Month: September 2010

Wondering

Dear Buzz,

I wonder, do you have a sixth sense or have an antenna which tells you when I am having a horrible, beyond word crappy day. Is that the reason why you push me the most, test my patience the most on a day like that. I do wonder.

Perplexed,
-Maa

Where Buzz goes to the Beach

She held out her hand and placed something on my palm.

The sun was out, prediction of rain for the next few days. A quick trip to the beach was planned to make the most of the last few days of summer before Fall came by in full force. We had never been to this beach before, so were not sure what to expect. It turned out to be more of a pebble beach than a sand beach. Which was perfect for Buzz, since she is scared of water because of the big wave that hit her when were last on the beach. The smooth oval rocks acting as the perfect play things, to put in her mouth, to throw in the water, and laugh out loud as they sunk in with a plonk sound.

As we got her to get one stone or the other out of her mouth while she conveniently ignored us, she kept looking at the ground. Suddenly she bend down, picked up a something, came over and reached out her hand.

I held whitest of white stone in my hand, with its perfect oval shape. 

The handover complete, back she went to playing. Only to come back a few minutes later to hand another rock to me. Of all the gray, brown, beige rocks, she picked another white one and handed it over to me. And went on to do the exact same thing a couple more times.

I was left holding on to 5 white stone of various shapes and sizes, thinking what to do with them. Now crazy, indulgent mother that I can, I could not make myself throw the stones away. They hence sit in a pocket in my bag. With me trying to figure out a way that I can use them.

One of the stones I am planning on getting a pendant made out of, something along the lines of Sea Glass Jewelry when I next visit India, and keep aside for her when she is old enough. Any ideas of what else I can do? Would love to hear them 🙂

Listen..Understand..

Buzz got this ‘Spin and Learn‘ toy as a gift a while back. When the top star is pressed down, a song is played with goes something like

Do Re Me
Take a spin around the sea, meeting friends, feel the breeze
Take a spin around the sea, come let’s play

The song is not very clear and takes quite a few times of seriously trying to listen, to figure out what the words are. Buzz did not play with it a whole lot, till the past couple of weeks. Now out of the blue it seems to have become her favorite toy. The song is heard every few minutes as she plays around. Now dotting dad that D is, has never paid attention to the song. Every time the song is played, he sings along

Do premi
Eak Cinderella thi, beauty queen, beauty queen
Eak Cinderella thi, chal chalein

And THAT is how the crazy world at Comfy’s goes on 😛 😛

Copy what??

D picks up his brush. Buzz starts demanding ‘Ba, Ba, Ba’. Her brush is handed over to her. She shakes her head in perfect imitation of how D brushes his teeth.

Once he is done, he sits Buzz down and brushes her teeth for her, washes the brush and puts it away.

I come in and pick my brush. Buzz starts demanding ‘Ba, Ba, Ba’. No matter how many times we tell her she already brushed her teeth, she wants her brush. Once given she imitates me and my  brushing style.

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D in one of his ‘I need to get some work out done’ mood, gets out the ankle weights and puts them around his..well..ankles. Commence leg lifts. Buzz looks on in wonderment. A few mins in, runs to the kitchen..opens one of the drawers..takes out a thick black rubberband..runs back to D..puts the band around her ankle. Commence leg lifts.

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I am putting my contact lenses as I get ready to head to work. Buzz standing next to me, touches the contact lenses case with her finger..touches her finger to her eye and flutters her eyelids just the way I do.

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There is some music playing. D is whistling and snapping his fingers along with the song. Buzz observes for a few seconds, makes a face as if to whistle and blows hard, all the while rubbing her fingers and thumb together.

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I am applying lotion to her after having finished giving her a bath. I put some lotion on my hand, she reaches her hand out. I give her a little bit (often times pretend to give her without actually giving her..mean I am 😛 ). I rub my palms together, she rubs her palms together. I rub my palms on her leg, she rubs her palms on her leg.

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D sits with his Skydiving magazine. Buzz runs and sits on his lap. First father points to skydivers and parachutes, then the daughter follows. Both with the exact same glint in their eyes.

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I am working in the kitchen. Buzz wants attention and is doing everything she can to get it. Which means she is creating a mess. I look at her, shake my head and say ‘unh unh’. Buzz looks up, shakes her head and says ‘unh unh’.

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 Copying or learning?? That is the question 😀 😀