Happy Fathers Day to my Dad and all the Dads of the world!
Thanks for being my Dad. Guess you had no choice :p
You will always be the number one man in my life. Guess you have no choice here too :p
Thanks for being such a gentle man. I grew thinking that all men would be like you. I should thank my brothers too for being the reality checks..that not all men are gentlemen :p
Thanks Dad for all those times you let me pluck your moustache hairs. I used to be so fascinated by hair growing on someone’s face.
And thanks for letting me comb your bushy eyebrows and letting me walk around in your huge shoes.
Thanks for letting me sit in your lap while you drove. (And sorry that inspite of that I am such a bad driver)
Thank you for the Sunday picnics in Lalbaugh and the long walks with numerous stops while I painstakingly went through each flower and leaf.
Thanks for being the most patient man in the whole world.
Thank you for trying and succeeding in getting me out of my thumb sucking habit by spending hours in the kitchen making concoctions like bitter gourd juice to paint on my thumb.
Thanks for obsessing over my running nose and cleaning it a million times.
Thank you for being so biased in my favor.
Thanks for doing all my school projects prompting the teacher to announce “And as usual the best project award goes to Silverine’s Dad” :))
Thank you for showing childlike enthusiasm whenever I got a project because you so loved doing them.
And thanks for taking over my projects completely making them elaborate with the help of electricians and then coaching me to explain it to the teacher. I am still in the dark to the numerous award winning projects I did in school :p
Thanks for letting me watch the intricate electrical stuff you did with your mind boggling array of gadgets, tools, soldering irons and other stuff. ( I am sure Mom would like to thank you for repairing everything under the roof without blowing up the house).
Thanks for flooring my teachers with your ‘Yes Ma’m” and “Thank you Ma’am”. In an all girls school with an all ladies staff that was a huge bonus for me.
And thanks for making the teachers all a twitter whenever you came over. I was always the gallant gentleman’s daughter. (Hope my Mom doesn’t get to read this. And after I have penned this you and me are gonna have a talk…as to why you came so often to my school. I don’t remember getting into trouble so many times hmmmm :p)
Thank you for quietly eating all the stuff I made when I was learning to cook. I know my initial cooking experiments were horrible.
Thank you for being the first to make up after I went into my famous sulks because you refused to break your famous rules.
Thank you for not being over ambitious for me. That was a huge relief.
And thanks for the firm belief that “My daughter can do no wrong”. Made me toe the line so that I live upto that belief. (Nice tactic Achcha)
( Fathers Day is on Sunday 18th June ) :)