...chops, risotto etc, etc. Well, at least our own little Mary has been trying these delicacies out at her nursery.
Early this year we made our big move to the UK. Soon after settling down, we realised there weren't many children around here for V to play with. Our best option was a nursery about quarter mile from home. After an initial struggle (that lasted 1.5 months), she fit in well with the other kids and her teachers. Packing off to school is one of her favourite things to do now. Meanwhile, we welcomed a new, tiny addition to our family. Our little baby boy - Amrit. Having a new born and a toddler under the same roof is not exactly a perfect setting, but its got it's "charms" :)
I have heard from many parents that kids tend to imitate their older siblings and that's how they learn, compete and grow. Guess older siblings/cousins are everybody's first role models. My younger brother and I are about 2 years apart in age. I don't remember much about our early childhood except that he used to follow me around everywhere I went, did all that I did, wore my clothes, wanted everything I touched and all that annoyed me a LOT! Until about high school days we were sworn enemies and spared no method to demean each other. I think we bonded over the common goal of sneaking out of the house or the need for an audience to share each other's daring adolescent adventures later on. I am sure I speak for all elder sisters when I say that younger brothers can get into our nerves at all the wrong times. There were times when I wished I wasn't born in the same family as my brother and I am sure I drove him to higher emotional extremes quite often. Hair pulling, biting, cold water on sleepy eyes, eating chocolate bar/ ice cream slowly to tease the other person, playing shadow, spilling secrets to parents (sometimes helping keep secrets in return for goodies) sleep-time pranks, the jealousy, the possessiveness, being protective , sharing, caring and always loving. All in all, its great to have a friend in a sibling. And we hope V and A discover each other's lovable side and grow up to be good friends.
Today's pic of the day - "Mary and her little lamb" is dedicated to all the first borns.
|Mary, err... umm.. can I follow you on twitter instead??|
Pic taken on 9th July 2012