Tuesday, October 13, 2009


She talks a mile at a time. I am not lying. She really has big girl stuff to say and always wants to have her word in. So her favorite songs now are...

Chiggy Wiggy (Blue)
Aahun Aahun (Love Aaj Kal)
Hadippa (Dil Bole Hadippa)
Desi Girl (Dostana)
Mukkala (Kadhalan)
Maula mere (Anwar)
Haule Haule (Rab ne Bana Di Jodi)
Ye Ishq (Jab We Met)
Nagada (Jab We Met)
Nakka Mukka (Tamil Movie)

Among many others for which there is a constant you-tube request from her. The best part is she also sings these songs and many more and also has a matching dance step for each of the song. So if I do a bangra kind of hand movement she will guess it is Aahun Aahun and start singing it...or sometimes do the hand movement and ask me, "amma, ye kaun sa ghana hai?" (What song is this?)

She is a constant source of entertainment. She is doing balti (rolling on her head), jumps around imaginative hurdles, and is always behind me no matter where I am or what I am doing.

She can say all her alphabets and sing it too and also knows her numbers till 10. She can recite the Gayatri Mantra and also say Vakrathund and Om Shahanavavatu. I am trying to make her learn the Gita now :)

I am trying potty training but half-heartedly so she is not out of her diapers yet. But she can drink her milk and other liquids out of a glass instead of a sippy cup. And she does bite me when she is super happy or beat me when she is angry.

She has asked me, "Amma, tu monkey hai?" (Are you a monkey?), or "Papa, tu daboo hai?" (Are you dumb?). And she has also told her dad many times, "Papa, amma ko tang nahin karneka" (Don't disturb mom) in fultu Amchi Mumbaiyya.

My baby sitter tried in vain to teach her "aap" and "hum" but Babs goes on to say, "tereko" and "mereko." G thinks that she talks the typical Mumbai Bhai language. At best she says, "tu."

She speaks comfortably in Konkani, Hindi and English. And if you do not understand something she tells you in Konkani, she translates it for you in English.

And she loves dancing and singing. Here is a clip of her singing in June 2009.

She will be turning two this Saturday and it is good for me to know that she is hitting all her milestones at just the right time. I always thank God that I got a baby perfect to match my personality. She is not too demanding and can make do with what I provide for. My little brat. I cannot believe you are going to be two! Feels like it was yesterday when I held you in my hands and you fit into my palm...almost :)

Amma ART


P said...

Touch Wood!
Finally a post on Babbi! I have been requesting one for a long time now!
:) :)
Bestest Birthday Wishes to her! :)

Remya said...

proud mom :)...

wishing a very happy bday to you lil girl :)

Sum said...

Awwwwww...... Soooo sweeeeet...... i was imagining her all the while when reading your post :)
Happy Happy Birthday to her.....

Anu Russell said...

Thanks P.

It has been a longtime indeed.

Thanks Remya

Thanks Sum...she is naughty! :) keeps us all entertained.

vimmuuu said...

and doesnt speak anything in namma baashai ??? idu konjam overaa theriyale ??? chey chey !

Anu Russell said...


she already talks like 3 languages...idhula vera now i have to introduce tamil adn telugu...ore confused kidda dhan valaruva nu solitu...waiting for her to grow up to teach her the greatness of south indian languages!

Megha Bansal said...

aww..babbi is truly adorable and cute and very smart!
she picks things so fast..it amazes me. god bless her :)

Suchi said...

Oh so cute Anu.

Happy B'day to Babs!! Hope she has a great day and wonderful fun filled year ahead.