Monday, October 19, 2009

Junior Updates

My darling Junior turns 17 months tomorrow ... yep 17 months already ... and I have barely 7 posts about her developmental updates. Hmm ...
She loves her family .. that is her sister, dad and mom and can express her love in action as well ... she comes around looking for us calling out akka .. appa... amma in the cutest voice and hugs us so warmly and starts patting us on our back. She might even plant a kiss if we are lucky. I hope she continues to express her feeling similarly for many years to come.
Her akka is her ultimate guru .... if akka dances, she begins to jump up and down ... err. ... dance. If akka does a somersault, (palti) so does she. Akka picks a book and a pencil, madam immediately demands she be given the same and it better be the same color akka has.
Just 3 night back, both girls were sleeping in their room when I heard a small wail coming out .... I slowly walked up to their room to see Junior awake. Most days I would have carried her and helped her fall asleep ... that night I didn't. I just paused and observed and what to I see. Junior looks at her sister sleeping next to her and calmly settles beside akka, hugging her. She is all secure and falls asleep. I was at peace at that moment ... I just stood there for almost 5 minutes too much consumed by the love I saw. I will never forget this incident ever ...
Just when I thought I had seen the best of sibling moment, another incident happened. This was when we came back from day care on friday. I had picked up grocery and was unloading the same from car. The kids got down from the car .... Cantaloupe carried her school bag and extended her hand for Junior. The little girl confidently grabbed the extended hand and started walking towards our house. We have about 30 stairs to climb before we reach our house I have carried Junior 90% of the time ... the rest of the times I have supervised her as she has climbed the steps. But that day ... she just confidently held her sister's hand and Cantaloupe patiently helped her sister climb up the stairs. In between while climbing, Junior would turn back and grin, almost challenging me to go ahead of her ... Once she climbed all the steps and reached our main door, I could see the sense of achievement in her eyes.
Junior now recognises some colors .. blue, purple, green, yellow, red ... loves to cuddle beside me while I read for her ... enjoys the music any time / all the time ... (she demands music be turned on by saying "Daddy daddy cool" :D)
Her vocabulary has improved a lot over the past few weeks ... most definitely communicates what she wants ... be it demanding her blanket which she calls "Talkie" (for blankie) .. or Toota (for water)... TeeVee (for TV) ... Nana (Snana or bath) .... Dapeeeeeer (Diaper) .. so on and so forth. For words she identifies but cannot spell out she uses a common sound "Thadaa".

She is the darling of our family currently and I hope she continues to be so.

15 comments:

Swaram said...

Such a warm, feel-good post :)
I so loved the bit abt hugging the elder sis and gng bk to sleep! It must hv been a priceless moment alva :)
Aww the bond b/w sisters - so lovely :)
May they always remain so :)
Hugs to the sisters :)

Dapeeeeeer, Thadaa et.al sound so sweet :)

Lakshmi said...

Beautiful post. It is amazing how they start developing bonds. If one of my girls is home alone, she feels bored and keeps asking for the other. Also when my older one goes to one of her classes, my younger one cries saying: " I want to go soccer"! She recognizes soccer ball and the uniform as well everytime it comes out of laundry.

starry eyed said...

Sweet sweet post. It's so heartwarming to see that sibling love...overrides everything else.

G said...

Awwww! God bless. :)

Deeps said...

awww..that was such a lovely account.Junior is so adorable.Her antics seem so familiar to me.I still remember the first time my li'l one called me Amma.It was pure bliss!
And Cantaloupe,the protective loving akka is such a darling!

Poppins said...

What a beautiful post - all that hard work paid off big time huh! God Bless!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Swaram: You know I so love those baby talks .. I am in no hurry to correct her :D

@Lakshmi: How cool is that ? As much as you want your daughters to share everything in their day with you ... it feels extra special when sisters share their day with each other ... doesn't it?

@ Starry: Sibling rivalry is always seen ... but those lovely sibling moment rule ... I tell you :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@G: Thanks !

@ Deeps: My parents still recollect my toddler days ;) ... so I guess we will remember our kids baby days for ever ... some of the best moment ... right?

@Poppy: Its still hard work dear ... only there are those lovely sibling moments ... you know you get to enjoy some results.

Solilo said...

Awww....lovely bond two sisters share. Junior will look up to her sister for everything.

The baby talks are so adorable. I miss them. :( I try to talk in baby-ish tone and my 5 year old asks me not to behave like PK-ish or preschoolish. She thinks now 3 and 4 are much much younger and she is closer to 10. :))

Hugsie to little Akka and Akka's little sis.

AverageJane said...

Such a lovely post. Having a sibling is such an easy way to acquire a BFF. :)

K3 said...

Super cute! I hope the sisters always share this wonderful bond.

Rohini said...

So cute. :)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Sols: Tell me about it ... Cantaloupe is all of 5 and considers anyone less than 5 a baby ! She has almost forgotten the days when as a toddler she ran behind 3 / 4 year olds for their attention and acceptance.

@ AJ: Siblings fight .. there is a war I tell you ... but they are your BFF as well :)

@K3: Thanks !

@Ro : You will witness some wonderful sibling bonding too ...

Mama - Mia said...

awwww! the sibling moments sound damn cute!!!! :) and Junior totally adorable!!

cheers!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Abha: Thanks ! They have their nice moments too :)

 

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