My Spacewalker

The two tiny arms hold an imaginary steering and drive away the car that is not there. I can never tire of calling Time as the greatest Trickster ever!

Varun is a big boy, now that he walks on two instead of four! The cute little Robot started by taking just a single route – from the hall to grandpa’s room and back. The whole day!

It is amazing how a child abandons the act of pulling itself on the tummy the moment it learns to crawl and then abandons crawling once it learns to walk! Its been a joy to see his careful spacewalk the last 4 days! He carefully avoids things that he himself has strewn on the path and takes hurried baby steps. Both his hands are held a little away from his body- like holding a steering wheel and with a swaying gait maneuvers his way. When he stumbles and falls, he crawls fast to the nearest wall for support to stand and resumes his spacewalk.

In a few weeks, he will outgrow this need too and walk more freely and even run, reducing his dependency on the adults in the household. But the mom in me is already missing the loooovely crawl accompanied by the sound of the anklets he wears. Like the rhythmic music from the bells around a bullock’s neck! A weird comparison I know, but I like it. You’ll understand if you’ve heard the sound in ‘Unna vida..‘ song in Virumaandi. That by the way is one of my favorites!

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8 thoughts on “My Spacewalker

  1. The speed at which she grows sometimes sets me into a sinking motion. It reminds me that I’m getting old (she’s only 8 months, still…). But I do the silly things she does and babble along with her. Interesting dichotomy – growing old, yet getting young.

  2. each milestone of the child is a great accomplishment !!! Those babynese babblings, thathuka bithukan walking, those cute smiles and the mischief they do all these joyous moments are a treat for our eyes. These memories remain forever and the very thought of them brighten us up.

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