Her: How was your day amma?
Me: I had such a busy day. I’m so frazzled. Can’t you see my hair sticking up everywhere.
Her: Chill amma… a calm mind leads to calm hair!
– Life and fashion advice all rolled into one, courtesy my newly minted teenager.
Conversation with my 11 year old after we attended a great session on must-have skills for teenagers and almost teenagers.
Me: So many things for you to do and skills to learn…
Her: Amma, it’s not like you have it all. Remember the list that aunty made about how adults should have a mix of everything? Well, you have some things to do as well.
Me: Really? Are you saying I’m not perfect? Tell me one thing on that list that I am not.
New life goals – become irresponsible! ?
Is school absolutely essential amma?
– Asks my 11 year old very hopefully, as she reluctantly heads back to school.
Lazy summer holiday. Non stop fun with friends and cousins. What more can I say.
Amma, I’ve got a new policy: Don’t worry, be happy and eat lots of coconut barfi!
It’s even got a nice rhyme to it, don’t you think?
– Life advice from my 10 year old daughter this Diwali.
Conversation with the kid as a new school year begins.
Me: So, what’s your game plan to conquer eighth grade?
Her: No game plan needed amma. I’m just going to enjoy it.
– Not quite the answer I was expecting. Now how is one to counter this? 🙂
Nicely played, kid.