20 Month Old

My little monster is 20 month old

He is at an age

where anything and everything

fascinates and could catch his eye

Apart from doodling and flipping his brother’s books

he loves all things round

whether they spin or they bounce

from Beyblades to giant wheels

from toy cars to tennis balls

he loves and wants to grab them all

usually a tad more than his little hands would permit

and when a toy falls from his tiny grip

he would throw a fit

Yes, this guy has a foul temper and we wonder from whom he inherited it

And like most boys his age, he has his share of mischief scars

A broken front tooth and the remnants of a gash above his right eye

The latter was the result of a very bad fall

occurred not while running or jumping or climbing

but when he was simply walking

Yet the best way to make him happy

is to give him space and let him run

to where you find flowers, trees, birds, and bumble bees

and rocks and pebbles, mountains and streams

All these make him very glee

because each and every thing

is something new to see

even if it’s just hanging out with his favorite brother

and mimic all that the older one can venture

sometimes he will watch the world goes by

with his hands behind his back

or sometimes carrying a pack

but almost never just sitting back

Instead he will babble non-stop

with vowel-less mono-syllabic talk

where a train becomes a ‘ain’

and a car becomes a ‘ar’

Or sometimes he will just walk

with hiking stick or not

so much that we wonder when he will stop

perhaps to hold a tiny friend

or to spread the seeds of life

or just to say hi to a passing dog

to whom he will just say “og, og, og”

..

Yes, he is 20 months old today

and how time flies with just a bat of an eye

 

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My Little Walking Machine

My little guy started walking when he was a year old

He is 18 month old now and he walks EVERYWHERE

He walks on concrete floors in busy shopping mallls

He walks on rocky paths in secluded parks

He walks barefoot

He gets the smiles we get the frowns

He doesn’t like holding hands

He doesn’t like to be led

He walks on his own, unaided

He wants to walk HIS way

We were at the zoo the other day and he walked non stop, continuously for 3 hours !

He walks so much that it worries me whether those little muscles hurt

He can’t seem to get enough

He just LOVES to walk

He climbs onto the shoe cabinet,  grabs his shoes and signals

It’s Time For A Walk

He is learning how to put on his shoes now

And I can’t wait to bring him around to explore the world on his little toes

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15 Month Old

At 15 months, he is an avid walker, a fearless climber, a daredevil and a curious explorer

He wears a chipped front tooth and shows signs of terrible twos since he was 6 month old

He drools all the time

On an average day, I change his bib more often than I change his diaper

He has 8 teeth in the front row and 3 huge molars sprouting

I suspect it must be a lot of pain growing those gigantic teeth thus the constant drooling

He is a fussy eater who eats with his hands

What he eats largely depends on his mood

He loves his fruits and leafy greens more than his meat and fish

And is fine with macaroni, spaghetti, noodle or just plain white rice

He loves dogs, cats and birds

And he probably thinks he belongs to the same kind seeing the way he ‘talks’ to them

He loves his books

as much as he loves vacuuming the house

and sweeping up fallen leaves in the park

He is a terror who drives me crazy and wears me out

….

Be he is so blessed with an enchanting smile

such that when he flashes that toothy grin

my system reboots

my memory wiped out

and I believe again

that he is the sweetest angel ever

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