Sunday, 28 April 2013

True words and real conversations!!!

Aarav and I were sitting in the balcony reading a counting book of fruits..
And....

No.
I wont say it... a video does more justice than words here...
See and enjoy!!



Transcript:
Jui - mhan ata chal "One"
Aarav - one ...
Jui - moj kiti ahet bara..
Aarav - one two three four five ten
Jui - Six?
Jui - aani ummm... kuthle fruits mahitie sang? Apple?
Aarav - (still in the counting mood...) Apple two three..
Jui - (laughs..) Apple two three nai ..
Jui - Apple
Aarav - apple
Jui - banana
Aarav - balana
Jui - mango
Aarav - bango

Jui - you want a book? i'll get a book?
Aarav - one two five four bango.

Then I prompted a few more corrections which Aarav obviously dint like.
So he basically told me to ......here it is....... told me to get out...

Aarav - (signed go) Ja. Up.
Jui - What do you what me to do.. play hide?
Aarav - (signed go) Ja. Up
Jui - Bol
Aarav - Aai nako
Jui - kay nako
Aarav - Aai ja
Jui - ja?
Aarav - Ja.
Jui - jau aat
Aarav - ja aat
Jui - ithe nako basu.
Aarav - signs no. and blabbers something..
Jui - aat jau?
Aarav - ja
Jui - ka re please basu de na..
Aarav - aai please ja
Jui - Aai please ja.. ok bye bye
Aarav - bye bye..




English translation:
Jui - Say now "One"
Aarav - one ...
Jui - Count how many we have...
Aarav - one two three four five ten
Jui - Six?
Jui - And ummm... Which fruits do you know? Apple?
Aarav - (still in the counting mood...) Apple two three..
Jui - (laughs..) Apple two three ! No! ..
Jui - Apple
Aarav - apple
Jui - banana
Aarav - balana
Jui - mango
Aarav - bango

Jui - You want a book? i'll get a book?
Aarav - one two five four bango.

Then I prompted a few more corrections which Aarav obviously dint like, so he basically told me to ......here it is....... told me to get out..

Aarav - (signed go) Ja. Up.
Jui - What do you what me to do.. play hide?
Aarav - (signed go) Ja. Up
Jui - Say it.
Aarav - Aai dont
Jui - dont what?
Aarav - Aai go
Jui - Go?
Aarav - Go.
Jui - Want me to go inside?
Aarav - Go inside,
Jui - Dont want me to sit here?
Aarav - signs no. and blabbers something..
Jui - Go in?
Aarav - Go.
Jui - But why? please let me sit here.....
Aarav - Aai please go.
Jui - Aai please go.. ok bye bye
Aarav - bye bye..

Sunday, 21 April 2013

you DO NOT touch my books anymore!!!

Aarav is a bit obsessive about his things being the way he wants them to be..
He has some sort of plan or order in his head when he does things..

He takes good care of his belongings. He even has a system for arranging them and caring for them.

For example, when he puts his cars away, he'll always 'park' them in a line and facing us.
They are actually correctly parallel parked.

He gives all his cars a tub bath with him.. That may not bode well for his remote-controlled-battery-powered-cars to go in water but they look clean..
And because washing and bathing does mean taking caring of.. I cant argue even there..

The little toddler LOVES his books. Picture books. Story books. Word books. Animal posters. Pictures from the newspaper.
All paper forms are accepted.

Aarav and I have been reading, well at least browsing through books regularly for months now.
He still does not have the patience for actually reading the book line after line, or reading a complete book at a time, but he does like to point out and tell what the pictures are doing.

When he turns through his books, he will make sure to hold each page so that it does not tear.
This obsessively neat behavioral development is not new. He has been the same for some time now.
But there have been times in the past that he did damage pages of his picture books by mistake.

Yesterday we started reading one of his older books.
This one had suffered a lot when Aarav was learning to walk, he used to try to walk while carrying the book and then regularly fell on it. There were a few pages off pulled out, a few tears here and there...
But the book was one of his first ones so I still kept it..

Aarav was sitting next to me and I was turning the pages and then we discussed each picture...
After 3-4 pages, I turned a page that was torn in the middle..
Wide eyed and surprised, Aarav promptly took the book out of my hand


He checked the book...
Went through the pages...
Traced the line where it was torn...
Tried to paste it and fix it magically by hand..
Then after all his attempts were in vain.. he looked at me with an expression of disdain.

You. You you you!!   
 
Look what you did!!

You tore my book!!

He made a face as if to say 'Shame on you!!'

And then showed me the page, and where 'I' tore it.

And then babbled some unintelligible low toned syllables and very seriously scolded me for mishandling his book!!!

And then took all the books out of my hands and kept them away!! Away from me that is.


I don't think he'll be letting me near his books any time soon.   

 

The little toddler has now learned to scold and 'deliver' excellent expressive babbles...
Communication is such a blessing!!
 

How many times do I tell them? Bad parents!!

Saturday morning

        Aarav - aa eey
        Jui - Yes beta...

Saturday afternoon

        Aarav - aa eey. TV.
        Jui - TV lau na? atta nako chala zhopayla ata!!
       
Saturday Evening

        Aarav - aa eey lau
        Jui - What?
        Aarav pointed at the Television and said "Ee vee lau."

        Kaustubh - TV lav? TV havae?
        Aarav - Aaaee Eeevee La
        Jui - Tv? Ok.         (Tv switched on and now browsing)
        Jui - Tv var kay havae tule ??
        Aarav - aa eey
        Jui -  Kaay?? mhanej kay?
        Aarav - aa eey
        Jui - Kahi nahi kalat ahe. Fish hava ka??
        Aarav - aa eey
        Jui - Lion lau ka??
        Aarav - aa eey
        Jui - Kaustubh kay boltoy ha?
        Kaustubh - Aarav, kay lavaycha.. (switched on Finding Nemo)
        Aarav - Naa oo. aa eey lau
        Jui - I have no idea what he is saying..!!
       
So Kaustubh started putting on his favorite shows one after another.

        Finding Nemo.
        Kaustubh - Aarav, Fish bagh!!
        Aarav - Naaiii

        Lion king
        Kaustubh - Lion hava?
        Aarav - Naoo. naaiii

        Up.
        Kaustubh - Balllloooooons!!!??
        Aarav - Naaiii

        Alladin
        Kaustubh - Parrot and tiger??
        Aarav - Naaaooo

        Teletubbie??
        Aarav - AAeiii AA EEY lau.

Monkey thieves on Natgeo channel showing tigers and lions and monkeys..
And then came many Monkeys came jumping on the screen!!

        Aarav - Aa eey!!! Happy!!

He wanted to see Monkeys from morning!!!



Well the truth is that he is still not clear enough to understand. And all the syllables are still not here yet.
Sometimes it is extremely maddening to try and understand what Aarav says. And when he really wants something, he babbles even harder and it gets even difficult.
This time we were lucky to get it sooner.. but usually these half babbled demands drive him and us crazy..

How do we help him get the word clearly when you just don't know what he trying to say.. and he obviously means something that is correct and something that we taught him??

I am very sure he must be thinking how lame we are!! How could we forget what word we taught him. He remembered it correctly, dint he???
How can we not understand what he means!! Baaaad bad parents!!

He knows his words too well.. they go in and he learns and remember them fine.. they just come out garbled...
Clarity clarity! That's what we want more now..

But.. one little step at a time.. no rush.



 

My little monkey loves real Monkeys!!!
 
 

 


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