Trip to The Library

On my way to the library today, we were discussing my son’s birthday. He is turning 13 tomorrow and she was wanted to know what I am gifting him. And I kept teasing her, first refusing to tell her and then revealing that I was going to give him a kiss and a hug as his birthday gift. I concluded by saying “we are throwing a big party inviting over his friends, so a gift isn’t necessary. ”

She pondered for a while and said in her chirping voice, “True, you always throw good parties and the party is our gift. But my friends get both gift and parties.”

“Do you want any gift for your birthday?” I asked.

She said a firm no. I insisted  and said, “Tell me what you want for your birthday?”

“I want you to keep loving me, dad.” She said with a big smile.

And like always I was speechless.

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52 thoughts on “Trip to The Library”

  1. Parent’s Love is the children’s best gift. Girls understand this or can express this in better way than boys-I feel so.Anyway Advance Birthday wish to your Son, if I become late tomorrow to wish !

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              1. Lol Shantanu! That’s a nice way to win an argument!!
                हिन्दी में कहते हैं न चित्त भी मेरी पट भी मेरी! 😂
                But seriously, one cannot generalise. 😊

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  2. Prem pratyek uphar ke upar bhari padhta hai……bitiya papa se bole ki bas pyar banaye rakhna….. ankhen bhar dene kw liye kaaphi hai…..bahut bahut shubhkanayen mere taraf se aur pyar bhi.

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