Stuff only girls can get away with!

Bought a pair of ultra jazzy junk bangles at a store recently. When buying I thought my daughter will love these. Today morning, while I was searching for something to make me feel special, I found them, lying neatly in my drawer, twinkling, calling me, teasing me and daring me to wear them. And yes you guessed it, I ended them wearing them myself. And yeah, I feel 20 years younger myself.

All day long, I have been thinking – what fun it is to be a girl. There is so much we can do, some of it sane and quite a lot of it completely insane. That’s how this blog started shaping up in my mind. Here’s a list of things, mostly insane, I think only girls (aunties included) can get away with:

  • Use tears to get around difficult negotiations
  • (Derivative of the above) Talk more with our eyes than with our mouth
  • Call friends for hours to discuss recipes, outfits, discount sales, books, movies, FB status and anything under the sun which we might fancy
  • Look intelligent and innocent, naughty and graceful, strong and vulnerable; both at the same time
  • Go shopping when there is nothing to buy and still end up spending hours and thousands on stuff we never thought we needed
  • Ask for help when we are genuinely stuck (or even otherwise)
  • Cry when we see an ultra romantic or happy or sad or violent or boring movie. In essence, we are entitled to cry in any movie.
  • Know we are fat, but expect everyone else to say “wow, you have lost weight!”
I am sure there are many more unique characteristics, but I guess you get the idea by now. I am proud to be a girl (or an aunty, depends on who is asking) and would have it no other way. I also know that we are loved the way we are, and no one who truly loves us would want us to be any other way. 🙂

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.