Srivaths normally wakes up around 7 in the morning. Whether he does it on the weekdays or not, he would definitely wake up at 7 am on the weekends, which kind of forces us to be up and running. 🙁 The moment he is out of his cot, the first thing he does is to peek into Anirud’s room, crawl towards his bed, climb on that and wake up his elder bro. Guess how he does that? He gives his hair a not-so-gentle shake, taps Anirud on his face and ensures that the elder one is up. If we do any of this to Anirud, the way he will react will be difficult to write. But, when it comes to Srivaths, all he would say is “Please Srivaths.. you should not do that. You should behave well and let Anna sleep for some more time” in the most sweetest way possible. 🙂 However, Srivaths is not someone to relent that easily and will keep carrying on with his routine until Anirud is fully awake. No wonder the elder one has given him the name “Holiday Alarm Clock”.
While Srivaths has been crawling for a while now, we are eagerly awaiting the day when he would stand and walk. At the moment, he is able to walk by holding to our hands, but is not confident to walk on his own. For the last few days, he manages to stand on his own rises from the sitting position) for 30 seconds or so.
If he starts to walk, that will solve many issues we have on hand. While the brat is crawling, his palm gets dirtier every minute despite our best efforts to keep our floor clean. Also, he has been trying unsuccessfully so far to conquer the bathroom, which if it happens will be a disaster. Another major issue is when we take him out to a restaurant or somewhere. While we have our food, Srivaths would like to stand. On those occasions, if he catches something fancy he starts crawling at the blink of an eye.
Hmmm… no wonder we are so looking forward to his first step. 🙂