Ira is finishing her first Dussehra vacation in a few days. And this vacation was about doing new things, meeting people and discovering jalebi.
We took her to her favourite Park, also to the mall play area which is now a familiar terrain. We also went to some new parks and she had her first mini train ride and one of those adventure fun- rides that goes high up in the air and come down and goes round and round! Considering I have no clue what it's called, I will let it be. Ira when high up in the air tells me, "mamma, can't see papa! I see sky". The racing heart, the excited screams and the grin said it all.
We also went to the puja pandal and she happily played with a new balloon each day, posed in her new clothes, blew bubbles and ate jalebi for the first time ever. The puja was about meeting a lot of friends. She met ashu and gugul and stuti didi. She of course decided to carry Chandra mashi handbag to school and trotted with it. A phase when she loves all the attention she is getting and all the people around her.
We visited a friend who kept the dussehra dolls and the highlight of this visit has to be ira conversing with the new dadu (the friend's dad) who made things out of paper that absolutely delighted her.
The vacation still has a few days to go. Mamma is travelling and Papa and Ira have some plans in place. And oh ya, we yet to start on her worksheets for the holiday, vacation project that she has to submit!
But for now, it's chatter about all the people she met, the balloons that are now used skillfully for balloon fights, eating milkmaid from the can for the first time and which Park is she visiting next. Toddler hood is a no- blink, no-stop, no-silent phase and we are living it vicariously through all the activities of our little toddler.
Happy holidays for sure! But can't wait for school to begin.