Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A little update..on my toddler.

My love..Aurora
I have not written for a long time about my a toddler...3 years plus. Aurora is a big girl..quite tall, 94 cm. She weighs around 17 kilos and it breaks my back to carry her. It is a serious case of muscle cramps on my arms every time she  sleeps on my lap in the car. We have her usual small and well-loved mattress spread on the next seat but many time she had difficulties to fall  asleep there. She wanted to be cuddled, to be kissed, to listen to my reading of Al-Fatihah, the three Quls, Kursi..and slowly she would close her eyes especially on long journeys. I am amazed on how well she adapts to uncomfortable situations..she has never grumble or complaints, whimpers or cries if her sleep is disturbed or to be cut short. She could quickly feels refresh and smiles even she is still sleepy and wants to sleep longer. Sometimes I pity her when she was sleeping soundly, our car journey had ended or we had arrived to our destination and she had to wake up. However, every time she took it well. She is really a sweet, easy to handle and very understanding toddler.

Her vocabulary...still prefers English to BM. She speaks very little Malay. One or two words. Nowadays, she is able to construct simple sentences..two words sentences. For example, (moving her fingers to her mouth). Meaning she is hungry. Or..Mummy..tummy (showing her tummy). Meaning she is full. Mummy..look..the blue bus. Or, Mummy...ayah gone (meaning her dad had gone out). When we makes jokes and she laughs she would say...funny...Mummy funny. Many times I was suprised with her word choice. She could pick up a big word and used it correctly.  She is very expressionistic..her facial expressions accompany every word she utters.

Now that her brother is at home, he is the one to play the toy golf set with her or to play football. She likes to play hide and seek with her dad. When she really wants something she would make the cute face, wrinkle her eyebrows, her fingers come together..and say...please..please. Immediately her dad melts..hehe. Now she demands a new toy every time we pass by the sundry shop near our house. Talking about could fill up a small  room. Every time she did some thing wrong  she would apologise and says..sorry mum, or sorry yai (ayah). One thing I could not say no to her is when she comes to me, kiss my hand, my lap, my arms..she loves me dearly..I know. However, her dad is her number one favourite person, in fact my husband is her every thing. She kisses her dad countless time but with me she treats me special in her own way. She kisses her dad every where on his face but to me she kisses me on my lips..Not with her dad, she won't do that.  In that way, I win..hehe.

I have started my campaign to send her to Taska. My husbands refused. He reasoned that we should wait one more year. He said Aurora is still a baby. She is still a baby to me but I wanted her to mix with other kids so she could develop bigger vocabs and have more friends. I will try to coax my husband later..

In short, she is growing up well. A bit slow compared to other kids of her age but she is a fast learner. Looking at her now..singing with her toy microphone making me smile and my heart feel warm and glow with love and gratefulness. Thank You Allah. She is a real gift.. a rare one.

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