Skandhu at 23 months!
Been a long time since I updated here. Was busy with navarathri. Skandha had a gala time playing with kids (& elders too) visiting our navarathri kolu. These are the times when we get to meet our neighbors and enjoy the social life here in US! It was fun having guests almost everyday. Now that navarathri is over, its the mundane routine again. Skandhu wants “guests” to come over everyday! He keeps taking me to the door asking “koun aala?” (Meaning – Who is here?) The days when his dad comes late from office, Skandhu drives me crazy!! Can’t blame him he is definitely a social person
Fall is here and we see wonderful colors everywhere. We went for leaf peeping and Skandhu helped me a lot in picking the colorful leaves He loved to play in the dry leaves and had fun crushing them. Its so cute to hear him say “leaves kalle jatha” (Meaning: leaves are going down)
Bath time is always fun at our place. We enjoy singing bath time rhymes and have fun playing in water. Brush + Bath was an easy breezy task with Skandhu until last week! We bought a new brush for Skandha. Infact he picked the brush. It had a tiger picture. Skandhu named his new brush as “Tiger brush”. Back home he played with brush and kept telling proudly “Skandhu brush tiger brush”. When we asked him to brush his teeth, there started the problem! He wanted his “old” brush only! No amount cajoling, coaxing even yelling helped. Terrible twos, what else do we say. After one week of painful and tiring bath time routine, we had to search for a brush that looked exactly like his old one! Finally we found one and now things are back to normal And everyday we try to brush his teeth, Skandhu says “Skandhu brush juna brush” (Juna means old)
These days if we don’t pay attention to what he says, Skandhu orders – “Bapa look at me“! (Bapa is dad) How demanding?!
Last week we had been to Skandhu’s aunts place for dinner. Skandhu was playing with the toys there. After dinner when it was time to leave, Skandhu cleared the toys and kept them in its place. His grandparents and aunt were awestruck to see him “clean up” the toys! It’s our daily routine – to clear all the toys before going to bed. When people praise our little boy, it feels like we get a pat on back for the healthy habits that we have taught to our little one
Couple more days, Skandhu will turn two years old!! With Skandha everyday has been a blessing to us. Waiting for more fun in the years to come