Monday, September 29, 2014

Backseat Conversations

A: "Mom I have a request for when I turn 18."

Me: "Yeah?"

A: "I want to sign a paper that will donate my organs to someone if I die in an accident or something."

Most times I don't know where these thoughts come from. But these are just a few of those moments when he leaves me stumped and speechless. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Silver Lining

Some days are like this.

Its a Sunday but you've been working since the moment you woke up. You don't feel bad about it because the children have also buried their noses in their books.

There's a fabulous gig in town and you've no one to go with. The good thing is that there is a superb wine chilling in your fridge that you've been meaning to drink for a long time.

The glass of wine you pour for yourself spills before you can take the first sip. Thankfully, it hasn't spilled on your laptop.

The entire room stinks of wine, you may have to crank the window open to let the smell out. Thankfully you don't do it and the smell of the wine ensures you a blissful sleep.

Why aren't more days like this?

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Every time you go away


Jokes and laughter
Advises and instructions
Tight hugs
Wet kisses
A Goodbye


Huddled hugs
Profusion of tears
Momentary Peace

Every time you go away, you take pieces of us with you....

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Change Agent in my Family

"I know why people throw their girls on the streets."


"Its because when they have to get married, their parents have to spend a lot of money on them because the man or the groom asks them for very expensive gifts that the family cannot afford. That is why people throw their girls because they think that they will be useless and only money will be spent on their marriage."

"How can you change it?"

"By not asking for anything when I get married. Its good to buy things by yourselves when you're an adult because you feel more responsible that you can do things by yourself."

Last week we visited a NGO that supports underprivileged children and their mothers and A noticed that there were no boys, only girls there.

When I told him that it is because girls need more help, we had the conversation quoted verbatim above.

Proud mommy today!