Abhi and Achu are self-instructing babies. Is this any cue to how they are going to be in future? They only do what they want to do? And why do they need to announce everything they are doing? (Okay, I am not complaining. I am really amused they do that 🙂 )
Achu finds the alligator toy on the table. Before she grabs it, she says, ‘Take it.’
Abhi gets a book. Since he is equally fond of tearing and eating pages as much as reading them these days, he says, ‘Eat it’. (Really Abhi, REALLY?)
Achu is actually crying/cranky for some reason (There could be a million reasons, you know 🙂 ). What she wants now is kab-kab in a bottle. Fine. I give her a bottle. She is still in crying mode. Whining a bit. Walks to Bear and tells herself, whiningly, ‘Lie down’.
Abhi or Achu don’t want to stay in their crib. And hence comes the instruction, ‘Come out’. (Why did I ever say that to them?)
Any kind of thing that Achu cant name yet and still wants it is ‘Mant it’ (Want it). Mixie time is done. Achu is ready with ‘Taste It?’ or ‘Put it’.
(Word ‘It’ rules Abhi and Achu’s dictionary. Every sentence has to end with ‘It’)
Achu gets to the couch or our bed. Now-a-days it’s a cake walk for her to climb anything. In that one second it takes for her to get on the couch, she goes, “Ekku” (climb). Later “Digu” (Get down) first and she gets down.
As if self-instructions were not enough, they pass instructions to me on what to do. This morning I went to Abhi’s room after he woke up. He was still in his crib. He says, ‘Etthuko Abhi’ (Pick up Abhi). Later comes, ‘Kab-kab here’ (Put water in the bottle).
Its Achu’s sleep time. She walks into the bedroom while I follow her. As soon as the bedroom door closes, comes my first instruction, ‘ON ON ON’ (Turn the night light on). She steps on the bed sometimes, finds something, says ‘Thow’ (throw) and throws it away.
And why would anything stop Abhi and Achu to give instructions to each other? Last time, Abhi ran away with Achu’s potty seat (Thankfully nothing inside 🙂 ) . Achu runs behind him, literally screaming, ‘Abhiiiii…Put itt…’ (She means put it down). Achu is taking it all to the next level, claiming everything as her own. She says ‘No Touchey’ to Abhi over something she has, just like we would tell the kids. She means it 🙂 .
And there is the constant going or coming of everything. ‘Walkie coming’, ‘Car going’, ‘Abhi Going’,’ Amma coming’. According to kids, there is just a lot of hustle in the house. Everything and everyone going and coming 🙂 .
And my other little darling A told her mom that Sun’s full name is Santoor. Aww. These kids!!