6 July 2012

Dear Aryan

You will be six in 2 weeks time. In these  6 years I have seen you trasform from a tiny little bundle to a full grown handsome boy. You have changed so much in these years and specifically in the last year. Infact I cannot believe that you could have changed so much in just one year.

Physically , you gained height and weight and lost that babyness from your face. As you transitioned from pre primary to primary you suddenly started looking like one too. You lost 5 of your teeth and your smile now looks so different with those front tooth missing.

On the other aspects , you gained so much confidence in last year. You no longer behave like a little baby at most times. However you still feel shy when there are too many people around , you finally started responding when people ask you questions. You are at ease with your size people and can usually handle your own conflicts with other kids.

Your excitement about everything has become many fold. You are always hyper , excited and happy. You are excited about learning new things and doing new stuff. You can browse and find games on google and figure out how to play them.

You enjoy Kung fu (You will be orange belt this weekend) , cycling (now you can cycle without supporting wheels) , TV :-( (Chota bheem and Doremoen are your favourites) , swimming (You can swim properly across the pool). And you learnt to bully people instead of getting bullied all the time. But the good part is that your sensitive nature prevents you from going to extremes.

You now sleep on your own bed, in our room. And you promise to move to your room as soon as you turn 6 !

You learnt to be a big brother. You care for your little sister all the time. You copy your father when it comes to handling her. You play with her like she is your age.

However there is so much that has not changed. The way you love and like to be loved. I sincerely hope it will remain the same forever. You love us to bits. It really matter to you if I am sad or angry and if thats related to something you did. You still enjoy cuddling with me. You dont wipe off your face when we kiss you. You respond to touch therapy quite well.

You are still so possesive about your friends. You don't want share your best friend with anyone. I hope this changes soon, since its the primary reason for all your fights. I want you to know that you cannot own people.

You still enjoy cooking in your big cooker and you do not share it with anyone. You still help me and the maid with house hold work , be it changing bedsheets , washing clothes in machine , drying them , dusting the house , changing khushi's crib sets or whatever.

I just cannot believe that so much has changed in just an year. May be by next year you will behave like a teenager. Sometimes I want to hold the time in my palm. And at other times I just look at these 6 years spell bound.

1 comment:

  1. This is such a lovely post. You have encapsulated everything so nicely.

    Having seen him grow up from such a little baby to a fine young man, having seen his happy to sad to angry moods, having seen his brotherly love towards Anirudh as well as the times when he would be so darn upset with him, I have loved you, adored you my chhotu betu. May you always be blessed with happy healthy times throughout your life. Love you...always!!