Friday, September 11, 2009

On Her Toddler Years

(For almost eight months now, I was not able to post any blog here. I would say, I do not have the luxury of time to do it. For now, I just want to update it and hopefully thereafter, post some more about my Princess.)

When she was yet a toddler, she would often tell her Mom that when she grows up, she would like to be a lovely princess or a queen.

But she is of no royal blood, hence that would remain an elusive dream for her.

As the years went by, Empress Michiko as she is fondly called at home, shows she's a precocious child. From nursery to kindergarten, she was able to memorize the planets in the universe, the alphabet, the basic mathematical operations and read a story book at an advance age compared to  her contemporaries.

She's an eager learner. She would ask questions you wouldn't believe her age would ever be asking. We knew then that she's an early bloomer.

During her graduation at pre-school, she displayed a tantrum which prompted us to bring her home without even receiving her medals for achievements she made in school and got the hardest lesson from her Dad. And from then on, she's afraid to commit another mistake of a tantrum.

All she wanted at that time was a bar of Kit Kat chocolate. We promised her that we will buy her after the graduation ceremonies but when she was up the stage to deliver an acrostic, she started to cry hard, asking for a bar of Kit Kat. 

Empress Michiko

When she was yet a young lovable baby and even up to now, we call her Empress Michiko. But her real name is Michelle Kaye. But why Empress Michiko?

Empress Michiko of Japan, (皇后美智子 Kōgō, born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子, Shōda Michiko?) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of JapanHIM Emperor Akihito. She was the first commoner to marry into the Japanese Imperial Family. As Crown Princess and later as Empress, she has become the most visible and widely-travelled imperial consort in Japanese history. Her full title is Her Imperial Majesty The Empress of Japan.

I was then inspired of how a commoner has to be married to a Japanese Imperial Family. I want her to become like Empress Michiko. Maybe, it's an ambitious dream but who knows that her life will become like a Cinderella story where a Wondeful Prince Charming will marry her?