Sunday, August 30, 2009

What I could not Achieve....



A few weeks ago, the Brat Girl came to me all excited and asked me whether she could join the 'Guides', the girls wing of the National Cadet Corps."It is during school hours", she said, to my great relief, for I did not know whether I would have been able to take her to school early or bring her back if she stayed back. I remembered how keen I was to join the Guides during my school days but could not for precisely this reason, no one could pick me up after school. I was happy to let my brat join the guides. She looked so smart in the blue dress...my little daughter, looking so big and important! I thought of all the things my baby can do which I cannot....She can skate, cycle, swim(after a fashion), ride off on a horse, breeze off on a camel. She looks small and shy but she is tough inside...she went off on those crazy fair rides which has a boat shaped ride swinging at precariuos angles...the Mr came away looking a little green about the gills after taking the ride with her but she was unfazed. I don't have the guts to go for these rides, never had! All in all, I could not help feeling quite proud of my tiny gutsy Brat...may she achieve great heights!

5 comments:

2 B's mommy said...

Amen to that ! She looks so proud. That must have been such a proud moment for you too Diya !

Wish I was there to give her a BIG hug, but, for now I am sending lots of best wishes her way in her new (ad)venture.

Keep us updated on what she is doing as a 'guide'.

diya said...

They have just learnt 'attention' and 'stand at ease' and have been assigned groups, the fun will begin when camping starts, then she will learn how to fend for herself!

Usha said...

May she indeed! and from the looks of it, she is all set to explore new territories. I am really happy for the opportunities today's children have and it is a blessing that we can afford them.

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