Father – The unsung hero

 

Fathers, unlike mothers, are the unsung heroes to their children. They stand through the thick and thin, without anyone knowing that they are doing a lot in the background. A father and a daughter especially share a beautiful relationship.

A relationship beyond words. A relationship beyond time. He treats her like a princess, yet makes her a warrior too. He helps her build a castle, yet makes her capable of building one herself too. He protects her from bad men, yet gives her the freedom to choose too. He reads her fairy-tales, yet wants her to be the knight in shining armor herself. He wants her to fall in love, but also wants her to get back to life if she gets heartbroken.

He is her first hero, her first love. The father is the person she looks up to on how a lady should be treated. If her nurtures his wife with love, love is what is seen throughout the family. His relationship with his wife, if beautiful, paves the way for the daughter to have positive outlook on relationships.

No matter what happens in life, the daughter will always have a special place in her father’s heart ♥️

A bond, oh so special, oh so beautiful!! A bond of lifetime. The light shining between them, is the light that keeps me alive.

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The puzzle

There are so many milestones that we, as parents, keep on waiting for, for our kids. The first word, the first walk, the first tooth etc. But this was one of those that I was not waiting for, rather it just happened, and made me realize, “Oh, another of her milestones!!”

Myra loves to play with puzzles. The ones that are the easiest to play are her favorites. She spends hours in library fixing the numerous puzzle games for kids there. So, we brought her some at home as well. She was able to solve many of them. But few which she found complicated, she wouldn’t even try. Well, but a game is a game. And when the kids want to play, they will play it, no matter how. So, she found her momma to her rescue for those puzzles.

Until one day, when she chooses to do it herself. Since mamma needed her time to cook biryani, the baby doll decided she wanted to try the complex puzzle.

An hour passed by, it was silence from her side. Another half an hour passed silently, and finally there was a loud shout, “I did it!!”.. I rushed towards her thinking what on the earth happened. And to my surprise, the puzzle was complete.

Well, it was just a game that she played. But for me, this was something she tried, which she never wanted to do till that time. I was really feeling proud of her, but it also made me realize that she’s growing up. And there will be many such phases or incidents which will happen in future, which might not count as milestones for some people, but for a mother, they are some of the biggest ones.

I really want to tell Myra that no matter what happens in life, never ever give up. Also, failing is not losing, you lose when you never try. So, keep trying the puzzles, keep connecting the dots, keep learning in life. Just like you did now!!

Do you also have any such milestone(s) to share about your kid(s)? Please mention in comments and let us know!!

Adios amigos!!

The bathtub -A tiny tale

The location was beautiful. It reminded her of the time they spent on their honeymoon.  They checked into the room and couldn’t believe their eyes. It was the most breathtaking sight from the window. The room was carpeted and it felt like walking on soft pashmina barefooted. She checked the bathroom. The flowers left a scent which could mesmerize anyone. It was smelling of lavender, her favorite.

The bathroom looked so regal. Paintings adorning the walls, flowers in vases everywhere. The potpourri smelling like a dream. It was so so perfect. She was so tired of the journey, she just wanted to soak in the bathtub and lay there for hours.

She poured some wine in the wine glass and kept it aside the bathtub. It was a complete stress relieving setup. She got hold of the book which she wanted to read from a very very long time and was ecstatic to finally delve into the words. She stepped into the bathtub and just immersed into the water. She wanted to lay there forever. She closed her eyes and started feeling the stress going away from her body. She took a sip from her wine glass. But…. She spit it out so forcefully as if she had tasted something very very bitter. Then…

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She leaped out of the bathtub, grabbed the old smelly clothes, quickly changed into them. And there she was, her one hand holding the soiled diaper and the other hand holding the smiling baby on top of the commode 😜

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To all the mothers out there, CHEERS !! 😄🍷

A day in a park

Its that time of the day again!! To get going to the park. That’s like the favorite activity for my daughter. Public parks are such an amazing recreational facilities provided to us that we should always make an effort to utilize them for the growth and development of our kids and also a tool to be used for our fitness (such as for running, jogging, yoga or even playing outdoor games like badminton, basketball etc.).

Well, I see my daughter growing in that park day by day. It amazes me to see how at first she was so reluctant to try even the easiest of kids slides. And now, she easily roams around the park crossing the difficult hurdles, climbing the ropes, going zig-zag on the big slides, crawling through the mini tunnels.

I think it’s really important to give the kids such an environment to grow, not only for their physical development and well-being, but to give them a sense of fulfillment. It can be in terms of completing a hurdle or learning to grow out of their fears by watching other kids trying something that they are reluctant to do.

These days when kids are spending more and more time in front of screens, their tiny hands going over the keys at a lightening speed, we need to make sure that we give them an environment where they can spend hours without thinking about hurting their eyes or brains going dull. I think parks are an amazing place for them to make new friends and explore themselves.

Environmental cleanliness is another thing that I teach my daughter when she is in the park. She knows that it’s really important to keep it clean in order to have a pleasant experience the next time she is in the park. Please check my YouTube video on a day to the park. The video itself will speak on the importance of taking kids to the park and seeing them in a beautiful world altogether !!

Do you take your kids to any nearby park(s) too? Do share your thoughts.

Adios amigos !!

 

Live Laugh Love – The Essence

Dear Readers,

Welcome to my first blog post. I am really happy to be starting this blog today and hope this journey continues a long way ahead. Live, laugh, love. That’s what we all want right !! Well, the future blog posts might not be specific to me telling you stories that revolve around these three words. They will mostly be around various topics related to food, parenting, home, organization, etc etc. But this post will cover the reason of choosing the name of this blog. Let me spend few words on each one of them.

LIVE
Well, the literary meaning of the word “Live” means to live life, as in to breathe and have physical existence. But here, in this context, it means living a life that you can call your own. But how do we do that? Does it mean we are able to do whatever we want? Or does it mean spending the day doing some things that add value to you in terms of soul fulfillment. For me, it is latter. We all know that having a perfect life is a complete misnomer. There is no such thing called “Living perfectly”. There will be ups and downs, you will have to live in a certain way where you may need to do some compromises. But, at the end of the day, all that matters is that you get to spend some hours doing what you love.

As the saying goes, “If you don’t plan your life, someone else will”.

So, have a goal. Be it big, be it small. But keep at least an hour or more in a day with you where you can do what makes your soul happy. For me, it is either cooking or writing, and may be few other things. So, keep in mind, you can’t have it all. But, you can set some targets which are achievable and add to your (soulful) living.

LAUGH
Have you ever seen a child’s laughter? I’ve heard this sentence a zillion of times. And I always wondered, yes, of course, I’ve heard a child laughing!! What’s new in that? Well, now that I have a daughter of my own, I understand that witnessing a child’s laughter is the most therapeutic. They are such innocent creatures that they get amazed by the simple things in life. Be it the sound of water when you shake a water bottle, be it an idiotic face you make, or be it some funny sound. They can laugh endlessly at the same thing for the longest of times.

But what happens when we grow up? Endlessly searching for things that make us upset. Thinking and talking about things that go bad in our life. And so on. Well, I think then it’s time for us to make efforts the other way round. Lets search for things, or incidences that would make us happy and grateful in life. Let’s crack a joke, or watch a funny movie. If something is troubling us in life, or the day went bad, let’s not give it the right to control our emotions. Be wary of such feelings, and start thinking about the good things in life. These things are difficult to do at first. But, once mastered, they will play a big role in a person’s success. So, add a curve to that line on your face and show the good 32 sparklies!!

LOVE
Loving your parents, partner, children or loving your family is what everyone does. But where is that “LOVE” which makes us who we are. “LOVE FOR ONESELF”. In this era of never ending demands by others, getting judged by don’t know who alls, we need time to gather together that shattered image that others make us believe of us. Simple remarks include, “You could’ve done this better. This is okay but not that great. Why did you take so long in finishing this. Etc etc etc..” People are judging us all the time, as if that’s their full-time job to do it. I have myself been a victim of such amazingly sadistic comments. Earlier I would be depressed for hours or even days altogether if someone said even a small thing to me. Well, it was not too late that I realized, “Hey!! Words can’t harm you”. And it became more and more clearer to me that the ones who pass comments so easily can’t even think of doing anything so close if they are put in the same situation. Most of them are those who are running away from their own insecurities.

So, next time someone comes up to you and advises you on how you can do better, smile and forget what they said 😉 . Let them deal with their insecurities. It will surely keep you sane and help you become a better person, rather than a sulky one.

Hope you enjoyed reading my blog.

Adios amigos !!