Dad, Daughters, Family, Father's Day, Personal

Looking forward. Looking back.

I am by your side on the passenger seat. You are at the wheel, a picture of concentration. Your eyes scan the road, the rearview and the mirror that reflects our children. I notice a smile cross your face involuntarily as you watch Ammu fiddle with something on her side. That smile that is at […]

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Dad, Daughters, Musings

Daddy Daughter Wars

It starts innocuously enough. I steam the rice on high, fluff it with a fork and set it on the island. “Are you sure they can eat it without yogurt?” You ask, the demand hidden behind the question. I acquiescence my head demurring. I set the two bowls out and your dad rounds the two of you up and […]

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Appa, Dad, Daughters, Life, Wishes

Daddy’s Daughters

“Hugssss!!” “Hugss” repeats Cee endearingly stretching her arms sideways from her high chair. I stand half amused watching K shuttle between the girls dispensing hugs, healing boo-boos and planting kisses on chubby cheeks. Over the past year I have watched K evolve as a father. He is their primary care giver and by that commands […]

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Dad, Feelings, Happiness, Home, Life, Musings, NaBloPoMo, Personal

A mighty fine daddy!

Da-da-dada-da! trickles a voice floating down the balcony filling up the kitchen and in turn my heart making me go all mushy. I hear happy shrieks and giggles follow your voice and I know upstairs there are three beings who are in a state of complete bliss in each other’s company. Sometimes you are with […]

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advice, Dad, Life, Musings, reflections

Plan your work and work your plan

Speaking to my FIL as is our weekly ritual, K and I listened to him recount his weekly updates and we waited our turn to catch up on our side of things. Talking to him about a personal milestone we reached we were thrilled by his genuine happiness that was evident from the voice on […]

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Anniversary, Appa, Dad, Entertainment, Family, Feelings, Friends, Happiness, Home, Life, Love, Memories, Mom, Musings, nostalgia, People, Personal, reflections, Relationships, Tradition

I was a happy bride!

Yes. Amma and I watched my wedding video. Full five hours of meticulous ceremonies and brightly clad people. Over the past seven years, I would have watched my wedding video probably three times in full. Yesterday as we were done dinner and sat around not knowing what to do, I had this brainwave. As we […]

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Dad, reflections

Doing the right thing.

Nope. It is not as lofty as it sounds. All I wanted to write about was that today I had to run an errand in the morning and I parked in the spot nearest to where I wanted to go. When it was time to return, I noticed a one way sign that meant I […]

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