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These are the reasons that I don't feel the need to have more children, and I am happy being a parent to a single child.
In the operation theatre when the doctor said it’s a girl, I somehow felt relieved.
My daughter is 5 years old now and I still get to hear the question of ‘When will we hear the good news?’
I’m too tempted to say never.
But I swallow and smile. Why are we obsessed with having more than one offspring? So that, the kid will have a companion growing up, growing old. I didn’t find a better way of saying this, but it’s good to have a backup plan. The more kids you have, the better options you have to be taken care of in old age. To continue your lineage. Oops, that’s applicable only to sons. And you just have to have more kids.
So below are the reasons that stand strong and enough for me to remain a parent to a single child:
It’s such a blessing that I have been chosen to bring life into this world, but the world is such today that I am putting a limitation on that blessing too. And I can proudly say this is not #mychoice but #ourchoice.
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If her MIL had accepted her with some affection, wouldn't they have built a mutually happier relationship by now?
The incident took place ten years ago.
Smita could visit her mother only in summers when her daughter had school holidays. Her daughter also enjoyed meeting her Nani, and both of them had done their reservations for a week. A month before their visit, her husband told her, “My mom is coming for 4-5 months!”
Smita shuddered. She knew the repercussions. She would have to hear sarcastic comments from her mother-in-law for visiting her mother. She may make these comments directly only a bit, but her servants would be flooded with the words, “How horrible she is! She leaves me and goes!”
Are we so swayed by star power and the 'entertainment' quotient of cinema that satisfies our carnal instincts that we choose to ignore our own subconscious mind which always knows what is right and what is wrong?
Trigger Warning: This has graphic descriptions of violence and may be triggering to survivors and victims of violence.
Do you remember your first exposure to an extremely violent act or the aftermath of a violent act?
I am pretty sure for most of us it would be through cinema. But I remember very vividly my first exposure to aftermath of an unbelievably grotesque violent act in real life. It was as a student at a Dental College and Hospital.
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