Asveen turned 18 today!
A milestone, coming as it did a couple of weeks after finishing school, she wished to mark it by getting her (learning) drivers licence!
She also wanted the biggest available scoop(s) of ice cream from Baskin Robbins as well as a meal of her choice (as always) from Vanellis!
And the gift? Well, she said the licence was her gift – and the food and the dessert! As long as she enjoyed herself and experienced a sense of fulfillment, it was all right!
No partying, no ‘hangouts’ with friends, no noise. Just a quiet evening with her favourite book and television show and, later, a drive out for dinner.
The ‘celebration’ also meant a rather laboured effort to walk Tyson (the mutt) and some ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’, a sure sign of over-indulgence!
But if, at the end of the day, the (not so) little lady is happy, it’s a feeling of contentment! After all, that’s what’s so special about daughters!