Z has a cold and needed lots of down time with me this evening. And R and R have gone to Bangalore for 2 nights... Big R for work and little R for some fun with Grampies and Aunt'n'uncles. So after Z finally slept around 11ish... i was wide awake.. sleep had passed me by.
I watched the final 3 episodes of Sex and the city. I remembered how much i used to enjoy this show... BC (before children) i.e. Anyway... it took me back in time... when Ravi and I would enjoy the show late into the night. We lived in Hackensack, NJ then. And i got my masters and worked in NYC. It was one heck of a glam city. My office then rented space in the very building that housed Playboy and Gucci. We basically had fashion in our face all the time.
Given that Raghu has recently started to style his hair and loves his lovely long locks (longer than his sister's... she asked me to cut hers recently!)... i really enjoyed seeing all the different looks of Samantha, Carrie etc in SATC.
Raghu used the word 'Style' recently in reference to something i was wearing. He also asked several questions about why some folks grow their hair adn some dress up all the time and some pierce their ears and nose etc.. Lots of fashion, style questions. Z for the most part prefers to dress like her brother... and sometimes will ask for frocks adn high heels... mine of course. Lipstick and perfume are big for her these days. she is very keen on dupattas. Loves them... i have to cut some up in half so they don't trail on the floor behind her. She wears them on all her outfits.. even if they are not indian outfits.
Z and I enjoyed our day despite her missing R and R a lot. She is so connected to her brother and father. She told me lots of little stories about her playdates, time with Ravi, some mixed with snippets from the "Snoopy come home" video that she was watching. She has become more aware of her body.... she knows she is taller too as she can reach the Door bell standing on her toes these days. She will be 3 in a week. Amazing how far she has come. When we got her from the orphanage, aged 9 months, she held/chewed her lower lip a lot ... it was her thumb-sucking equivalent. And now she barely does it and is such a go getter...not shy at all. She is our laughing, tall, busy, talkative, cheery, tapping, expressive, loving baby. I love her so much.