Lil P school had a school trip to the gym on 27th July,2010. They were taught about exercise, its benefits, junk food and healthy lifestyle.
Mumma, we should eat only healthy food. no junk food. chips is junk food. vebetables is healthy. Mumma is Maggi healthy ? If we put carrots it becomes healthy. That’s why I want Maggi.
Mumma, all body were doing exercise in picnic today. I am small girl I should not do exercise. all big people should exercise in the morning.
Mumma in bus i gave *thumbs up sign* to M. that’s why she is my friend. n we gave *thumbs down sign* to A that’s why she is not my friend. She not sit with me so I and M gave A thumbs down.
We also did lot of dishoom dishoom like gun to A *hands clasped with pointer finger pointed forward* . Lots of giggles.
Pointing to fruits kept on the floor as offerings to God.
Me: P, u kept fruits for bappa jai jai (God). did he eat it?
Lil p: Noooooooo. he is sitting too high up to reach the fruits [ the puja mantap is wall mounted and is high up the wall]
At a random time of the day
mumma but my tummy is hungry…
She loves to dance to zoobi zoobi from 3 idiots and to waka waka by shakira .. watching her dance moves,
I asked” what dance is this? ”
Lil P: this is like that dance only . maja maja.
Her vocabulary has improved a lot. She converses in English very well. Understands Hindi and Marathi . We have slowly introduced Kannada too and she has a few favorite words she uses quite often – chikkadu, dodaddu ( sometimes called badaddu) , oota, beku, beda, kannada baratte, saku, nandu, sari.
She loves the book Ekki Dokki – Tulika publishers.
Like – When she refuses to help me – Can you please help me like Ekki?
or when she doesn’t eat her vegetables – See, u need to listen to elders and eat lots of vegetables then your hair will grown long and thick like Ekki.. n my lil P is quick to gobble up her veggies. Never really thought that this book would be so popular. .
Another Tulika favorite in our house is What shall I make?
On Saturday their school had a buddy day where she had to take a kid from a different school as her buddy for a 1 hour of games and activities in her class. Her bus mate and a kid from the next building went with her .. We mothers had to wait outside with no idea of the havoc that was wrecked inside for 1 hour .. looking wistful, cameras clasped in hand. Lil P n her buddy Garima won the balloon game. From what she told me I think they had to balance the balloon between them for the longest time.
Speaking of buddy day.. Lil P’s class in making a “Me” book. She took a family tree and a pic of hers with her fav doll – Urvi.