In November 2010 when a parent said they lit a candle and cut a cake on their child’s birth anniversary each year, I was sure I could never do that.
But today, Brat Three cut this cake.
And her brother insisted on this orange candle…
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Later this afternoon I wanted to rest but Brat Three woke me up, asking me to come and see something. “Can’t it wait Brat Three? I am trying to get some sleep!”
No protests, no attempts to convince, no ‘it will take only a moment’, just an uncharacteristic, almost meek, “Okay.”
Later when I got up she got this for me to see.
“Because it’s her birthday today.”
“But she can’t see it… how will she see this card Brat Three…”
“She will. She knows. She can see from there.”
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Earlier this morning Brat Three had to draw a ‘Family Tree’ for her home work and she asked if she should show three children in our family.
I wasn’t sure.
“Name the three children?”
“…then should I show two children?”
“Three is fine. There’s you, Brat Two and Tejaswee.”
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And this photograph is from 19th Jan 2010. Tejaswee’s 19th birthday. The dogs came out every morning to say ‘bye bye to Tejaswee’ …barking to make her come back.