Did we already spend 3 years together kutti? Time sure flies but not fast enough for your mother who wants to see you as an independent boy. We have long way to go. First and foremost, you have to be potty trained. Then, feed by yourself. These are my priorities as that will save me a lot of time. But, the day you are ready to do all this, I will terribly miss my cute little boy who talks gibberish aka cute baby talk and kisses/hugs his mom generously. Sighh!! Parenthood can never be satisfied.
You are a happy boy kutti. You don’t cry unless it really bothers you but I see it changing in recent weeks. You pull Adi’s hair and start crying. I mean how is it fair? Though I have now trained myself to act as an unbiased refree, you get your way on certain occasions and the poor girl takes it all. She goes cross with me if I give time out to you for hurting her. Seriously? If there is one thing that I have to request you, that will be to treasure your akka da. Don’t take her for granted and hurt her. She cares for you above and beyond. She calls you “baby” and plans everything for you. She wants to have a small party for your birthday at home inviting two toddlers we know from neighborhood. She was telling me “It is not fair amma. You have to plan a party for the poor boy”. I convinced her that there are days to come when you will demand for it and for this year cake cutting at your school with classmates will just be fine. She carefully picked and packed the goodie bags for your classmates.
You are very good at complaining kutti. You go “Mommy see” when daddy/Adi bothers you and calls out for one of them when the other two bothers you.
You are very good with your sorry and thank you. But, Adi is annoyed with your sorry’s. She asks how does it help Amma? He hurts me and then just says sorry. You may have to learn that when you say sorry you should really mean it and agree not to repeat the same act again. And you should stop pulling her hair and jumping on her. Be nice to her kutti.
You love Caillou and Peppa pig. You learned to say daddy stage by stage from these shows. You started with “dei” followed by “dayeeee” improved to “dadddddeeeeee” and finally to “daddy”. Your appa was very proud with the respect you gave initially. (dei is a not so respectful tamil word)
I have to shamefully admit that I use TV shows as my secret weapon to feed you. I can push anything down your throat if I have you engaged with your favorite TV show. But, there are days you deny outright. Egg dosa with ketchup is my saving grace. You are better with eating spicy food.
You get homework *rolls eyes* from school but we hardly do it. Somehow I feel you are not ready for it yet so didn’t bother much. Adi was freaking out on initial weeks that you are defaulting. She couldn’t take it at all.
I tried to teach you ABC as a family activity. You were always passing your turn and made Appa and Adi say all ABCs. Then, Appa used the idea to make you say “No ABC” and it worked. You can sing the ABC song but can’t recognize the letters yet.
Your favorite rhyme is “daddy finger daddy finger where are you”. You go “daddy finger daddy finger where are you” and then rush as “ououou ouououo howuuuuu”
We have changed your bedtime routine recently and I am loving it. Mommy puts you to sleep these days after we read few books. I am very happy to see you looking forward to the reading sessions. That moment you hug me tight when lights are off. That makes it all worth it.. Amma is now running like a headless chicken to finish all her chores before 8:45pm.
We have just started potty training for you. Long way to go!!
You have come a long way with your speech. You can now say meaningful sentences and express yourself better. Appa was astonished the other day when you sat on the toy car outside a shop and said “daddy put money and pointed at that tiny hole that accepts quarters for the car to work”. We still wonder from where do you learn things.
Amma is working from home today. The plan is to pickup Adi early, go pickup cake and visit your school around 3:30pm for a small party. And then if all goes well, we will go to temple in the evening and have dinner outside.
Amma made payasam today morning and we did a small prayer. You loved the payasam. You can even eat a paper written as sweet. That is your love for sweets. So, I am not surprised.
Amma sometimes just like to sit back and admire you kutti. You melt Amma’s heart at random times and even help her to feel lighter during heavy mood swings. You hug or kiss me whenever I ask you for one unlike your Akka who shrugs her shoulders. I need them now and then to keep myself sane. So, please don’t stop that!!
Ammachi has taken care of you for around 2 years out of the 3 years. She holds unconditional love for her grand kids. So, treat her with respect and be thankful to her always.
Your little mind will learn a lot of things in the coming years. I wish you the best in everything and want you to grow up as a sensible man who will respect self and others. Be nice and have a good heart da. Learn to appreaciate life and relationships around you.
May god bless you with good health and happiness kutti. Always remember that you have a family that will stand by you no matter what!!
Happy birthday, LHB! May you be healthy and happy always!
thank you pop 🙂
Happy Birthday little one !! May you be blessed with loads of good health, happiness and luck today and always!!
thank you MTW 🙂
Happy birthday, precious little one!
hey Titaxy, looongg time.. hope all is well.. thank you for the wishes..
Awww.. This kutti paiyan is 3 already?! Happy happy birthday kutti and wish you loads of happiness and good health. Big hug to you and Adi akka too! 🙂
thank you Maya.. hugs to you too!!
many many happy returns of the DAY… Happy birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy …
thank you Bik!!
Such a cute letter Ani.. Happy birthday to the cutie pie 🙂
thank you Jo 🙂 I love writing birthday letters to the kids every year 🙂
Can feel your emotions in the letter Ani 🙂
Happy bday to LHB. Many many more happy returns of the day.
thank you Sri!!
Awww that’s a lovely letter to kutty lhb ani 😊
Happy happy birthday to kutty 😊😊 God bless!
thank you Lavender!!
Happy birthday LHB kutti. 🙂 Stay loved and blessed, 🙂
thank you Swaru..he is blessed to have all your wishes 🙂
I can’t believe he is 3 already! How time flies 😀
Happy Birthday LHB. Listen to Amma, take care of Akka and have a wonderful time 🙂
can’t believe right 🙂 thank you Comfy..
Such a sweet letter Ani 🙂 Happiest birthday to the little prince LHB 🙂
thank you GB 🙂
Ah huh. Guess someone is cutting onions In the house that’s why I am tearing up!
Happy happy birthday kutti paya. Stay blessed!
lol.. we all know what he has gone through to reach this right? that same someone is cutting the same onion here too… thank you Tharani!!
wonderfully expressed. God bless the kids 🙂
Welcome here and thank you 🙂
Happyyyiiieee Birthday to the little brother who turned 3! Every year seems like a milestone now… God Bless!
thank you LLT.. how have you been? how is the little boy?