I hope Naveen never finds out that we were actually expecting him to start walking at ten months. I will likely only tell him how thrilled we were when at 13 months he was FINALLY taking several steps. I mean it's not his fault he's the second child. He can't be blamed that someone else set the bar for his development.
I definitely won't mention that on many occassions his parents looked at each other with raised eyebrows, worriedly wondering if there was a problem. Maybe by the time this gets out, he'll be a six foot two, ex-model, doctor, missionary, married with three children and a New York Times Bestseller. Maybe in his acceptance speech for the Pulitzer he'll forgive Shaune and me for becoming typical parents, who forgot for a moment that every kid is different and will reach milestones at his own pace. Maybe he'll see that we tried to overcompensate for this by telling him he was our favourite when his brother was busy throwing tantrums.
Naveen is finally walking. And we are over the moon. Sorry for the terrible camera-work. I had to be like a paparazzi, ready to film at any given moment. I took 12 videos of him taking one or two steps until finally he dazzled me with this.