A difficult project

Sanjay looked down at the mammoth project lying before him for the umpteenth time. How was he going to do it? It all seemed too difficult – so technical. He didn’t even have any idea of what the function of each little thing was. How did Anita manage to do it? Effortlessly, flawlessly, day after day?

He was just thinking of giving up when his gaze fell on his kid daughter Anu, who was watching her father’s frustrated attempts with wide open eyes. He pulled a long face at her.

Anu smiled, the expression lighting up her childish face. “Come on, Papa. Just do it. I know you can! If you need help, I’ll always be there for you!”, she said in an innocent but firm voice, echoing what he always told her when she had trouble with her school projects.

His heart melted as he looked at his little angel – her little body clothed in a powder blue frock, her hair all mussed up from sleep. He bent down, hugged her and gave her a kiss on her rosy cheek. “Yes, sweetheart, I’ll do it,” he said.

And then he turned to the task before him. He would do it, no matter what. He would learn. He would make mistakes, but then who didn’t? He would do it for Anu. He would do it for his beloved wife, who had brought this little miracle, this bundle of joy into their lives.

Yes, he would do it. He would prepare breakfast for his darling wife Anita on their 6th wedding anniversary before she woke up and surprise her with it.

PS: Cheers to my mom n dad who are celebrating their 27th wedding anniversary today! Wishing them many many more occasions like this!!



Filed under Love, My stories, Occasions

17 responses to “A difficult project

  1. Silviya Soni

    Dear its great ….how nice quote you have written or i may say how nice way to describe such a big big task….cheers nice story : )

  2. priya

    Cheers, indeed! 🙂 Wish them both many more happy returns of the day!

    And yeah…we all need that someone who believes in us much more than our own selves.

  3. Bhargavi

    Wishes to them! 🙂

  4. badari narayanan

    Nice story : ) Wishes to your parents.

  5. Priya Iyer

    sillu, priya, bhargavi and badariji,

    thanks a lot to all of u..:-)

    my parents have conveyed their thanks too:-)

  6. Nithya

    Awwwww…Asbalootly cute 🙂
    Dear Aunty and Uncle,
    Belated Happy Anniversary…May your daughter continue troubling you 😛

  7. Priya Iyer



    what do u mean by ‘troubling’?? i m a very good daughter, you see?;-)

  8. priya

    I agree with Nithya ya know..

    heh heh, you’re a very good daughter. and i’m bryan adams. 😉

  9. Priya Iyer


    what??? the both of u conspiring against me? 😉

    of course, i am a good daughter…what gave you that very wrong impression? 😉

  10. Ryan.A.Nash

    heh belated wishes to ur folks at home!! running strong!!

    Even you wink when you say ur a good daughter!!!

  11. priya

    well, we didn’t get an impression that you were a good daughter.. so the only option left was.. 😉

  12. Priya Iyer


    thanks for the wishes:-)


    ok, i do give them small shocks from time to time, but otherwise i am good, you see?:-)

  13. Sathej

    Mammoth project,the build up and all!Finally breakfast!It seemed a bit hilarious to me.Quite different from your other posts!

  14. Priya Iyer


    yeah, i tried something different with this post!! 🙂

    but it is true…isnt cooking a mammoth project for most guys??? 🙂

  15. Sathej

    Sure, sure, it is!Never tried my hand at that,anyhow!

  16. priyaiyer



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