Friday, April 15, 2011

The 2-year old

In the past few months, we've been noticing in K a wonderful new thing that's developed out of nowhere - Imagination.

It started off slowly -- he's been playing with his miniature cars and pretending they made a vrooming sound; he has had a pretend-dispenser for rice & porridge in his toy kitchen because he couldn't be bothered to cook; he has always insisted that Humpty Dumpty did get fixed by the horses & the men after he got an 'ow'; and our coffee-table has been a train-tunnel for many months now. The other day, he held his toy-broom in front of his nose & said, "Mama, I become elephant", and then the same broom was held in his hand & he said, "Mama, I play guitar". The poor grammar aside, he uses his imagination very cleverly.

I think K (and I suspect its true for all toddlers) doesn't need toys or "things" at all to amuse himself (its probably just the working mom over-compensating for not being home all the time). And I can't help but feel at least a little envious of his fun & uncomplicated world where people & things are whatever he wants them to be. I hope he never loses this very-own-private-world-of-possibilities.

6 comments:

Anu said...

Radha, I so relate to this post of yours! and I truly hope he never loses that spark of imagination in him! Love to K :)

Jas B said...

The wonders of being a child...Imagination. :) God bless him.

Radha said...

@ Anu - Firstly, hi!!! Loved reading your blog & Arjun is such a cutie!

@ Jas - The wonderful wonders!

clickable said...

Lovely observations as usual. I loved the line "people and things are whatever he wants them to be". Rhea's pretend "chai" is always very hot :)

Radha said...

@ Clickable - how cute is that :)....K makes pretend hot tea too....for the sole purpose of pretend-stirring the sugar....doesn't care about drinking it after!

Moi said...

very cute...It's like Alice going down the rabbit hole :)