Parenting is something which words cannot express.It’s something you have to go through , experience [Smell of hospital, touch of a new born baby, sleepless nights etc.]

Hey!! i am not complaining , after all it is a wonderful life changing experience (not like the one’s management gurus promise you! )

Trying to jot down the sweet memories and my learnings from the innocence of a 1.5 year old boy(my son).

During this period i have learned lot of new terms/vocabulary like :

a)nappy b)rocker c)Size zero ….. terms which i was blissfully unaware earlier!!!

Another set of “luxuries” like Morning newspaper reading ritual, watching TV, Cleanly arranged home etc. vanished from my life during this period.Also found out that all babies have a weakness towards neatly folded clothes,newspaper,crockery etc.!!!

Absence of these privileges are more than compensated by the playfulness of my son.Watching him is like watching a bud becoming a flower.His baby talk is better than any music to me.(Though i am not forgetting his screaming sessions !!!)

I feel the enormous responsibility of guiding him to become a responsible person, assisting him to grow into an emotionally and socially balanced individual.

Watching him is like taking a time machine journey, hours pass by without notice.My spiritual guru ( www.artofliving.org ) used to tell us in his speeches to be a kid always.True meaning of that is unfolding infront of me through my son.Take a small scenario like below :

He will ask for something which cannot be given(Like sharp objects or medicine packs).we will deny it and he will start crying and throw a big tantrum.Sometimes he will scold us,with both his little hands raised, and in a language which is known to him and god only.The very next moment something else which is silly to us (read grown ups) , will catch his attention.With tears rolling down his cheeks , he will start smiling.Smile, which is like the first ray of sunlight on a cloudy day.This will be followed by a loud laughter which touches your soul.

For a moment he is crying, the next it is all smiles.He is living in the moment.He has left his unhappiness and embraced his pleasant self with ease.Compare this with us adults , we will take bad remarks/incidents into our memory,store it there for long(Some times for a whole life time!!!) and brood anger against the person who made the remarks.If only we can be kids at mind, we can have much less burden to carry with us.

Recent research also shows that a kid smiles 400-500 times in a day but when he or she grows up it becomes 10-15 smiles per day! (I know people who are even below this range on being happy !!!) . So try to be a kid in your mind.Live in the moment.Don’t keep anger or ill feeling in your mind.It is garbage.Throw it out as early as possible.SMILE more often.

All said and done , our little kid is like a sun, lighting-up our lives with his innocence and making us thankful to god everyday, every moment…………