In my last post, I was talking about growing up into a strapping eight-month old fellow and learning new things.
I have more abilities to boast of that I have learnt only in these last few weeks and unless I don’t tell you about them, I won’t be doing a good job of giving you glimpses into my life.
So, here we go.
Seriously? An eight month old brushing his teeth, that’s what you’re thinking, right? But I’m not joking. I have seven teeth already and that’s more than many eight month olds can boast about. My Mum says I need to make these teeth last for about six years before they fall out. The set I’ll get after that have to last a lifetime! So till then I better get good at this ‘dental hygiene’ stuff.
Anyway, it all started with my Mum buying me a toothbrush meant for six month olds. She gets Papa to give me brushing lessons every night before I sleep and I’ve come to love it so much, that I often grab my toothbrush in the middle of the day and get going.
I know that brushing of teeth probably sounds quite mundane. So here’s something more hip and modern. I take selfies too. I’ve learnt to lean into the camera, while Mum holds it still, and click away. Don’t believe me? Just look at the pictures!
If you remember, in the last post I was telling you about how desperately Papa wanted to take me to the pool, but with Mum’s disapproval hanging over his head, he had only got so far as dipping my feet in the neighbourhood pool. This month, however, he managed to buy me a pair of swimming trunks, a pair of floats and take me into the pool, while my Mum looked on with barely disguised distrust.
It was actually quite fun, going splash, splash, splash! But the best part was when Papa was about to leave me on my own in the pool, thinking I’d manage and my Mum nearly dived in to rescue me.
Now this is a little personal, I know, but hey, every baby’s milestone chart has this development on it! Also, my Mum kind of sneaked into my privacy and got a shot of the moment, so I thought I might as well post it. After all, isn’t this the age when people post their every moment on the web?
Once again, moving away from the mundane, I went out with a couple of guys for a drink. Since the bar stool didn’t quite work for me, given my height, I just got on to the table and sipped a beer.
Life sure is getting interesting as I’m growing up.
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Piyushi Dhir is the author of 'In Search of Love', 'I'm Yours, The Next Time', 'Silent Promises' and 'Enmeshed Evermore'. She is a contributor in 'Nineteen Tales of COVID-19', a collection of short stories. A voracious reader, a keen traveler, a businesswoman and a mom, Piyushi currently resides in Canada. A nomad at heart, she loves to discover new places and capture the hues of life with her pen.