Another week, and you are already a month old, Little Buddha! Time is slipping by so quickly, it’s amazing to me how much you’ve changed. You’ve started “talking” to people you see, cooing and squeaking like a little dolphin!
Speaking of the aquatic…
W – is for Water. You love the water already, Little Buddha. And you come by it naturally. Your Mama has always loved the water, and your astrological sign is Pisces, the fish, so it’s not unexpected that you would be a natural little swimmer!
Water is a wonderful thing, Little Buddha. It will keep you clean (which you like – for now), and it goes into everything we eat and drink to keep us healthy. But, mostly, I know you’re going to enjoy playing in it! Swimming, splashing and just playing in it will be one of your favorite pastimes, I’m sure. And your Mama will make sure you have plenty of opportunity!
Of course… there’s always the possibility that you might need some water guns… or squirty toys… you know… just for the heck of it… hmmm… Gramma needs to go shopping…
W – is for Want. You’re going to want a lot of things as you grow up, Little Buddha… but there’s a BIG difference between wanting and needing. Mama and Daddy will make sure that you have what you need. They love you very much and will give you all the things that every child has to have to grow up big and strong, in body, mind and heart.
But. For those things you want, you’re going to have to come up with a darn good reason why you should have them. Not just because it’s Tuesday, and you’re cute (although that reason might work with Gramma… sometimes). Wanting means needing to work for the prize. You should have toearn the things you simply want, but don’t really need. This will teach you the value of everything, and that’s a big lesson to learn. A lot of people never quite get that lesson down. Here’s to you being smarter than that!
W – is for Words. I am going to make sure that you have a love of these. We will read together every chance I get, because I want you to know all the worlds that can exist for you, outside of the television. Books are precious, and words even more so, because they teach us how to communicate with one another on a level that is far more intelligent than some these days. (OMG! WTH? IDK…LOL, Orly?) Sure, text-speak has its place… on the phone, when you’re actually texting. But these are NOT words. I want you to know real words like “magical”, and “fantastic”, and “obnoxious” and “loquacious”… I want you to be able to speak to people, and when someone speaks back to you, to have the words at your advantage. You are not going to grow up to be a dumb blonde, Little Buddha. You are going to stun the world with your intelligence and adaptability. For that, you need words.