Anay’s progress

Well, there’s so much going on and yet it is all routine.
It’s been quite some time since I posted about him but this is exactly the reason why I haven’t. Anyways, I must else this time will be lost for me.

Anay has become quite naughty ever since he turned one. We’re always looking on what he’s upto. Under the dinner table, behind the chairs, running to the doors, he’s practically always upto something. And, frankly, am not complaining. This is the most beautiful time of parenthood. The first one year is more silent observation. But now, the child is responding, doing things he wants to do, and learning new things. He wants to touch and feel everything..and more so, ‘taste’ everything. And somehow he always finds out something wrong or harmful to taste or touch. Just the other day, he was all interested in getting his hand into the AC duct. Phew!

But, people tell me that he’s still quite a tame and lovely child, not bothersome, as they many times are.
He’s become quite fond of me..nowadays. πŸ™‚ And, it’s a lovely feeling…rewarding actually. Tarun is not happy, of course. πŸ˜› But, he doesn’t mind either. He can’t complain πŸ˜€

Am glad. Am glad I took the decision of hiring a maid for the dinner. When I and Tarun returned from our Chandigarh visit (2-day holiday we took without Anay) Anay was only interested in meeting Tarun. He didn’t care to see me or come to me at all. With so many others to take care of him, I was only preparing things for him but not feeding him myself. There was no time for me to actually spend and do things with him. That’s when I decided I’m going to keep a cook and spend more time with him. And, voila! My decision has paid off.

But now I also feel sad. When I leave for office in the morning, Anay is sleeping. But, when he gets up, folks tell me, that he looks for me. After spending good 2 days with me over the weekend, he was quite cranky in the morning today. Tarun, Mji, Pji…all tried to humor him but nothing seemed to be helping. 😦 I feel sorry for having to leave him. I don’t know if it’s just a passing phase and I shudn’t think much about him. Or, shud I just quit everything and be with him.

Will wait for God to show me sm way.

For now, the happy memories are that during the day, he keeps coming to me, in between his plays, and would hug my legs. He would hug me and wait for me to pick him up. πŸ™‚ It mostly happens when am busy working in the kitchen. πŸ˜› I guess he likes to have me around him all the time, whether I am doing sth with him or not, but just be there, within eye-shot.

He also has started enjoying and recognizing Nana-Nani-Mama. He enjoys his stay there and the people just get all goooey-eyed around him. They just can’t get enough of him and practically threaten me to come home and visit them, now πŸ˜€ They can’t wait for a month to pass.

It’s a nice feeling. Happy!

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