As a 21 year old, I have never thought of having my own child. Yes, I coo over cute babies and play with toddlers from time to time, but I have never thought of being responsible for a little one and moulding her future. But if I am asked to give 5 gifts to my child, I would want her to have
The right to live
I don’t have to substantiate my claim with any statistics; it is a well known fact that every day, thousands of girl children are put to death. The reasons are different; some look upon her as a burden, some cannot afford her upbringing and some simply want a male child. I would give my child the right to life and treasure each and every moment I spend with her.
A world where she doesn’t have to worry about his sexuality
I want my child to breathe into a world where love is not categorized into boxes of ‘normal’ and ‘abnormal’. Food, clothing, shelter and the right to choose whom to love should be the basic rights my child will be endowed with.
The gift of books
I want my child to make books her best friend. Yes, she should run, fall, stumble, learn to brush the dust off her clothes and get back to playing in the sun too, but she along with that, she should value all the books this world has to offer.
A blank Canvas to paint her future
Instead of having expectations from my child, I will allow her imagination to run riot and paint the canvas of her future the way she wants. I want her to have the option to repaint the parts she doesn’t like and be proud of the final picture that emerges towards the end.
Realizing her inner beauty
My baby’s beauty should radiate from within; it should be a reflection of who she is. She can be tall, short, smart, artistic, fat or thin; it won’t matter. Her clothes, her fashion sense, her make up or the kind of gadgets won’t be important. Her goodness, generosity and kind heartedness should be her true beauty. Yes, she can be selfish, too sometimes, (especially, when it comes to chocolate :P) because it is essential to have some ‘me time’, too. Whatever her choices her, I am sure she will turn out to be a beautiful human being.
And how will I ensure that my baby gets all that she wants from her life? By gifting her HDFC Youngstar Plan. I don’t consider it a gift, it is my duty to get her this Insurance cover so that she is happy always.
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