Friday, January 23, 2009


[For my baby who turns three tomorrow, and for my mother, who's baby I will always be.]

“Your son has started sucking him thumb at school”, I was told. “Is there a problem at home?”

I knew there wasn’t, but I asked him still. He was just scared of turning three. Nervous about officially becoming a ‘big boy’. Anxious about giving up ‘baby privileges’. Worried about whether I would continue hugging him as I did.

“Sometimes I want to be a baby”, he said.

You are a baby, my son. You can be a baby as long as you like. Even when you have babies of your own, you can still come and snuggle up to me.

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Michelle Zheng said...

Aw. He's unique. Normally little kids want to get older, instead of staying young.

It's very heart warming.


Natasha Ramarathnam said...

He is quite a unique kid - and he is my darling baby, except when he is driving me up the wall (which is most of the time).


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