My dear Lime,
You are FIVE.
As I write this post, I will try hard not to cry. You sweet boy, my firstborn child, made me a mommy!
From the moment I saw you, I knew I’ll never love someone else the way I love you. You changed my life forever.
FIVE is such a big boy age. I’m struggling to understand how time went by so quickly. It just seems like yesterday I was in hospital giving birth to you.
I still remember that first year when I quit my job to take care of you. I spent days exploring the world with you when some people criticized me for being a stay-at-home mom. You were content being with me and that mattered to me more than anything else.
That second year when I put you in day care and resumed work is unforgettable. We both cried on your first day at day care. Ah! Those painful days!
That third year when you went so crazy about mickey mouse.
Your sister came along before you were four. I was so worried i couldn’t love you as well anymore. I was wrong. 1
When it comes to taking care of baby Lily, you are so good. You learned to take care of her quickly. You make sure she doesn’t fall down from the bed by arranging pillows in the open corner. You hold her hand when she tries to walk. You sing so she can sleep. If I take away your toys, you get angry; But if Lily grabs your toys, you are so good with her. You give her something in exchange and then take your toy back.
I love that you remember every single thing about anything I say. You are so fun. Everyone loves talking with you. Your laugh is so infectious. You love to figure things out yourself – Be it opening a snack box or inserting straw in a juice pouch; You want to do it all.
You are so smart and make Lemon and I so proud.
You like to run around a lot. I still remember the day when I almost lost you at the shopping mall. You ran away and scared the hell out of me. I did end up finding you in couple minutes. But what a day it was. Phew!
You are good at soccer and swimming. We can’t wait to try karate and dance next.
This year you fell so much in love with Power Rangers. And, you are still crazy about ‘Talking Tom‘.
Can’t believe you are graduating this Friday from Pre-School. You love math and like talking about all you learnt in school. You have memorized our phone number and house address for emergency.
Being a super hero is your dream. You love avengers, ninjas, spider-man and Batman and what not. You can name every character in all of the movies which I have no clue about.
You have a big year ahead, my baby! You are going to go to a new school. Meet new friends and teachers. The path forward is new with lots of changes in schedule. Come what may, I know you will prosper in all your endeavors. God bless you my child! I love you so much!