Monday, March 12, 2007

Children bounce back

My daughter, who will turn 2 next week, seems to be adjusting well to being back in America.

She does not seem to miss the constant presence of so many admiring adults. She has quickly learned to look for the everyday toddler seductions. The grocery cart that looks like a racecar or pickup truck or airplane... those must be our chosen conveyance or I will have no peace. Even if she is in her luxury stroller, she wants the mall rental strollers with the steering wheel.

Helium balloons seem to be everywhere and my daughter does not understand that they are part of decorations and not for the taking. The balloons I do buy her are not as sweet as the ones still on display.

We walk by other houses in the neighborhood and a swingset will be in plain view in the back yard... my daughter thinks it is a public playground and tries to head right over to it.

And all adults remain "Uncle" and "Auntie" to her. "bye Uncle" to the handyman, "please Auntie" when she wants to share her friend's snack.

2 comments:

Indie Mama said...

Hiya! Welcome back! Glad your daughter is adjusting to life in the states - how's the cat? How was the flight? Hope all is well!

Kelly said...

I'm so glad to see that you're back and Anjali is adjusting well!