On Arun's 1st birthday, I wrote this on his First Status Report:
I wanted to be a mother for a long, long time and he is everything I could have ever hoped for in a child. And more. He's so much more than I dreamed of that it takes my breath way. To have all of one's dreams and fears encapsulated in one tiny, beautiful human being is equally daunting and awe-inspiring. And I wouldn't change a thing.And nothing has changed.
Well, that's not entirely true. This boy has progressed a bit. We have even installed some hardware updates.
However, the software updates are all his own doing.
Overall, we are quite satisfied with our First DNA Project v6.
I am still in awe of the fact that someone in charge decided that I would get to be this boy's mother. In fact, I am still waiting for the product recall.
Happy birthday, Arun. You are so sweet, kind, generous and thoughtful. No worries, baby boy. I won't tell a soul. After all, I wouldn't want to ruin your street cred.