Monday, February 27, 2012

16. Finger-licking good

Hands are human beings first toy and mouth the first organ of pleasure. You fall in love with the world at the first bite. Nothing gets better than putting your favorite toy inside your most pleasurable organ. The flavor of it inside your mouth is what I call finger-licking good, thumb-licking i mean.


Babies are mouth-oriented; it really is their window to this new world. Through the mouth they get their first lessons of the globe around them. Putting things in the mouth may irritate parents but it helps the child develop her brain. There are mouth-toys developed exactly for that purpose. They come in all shape, size and texture. It also prepares them for solid food and helps them move on from nipples to spoons to cups.

Anything within the reach of Hridhima first goes into her mouth. Now that she has learned to grasp stuff we have to be careful of not keeping things with choking hazard near her. Whenever she sees something bright she tries to crawl towards it. If the object is far away, she needs breaks in-between. During the break she sucks her thumb for a brief while to get revitalized, and then she is off again. When she finally reaches the object, if it is too big to hold, then she touches it and then puts her thumb in her mouth, touches it again and puts her thumb back in her mouth. I guess she wonders why all big things tastes like thumb.

This wonderful development stage is called as the oral stage by Freud. In case you don’t like it and want your child to grow up fast, think about the next stage; Freud calls it the anal stage!

24 comments:

  1. Hehe Very nice :) I have never been thinking of that, only: Oh nooo dirt on the fingers...

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  2. Ha! I came out of my mom with callouses on two of my middle fingers. Hands are indeed our first toys!

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  3. LOL...This blog will be a treasure for her, a virtual diary of her father's take on her growing years...:)

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  4. yeah agree with Saru..she'll be delighted to read all this one day..:) and for some reason I hate that Freud guy!!

    okay,now send my hugs to ur little angel :)

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  5. Ha ha, good to know every step in the growth of a kid. As Saru said, this will indeed be a treasure for the cute little one :-)

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  6. Wonderful Sub...she will be having quite a laugh at the last line here...
    Blissful growing up years ahead of her.. :-)

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  7. he he he BEautiful picture .. aww she is cute god bless her and lots of love and hugs to the little one ..


    Bikram's

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  8. looking at her snap... shez indeed enjoying the taste :P

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  9. LOADS of love to the angel. I remember seeing my sis grow up... she if she could not grasp a large thing, she would lie down and kick it... after some time we realized it was because that was her way of trying to make it smaller... :)

    love this blog.

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  10. Its Hridhima's first holi .. special wishes n love for her from my side.. :)lovely pic

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  11. evolving daddy is such a doting daddy...this blog is the documentary proof :)

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    1. you have been showing me with awards, don't know if i deserve all that :)
      thanks soo much

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