Saturday, February 13, 2010

Girls will be girls!

My little baby girl is not even 2.5 years old and she has already started demonstrating such girliness that I just had to write about it. Adorable girly stuff she has started doing lately:
  • Picking her own clothes from her cupboard. She insists we carry her to raise her up to the top shelf in her cupboard so that she can look at all her clothes and decide what she wants to wear today! Gosh - she even knows the difference between her 'ghar ka shirt' and 'bahar ka shirt', 'ghar ka pant' and 'bahar ka pant' (clothes to be worn at home v/s clothes to be worn when you go out). I was shocked the first time she started doing this but now she does it consistently - does not wear anything unless she has picked it out herself. Sometimes goes through 2 or 3 changes until she is satisfied with what she has worn :-)))
  • She has always loved dancing when there is music but these days observes every song on TV while she is busy moving to the music AND IMITATES each step she sees in the song!!! I am sure she has taken after me here...I used to dance to my heart's content in front of the radio when I was around 2 holding my frock or a particular red color maxi I remember I had. So her dancing is not something I'm surprised with...it is her imitating the steps that amazes me. I have seen 7 or 8 year old girls do it but one who is barely 2.5? BTW you do know what this means right...that we struggle to find the remote to change channels every time there is an item number going on!!! And sure enough she hates it if you change the song she was so busy dancing on :-)
  • She is so much into shoes and more than shoes, chappals that it is amazing. We bought her first pair of blue flip-flops in Dec. when she was 2 yrs and 4 months and she did not want to take them off 24/7. Since then we have opened another pretty pair of pink flip flops that my friend G had sent from the US and oh how she adores them. She refuses to step out of her bed without them...refuses to keep them back in the shoe rack...wakes up and the first thing she asks us is "where is my pink color chappal with pretty pretty stone?" And due to this, she has now learnt the difference between shoes, sandals and chappals. And also has her own 'ghar ka chappal' and 'bahar ka sandal'. She even notices what every other child her age wears and if she likes their flip-flops - she insists she wants them NOW! Even in winter, she refuses to wear socks anymore so that she can walk around in her pretty pretty pink color chappal ! Thanks G :-) if you are reading this! (Am posting a pic of hers posing in the pink chappal she loves)
  • She compliments us on what we wear and even picks out our clothes and shoes sometimes. I have noticed sometimes when I change clothes, she goes "wow mama you wore a pink color dress. You are looking so nice in the new new pink color dress!" Or when we are going out she will bring my shoes and say "mama wear your bahar ka shoes like me". And god only save me if I decide to wear a chappal while she is wearing shoes! Or if I decide to wear shoes if she is wearing chappal! Same goes for Papa too! When papa is done with his morning shower, sometimes she stands in front of his cupboard and tells him what color shirt he should wear. If he wears something she picks, she compliments him with a "Nice". Oh and when I change out of my night clothes to drop her to school, she insists she wants to wear the exact same color dress as mama! Oh god - dressing her up is a huge project these days - and she is not even into jewelery or makeup yet. I have not even pierced the little child's ears yet...don't even want to think what will happen then :-)
Whatever it is...I find all of this sooooo cute and endearing. It is amazing to see how much they observe and absorb at such a young age. I can tell her stories about how her friends tie a rubber band and convince her to tie her hair at times too. That is also how she started wearing the only piece of ornament she wears - her two silver bangles. Only coz a few of her friends and a cousin wears them :-)

13 comments:

MindfulMeanderer said...

absolutely adorable!!!!!!!!!! its so much fun to have girls.. in our house its all matching matching. :) Muah to ur lil 1.. she looks absolutely doll like in that pic. kala tikka.

MindfulMeanderer said...

n PS: My name is shruti :p not swati.

Swati said...

So cute ..Aryan is all the same in selecting what he wants to wear , changing thrice , giving us compliments and shoe fetish :) Its not a girl thing anymore you see !

newmumontheblock said...

awwww she sounds and looks adorable! the pink chappals are pretty pretty indeed :) I guess I just have a few more months before Nikki starts picking out her own clothes too, she has already started examining whatever I pick out for her very closely these days!

Divs said...

Thanks Shruti :-) Yeah it sure is fun to have girls. And gosh I'm so sorry I called you Swati. I can't believe I actually did that :(

Swati - how cute! Yeah I guess I'm learning it is not a girl thing afterall. How old is Aryan btw?

NewMum... Yup...just a few more months to go I'm sure. Then you'll have to lay out her clothes at night if you wanna avoid battles like these before she goes to school early in the morning :-) And btw - do send me your email id if you can...I'd like to ping you abt something.

preetischronicle said...

oh she's so cute! I'd say the same is true for my son when it comes to dancing, he tries to imitate the steps and I think he does well!
And he has a fancy for shoes..and I mean just shoes. (I think he has a friend in her :)

memyhubbynbaby said...

OMG Thats really cute!! I seriously feel like taking her shopping with me, and buying pretty chappals & princess frocks for her. **Loads of Kisses to this girly girl**

Divs said...

Awww...choo chweet that he tries to dance too Preeti. Its just so endearing to watch them na? The shoe fetish and the dressing up thing can become battles at times though...when they pick really funny combinations that is or just old rags that they wanna wear every time :-)

And thanks Priyanka! I'm sure she'd love you if you buy her pretty chappals. Oh and did I mention chocolates? And Milky Bar for mommy too? Hey - I'm posting my shopping list. When's the date? ;)

Jyoti said...

Div... yes, the shoe thing is def. not a girl fetish... Kabir can sleep with shoes if he gets his way :), he is crazy after them... and yes, he picks his own clothes too... but everytime he only wants to wear football wali t-shirt :). Nikki looks adorable :)

Divs said...

yup Jyo - it is so cute to watch them get so attached to their things na? N sometimes refuses to take a bath becoz she doesn't want to get out of her orange pants and yellow t-shirt (weirdest combo i must say) :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I frequent your blog and really love the way you express things. I so relate to it because I have 18 months baby girl myself.
I am looking for someone who could cut her hair! I tried 2 salons in Koramangala and apparently they don't cut toddler's hair as they dont have a 'high chair'!!!! Would you know any place which will agree to cut my baby's hair? Thank you so much for your help. And before I forget, congratulations on your winning the award!

Divs said...

Anonymous - glad you liked my content :-) For toddler haircuts, I go to small "hole in the wall" type parlors (instead of more expensive looking ones) just coz I feel they may be more accommodating with the little ones who will create a scene most times. Check out Sutushti which is on 8th main or Cianto on the same road as well. Good luck :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much Divs, I'll try these parlours, they are so close to my place! I did manage to find someone who agreed to cut my daughter Anya's hair...but the moment the lady touched her hair, Anya started screaming and refused to let the lady cut her hair! Will give these places a shot again in sometime...may be before she starts Neev in June! Thanks again for your help, and will look forward your updates.