Z is for Zoo #A2ZChallenge

“Soft toys are great because you have the power to create their character and personality and best of all they keep their mouth shut”. – Sylversong

Each afternoon, before Miss A brings out all her soft animal toys, she places me with my chair on a mat. Then one by one, each one of them is introduced to me and simultaneously placed on the mat near to my chair … and then her talks/ stories start which seem to have no end. She talks about the weather, what all she has done in the morning, her breakfast and lunch sessions and many a times, she becomes a teacher teaching us all English and Hindi poems and even the multiplication tables.

Miss A’s furry friends are delightful and enjoyable. These are in all shapes, sizes and colours. There are many teddies, Jiffy, the giraffe, Silka the seal, Cammy the double-humped camel, a big Pooh bear, Gabbar the brown patchy dog, a spotted cheetah (that I don’t much like) Ellie and Dumbo, the elephants, (are just a few to name). I must say that she has been very generous in presenting Dumbo to me. When so many animals come together along with Miss A and me, we all have a lot of fun. Miss A sometimes says that it seems like we have a ‘Mini Zoo’.

Miss A keeps talking a lot about the zoo which she and Miss T had been taken to, to celebrate Miss T’s birthday. From time to time, she happily narrates incidents that took place that day at the zoo. Miss A knows many facts about the animals and birds. Each morning she reads out to me, something interesting or a new tale from her big fat red book on animals. Daily she ensures me that when I am a little older we shall all go to the zoo again.

Miss A with her mini zoo

Well, having a furry friend is a really nice feeling. I love to chomp on Dumbo, my elephant’s trunk and love getting hold of the bumblebee, then squeezing it from all sides, as though I’m crushing it before it can sting me (Miss A says that a bee’s sting is excruciating). When I am drained out instead of biting, I like to hug it. But let me share my secret wish … more than Dumbo I like Miss A’s Gabbar (doggie). I like to chew its nose as well as its tail; that’s why I always love to swipe it from Miss A.

When these animals are in my hands, I love their soft textures. I like to explore them through my mouth. These soft toys help me to strengthen my sensory skills. When Miss A and I talk about them, these animals help to enhance my emotional and social growth and my knowledge too (as till today I haven’t set my eyes or hands on a real live animal).

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Well, about me I can say that I am a certified dentist, healthcare analyst, medical writer and above all a mother of a 6-year-old. Most of my day to day activities revolve around her and she is my inspiration to start this blog. As a mother, I experimented with a lot of new things for my little one in a quest to find the best for her. I just want to share my experiences of being a happy and content mum.

26 Comments

  1. April 30, 2020
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    Oh i love that pic of baby A. I am glad she is introduced to a world of toys and animals by Miss A. These toys will be a part of many games you both play. Thank you for the adorable posts in the series. I will miss them

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks Arushi for reading them

  2. April 30, 2020
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    What a lovely picture. Miss A and you surely have an enviable collection of furry friends. My own kids have like 25 furry friends who occupy one complete bunk bed in their bedroom. It has been an enjoyable experience reading about your life sweet one. God bless you always

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks Anupriya

  3. April 30, 2020
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    Baby’s chomping on the toys must be a nightmare for Mommy! She must have to clean them often! Adorable baby!!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks, Aunty!

  4. April 30, 2020
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    Now I miss having furry animals around me as a kid. It really is like a mini zoo. It’s been a very cute series, Shubhra. Loved reading the baby’s tales. And you’ve written them brilliantly from the little mind’s point of view. Very creative, I must say 😀

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks a lot, Darshana. Thanks for reading!

  5. April 30, 2020
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    Another lovely cute post. She is such a lucky child 🙂

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks, Sinjana

  6. It was a lovely experience throughout Shubhra. I had a great time reading your content though I missed a few.
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    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks Sundeep

  7. Jyoti Jha
    April 30, 2020
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    Such cute cuddly Miss A and her furry friends. It has been an adorable journey through Miss A and her cute stories in this series. Thank you for such lovely posts. God Bless and the very best wishes!

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thank you so much, Jyoti

  8. April 30, 2020
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    Such an adorable pic. Bless your kiddies. Congratulations on the successful completion of the A to Z Challenge. I am going to miss your cute posts but will be back to read more from you.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thank you aunty

  9. Noor Anand Chawla
    April 30, 2020
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    Congratulations on successfully completing the A to Z Challenge!
    It was a pleasure to read your series from the perspective of your adorable daughter. This post especially, had me going all googly-eyed on that cute picture.
    My son also loves imaginary play with all his toys- it is a great habit to inculcate from the beginning itself.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Yes Noor it is indeed a great habit. Thanks for reading!

  10. Anagha Yatin
    April 30, 2020
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    That was cute and funny Shubhra.
    Though I was not able to read and connect with your regularly, I enjoyed reading your posts whenever I visited your blog.
    Heartiest congratulations on the successful completion of the challenge. Many blessings to your little ones.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks a lot, Anagha!

  11. April 30, 2020
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    What a beautiful way to conclude the series! Congratulations on the successful completion of yet another A2Z challenge. I loved reading your adorable posts. Love to both the princess. Thank you for being a part of my April journey. Please stay connected.

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks Sonia 🙂

  12. April 30, 2020
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    I loved your series. I’m glad that Miss A has got so many “animals” in her “miniature zoo”. I love that she has named many of them and that she’s very sharing. I loved reading about the adventures of Miss A and her baby sibling. This was such a great series. Congratulations on completing it! I hope to keep in touch even after the A2Z. 🙂

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      April 30, 2020
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      Thanks Shweta. Sure we will keep in touch post A2Z also.

  13. May 1, 2020
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    Aaww baby I so loved the click with all the animals and I am going to miss your diary entries. Well done Shubhra

    • Shubhra Rastogi
      May 1, 2020
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      Thanks Roma!

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