Bodhi - The Toddler Traveler

For many parents, lives completely morph as they first listen to the cries of their child or for that matter, even when conception alter the way women live, walk or climb. However, Bodhis parents decided not to be cowed down by the changes that parenthood brings to every couple. They have taken Boddhi for almost all the trekking that one can imagine of. Better is to say, Bodhi Bennett has hiked 483 kilometers even before he had turned two. Its that age when most children would lisp, fumble, groan, spoil their pants or try to follow the simplest of the instructions. But Bodhi decided to be different.  He climbs and climbs up higher just the way his parents do.

Accompanying his pregnant mother Shannon, his father Blake, Bodhi has mesmerized everyone by hiking the overarching mountains in US.

Being a mother, Shannon is no different. She wants her son to be safe and thus follows all the safety precautions possible. He might not be born as an adventurer but has been conditioned from the very beginning to climb up high. It started when he was barely five days old.

Ever since bodhis first trip, Shannon has made it sure to record him on Instagram.

This toddler has covered a range of terrains during his voyage. Starting from huge lakes in California to Thousand Island Lake in the Sierra Nevada and Yosemite National Park, Bodhi has explored around 40 different US states and the majority of Americas national parks.

The mother puts it beautifully- 'I don't know if I've ever been so proud of anything in my life as I am when I witness his ability and determination.

'I'm due to give birth in two weeks and have never felt stronger in my life - women should know anything is possible with the right mind set.'

Born to travel, to hike, to climb and thus to enthrall, Bodhi displays an enamoring tenacity, unheard and unseen in a three year old, thanks to his parents who could materialize such a dream.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NEHA KAPOOR NEHA KAPOOR

A lover of literature, Neha wants to understand world through the prism of books. Nuances of words, spoken or written, entice her to delve into the human psyche. A voracious reader of Partition and feminist literature, she desires to deconstruct and unlearn the congealed forms of knowledge system.

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