So today I felt like writing this. When I was a kid I don't remember this Father's Day thing. Mother's Day to some extent I remember celebrating by buying some chocolate or greeting for mommy . But Father's Day - from when did people start celebrating this day ? So many status updates in whatsapp sharing pics of dads . Luckily I don't use facebook. I'm sure there also lot of people would flood with messages and pics. Seeing that in the morning I sent a message to dad (no pic attached) saying happy Father's Day Appa. Just a formality because as I was going out with him I realised he will indirectly remind me about it. He would have seen those 1000 posts in his facebook and whatsapp and feel oh my daughters did not wish me . As the day progressed my nephew who was watching match in his apartment clubhouse came home running and secretly asked me "please give me 50 rupees ". He's just turned 10 and we had gathered at my sister's place for his birthday celebration and I wasn't sure if I could give him money because my sister always adviced me not to encourage giving money to him. I asked him why he needs money, he was blushing showing his bunny teeth. Anyway assumed that since India Pakistan match is going on ,they had a lot of food stall in the clubhouse and he wants it for the snacks. I gave anyway but kept my sister informed that Sid took money from me for snacks. She said ayyo next time don't give him because I get worried that someone(other kids) may have told him to get money. I pacified her and said its for snacks only na . It's fine. After sometime he came back with a packet of Kit Kat and some chocolate biscuit for his dad for "Father's day ". He was blushing again and wished his dad, handed over his gift and ran away. By now my sister was red she was telling what is this he never gave gift for mother's day but gifting his dad. Then there was a friendly argument between my sister and brother-in-law. Lo. Such a cute gesture from the kid and I'm sure his dad's heart would have melted and filled with gratitude. As we were returning home in the train my mom said appa was telling you and sister didn't give him any gift for Father's Day . I was like who introduced all this Father's Day mother's day. Aren't we supposed to grateful for parents each and everyday. ? Anyway I got down from the train, ran towards a shop and brought him a chocolate bar and said appa take your gift and don't tell I didn't put whatsapp status update . He said I was just kidding. When you are taking care of me that's the greatest gift I can ask for . What else is needed for a daughter other than hearing these words from dad. Also a heart touching essay by my mama(mom's bro ) reminiscing the times about his dad who left this earth in his late 40s (my grand dad) brought tears to me and mum while we were sitting in the metro to return home . In fact mom was crying uncontrollably ,so much so that my husband was asking what happened to her.? Why is she crying and why is your eyes wet? Day ended with a conversation with my husband : Me : Did you wish your dad for Father's Day? He : ehh. . No better job?! I am with him taking care of him everyday and should I really do this formality of wishing him ? He sure would be uncomfortable with my wishes. Hmmm.. Something to think about. Sitting in Amreeka putting parents in old age homes and putting a status saying how much one misses his dad is not a great honor we can give to our parents. (one status which I saw made me think this. - no offence to be considered by others who have their parents in retirement homes/old age homes) Anyways a happy Father's Day to all Appas here.