Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Partners in crime (Drinking Water) - #2

Quite the opposite of his older brother, A has a very good habit of drinking plenty of water (I attribute it to his love for water), because of which I would give him a sipper full of water to drink. In like 15 minutes, he would bring it back to me and say 'More' (before he learnt to speak , he would says More in his sign language). I would always be surprised at the amount of water he drank. Then one day S started to ask for more and more water, which is very unusual of him. S's sudden liking for drinking lots of water aroused my curiosity. Not to much of my surprise, I found out that both the boys were taking water into their mouths from the cup and then spitting it out onto whichever surface they chose - couch (thank god, i have a slip cover on it), carpet, floor, their shirts etc. This was again one of A's 'sacred' teaching to S.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Partners in crime (Screaming) - #1

When I saw t-shirts that said, "Double trouble"; it just amused me. But now I truly understand the meaning of it. S was an extremely active kid but he wasn't naughty, at least I thought so. A has always been naughty, so naughty that I bought him a tee which read "You can call me Super Serious Big Time Trouble". When the two get together, it is like Oh God! What have I gotten into !!! Thats when I started calling them Partners in Crime whenever they would be extremely busy brewing trouble in some far away part of the house in total silence. Though that meant tonnes of work for Mom / Dad, we both cherish every moment of it. Here I plan to record all their doings (rather misdoings) as trouble creators and makers.

A started to walk in October of 2011. Very excited with his new found skill (more so, freedom), A would explore every nook and corner of the house. Since I was a stay at home mom, he followed me everywhere that I went in the house. When I would be in the kitchen he would come to the kitchen, look me in the eyes and start yelling as loud as loud can be (just an AAAAA.....). He slowly instigated S to do it too, and by November 2011 both of them made it a daily ritual - to come to the kitchen, stand next to each other, look at me and scream... While screaming, their eyes would gleam with naughtiness, twitch with pleasure and send secret smiles of victory - that was a sight I used to religiously wait for everyday. This daily ritual stopped in February of 2011 when we shifted houses :-( , but more came up...:-)..