Well, ever since Nik was born, I have wanted to gift something personal to my husband. Tell him that it’s both of us who are wishing and gifting you. Ofcourse, this would be easier when Nik is a little older, because then he can (or atleast I expect that he will !) use his creativity with some of my guidance to create something special and personal for his DAD. But until then every year since Nik’s birth I am left with a mind boggling job of deciding on a Birthday gift for Daddy dear.
In Nik’s first year (that was in 2013), I embroidered a cute yellow Baba Suit whose back said “U Think I’m Cute, Just Look At My Daddy” and a ‘Little Tiger’ winter cap. When Nik presented himself wearing the suit before we cut Ajay’s Tea cup shaped huge cake, Ajay’s experession of happiness was ofcourse priceless. Amidst the hectic work routine and taking care of a 6 month old I tried to spare atleat half an hour everyday to this project and voila! I was done with it in 15 days time! Have a look at my work –
Well the 2014 birthday went quite uneventful as I was struggling with my job and an extremely demanding 1 year old. So the birthday gift had to suffice with a wallet. That was it!
This year I was determined to create a nice gift for Ajay. A month ahead of Ajay’s Birthday, I wondered if he was old enough at 30 months to help me create a gift for his DAD? The possible ideas ran mostly in the background as I was now dealing with a three month old pregnancy, a job that I need to wind up asap and ofcourse a hyperactive monster of a son. pheww !!! Nonetheless I did manage to create this –
It was a very simple DIY gift, except for the part when I had to request, wait a minute no plead , oh no coax (oh shit ! what was it that I did) a 2.5 year old monster (who has just begun to have a mind of his own) into posing for pictures with letter card in his hands. Yet, i think I did a decent job 🙂
The photo processing and printing was done at a studio. And the rest of it is all hand work. I used Nik’s palms to create the V in LOVE and my own to create the rest of it.
Result ! Ajay loved it (me smiling).
PS: My mind’s already musing over what our next gift will be for Ajay’s birthday, 2016. Nik will be a year older and in all possibility more creative. Ahh ! My heart’s taking somersaults thinking about the infinite possibilities….