“I miss India so much”, my wife broke her own record of playing this broken record.
“Why do you miss India so much”, curious daughter asked.
“I don’t know.”
“Maybe she does not miss India”, I could not resist.
“Why do you say that dad?”
“What will you miss when you are old?” I asked my daughter.
“Oh, I don’t want to be old,” her reply was swift.
“Why? You can drive when you are older.”
“I have two chauffeurs. Why should I look at traffic?”
“You will make a lot of money and spend whatever way you want.”
“But I don’t want to worry about bills, insurance and mortgage,” she replied.
“Think about it. No school, no home work and activities of your own choice.”
“Well I prefer school to office, fun activities to grocery shopping, school home work to cleaning the house. I love being a child.”
“I have one definite advantage of being adult”, I tried last time.
“Dad, I get the point. Mom misses her childhood in India and the not the country India,” she continued, “Can I ask a question now?”
“When I am grown up, will you still lecture me?”
PS:- My daughter is right. Most Non Resident Indians miss their childhood and not necessarily the country India. What do you think?