24 Nov

Two has got to be the best age yet . Yes, there are the tantrums (the terrible twos are a real thing , in case you had your doubts), stubbornness raises its head and you realize you are dealing with a headstrong little person. But despite all that there are the thousands of moments each week, when you just look at your spouse , smile and agree that this is by far the best decision you have ever made. The fun family dinners, the restaurant visits, the festivals you decide to celebrate in your own way, the playground visits , oh the talking, the inside jokes you start having as a parent and child, the vacation excitement – it all starts now. I just cannot leave out the actual play we indulge in everyday.. it has become such an intricate part of our evenings and we make good use of all the toys we have at our disposal. Bandar understands and participates as we weave a story around her toys and excels at role playing and she even does voice and personality modulation for different characters. None of the stories and play acting is genius, it is merely entertaining , interactive, silly and keeps parent and child engaged for hours.

I am one of those people who has a lot of very detailed childhood memories. I was an only child for over eight years and played for hours with my toys and imaginary friends , to the point my parents were a little concerned. My mother -in-law tells me that the Husbadoo spent hours with his toys as a child too and that she often worried about the whoops and war cries from his room when he played with his soldiers and forts. So maybe its no coincidence that Bandar loves imaginative games.Or maybe it is just what all kids do at this age, I don’t know.

Till recently I thought I was the master of creative play in the house but looks like I was totally wrong. Here is what the Husbadoo and Bandar made out of her blocks – a princess carriage for her little figurines. A Disney style parade was held later that evening.

Bandar's princess carriage

Bandar’s princess carriage


3 Responses to “Play”

  1. Dil On The Rocks November 25, 2014 at 1:37 am #

    Hhaha. That’s lovely. I love this age too. All the laughs and smiles make up for everything else. Don’t they? 🙂

  2. Little Fingers November 30, 2014 at 11:48 pm #

    Wish you a happy journey and wonderful stay in India!

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