via Daily Prompt: Nervous


It was a few months back, when I was watching the movie “MS Dhoni – The untold story”, with my daughters. All going fine, a few comments, usual household scenes unfolding at home, while watching the movie, relaxed and easy.

There comes a scene in the movie where there’s an accident, car and a van collision. The sound projected in the scene almost makes your heart skip a beat, shaking you off the calm and sombre atmosphere of watching the movie. The sound hit us all of a sudden and my little daughter gave a nervous shriek.

A  few days later my husband was watching the same movie. Nearing the car accident scene, my little one said, ‘Papa, you are going to get a heart attack’. We were all puzzled at her statement and my elder one immediately got on to her job to say,  you are not to talk like that. It’s not done. To which, my little one blurted out, why? The other day while watching this scene, even I got a heart attack.

We all understood the intention of her statement and had a hearty laugh.


via Daily Prompt: Heard


When I heard, what my little daughter said when she was about five, I tasted nectar.

The words, so matter of factly uttered by her,were precious gems for me. It is in moments like these, I get my endorphin rush. I get present to the fact that my life is not about my life alone – it does matter to a little soul, that I exist.

My daughter  : Mummy, I will miss you so much tomorrow morning, when I’ll go to school, I’ll be seeing you only in the evening.

Me : I’ll miss you too, my dear..

My daughter : (retorts back) But mama, I’ll miss you more than you miss me.

Me : Awww…so sweet, My darling daughter, I Love You !!

My Biggest Gift.

The BIG Gift, from my little one…

This happened a couple of years ago..

I had come across a beautiful message during my visit to a social networking site. The message read : “ To my daughters” – I love you a lot. If you need me, call me. I don’t care,  if I’m sleeping, if I am having my own problems, or if I’m angry at you. If you need me and need to talk to me, I’ll always be there for you, no matter how big or small your problem is, “I’LL BE THERE”. This message, echoed my thoughts,  was beautifully written and I loved it.

I  figured out, it was a very apt message for me and my daughters. So, I printed the message and pinned it on the soft board in their room. They read it off and on, and it was a reminder for me to be there for my kids, every day and enjoy every moment with them regardless of a busy schedule, and of course creating a strong bond with my daughters.

The soft board in their room, soon had a lot more visitors, from the artistes in them to the poets in them, grabbing the attention of all those who visited their room. My message, soon got hidden behind the drawings, poetries and articles, pushing each other for some rightful space on the soft board. I had no choice, but to clean up the board, put a few of their works in a folder. My message to my daughters was one such entrant into the folder. I was quite sure, that we have developed a good bonding and do not require messages to remind us – “we are there for each other”.

A few weeks down the line, as I was busy engrossed in my work, my little daughter, all of 6 then, came and asked me, mama, where’s that message – “to my daughters”I want it. In the middle of my work, I just picked it up from the folder, gave it to her and got busy with my work again. After a while, she walks in with two tiny sheets of paper and hands it over to me. As I read it, my eyes just welled up with tears of joy.

The two tiny sheets read..

To my parents..

Dear parents, I love you a lot. If you need me, call me. I don’t care if I’m sleeping, if I’m having my own problems or if I’m angry at you. If you need me and if you need to talk to me, I’ll always be there for you, no matter how big or how small your problem is

I’LL BE THERE !! I love you mom and dad !

I was touched somewhere deep down in my heart, this little gesture from my little girl is my BIGGEST gift ever !!