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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.