Sorry I have been MIA, but I am not very good at going-away announcements. Actually Re and I were on vacation for a short while, and the rest of the time has been spent grappling with an unreliable internet connection, ironically named Reliance. It actually helped me buy more time to settle down post vacation, since technically, I was out of cyberia post return. Yes, I could have blogged while on holiday, but I guess I was too ‘in the moment’ to talk about it. Not to mention ‘too well fed’ to consider working.
The holiday was great, Re spent a lot of time asserting himself with his new vocabulary, learning the power of ‘no’, eating great food masterchefed by my friend Shilpa, looking for and finding Nemo, his new love, asking for it to be played over and over again, making new friends, jumping on trampolines, listening to his new bhaiyya play guitar and didi sing, and asking for ‘more, more’. Not to mention acting hugely amused by his mother who tried to pack in animal time through safaris and zoos for her little cherub. Having grown up with full access to felines, Re had faint regard for animals in enclosures, and acted more interested in chomping his pineapple. So much for planning, I thought.
But today is an important day, and I had to get back to my mommy blog somehow, so I made things happen. Today is the last day that Re will be officially called a baby/infant on paper. Even his boarding pass will now have a name and he will stop being linked to me on paper. He turns two tomorrow, and earns official toddlerhood status. I feel a strange mix of sad and happy.
Happy for obvious reasons. He is marching towards adulthood, getting a vocabulary, learning to express himself better, making friends, will soon go to school, meet more people, make more friends and be his own person.
Sad because soon, I will miss his babyness and wonder where it went away. I am already having trouble keeping up with milestones. It’s that time of their life when the difference between yesterday and today is staring wistfully at a grown up slide and climbing up and sliding down the same before you can say omg!
I have much more to say, but I have to go and make 32 more Nemo cutouts for tomorrow!
Thank you all, for holding my hand through this journey.