My darling Pari,
Your latest love for horse riding and splashing in the bath tub definitely need a special mention after what happened this week.Your love for various nursery rhymes has seen a new turn recently. Not only do you enjoy swinging to any nursery rhyme (both sung by me or played on TV etc.). But you seem to have been totally smitten by the idea of swinging in my lap as if you are riding a horse.
This has been going on for a while. Around last week, you got a chance to view the following video:
This song took our lives to a whole new level. Whenever this song is played, you get in full horse riding mood. Swinging and banging your feet no-matter where you are and doing whatever. The charm works with the words, ‘tak-bak…tak-bak‘.
The same fascination is seen when you are playing in the bath tub splashing away to the sound of ‘chapp…chapp‘
The horse riding and splashing actions are not only great fun to watch, but also came as a mood cheerer at an hour of need. A few nights back, something scared you and you decided to panic and started crying inconsolably. Sobbing away with big fat tears rolling down your cheeks, making me feel anxious with every passing second.
Your grandparents and I tried every trick we knew to help you calm down, but to no avail. It was around 2 a.m. when all three of us except you were tired and very sleepy. Tired of rocking you and walking around the room carrying you. Just when, your mood changed and while watching the cartoon channel at that unearthly hour you started rocking in my lap in your favorite horse-riding motion.
Bingo! your tired as a dead
horse mare mum, i.e. me got an idea. I started singing ‘lakdi ki kathi‘ and the mood of the whole household changed that very moment. You cheered up and your horse riding, splashing actions started. Within, next 5 minutes you were tired but smiling and rubbing your eyes in preparation to go to sleep. By the time I finished singing your favorite song what felt like almost hundred and twentieth time, you were sleeping tight, snoring softly.
Even now while, I am typing as fast as I can, the laptop is singing your favorite song, keeping you busy horse riding (without a horse) and distracted away from me and the laptop.
The only side effect of all this is, I have actually been spotted singing, lakdi ki kathi while cooking and even bathing when you are sound asleep. So the song isn’t playing in a loop only in your head sweetie, but you’ve transformed your mum to sing this song each time she opens her mouth to sing.
With tons of love and blessings,