As soon as Mishti finds no one is looking at her, she starts her 'crawl sprint' and rushes to embrace the garbage bin. As usual, her Mamma notices her beforehand.
Mamma: NOOOOOOOOO!!!! MISHTI, STOP!!! NO, NOT THERE!!!
Mishti stops on hearing this and looks back. And what Mamma sees.....a small just more than an inch index finger is raised towards Mamma coupled with small rolling eyes.
So here before I can be more careful about my body language, Mishti has showed me that how quickly a child can pick up your style and copy them on your face. Although I was aware of this fact but never thought this can happen so early ( Mishti is not yet a year old!!!).
By raising her index finger and rolling her eyes she is actually copying me which I do often when I try to stop her from doing any of her favourite doings like touching plug-points or sockets, tearing pages of any book or newspaper and then chewing those bits, embracing & licking footwear, brooms or garbage bin. I have never realized that whenever I shout a big NO at her, unconsciously my index finger is raised. Although I must admit that it is absolutely a cute sight while she does so but obviously I would never want her to pick up this body-language. My mom said she would unlearn it soon but still I think warning bell has rung for me.
Lesson for me: Stop doing anything which I don't want Mishti to do.