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To err is human, to fake is common :)

On the first week of August 2021, a cool evening, I was out on a walk with my elder daughter (short by few days to complete 14 years). Let me give a little background. Phew! Getting my elder daughter out of her room is a big job in itself. She is confined to her room and studies that sometimes, I go nuts. But then, I do whatever is in my hands and whatever I think is best at the given moment of my understanding. I keep telling her that running after marks can at the most get her an entry to a college that people define to be good. Nothing beyond. That the efforts are important but then enjoying what is being done is even more important. Her standard reply would be "Amma, you don't care about marks. I do." I smile and she gets irritated. As we walked, she poped a question, "Amma, what if I say I do not want to do my graduation?" I smiled. She exclaimed,  "Amma, I am serious." I responded, "It is fine if you do not want to graduate, as lon

Smile a while!

Just capturing some light moments with daughter. I am neither giving a background nor leaving an aftermath story. Just the moment that took my brain on a roller coaster and ensured I enjoyed it to the core ...... Instance 1: Me: Subha, don't be lazy. Get up and focus. She: Amma, I want to sleep some more. Me: Don't you want superpowers? She: I will get superpowers. Me: By lying down? She: You don't get it amma! Me: Please explain. She: (with an ear-to-ear smile) When I laze around, I do it with complete focus. Now can you please let me focus? Me: &*#$@*&$*#$%@)*#*$% ................. and then :) Instance 2: She: Do I have to read Kannada today. Me: Yes. That's on your to-do, right? She: Alright, alright. Me: Cool. Picking "Pakshigalu" (meaning birds) lesson, she starts reading. The lesson is a conversation between the teacher and students in a classroom about birds. After reading around 1 and a half pages. She: Amma, did you notice something. Me: Yes,

All about the stupid guy :)

Another beautiful day. Yesterday! And I was with my younger (9 years) with her studies. My encounters with my daughters are mostly interesting. This one blew me off. So here I am capturing it again in my little happy notes. We had just finished half an hour of studies. She demanded her break. I have known that breaks help bounce back better. Without second thoughts, I let her enjoy her breaks. I keep my laptop next so that I am not pissed off with her breaks. A win-win. Her breaks usually involve listening to a couple of songs from her now-favorite 'blackpink' or dancing to a song, or a quick play with her cousin, or at times just get cuddled by me. She started browsing for songs, while I got into some interesting read on my laptop. Suddenly  She: Amma, I have a question. Me: Shoot. She: These superpowers and all are myths. No? Me: Not really. They do exist. Why did you get that question in the first place? She: These 'blackpink' band, my favorite band grils (remind

Power of a hug or the brain, or both?

Yesterday, as I got ready to go out, my niece, declared "Ajji (granny), Shubha wants to talk to you." I saw my mother busy in the kitchen. I attended to the intercom phone.  "Hello! Shubha," I spoke. "You haven't left yet? I thought, you have already left," she questioned, hearing my voice. "I was about to leave. You wanted to tell something to ajji?" I enquired. "I had dosa in V's house. I wanted to let ajji know," she responded. "You had dosa?"  I exclaimed. At home, she throws all kinds of tantrums when it comes to dosa-eating. "Yes, I had one dosa. It was different," she replied. With a smile, I asked, "When do you plan to come back home?" "I don't know," she replied sincerely. I could sense her ear-to-ear smile over the phone. "Amma, before going, hug K (her cousin), and think that I hugged you." She said with all innocence. I smiled and bid a bye to her. Before leaving,