Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The missing details

"What do you want to be when you grow up?"

"I want to be an editor like Mama." Xena says this on some days. On other days, she wants to be a bunny. On yet other days, she wants to be a kitten. We have not received her final decision yet.

However, I can see that she has been trying her hand at editing. With very mixed results. When Viv got back from the US last week, he asked, "How are my darlings?"

"You know, Daddy... Mama is unhappy and wants to marry again." She immediately reported.

No, there was no Ekta Kapoor level music/silence/shock at this 'news' of hers. Obviously, Viv knew that the situation was nowhere as scandalous as she'd made it out to be, and it was probably her editing skills at work.

"Why don't you tell him the full story?" I asked her.

So she did. This was the full story.

***

Xena (looking at our wedding photo album) - Mama, I don't like this photo.

Me - Why not?

Xena - See? Daddy is smiling, but you're not smiling in this one.

Me - Hmm... you're right. I do look quite unhappy in this.

Xena - So what do we do now? I don't like this photo. Because you're unhappy.

Me - I have a great idea. Maybe Daddy and I can get married again and then we will take some more photos and I'll smile happily in all of them!

Xena - Yes! That's a great idea. Let's do it when Daddy comes back.

Me - Okay!

***

So yes, as of now I don't think she has much of a future in editing, but she'd make a terrific clickbait writer for sure. 




7 comments:

Arun said...

LOL! But this post has the tone of Queen Victoria's chill "We are not amused" :)

Sandhya said...

LOL! Xena will surely be a great writer. All the best to her:)

How do we know said...

Oh God!! You have a handful, and then some! here's sending her loads of love!

Arun said...

:) :) :)
I'm looking forward to regular click-bait blogging from Xena. Unedited!
:) :) :)

Ravi said...

Sayesha, with 'sensationalism' ruling the roost in most of today's journalism, I think Xena would be the perfect editor! :P

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Arun said...

Forbes: What Kids In 2015 Want To Be When They Grow Up

Quote: "Among three-to-four-year-olds, the No. 1 profession is super hero. Then there are the desired professions “that were too unique to be caught in [the report’s] data dredge.” They include kitty cat, dinosaur, hedge fund manager (guess what his/her parent does) and my favorite, “taller.”"

:)