It is mind blowing to see how a conversation takes twist and turns. Adi and I started our conversation with Vasco da Gama and ended with having a baby. Weird right?
A slice of our conversation from last night:
Scene: Bedtime and momma’s lame attempt to make the kiddo read non-fiction and biography books. We were reading a book about Vasco da Gama sitting side by side on the bed, wrapped in two blankets.
Context from the book: Vasco Da Gama gets pension from the government when he settles in his home country after discovering the sea route between Western Europe and India.
Adi: What is pension amma?
Self: Its money that the government pay you when you retire from the service to take care of your needs for rest of the life.
Adi: What is retirement?
Self: There is a specific age until when you can work in government offices. Its usually 58 or 60. After that based on some criteria and your service years your pension amount will be calculated.
Adi: Can we retire earlier too?
Self: Yes, that is called voluntary retirement services.
Adi: Will you get pension when you are 60?
Self: May be, may be not. I have to check if my employer has pension scheme and also I should continue to work for them.
Adi: Oh okay!!
Self: How old will you be when I am 60? Just subtract 25 from my age.
Adi: Hmmm 35.
Self: Oh almost the same age as me now. So, probably you will be reading to your kid like what I am doing now.
Self: (as always yours truly gets carried away and takes the convo to next level) And I will be visiting to help you when you have your child.
Adi: You mean “IF I have a child”
Lesson learnt: She is very clear on what she wants. Only that I should not confuse her with all my presumptions and confused beliefs. What if she doesn’t want a child? I know its way too early and her decisions now are subjected to change a million more times before the time comes. But still, the mother in me wants her to feel the joy and pain of motherhood.
Wow.. nice to see where it started and how it ended.. Loved ur last point
I think most of my conversations are like this wonly these days 🙂
I thought I had an overactive imagination… I’am glad I have company 🙂
Wow! Its nice to see how focused she is!
If only she can be so focused on everything 🙂
This girl is awesome, Ani! Suthi podunga! 🙂
kandipa suthi podaraen.. enna sutha vidama irundha seri!!
Oh my God!! She said that!!?? It amazing to know that she has such clear ideas at this age 🙂 As you said, it may change – but the clarity that she has now! Super cool 🙂
basically she is afraid of the tummy cut 🙂
Oh come on She is too young yet .. a LOTTTTTTTttttttttttttttt of time to go and who knows what she is going to descide when the right time comes BUT one thing I like , that is .. she knows what she wants.. and that is good in the CURRENT day and age ..
God bless her… I wish I can be like her and know what i want and be strong towards it toooo
I so wish I can be like her too Bikram.. we belong to the confused lot eh?
Yeah I know. . But then I think our parents brought us up in a different way..I dared not say no to my dad.
that’s true.. we were so obedient and respectful to elders 😉 😉
Agree with Maya. She is clear, she is smart.She is awesome 🙂
agreed madame.. irundhalum enakku she is konjam too much 😉
Adi is very smart!!
neenga sonna seri dhan 🙂
How clear she is 🙂
she is on certain matters 🙂