Sameer is about to turn two years. Although I feel as if he has been with us for longer than that. Maybe because I have never before been so conscious of each moment. But then again, I have never been forced to. Then why are so many things such a blur. Perhaps for the same reason; each coming moment pushes the previous ones out, only the most significant ones remain.
As Sameer turns into a boy over time, I wonder what he'll be like as he grows. I know it's too early. But he is already so obstinate in so many things. It's not that he never listens. In fact he usually always listens. The thing is, he will listen and still decide, naah, I don't agree. He still wants to do what he wants to do.
From time to time he'll be nice and give us some respite from his constant pushing. He'll actually listen to us and agree to do whatever we want him to do. And there would be this lull when we would think, Oh, we have finally learned how to be in control. Yay!
He is not pushing for toys. If we take him to a store and he spots something, he'll not make a scene, if he tell him he has to say bye to that toy and that he can't have it. However, tell him he has to go out when he does not want to or go home when he does not want to, take a bath when he is not in the mood and the biggest challenge is getting him to ready to go to bed. "Ninni no, No ninni," becomes this constant phrase and except for the last few days, he'll be crying repeatedly, "mumma no, papa no." He was never into stuffed toys before. Just in the last two days however, I have been using the Winnie the Pooh that he got from his cousin mama-mami to get him to go to bed without much resistance. I tell him mumma is putting Pooh to bed. Sameer is now a big boy and he can go to bed on his own; mumma will not help Sameer. That has worked two days in a row. Don't know how long it'll work, but I intend on using it for as long as it does.
(to be continued...)