Bedtime conversation with D

Bedtime conversation with D

It was bed time and the clock stuck 11. We switched off the lights. And that’s the time the world starts spinning for our 3.5 year old son ‘D’. Its a routine that serious (not so serious for us) starts when we go to bed after a long tiring day. We expect them to be tired as well but they behave the other way.

And to tell you more precisely the conversation would start from the word you utter and thats the trap. Yesterday the conversation started like this

Me : Gud night son.

D : Gud night Appa. But I am not sun. Sun comes in the morning and disappears at night. (Ah the kindergarden knowledge sharing)

Me : This is not that ‘Sun’ dear. It is S..O..N (I spell the word.)

D : Oh is it. Then we both are S(u)ons ah? (i didn’t know what he understood and which S(u)on he was referring to.)

Carefully I just say “Hmmm” without giving him a prompt.

D : Appa then chithi’s(aunt) son is Dhee. Am I right?

Me : No dear. Dhee is a girl and you should say ‘daughter’.

D : Why so? Why not son?

Me : In English the boy child is called Son and the girl child is called daughter.

D : (Confused) Oh is it. Ok. Then I will become doctor for Dhee.

Me : (Even more confused from where doctor came into picture) why doctor?

D : Ya i can’t be a daughter right. So I will become doctor.

Me : Ok guess you are feeling sleepy. Close your eyes now. Good night.

D : Appa you didn’t ask me what will I do when I become a doctor.

Me : ok tell me.

D : I will take care of everyone and so noone get uaah(in his language uaah means disease).

The proud dad in me smiled widely but to prevent more conversation and delaying the sleep time, I just give him Good night kisses and hug him to sleep.

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Gifts – a token of love or value for money?

Gifts – a token of love or value for money?

“Hey dude, Happy birthday. Here is your gift.”

“Hey darling. How are you? Been very long since we met. I have got a gift for you.”

“Hey bro. Happy anniversary. Look what we have got for you.”

I guess from the above conversations you could easily guess what is common and also what this blog is about.

We have grown up in the culture of gifting not just today or yesterday but for ages. Yeah you heard it right. We have read that Sabari gifted lord Rama with the fruits that she had tasted already, Sudhama gifted lord krishna with the rice flakes when he met his friend after ages, our kings had exchanged lot of gifts that spoke the values of their kingdom and you see we gifted the kohinoor diamond to the Queen (that was a PJ 😛 ). In every household the gifting starts from the day we are born. Agree?

Now let me come to the point. What do you see when someone gifts you? The monetary value of it or the love the person has on us? Nowadays since we all have huge options and varieties, we go with pocket friendly gifts when we have to gift someone but yet we see to that it looks grandeur or atleast unique. But when we receive, we see the worth of it. We see the price, we see how useful or unique is that gift and more importantly we judge the person with the gift he is giving us. Aren’t we doing this?

Ok I can hear the readers asking that why this blog now. I got to overhear the conversation between two fellow passengers in my bus today and the ladies were discussing about the gift one of them has received which is the smallest in size than the other gifts she has received and the point she said startled me. She said – ” People haven’t developed since ages and are living in stone age as they still gift handmade not so perfect gifts to someone on their special day.”

But isn’t gifting to showcase to the receiver that they are in our hearts till the moment. I prefer gifting people something which I can do myself like painting, quilling or any craft. If you ask me why, I think that I can give the person whom I value a lot something which I can do investing my time and effort. Its easy to go and buy something from a shop but when I do it of my own it has my creativity with love.

So dear people if someone gifts you with something they have done by themselves, learn to appreciate because they didnt do a cool shopping for you in a mall but they put their effort to give you something special.

Cheers !!!

Frifive S02 – Top 5 songs of week 21 July, 2017

Frifive S02 – Top 5 songs of week 21 July, 2017

Enjoy listening to MY Top 5 songs of this week from the latest Kollywood and Bollywood movies. Also do share your latest favorite hindi/tamil songs in the comments which I can consider for next week and also share this blog and let #frifive trend. 🙂

Tamil

Kaadhalaada” from Vivegam

“On nenappu” from Kathanayagan

“Paathukkuren” from Rubaai

“Ammukuttiye” from Gemini ganesanum suruli rajanum

“Meesaya murukku” from Meesaya murukku

Hindi

“Disco disco” from A gentleman

“Mere rashke qamar” from Baadshaho

“Subah ki train” from Toilet ek prem katha

“Haathon mein” from Mubarakan

“Butterfly” from Jab harry met sejal

Music courtesy : Wynk