What if you and your dad wake up one fine morning to find out that your souls have been exchanged?
As Father’s day was nearing, I was on a lookout for a good gift for my dad!! On my tour of browsing the internet as if I was haunted by a holy spirit, suddenly I found this lucrative offer. “Exchange your soul with your father for a day at 35% discount with a 10% cash back”. How can I wait when I consider discount and cash back as two divine words in this universe.
Before the offer was active, I started imagining what my dad would go through next day.
“If you are happy and you know, clap your hands!!! If you are happy and you know clap your hands” starts singing my phone at 5:30 A.M
5:30 A.M: Dad : “Errrr!!!! 5:30 A.M!!!!” and the phone gives an alarm “ No!!! I am going to sleep for some more time”
7:00 A.M: “Amma!!! Amma!!!” and now you are forced to get up for his cry. You quickly get up to attend Dheer (For first time readers, Dheer is my little son’s name)
7:15 A.M: Confused where and what to do first , here, there, where????
As you slowly try to collect your breath (as if you finished a marathon run), Dheer is already up and crying “ Milk!! Milk!! I want it now”
7:30 A.M : Some how manage to feed him a glass of milk and you are all geared up for the routine of the day.
8:00 A.M : Time to take him to loo to wash the poo ( oh yes!! it rhymes . This should definitely make you feel the marathon race winner )
9:30 A.M : Off to work
1:00 P.M : Gets a call from husband “Thanks for your salty dishes honey. It was as salty as it was cooked in the middle of Bay of Bengal” ( Grrrrr!!!! Phew!!!!)
4:00 P.M : Decide to leave office early. On the way home, find the board “Sale!! Sale!! Sale!!” How can’t you stop even after the magical word “Sale” for 3 times???
Get in and forget the rest!!! In and out, In and out of the trial room at least for 20 times and finally when the shopkeeper questions on the one to be billed, give a grin worth a toothpaste advertisement, that the one you liked was not in the color you wanted ( Oh yeah dad!!! that’s what we, the species women are about )
6:00 P.M : Come home hoping to catch a power nap for 5 minutes. Dheer is already fully ready and readily waiting for you !!
6:30 P.M : After getting the successful nod from Dheer for an omelette for dinner, which is equal to the feeling of getting a US visa stamped for 10 years, you start making it
7:00 P.M : Ready with the omlette
Dheer: “ Amma, I asked noodles, why did you make the omelette?”
You: Surprised, when did noodles start sounding similar to omelette???? ( grrrrr!!! )
7:30 P.M : Restart the process of cooking as you gulp the omelette in one bite
With hush and bush, ends the day after a dinner with husband, majorly discussing nothing but FIFA.
Only with all the patience that my super dad has, you would perform extremely well. Happy Father’s day Dad!!
P.S :My dad passed away 5 years ago and with this post, I feel he is making me write this for him, Miss you dad