Off lately as baby Y has started speaking a lot. I have found certain things to which he responds too instantly and certain things that he avoids to answer.
I then realized that I somehow need to make our conversations interesting and change the way I question him and talk to him in such an appealing way that he gets attracted to it.
Like when I go to pick him up from playschool, he runs and comes towards me and as soon as I ask him how was your day. He gives me those blank looks and says “kheli kheli kiya.”
And the conversation ends there.
I twisted the things then.
I started by addressing him. And asking a few questions that made these conversations interesting.
Mommie: What did you start your day with?
Baby Y: we all chanted OMMMM…
Mommie: That’s so amazing, I don’t go to school, hence I don’t know how to do that, can you please teach that to me?
Baby Y: Okay Mumma. First, stand up.
Mommie: Ok! (Stands up)
Baby Y: (holds my hands and teaches me to join hands) Aise hands join karo.
Mommie: oh, okay. Thanks for telling me.
Baby Y: okay. Ab eyes close karo aur doo doo saath bolo. OMMMM (Mind you, he was keeping a watch on me if I do open my eyes or not)
Mommie: Ohh wow. That feels so good. What did you do after On?
Baby Y: Ma’am told us a fish story.
Mommie: Your mam is so nice. She told you a new story.
Baby Y: haaaannn. Doo doo ko mazza aaya.
Mommie: Fir kya kiya aapne?
Baby Y: Fish me finger se color kiya. Blue and yellow color. Mazza aaya.
Mommie: How good that fish would be looking, right?
Baby Y: Yes, Mumma. Bahot cute cute. Ma’am ne star diya. See!
Mommie: So good. Then what did you do?
Baby Y: doo doo bahot bukh. Tiffin me khana khaya. Yummy yummy.
Sabne kha liya. Yey yey.
Mommie: Did you finish your tiffin?
Baby Y: No No! Doo doo ka Petu full ho gaya.
Mommie: Ok. Fir kya kiya?
Baby Y: Doo Doo ne paani pi liya.
Baby Y: Fir Sab friends ne kheli kheli kiya aur dance bhi.
Mommie: Wow. Kaise kiya dance?
Baby Y: Inga Inga oses, poket phuldo (Ring A ring o roses) pe dancing kiya.
Mommie: so nice. Fir did you miss mumma?
Baby Y: Nai Nai. Fir toys khela aur car chalega.
Mommie: mumma missed you.
Baby Y: Doo doo idher hai, royi royi nai karo. (Hugs after saying this)
Mommie: All amazed and thinking when did my son grow up so much that I am having such long conversations with him.
He is becoming his own man. A whole person. I am just not able to believe that this miracle is happening right in front of me.
Such conversations are a boon to moms. And I have kind of grown fond of these encounters.
Share us such golden moments with your kiddos in the comment section. We would love what your small grownups have to say!