Friday, August 21, 2009

Punch...

Its been a long time since I wrote specifically about Punch. She turned 15 months old on August 20th. Tantrums are in full swing since some time now..she demands things and if we dont give her, she screams and sometimes lies on the floor..I divert her attention to some other thing to tide over this but am not successful all the time..



She co-operated well during our train and air journeys but found things uncomfortable as we did not allow her to walk freely due to space shortage. She insisted on rolling under the seats in the plane journey. The biggest surprise was she slept off while boarding the return flight and finally woke up when the plane was landing..that was the one snack I actually ate and not gobbled but alas just two mini paavs and bhaji and a sweetless mousse did not fill my big tummy.




Punch loved the camel and elephant ride in Jaipur and also loved feeding the pigeons. She kept on dropping one grain after other patiently to feed the pigeons and did not want to return the empty bowl to the shopkeeper. She loved walking around the malls in Gurgaon and imitated us by seeing things and putting it in the shopping bag..She had fun in the play area wherever available.




At home, she is her usual naughty self always waiting to create a mess once I clean it..She points out at the main door and says "KA" meaning she wants to go out in the car..She can imitate the sounds of a cow, crow, dog and cat well. Whenever the bell rings, she says "Thatha" expecting her grandpa..even in gurgaon she did the same when the bell rang. When we call her by various nicknames she correctly identifies who calls her what..For instance greatgrandma calls her Appu and so when she sees greatgrandma/her pic Punch immediately says Appu.. in fact when greatgrandma sleeps, Punch goes next to her and says Appu..My grandma must be the oldest to get a nickname i suppose..




She eats dal, rice, rotis, dosa etc but no guarantee that she will eat without a tantrum. Madam has a sweet tooth as well. In the puja room, she takes the oil bottle and tries to pour oil on the lamp. When we ask what next, she gives the match box. Since she did this, we are more alert and keep those things out of her reach. In fact almost everything is kept above the fridge, above the showcase etc. I found locking the room doors a good way to stop her from entering and messing up the rooms.


Phew, I have so much more to write but it seems never ending.. But this is all for now..

8 comments:

mnamma said...

Glad you had a wonderful vacation Timepass! Punch is such a sweetheart and cooperated so well and you are complaining about the tantrums... Associating people with a nickname part was so cute :)

Lavs said...

This locking doors thingy...we started early on..we let him play only in one part of the house say in the morning-its hall, evening its bedroom..that way i can see what mess he is creating to repair it when he falls asleep...otherwise..my house would look like one that has been ransacked by a robber!!

Deeps said...

Atleast Indian door have actual locks! Here no locks and even if we close the door, Snugli has already figured how to open it :-O.

Munchkin said...

She sounds like so much fun and full of sunshine !

Several tips said...

Good blog

Aryan said...

She gives match stick...cool.. even aryan used to do that...
Punch is cute ...
Aryan's mom

Timepass said...

Thks all..
Lavs..our house always looks ransacked..same pinch
MNI amma..u seem to be a strong supporter of Punch
Deeps..i can imagine the situation u r facing..
Munchkin's mom..true but its tiring right

memyhubbynbaby said...

Its so funny that Punch has nicknamed your grandma - Appu :) LOL!
It looks so cute when they try to imitate our actions. And so impressive that she knew the matchbox was needed after pouring the oil. Cute Lil Punch.