A queer joke and pet talks #MondayMusings

 

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Hahahahha…came the loud sound of laughter from the living room. I was clueless as to what happened suddenly to the calm and composed silence in the house. The pitch of laughter just kept on increasing provoking me to leave everything I was doing in the other room to go and inquire about the joke and catch a few laughter rounds for myself too.

I went out and saw him sitting with the Atlas (as usual) and still laughing. Now, there couldn’t be a joke in the Atlas.

Me: What makes you laugh? Is there a joke that you have just read but there shouldn’t be any in the Atlas?   Continue reading

Cooking – A life skill or a mother’s duty? #ThrowbackThursday 4

Should cooking be considered as a woman’s job and a mother’s duty? Or should it be considered a life skill for man and woman alike? You and I will agree on the life skill aspect but what about scores of people who think it is a woman’s job only.

For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, I am sharing a short story I wrote 3 years ago set around the above questions.

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A mother and her son were reading a book together. On one page they came across a picture in which the father was cooking in the kitchen and the mother was having breakfast at the table with her 2 kids. The mother talked about the picture with her son. The son promptly interjected, “but the mother should be cooking and the father should be eating”.

This bothered the mother. She realised that her 4-year-old who is still not aware of the stereotypes

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Gratitude for January 2018 #MondayMusings

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January is coming to an end.

Doesn’t it seem like the time is moving forward rapidly? It is like second nature to us that we live for some event which will take place sometime in the future. We pin our happiness and heighten our hopes on that particular event and say and believe, “Oh, I just can’t wait for it to happen!” And then, that fateful day comes and passes off. What do we do next? We repeat the same thing all over again, pinning our happiness on some new event, waiting for that day to arrive soon and then…that day also passes off. It has become a vicious circle.

What do we miss out in this whole process? The focus on today, the focus on this very moment.

A lot is going to happen to me in 2018. Continue reading

Guards of coffee estate #ThursdayTreeLove 10

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These tall trunks of trees are found galore in the coffee estates. To me, they appeared to be guarding the coffee plantation.

Joining #ThursdayTreeLove, a photo feature on Parul’s blog.  It is hosted on the 2nd and the 4th Thursday of each month.

If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link to Parul’s post. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us. 

Parenting conflict: Is it about me or is it not? #MondayMusings

 

 

It is not about me. It is about the situation.

It is not about me. It is about the situation.

As I laid out the greens, palak and methi, in front of me to begin sorting and cleaning, I repeated the above words in my mind. But, this chanting was not doing its work because the mind had made the situation to be all about me.  After a few minutes, this tussle between the 2 states of mind had given rise to a throbbing headache. In that moment, all kinds of thoughts began bombarding –

Why is raising a child so tough?

Why can’t I be enough to deal with all kind of situations effectively? Continue reading