Thursday, September 25, 2014

Eight Years Old


Rahul is eight today. I haven't had the time to get all sentimental and angry with him for growing up, partly of course because his little brother keeps me too busy but mostly because I am finally accepting his growing.


He is no longer a very little boy and he's hardly even a little boy. He drives me crazy and I think this is because his temperament is much like mine, just amped up. He is quick to anger, all about the drama and very soft-hearted. He is impatient and bossy and demanding. Yesterday he drove me to tears. And this morning he reminded me of all that is best in him, gentle manners, little kindnesses. Shortly we will go collect his report card which will no doubt be another exercise in biting our lips and trying not to get depressed, so I'm reminding myself that he is more than his report card. After all, I was too.

He is thrilled at being a big brother. Not a day has gone by when he hasn't told us what a good thing it was we have Puchke now. Because earlier, our lives were very boring, he says.

Eight. I accept it but it takes all my willpower to do so.



7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ae toh maayer mukh boshano. Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

He looks more and more like you, Sue! Happy Birthday to him! (Belated)
-Maith

Shriya said...

Happy Birthday to him. Cannot believe he is already 8. And he looks so much like you now.

30in2005 said...

He looks as pleased as cheese! Happy happy young man.

dipali said...

Two boys
double the noise,
multiple joys:)

Happy birthday to Rahul the joyfulbig brother!

dipti said...

Happy Birthday Rahul, the happy big bro!

Sue said...

With profuse apologies for the lateness, thank you all!