One of the first things expected of an infant is to recognize faces and smile.Kuttu was of no exception.The first thing that made him smile was the tube light. I have no idea what fascination a 25-day old would have in a tube light but he would look at it and break into a smile.
Its wonderful to hear your baby laugh!! It gives you a wonderful pleasure and satisfaction that your kid is happy.When he was around a couple of months old my husband's father would say "Laga Laga laga" and he would burst into laughter.V is a happy-go-lucky kid,always smiling.I am referring to an instance here where he would laugh out loud.Then when my dad and mom played ball with him on their laps he would laugh for every throw and every catch.My husband would sometimes put him on his lap in a kind of vertical position with his head on his knees and his legs leaned against his chest.He would gently press his legs as if massaging it and say "Papa ku kaal ellaam valikkum.Papa nerayya nadanthuttaan "(Baby has walked a lot...Baby's legs would hurt) and V would break into a sweet laughter. What amuzed our kiddo was totally unpredictable.Some of the things I said used to make him laugh.For instance once I said "Oh..Oh" for something and he found it so funny.Same reaction was for "Achacho".I often used to repeat these to him just to see him laugh.
During our visit to Chennai we took him to one of the so-very-crowded garment shops and he was sitting on my husband's lap in one corner while we ladies were busy selecting.Vidyut was laughing uncontrollably.I have no idea what made him so happy;Whether it was the colors or the crowds or the lights.
Now he is seventeen months old.We have this advertisement on TV for a Super-Mom show in one of the Tamil Channels.We see mummies competing with each other in some athletic adventurous events like rock climbing and motor-bike riding.One mother comes running passing the rubber tyre hurdles lined in her way, trips and lands with a crash. This scene evokes instant laughter in my son. They have this serious music playing when she falls but he finds it totally amusing.ha ha