a pointing spree. As soon as he gets up in the morning, he’ll climb onto us, give a huge wallop and grin and start pointing. Like his Royal Highness climbing onto his favourite stead. He’ll point towards the door and go ‘aababaawbaa’ till we take him out of the room. And then all over the house. He has to have his morning inspection of the house you see. His walk through the house usually leads to the kitchen, where he proceeds to open every drawer and take out every single utensil. But I ramble….
I’m amazed at how much he picks up from observation. Like the TV remote. He knows the diff between the TV remote and the mobile phone. He knows you point it towards the TV and press some buttons and something happens. In the Goa hotel, he surprised me by switching on the TV – he ‘knew’ the remote and TV – though the remote was grey and v diff from our home one. And the TV was a 10inch box compared to the LCD at home. How did he know??
He always loved to see us brush and would get all excited. Now he’s got his own brush. Which he happily munches all thru the day.
My lil baby is going to make his wife really happy. Y’day I observed him playing with his toys. He has this big box/tray kind of thing to hold his toys. He took them out one by one. played with them. And then put them right back!!!! Not once, but repeatedly. He must’ve seen me and HD putting away his toys atleast a dozen times a day and picked it up. Sigh… I’m keeping my fingers corssed and praying that he remembers this as he grows up and always puts away his own stuff.