Baby G is about to turn one this May. I’ve been saying that time is flying, since forever, but it really is true. It feels like she was just born last week. There is so much I want to tell her and though there will be time for everything, but I just can’t wait.
I just can’t wait for her to grow up, and I also feel sad seeing her growing up so fast. I know, its silly. Maybe its just a new mommy thing, but it makes me emotional just to look at her wondering at my colorful bangles, or jabbing her tiny hands excitedly at her father’s iPad. I want to live in this bliss forever. I know it’s not possible, but a mother can hope, right? I have made a list of things I want her to know. Will keep adding to it, but for now, here it is.
- That your parents are trying their best to be the best, the perfect parents in the world. Because that is what you deserve. We might fall short sometimes, but we will always make it up by loving you more than possible. No matter what.
- That the best things in life aren’t things. Its people.
- That love is all you need.
- That money is important, but independence, integrity, originality and kindness are more important.
- That baking is therapeutically for your mother, so it will probably be the same for you. But if not, find your joy in little things.
- You are not me, or your dad. We are similar, but you are a unique individual and never change that for anything in the world.
- Invest in good coffee. But when you’re older, obviously. For now, drink your milk.
- Be happy. Nothing really matters.
- That you will never lose a battle, you will either win or learn.
- That it’s important to laugh. Especially with a mother who laughs like a clown. I need company, sweetheart.
- That looking good is important, but being a good person is a must.
- That friends are very important, and keeping them for a lifetime is a blessing.
- That being intelligent is sexy. Don’t play dumb, its not worth it.
- Have BIG dreams. You’ll eventually grow into them.
- Travel. See the world.
- Read, read and read some more.
- Believe in fairy tales but be prepared to slay the dragon yourself.
- That only the boring people are bored. Always find something worth your while.
- Be generous with your time, your money and your heart.
- Dance every day.
- Teach dad to dance. Seriously, I’ve tried and failed but you might be successful.
- That mommy and dad loves you more than anything in the world.
- That mommy loves you the most. Obviously.
Aditi Mathur was born on Feb the 14th and since then it has all been awkward for her. A strong believer of “Whatever!”, an ex-advertising girl, a once-upon-a-time blogger, an out-of-place Army Wife and a real-life social person, she has now given up everything for her adorable almost-nine-months old daughter Gauri (Um, also for Twitter, actually). Stalk her at http://damonologue.blogspot.