Monday, December 28, 2009

Finally... The Book!!!

Dadly Experiences... is now a book! It's available at:

And, here's what it looks like...

Though its not going to make me a rich man financially, I'm still liking the idea of having finally written something!!! :-)

P.S. It's not just a rip-off of this blog... some of the events are not mentioned on this blog :-)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Anti-Smoking Drive

“Papa, you should stop smoking”, Stwabbit advises.

“Why?” I ask.

Stwabbit: “Because, it’s not good for health.”

Me: “So, what happens if I keep smoking?”

Stwabbit: “You will die!”

“And, what will happen if I die?” I persist, hoping to get some emotional jazz from her.

“Who will drive us around, then?!!”

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Adoption Gyaan

A couple we know is considering adopting a child - they have a biological child, and wish to complete the family with an adopted girl child.

Stwabbit broke this news to me.

“What does adoption mean?” I ask her.

“Oh, when people have children and are unable to take care of them, they give the children away to people who can. That’s adoption”, she replies, in a matter-of-fact manner. “Just like in the movie Juno.”

Profound wisdom.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Parent-Teacher Meeting

Stwabbit’s teachers are a frustrated lot. Here’s what they had to say to the Missus, at the parent-teacher meeting…

1. She is EXTREMELY talkative. Though she sits on the first bench, next to the quietest boy in the class, that does not deter her from yapping continuously. The ‘quietest boy in the class’ is no longer so - she has taught him the joys of yapping, too!

2. She loves “object talk”. She delivers a speech to the entire class, every hour…

3. She talks to the Disney characters on her pencil-box. She also makes all her classmates greet her pencil-box every day!

4. She’s been giving fashion tips to her teachers, expecting them to be meticulous in the way they dress…

5. The teachers thought she’d control her yapping if she were made monitor of the class, so they gave her the coveted post for a fortnight… in gross abuse of the position, she would go to every desk and chat with her friends. That put a hole in the theory!

I feel bad at having missed the session - I’m going to make it a point to be there, the next time around!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Living in Peace!

When I reached home in the afternoon, yesterday, Stwabbit was taking a nap. Since it was time for her to be woken up, I went up to her and cuddled her. She stirred. She doesn’t like me cuddling her, especially on hot afternoons.

“Let me cuddle you”, I said. “Soon, you’ll get married and go away!”

Without opening an eye, she replied, “That’s not going to happen. I’m not going to get married and have children. I want to live in peace!”

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Khan vs Khan

On a recent visit to the zoo with Stwabbit and her friends, we saw some black bucks, among other animals. The Missus passed a comment: “Look! That’s what Salman Khan had shot!”

That night, Stwabbit had a question - “Why did Salman Khan (her favourite actor) shoot the black bucks?”

“For fun”, replied the Missus. “Some people hunt animals just for fun!”

“It’s not nice to kill harmless animals!” exclaimed Stwabbit.

The Missus, being a staunch vegetarian, saw a window of opportunity to propogate her preferences.

“Well, don’t you do the same when you kill harmless hens and fish, just to eat them?!”

Without a moment’s hesitation, Stwabbit replied, “They are food! Besides, hens are not harmless - they pecked at Mr. Meddle (ref: Enid Blyton) when he tried to gather eggs!”

The conversation ended there, as the Missus couldn’t come up with a befitting reply.

A while later, Stwabbit made another profound observation.

“So, Salman Khan is a bad man. He’s no longer my favourite actor.”

“Then, who’s your favourite actor, now?” I asked.

“Hmm… I think it’s going to be Shahrukh Khan. Unless he’s been hunting harmless animals, too…!”

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lunchbox surprise!

It’s 6:30 in the morning, and we’re all late in rising. Stwabbit has no intentions of going to school, and insists on stayng in bed.

The Missus tries to cajole her.

“Did you like the sandwiches in your tiffin yesterday?” she asks.

“Hmm… yes.”

“So, do you know what you’re going to have for tiffin today?”


“What?” asks the Missus, a bit surprised.

“Nothing”, comes the reply.

“Why nothing?!!”

“Because I’m not going to school today. That’s why!!!”