Monday, June 13, 2011

Cold regards

As I type this, my ten year old daughter is lying next to me. She is slowly recovering from a monstrous attack of wheezing and has just returned from the hospital. (The parents who have experienced their children having this know how hard it is to go through it. It is heart wrenching to see an active child lying quietly next to you, even though you know they will  eventually recover).She is much better today and will be okay in a couple of days more.

Last night was bad though. Every two hours I was waking up and monitoring her. This morning I was right next to her, doing my work of checking mails and responding and co-ordinating a fifty things related to my books. My work fascinates my daughter and the adulation I get from her is incomparable to anything else in this world. She thinks I am THE best writer in the world. (and that totally makes me feel like an Empress) :)

There were many fan mails today. I read out a few to her and she said "Wow, mama, you're so lucky! So nice of them to write you such beautiful mails." Then I got busy writing replies.
I had just signed off a mail with 'Warm regards'.
She had been watching me intently  and reading every word I wrote and I hadn't realised this.

Then she says in that bright chirpy voice of hers "Mama--what will happen if you write Cold regards' ?

 I had no answer to her question but it was the first time since she fell ill that I laughed so heartily. :-)
I am still smiling as I type this.

21 comments:

  1. Get well soon Purvi... Cold Regards is awesome... Had never thought about it...

    I'll probably use it for ppl who live in warm places :)

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  2. Awwwww.....a big HUG for the smartest girl in the world, get well soon lil one:-)).

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  3. Hope she is feeling better now...
    Is it the cold and rain in Bangalore causing it?

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  4. Oh I hope she gets better , I have not experienced this in a child but my Dad use to have such attakcs and I know we had to take him to hospital

    god bless her and Get well soon to the little one ..

    Bikram's

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  5. Purviiiiiiii... get well soon *hugs*

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  6. Aww.... so cute of her to think like that :)Hugs and kisses to Purvi... May God bless her for a speedy recovery:)

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  7. Awww, Hope Purvi starts feeling herself again! and that was so sweet of her to be upbeat and enthu abt ur fan mails! Much love to her and lotsa strength and courage to you! :)

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  8. Hope that she is up to her chirpy self soon. It is awful to even think of kids getting sick, leave alone going throught he whole process. Hope u and family can take some rest too.

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  9. Purvi, My Prayers to get well soon

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  10. wishing Purvi a speedy recovery wishing you more joyous moments with her :)

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  11. Thanks Abha,Aswathi,Horizon,Purnima,
    Tan,Mamta,Bikramjit,Aathira,reflections and Varun :)

    Yes indeed she is much better today.(But still at home). Wishes always help.

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  12. Hello preethi, wishing Purvi a speedy recovery. She will be definitely back to her original self soon.

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  13. Awwwww
    Hope she gets well soon and is back to being the active-chirpy-Purvi she is :-)

    Love
    Akanksha

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  14. so sweet :D
    hope she gets to perfect health soon! :)

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  15. Haha..thats nice..I prefer Cool Regards...Makes you a cool person.ehem ehem...
    Please pass a Get-well-soon hug to Purvi..

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  16. Awww....Get Well Soon Dear Purvi..
    Take care and sending lots of best wishes for your speedy recovery...
    God bless u always

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  17. Aww! Get well soon Purvi!

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  18. http://thirtysixandcounting.wordpress.com/2011/06/15/review-life-is-what-you-make-of-it/

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  19. Hey Preeti...hope Purvi is doing well and is fit and fine now!
    And that was such an innocent question from her! :)

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  20. That was so cool, Purvi!

    Trust she is doing well now.

    Lotsa wishes to get well.

    - Sameb'dayuncle!

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  21. I know this is long time ago,just hope that your daughter never gets one of those attacks.I know how lost we are when our kids fall sick...


    LOL on cold regards..Never thought of it...

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