Every now and then something happens or something that I see make me realise that he's a big boy now. And today was such day. When so many things that I saw enforced this thought in me even more.
When I went to pick him up from his daycare early today, they all were having snacks. The daycare supervisor has a 1 yr 10 m young baby girl who she brings along with her to the daycare. The supervisor used to tell me that Radhika, her daughter would want to eat anything from Anirudh's hands. I thought once a while it might have happened. But today she refused to take a bite from anyone else but from Anirudh. So every time her earlier morsel would have finished, she would come to him with her mouth open saying "Bahi" (Bhai / Brother). Since Anirudh was playing with his other friends it sure acted as a pause in his activities but never even once he got irritated or showed that he's not interested in feeding her anymore. And I just sat there and smiled.
Then when all had eaten the snacks they all came outside to play. The boys took out the tricycles which were made in the shape of a scooter and the little girls started to play on the slide. Soon I saw Anirudh calling out to another girl Tia who is soon going to be 2 yrs young. Anirudh had slid up towards the front of the seat and made space behind him like a pillion and was calling Tia to sit behind him. She promptly came running although hopping would be a better word for her spring like walk :D and sat all happy and smiling on the pillion seat! And Anirudh gave her a little ride on her scooter pedaling hard. Hard because I could see he was making a lot of effort to make it move with the weight of both. How I wished there was a camera and I could have clicked this moment. It was such a sweet moment.
I feel so happy to see such a loving and caring child and my heart swelled with pride!