Monday, December 22, 2014

Khushi's dose of the day!! Santa's surprise

Khushi : Mummy, see SANTA has kept the Christmas gift in the temple today itself!
Mummy : Wow!! In advance??
Khushi :  Yes, because he knows I won't be at home on Christmas day.
Mummy : Wow!! So considerate of him. But you didn't keep the chit in the socks, so how does he know what to give you?
Khushi : Yeh, I forgot to put the chit. But look Mumma, he has given me chocolates in the socks, as I told you.  And gave me TATOO pens.
Mummy : That's awesome. Did you like the gift?
Khushi : Ofcourse Mumma. SANTA!! You are the best!! No! You are the best-est in this whole world! You just know what I like and what I want.
Mumma, he knows that I need Tatoo pens for our party as I am going to be the Tatoo artist. See he is so awesome! He gave me what I wanted!!

Yes, Santa is the best. He knows what you want. He makes sure you have everything you wish for in exactly the same way you have thought.
Mumma/Papa does all the hard work and Santa gets all the credit. The  364 days we strive hard to keep up to your wishes/expectations are taken as part and parcel for our duties as parents. And one day some MR SANTA sends you gift, he becomes the BEST-EST!! That's how unfair the world is to us :P

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Khushi's dose of the day!! Growing up fast

Mummy : Avani, you know Ishaan was telling me that you would have a party in school  
(One of the lie I have to use for sending Avani to school when she starts throwing tantrums for not going to school)
Khushi : Ishaan? How can Ishaan tell her? He is not in her school. He is in my school
Mummy : There is another Ishaan who is in her school dear!
Khushi : How can it be? Anyways my Ishaan is better than hers.
Mummy : How do you know that? You dont even know him!
Khushi : (After thinking for a while) Mumma, Is he handsome?
HANDSOME??? Wow...Is he handsome? How do I answer this? I want to be friends with my girls always. To an extent that they can share their crushes and affairs with me. But isint it too soon(Khushi is 5) for me to deal with such epic moments?

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Happy birthday Papa

When I asked my Dad for a Music player in the car, he refused! When I asked for an AC system in the car, he refused!! I wasn't too sure, why are the basic things in life an addiction and a distraction in life;In his view. He never craved for luxury, for gourmet food, for a bigger car or a bigger business. He was a gold medalist in his academics, but he never aspired for a high profile career unlike his colleagues. A very ambitious person like me had a tough time getting in terms with his satisfied and simple life.
Home is the best luxury house for him, home-cooked Mom's food  the best delicacy, his routine 9 am - 10 pm business his best time pass and his friends are his best treasure. In true sense, if I have seen any father not discriminating in a daughter and son, it was him. Right from education to our choices in life, he has approved of every valid demand equally. Infact, when it came to doing patriarchal chores like changing flat tyre of car in the middle of road, electrical work at home and even buying pan at a panwala store full of weird men around. All the things were distributed equally between us.
He never failed to appreciate the slightest of effort we took to do something apart from the routine work. Whether its the pathetic cake I made at the age of 9 or the accounting work I learnt to help him. My Mom is an artist and I am sure, she tries all the new things on earth because of the encouragement given by DAD.
When I look at my last 10 years, my professional and personal success in life. I feel, the most influential factors were the values and lessons given by my Papa. I am closer to Mum, but highly influenced by Dad. So on his 72nd birthday, I wish the very best for him. May God give him immense happiness, good health, love and everything he has desired in life. You were always the benchmark for me and I will always try to live up to your standards.Happy birthday PAPA!