A Pat on the Back

‘Ma, give me ten rupees”.
“For what??”
“To give that old man. He’s been begging everybody but nobody seems to be bothered”.

And I am glad that my daughter is caring and such things bother her.

I was down with fever and cough during Diwali. And I was constantly supplied warm water to drink by my daughter.

“Ma, can I make some tea for you??”
“Ma, should I make rasam and rice for lunch??”
“Ma, did you take your medicines??”

And I am glad that my daughter is so kind and responsible.

While the whole world might be boasting of small things done by them, I have to literally push my daughter to talk about that English Olympiad prize she won. For her actions speak bolder than words.

And I am glad of her credible actions, which she refuses to boast.

She plays her drums too well. When the whole family was for Carnatic music, I went ahead with her dreams of learning drums. And now, everyone wants to hear her play.

And I am glad that my daughter persisted in believing her dreams.

“Ma, go for your blog friends meet… just go. We’ll be ok at home”.
“Ma, go to lunch with your best friend. You need a break”.
“Ma, your post today was fantastic… I enjoyed reading it”.
“Ma, just lie down for sometime… you are PMSing”.

These are just a few, there are many in day to day affairs.

They learn some…
They observe some…
They follow some…
But all the “some” are mine.
So, I better be fine.

Someone peeped into this post and told me “WOW! Well-done, mommy”.

And then it hit me – so I take a bow!!! 🙂

Uma Srinivasan is a mother of two teenagers.  While she loves to blog, her daughters help her don hats like Chef / Baker / Parenting Consultant and many more. She manages three blogs, Blog on parenting & every-day conversations, My attempt to fall in love with this city called Chennai and Attempt at sharing my recipes with the world.

  • Beautiful, lovely mom!
    Well said and well done!

    • Hugs Bindu !!! It sure takes another mom to feel good about these things in everyday life 🙂

  • Very well written and yes, a pat on the back for job well done!

    Thank you for sharing such lovely posts!

    • Its my pleasure to share such posts, Swati !!! Glad you like it 🙂

  • Thank you Uma for posting such a beautiful post.The communication between the mother and daughter is really sweeet!!

    • The conversations between my girls are the times I love…we 3 can just go on and on and on 🙂

  • Shreelakshmi R

    Hi Uma, Superb. You are able to write nicely the incidents.wonderful!!

    • Hey…nice to see you here 🙂 And thank you so much Shree !!!

  • WTG Uma. You have lovely daughters! 🙂

    • Thanks Shail 🙂

  • chattywren

    You have such loving daughters! Loved reading the post!

    • Thank you so much Chattywren 🙂

  • now u are making me long to have another daughter.. daughters are so much fun and caring na.. :). so Sabhaaaaaaash..

    • ha ha ha…sabash huh !!! 🙂
      Yes, its so much fun to have daughters around you – they care for you so much, like a mother !!!

  • beautiful post… Daughters are always special..,..yours are super special.

    • Yup…daughters make our life special too 🙂
      Thank you !

  • dhana

    hugsss!!! uma, well written and your job as a mom well done. am so glad that you can feel proud of your girls. after all we moms are longing for that only. i am sure many moms will be jealous of you after reading about your girls. a home becomes a heaven when we have understanding family members. best wishes for your angels.

    • Oh dear Dhana…thanks for such words and wishes 🙂 Hugs !

  • Very well said!! Do take a bow. When the world sits up and takes notice of amazing archetecture, or inventions of the most fabulous machines, no one notices the job of raising the future – so lets sit up and applaud a job well done 🙂

    • Thank you so much Meena…hugs 🙂

  • Take a bow, Uma!! You are the bestest mommy for your lovely girls!! 🙂

    • Absolutely…thanks Shilpa 🙂

  • Lakshmi

    Great write up Uma.. Kudos to the “Mother” you 🙂

    • Thank you Lakshmi…wishing you some proud moments too !!! 🙂