When a relative of ours got Anirud a small toy Train from Thomas & Friends, his joy knew no bounds. He loves the train like anything and the story book that accompanied the toy is his current favourite. We bought him a ‘Thomas & Friends’ dress and every day Anirud insists on wearing that dress.
Anirud watched Superstar Rajnikanth’s ‘Sivaji – The Boss’ yesterday at Safari Cinema in Harrow. It so happens that the very first movie for Anirud happens to be the first day, first show of the most expected movie of the year. At the theatre, once he got adapted to the environment he jumped out of his seat and started to wander. As he was about to do that, the lights went off and the movie started amidst lot of whistling and cat calls. Taken aback, this little fella rushed to his mom and remained seated on her lap till the end. He watched the movie in awe and slept towards the end. While we were returning, he was saying ‘rayyinni‘ (Rajini) and ‘ballikka‘ (Balleilikka song). Today he was asking us to play ‘pookkal pookkal‘ song (Sahaana… Pookkal Pooththadho!). He is able to recognise Rajinikanth in the adverts. Well.. another young fan for the Super Star.
Mad about books
Anirud is mad about books these days. Every week we borrow about 7-10 kid’s books from the local library and he makes sures that we explain him the contents of the same. One particular book – a story of a bear named Andrew is his favourite that he always prefer that for bedtime story reading. Also, in the library there is a headphone which on putting over one’s ear would play nursery rhymes. That has caught the fancy of every little kid including Anirud.
Apart from that, he insists on visiting the library whenever we step out of the house. Library, which is literally a stone’s throw from our house is a place that we had to pass through for almost everything, has become a new chill out location for Anirud.
Anirud is able to identify most of the fruits now and as always he is a big fan of fruits. We have to literally hide the fruits from his view before the mealtime as otherwise he would insist on taking the fruits rather than any other food. Strawberry continues to be his favourite and he like Banana, Pineapple, Melon, Raspberries, Orange, Grapes, Apple and Mango. He would never accept a peeled Banana but would like to peel it himself though he doesn’t know how to do that properly.
After having visited Odd’s Farm last month, Anirud does well in tyring to mimic the animals. Also, whenever he sees a cow at a far away farm, he would start shouting “Moo.. Moo!”