5 Amazing Things You Can Learn from a Toddler

At exactly 11 months old, Sara can finally walk!

She started standing up by latching on to pillars, desks, chairs, even my ass for months ( I can’t exactly recall when she started) and she’s darn good at it.

Here are the things that I learned from her.

1. Change is Good – from crawling to walking. Get out of that comfort zone and get uncomfortable, learn from it.

2. Perseverance – building up muscle to balance and walk requires a lot of effort. She made sure she was able to overcome that. Similarly, we should fix our target straight and move forward despite difficulties.

3. Never Give Up – pain is all I see. I saw her rollover and bumped her head, slammed the tiles, dropped on bums countless of time. Despite the pain, she still wants to learn to walk. So pain is good.

4. Don’t Give a Sh*t – pardon the wording but that’s what she does. Everytime we cautioned her, she’d look up, smile and move forward. Similarly, we shouldn’t give a damn what people think of us, what matters most is what you think of yourself.

5. Have Faith in Yourself – she believed and convinced she had the ability to do it (eventhough she doesn’t). Likewise, we must believe in ourself before we can get anything going.

The common belief is, kids would fall sick before they can do something new, unfortunately, I was the victim here. I got sick the day she could walk. It was also a blessing in disguise, day off + caught on camera = awesome dad moment *bling*

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Find Yourself Sara!

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Sara,

You have loads of cousin around your age. We predict you will be best bud with Hana on your left. So let me set some guidelines for you.

  • As you get older, you will quarrel but I hope it won’t last long.
  • Always share your toys, nobody likes to play with snobbish kids.
  • When you encounter a bully, you can run, but I suggest you stand up when this happens to your friends/family.
  • Be kind to others. No matter what happens, you do not get to be selfish.
  • Acknowledge differences. Understand and take into consideration other’s opinion.
  • Love others. Even when they hate you.

If all else fail, just know it in you, we’ll always have your back and catch your fall.

-Love, Abah

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Our Little Victories

Being new at parenting, victories come in many ways when we cared for you Sara.

Every time we changed your diapers without you pooping on us is a victory.
Every time we didn’t drown you while bathing is a victory.
Every time we pulled out a string of mucus out your nose is a victory.
Every time we managed to put on rompers is a victory.
Every time we put you to sleep is a victory.
Every time we calmed you down from loud cries is a victory.
Every time we burped you is a victory.
Shaving your head clean was a victory.

Our Little Victories

Putting mittens and socks on without flipping your finger is a victory.
Every time we swaddled you is a victory.
Every time we do anything to you is a victory. But most importantly,
Everyday we wake up seeing you breathing is our greatest victory.

Our Little Victories

Good night little angel. Her full name is Sara, I will explain my next post.

ps: Notice the we, no more me. ­čÖé

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