Monday, February 25, 2008

summer is just around the corner



the leaves of the badam tree have turned a deep red, ready to drop.

and stopping by the side of the road makes for fun photo ops! especially when you slump to the road and look up to see a pretty picture. (ok, i did not actually slump, i sat on my haunches so i could be face to face with her and argue that she should walk)

by the way, do all 30 month old little people give up walking and want to be carried? And at 11 months she would teeter at the edge of the road and refuse to even hold hands.

11 comments:

Moppet's Mom said...

Maybe it bores them, now that they can do it without having to think about it? And they realise that they still have enough power over us to get us to carry them. My own almost-2-year-old has practically given up walking!

Rohini said...

Well, 34-month old people are no different so no relief coming up in the short term, I am sorry to say...

dipali said...

Beautiful picture. Badaam trees always remind me of Kolatkar's 'Kala
Ghoda'poems.
The little person may like to use her
stroller again, perhaps that would work as a threat!

Banno said...

Hmmm. Trying to hark back to those long gone days when Dhanno was 30 months old. Yes, she was fussy about walking too. She threw fits when she had the tiniest bit of dirt on her feet, which meant she couldn't walk at all. Good luck.

SUR NOTES said...

moppet's mom, rohini: i am not alone in my back aches! why does that make me feel stronger???

dipali: will try. though last couple of times i was out with a stroller i was pushing it, and carrying her! the good thing was that my five kilos of veggie shopping sat quietly in the stroller.

banno: the cross you have to bear is that we all remember dhanno to be a delightful little being. we refuse to hear 'dhanno troubling you' stories.

Banno said...

Oh yes, I did have enough of that in the FTII days. When everyone cooed over Dhanno, and had no sympathy at all for me.

But I made a mistake. In fact, she cried even when her shoes got a little bit dirty. So you can see what that amounted to.

SUR NOTES said...

ok ok, now you get all the sympathy. bad dhanno. bad teja.

and you mean sanah wanting to wash her hands every time a speck lands on it is going to get me into deep shit when she is a pre-teen??? i better make sure the taps run dry today.

Poppins said...

I heard that this would happen a lot once they started walking confidently, but somehow I haven't seen this too much of this myself. (There, did I just make you feel worse?)

Or am I in for a treat very soon? :) Try getting her to race you or something? I get Poppin to gallop like a horse and applaud her performance, that seems to work a lot even on "carry me" days.

SUR NOTES said...

poppins: not me, but my back is making eyes at sanah saying- look at little poppin!!!
and as punishment when i carry her i give her a hundred kisses and keep rattling nonsense rhymes. even that does not deter her!!!

Nat said...

lovely photo...
I remember the outrageous beauty of a badam tree from my dadi's backyard too.

SUR NOTES said...

nat: thanks. and the tree had shed all its leaves yesterday when we went out to buy the vegetables.
and outrageous it remains, in its beauty : )