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Things Chhori says

Before I had a baby, everyone told me how much faster life flies by when you have kids. And I believed them in the same way someone who has never experienced it does.

But now being a mother myself, I know exactly what they mean. Chhori is already 2.5 years old and it is hard to deny how time has flow by so quickly. Sure, sometimes I wish I could still hold her, swaddled in a blanket, like the day she came home for the very first time from the hospital. But those moments are fleeting.

The other day, she came and slept on my lap after a long time and it felt so good. She is still this tiny person but things that come out of her mouth surprise me all the time.

The other night I finished making the bed and she said, “Thank you for making my bed mama.” No one taught her that but it is so nice to hear that.

The other day I was in our driveway waiting for the automatic door to open so I took one of my hands off the wheel and she said, “Mama, please drive with both hands.”

I was reversing into the car spot so I unbuckled my seat belt so that I could see properly and Chhori told me, “Please don’t take off your seat belt mama.”

She wanted me to dance with her so she said, “Stand on the circle and do like this, (lift one foot off the ground) and clap like me.”

And there are times she comes and complains about her Papa or her cousins,

Mama, mama, B dada is not sharing toys with me.”

Mama, papa said No

Mama, papa not play with me.”

Mama, I want PJ masks toy, B dada is not sharing with me.”

“I am Owlette, papa is Catboy and mama , you are Gecko. We are PJ Masks family.”

The list keeps on growing but whatever the conversation is, I am really enjoying a lot. Don’t get me wrong, there are time when she irritates me by repeating the same thing again and again but most of the time I love her company and her unconditional love.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Party time and Chhori

The second half of the year is very busy for us socially. Almost every weekend we have functions like birthday or pasni or something else. There is also Dashain and Tihar followed by my own birthday, AS’s birthday .these months are a bit chaotic.

We have been going out so much lately that on weekend, this is what Chhori asks the first thing in the morning.

Chhori : “No work today Mama.”

Me: “No because it is a weekend.”

Chhori (screams): “Yes weekend!” (Even though she probably doesn’t understand what it means 🙂 )

Me: “Yes baby.”

Chhori: “We have party today?”

Me: “Not today, so and so will come to our house for dinner tonight.”

Chhori: “So party tomorrow?”

Most of the time the answer is yes so she thinks weekend means party  🙂

One of her teacher from childcare asked me last week if we have a party every weekend. I was surprised and asked her why she asked that.

Apparently every Monday when Chhori goes back to the child care, they asked her what she did and her answer was always that we went to a party for didi (sister) or bhai (brother) or aunty etc. They thought she was making all these answers up but she definitely was telling the truth. I am so tried during the weekends that sometime I look forward to a Monday to rest  🙂

Out of some of them have been big events where I dress in traditional outfits and I love it.

Also Chhori loves to dress in her princess outfits.

She has been very social lately and loves to dance when we go to these parties.

Last weekend we had AS’s cousin’s party and we were all sitting on the table eating the entrée. Chhori decided to dance after her food and was just standing around our table. After a while she came to me and this is the conversation I had with Chhori.

 

Chhori: “Mama, I love party.”

Me: “That’s good, I love party too.”

Chhori: “Please stand up.”

Me: “No, I want to sit for a while.”

Chhori pulling my hand: “Please stand up

Standing up and following her to the dance floor: “Now you go and dance.”

Chhori: “Mama, stand here and take my photo please.”

Then she starts dancing. I was speechless and didn’t know how to respond and what to do expect laugh and take pictures of her.

My baby is growing up so fast. 

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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PJ Masks show and Paw Petrol

If you don’t have children around you, I will forgive for not knowing what PJ Masks and Paw Patrol are.

PJ Masks is an animated children’s television series which follows three 6-year-olds, Connor, Amaya, and Greg, who lead relatively normal lives by day, where they are neighbours, classmates, and friends. However, at night, they become Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko, and fight crime as the PJ Masks, a superhero team. Together they go on adventures, defeat criminals, solve mysteries, and learn valuable lessons.

Chhori loved them so much that recently we bought her Owlette. She take her with her almost everywhere.

So when we saw a show coming up for PJ Masks, we decided to take her. We told her where we were going and she was really excited. She will jump and sing, “PJ Masks are on their way – into the night to save the day …“She does mess up the words a bit but it is nice to see her all excited.

So when we went to see the show, obviously there were lots of kids and parents. Some kids were dressed as Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko or have some toy with them.  We dressed Chhori as a Batgirl and obviously she took her Owlette with her.

We arrived early and sat at the middle of the stage. Slowly the place started to fill up and then the most awaited Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko came on stage.

They talked, they sang and they danced. She had a great time. Then they said their good bye and left.

When they were existing the stage, Chhori started to cry and said, “I want PJ Masks.”

I didn’t know what to do so started to talk to her and explain to her that they will come again next time. After a while she was OK.

I got to know about Paw Parol from my nephew and Chhori started loving it too recently.

PAW Patrol is an animated television series focuses on a boy named Ryder who leads a pack of rescue dogs known as the PAW Patrol. They work together on missions to protect the shoreside community of Adventure Bay.

There are 6 dogs

  • Marshall is a Dalmatian.
  • Rubble is an English bulldog.
  • Chase is a German shepherd.
  • Rocky is a grey-and-white mongrel of an unspecified breed.
  • Zuma is a chocolate Labrador retriever.
  • Skye is a cockapoo.

As I am a nice mum ;), I decide to buy her a set of Paw Patrol bowl, cup and spoon.

Last week, I was so excited and gave her the cup with milk in it. She was so excited at first and then she looked at the cup and started crying saying, “Where is Skye?”

I know that Skye is her favorite character and we have few of her in our house but didn’t realise that they only put 5 dogs on the cup and the bowl. Seriously, who made that stupid decision? I did’t think about checking either when I buy them.

Anyway, it took me good 5 minutes to explain to her that Skye was in mission when the photo was taken and after that she went on a holiday. Finally she understood and I was relived.

Next day, my nephew was around and of course when saw the cup asked the same question.

Chhori replied,” Skype went on mission and on holiday so she is not here.”

Do share you own experience with all the commercialised cartoons kids watch these day.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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You are not my best friend

I am sure you can tell from my posts lately that life is all about Chhori these days. I am loving that she is growing up to be a cute little talker who doesn’t waste time and tells you exactly how she feels.

She has got good manners and says Thank you and Please (most of the time 🙂 ). She sometimes say unexpected things like,

Looking good mama

New dress

You sick?”

Good job

Light off please

I always wanted her to grow up to be a strong , confident independent woman but then I have to go through all these phases of her attitudes which I am not ready for.

There have been times she says NO to things and we have to tell her why she has to eat/do/ wear it etc.

AS is so patient with her and explains her everything, I am just grateful that he is part of this whole parenting process.

 

Anyway these days, when I pick her up from childcare she tells me about her day and depending on who she played with on that day, “Jacob/Ivy/Monique/Abby/Nathan is my best friend.”

And then she started saying,” Mama, you are my best friend” or “Papa, you are my best friend.”

It is so sweet because she will come and hug and kiss.  She comes and says “Hug me please

She shows so much of love that I can’t get enough of it.

But then when she is denied something, she makes this sweet angry face and says, “You are not my best friend.” Or “I don’t like you.”

She looks so cute that I have to hide my laugh and concentrate on disciplining her.

Life is so much better being a parent for sure.

Do share your own sweet moments with your toddler.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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No nappy, pull up please

My little Chhori is growing up so fast.

A while ago we started potty training for Chhori and introduce pull up nappies to make the process easier.

Then we had to delay the training for various reasons. She still goes to pee in a potty sometimes but she only says poo after she pooed in the nappy so we haven’t had much success.

Anyway since that time Chhori says, “No nappy, pull up please. I am a big girl.”

Unfortunately, we bought nappies in bulk and we want to use it up so we are making pull ups with the nappy by pre attaching the ends. We do that so Chhori doesn’t see the whole process.

I and AS were just glad that our little trick was working fine.

One day I saw Chhori playing with one of her nappies.

Me : “Chhori, please don’t play with a nappy. Please give it to me.”

Chhori” “Mama, I make pull up nappy.”

The penny dropped for me just then. She knew all along what we were doing and we thought we were outsmarting her.

When do kids grow to be so smart? Do share your own experience.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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What makes you ready to have baby #2

Last weekend we went for a weekend away with a family who have a small baby boy. Chhori was so gentle and engaged with the baby that we wondered if she is ok to have a little sibling.

I and AS have always thought we will have 2 babies but once Chhori was born we were so busy that we didn’t have time to think about it much.

We did have the conversation a few times this year but we always ended up saying we are not ready. Initially, we thought Chhori is too small but now as she is a bit bigger, we don’t know if we need to think about it again.

At times, we imagine that having another baby will be so hard and busy, maybe we are OK to stop at one. Then I see Chhori with other kids and wish she has a sibling to play with as well.

It’s like a constant battle of yes and no in our heads that I thought I will get the opinion and ideas of people who have already been on this boat.

I really want to ask everyone out there who is a parent this questions

If you have one baby, why did you stop at one? If given a choice, would you like another one?

Parents of more than one kids, when did you know that you were ready to have no 2.

Seriously, is anyone ready for a baby at all, in general, let alone more than one baby? 🙂

No offense to anyone who have more babies. I just wonder how you mange kids, home, work and life in general.

Please do share your thoughts.

Take care,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Mummy’s Nappy

These days normally Chhori and AS go to grocery shopping while I fix things at home.

One day AS came home a bit horrified from one of these shopping trips.

He told me that they were at the checkout and a lady before them was buying sanitary pads.

Chhori, in a very loud voice, said, “Look papa, it is mama’s nappy” pointing at the pads and of course everyone around them looked at it.

I couldn’t help but laugh because I had taught her that.

One day she asked me “What’s that?” pointing to the sanitary pads. For me it was easier to explain them as mama’s nappy as she is too small to talk about the real stuff.

I guess I need to think before I explain things to my curious daughter as she will say the most embarrassing things at the most inopportune moments.

Do you have any such incident, a bit funny, a bit embarrassing? Please do share so I can make AS feel better  🙂

Happy Weekend everyone.

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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