The moment Anirud sees any dance movements in the telly, he starts to tap one of his legs. Although the movement makes one believe that he is trying to stamp on a pile of cowdung, what matters is Anirud does think that he is dancing.
Anirud went missing for some time while we were shopping at Debenhams on Boxing Day. After few heart pounding minutes, he was found trying his best pushing a trolley full of clothes. The factor that increased the tension was that the building’s exit was very close to the place he was last seen and if this bugger had ventured out, it would have been a very difficult day.
Anirud is really fond of finger doll. The one, where you draw a face on the thumb and move it appropriately, playing the ventriloquist. He would be all smiles when we do it and he wanted to do the same as well. But, the funniest thing was he was only able to move the index finger around with the drawing on the thumb.
As soon anyone utters the word ‘yaanai’ (elephant), Anirud would soon start crawling. If ever, one of us start crawling he would be doubly happy, as he would crawl in front of us, as if he is leading the herd. Perhaps, he has observed elephants moving in herds in the telly that whenever we stop or slow down, he would reverse down and take us along.
Anirud has got couple of Xmas gifts already. One of our neighbours presented him with 2 toy cars and the organisers of his Toddler group sent him a card and a lil’ story book.
These days Anirud screams a lot for everything. It is not that he is angry or anything like that. Perhaps, it is his way of expressing his excitement. But the trouble is, he gets excited very often giving out a shrill screaming noise that rattles one’s ear. We are pretending to ignore that in the hope that he will give up.
Balamory in CBeebies channel seem to be the favourite TV programme for Anirud. Not only that he hardly bats his eyelid while watching that programme, but also hums the programme’s title song very often. We were even able to wake him up from sleep saying that Balamory is about to be aired.
Gone are the days when we can put Anirud into bed, close the door to find him dose off peacefully. These days, he refuses to sleep unaccompanied, which is bothering us a lot. We are struggling really hard to get him into regular sleeping routine, but that is easier said than done.
Anirud has got a new set of building blocks to play with. He is so happy with that and eagerly builds on various shapes. Most of the time he ends up building a single column structure until it falls off. At times, when he does manage to build something with a good base, he treats the structure as a chair and wants to sit over it.
When Anirud was allowed to wander around at the forecourt of a supermarket, he promptly went near the cash point and started operating the ATM. Even after being dragged away from the ATM, he was running towards that as the beep sound coming from the keypads of the ATM sounded very attractive for this little fella.