Hitarth & Aadi
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How My 4.5 Years Old Son Became a Tiny Guardian Angel : Tale of Lovely Bond Between Aadi & Hitarth

I never thought the day would come when my little Hitarth, a 4.5-year-old with a heart of gold, would turn into a protector, but that’s exactly what happened, and it all started with our amazing next-door family and their even more amazing son, Aadi, a 1-year-old bundle of joy. Frankly, I don’t even like calling them our neighbors anymore. They’ve become like family, with Aadi practically our second son.

The Beginning of a Lifelong Friendship

Hitarth first met Aadi when he was just 8 months old in the play area of our apartment complex and took an instant liking to him. Soon enough, fate decided they would become our neighbors – a blessing we didn’t even know we needed. My husband and I were already fond of Aadi, and we often joined them in the play area, eagerly awaiting the day they would move closer to us.

And when they finally did, it was like a dream come true. Hitarth wasted no time in befriending Aadi, and soon, Aadi was crossing the threshold into our home, choosing us as his second set of parents, calling us ‘Mumma’ & ‘Papa’. Hitarth embraced his role as a big brother, or rather, a guardian angel to Aadi, with a sense of responsibility and love beyond his years. And since then, their connection has only deepened, transcending age barriers.

Hitarth’s Transformation into A Protector

Hitarth, who himself needed a watchful eye all the time, was drawn to Aadi like a magnet. They’d babble in their own special language, crawl around, and giggle at each other. It was like watching a tiny love story unfold before my eyes.

Suddenly, my little helper needed less help himself. He started taking on the role of “big brother” with surprising seriousness. He treats Aadi like his own little sibling. When Aadi is around, Hitarth becomes his personal bodyguard, making sure everything is safe for him. He closes doors, hides sharp objects, and stows away shoes – all to keep Aadi safe. It’s adorable to watch him take on this role so seriously!

Parenting Moments of Pride and Validation

Initially, we found ourselves gently correcting Hitarth, reminding him that Aadi needed space to explore and learn from his own experiences. However, watching Hitarth’s unwavering commitment to Aadi’s safety couldn’t help but evoke a sense of pride and validation. It confirmed that our emphasis on empathy and responsibility had resonated with him, translating into his actions.

As parents, it’s easy to question our every move, wondering if we’re doing enough or doing it right. Seeing Hitarth take initiative and prioritize Aadi’s well-being, even in his own clumsy way, was a heartwarming testament to the impact of our efforts. It instilled a sense of confidence in our parenting approach, reminding us that even the seemingly small everyday lessons can blossom into remarkable acts of care and compassion.

A Stronger Bond

At first, we thought it was just a new game, a fleeting interest in the “new toy” that was Aadi. But this bond only grew stronger with each passing day. Hitarth shares his everything with Aadi, (which is not always the case with other kids) calls him his “younger brother,” and his protectiveness is something straight out of a superhero movie. He’s like a tiny bodyguard, sometimes even ignoring my requests if he thinks it might even slightly endanger Aadi.

One thing that always brings a smile to my face is the countless times Hitarth would come running, his eyes wide with concern, saying, “Mumma, Aadi is looking for you, he needs you! He’s crying for you (that’s me)!”

Aadi’s Mom: A Special Place in Hitarth’s Heart

But here’s where it gets even sweeter: Hitrath’s love isn’t just reserved for Aadi. Nope, he’s got a special place in his heart for Aadi’s mom too. It’s like she’s become his second mom, and he’s not shy about showing it. Sometimes, he wouldn’t listen to us but Aadi’s Mom. She means a lot to him, and he cares for her deeply. This shows how much respect and love he has for everyone involved in this unique friendship.

Embracing a Wider Family with a Declaration

Aadi’s mom & dad is someone we hold dear too. We consider them as our family now, and they feel the same way about us. Aadi’s mom presence adds to the warmth of our household, and we couldn’t imagine life without her.

And here’s the cherry on top: Hitarth says he doesn’t need any more siblings because he already has Aadi. Isn’t that cute? It speaks volumes about the strength of their bond.

This journey of watching Hitarth nurture and care for Aadi has been a beautiful surprise. It’s shown me the incredible capacity for love and empathy that children have, and it fills my heart with a warmth that words can’t express. It’s a reminder that love knows no age and sometimes blossoms in the most unexpected places.

Our bond with Aadi is unbreakable, and we wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world. Emotions run high when it comes to Hitarth and Aadi. Their bond is something special, something that touches hearts and inspires others. May they continue to grow together, learning from each other, loving each other, and becoming better versions of themselves. After all, isn’t that what life is all about?

The Cherry on Top

And it’s not just Aadi that Hitarth adores. He showers the same love and affection on all the little kids in our complex. But because Aadi became so close to us, he’s truly become a part of our family. Watching Hitarth’s heart expand to embrace not just one friend, but an entire community of little ones, fills us with joy and gratitude. He’s taught us that love knows no bounds and that family extends far beyond blood ties.

Overall, Hitarth and Aadi’s friendship is a shining example of how powerful childhood friendships can be. They teach us about loyalty, trust, and above all, the importance of looking out for those we care about. Let’s celebrate their bond and hope they continue to inspire others with their wonderful friendship!

Raising a Kind and Caring Child

And you know what? As I watch Hitarth shower Aadi with love and care, I can’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride. It’s a proof to the values we’ve instilled in him and the nurturing environment we’ve created at home. We’re proud to have raised such a kind, passionate, and loving soul – one who sees beyond age and differences, and embraces others with open arms. Seeing Hitarth’s selflessness and empathy blossom fills our hearts with gratitude and reassures us that we’re doing something right in this crazy journey called parenting.

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With love,
Namita, Founder of Momyhood.in

Namita Aggarwal

I'm a devoted full-time mom and part-time blogger, passionate about nurturing my 4-year-old and expressing myself through writing. Amidst the whirlwind of motherhood, I steal moments to immerse myself in the world of words and ideas. Through my blog and online communities, I find solace, knowledge, and connection with fellow parents. Balancing caregiving and writing fuels my growth and brings fulfillment. As a reader, I value the power of shared experiences and wisdom found in blogs. I am also an art person, and I take art classes for kids, allowing me to nurture their creativity and explore the world of colors and shapes together. Let's embark on this digital journey together, celebrating the joys and navigating the challenges of parenthood while embracing the artistic side of life.

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  1. Amazing journey and you are a true inspiration ❤️…such a kind gesture helping parenting

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