Life is so ironic. It takes sadness to know happiness, noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence. I am feeling the empty nest which Jayakka had written in her snippet. Since a week there was so much noise in the house, especially with Gopika around it is always lively. Gopika and Pratima are just the opposite, Gopika is very noisy and everyone can make out when she does something wrong , so she is often caught and get shouting from her mother whereas Pratima is very soft spoken , she is also naughty but noone can find out. They have lived in different places so their behaviour is different. Gopika gets her work done. Both are smart . Both wanted to learn to put Rangoli and tried to put in front of the house. Both learnt to make chains. WhBoth play nicely but suddenly there will be some fight. There is a cat in our building and only on the last day both enjoyed playing with the cat and whole day they were down. That cat wanted to come to our house but we did not allow because then it will be difficult . My younger daughter was here for two weeks but one week she spent with her in laws and one week with us. But they had to go out also for shopping, for visiting relatives and friends. One week was not enough. To some places I also went with them. While shopping I could not stand for a long time. My elder daughter is very fond of Pani puri, Double Roti, bhel etc. and when she comes here she likes to have them. Like Gopik aand Pratima my two daughters also are different though they are my daughters. Though I am old but still I like to enjoy life and interested in everything but now only my younger daughter is not interested in eating or wearing nice clothes or jewellery etc. My elder daughter is like me only likes to wear nice dresses , jewellery etc. Each relationship has feelings and differences it is always better to melt in feelings than to get freeze in differences Had a nice time with my brother inlaw's family when we went for dinner, then with my son and his wife for dinner. Had gone for lunch inmy sis in law's daughter's house. Had a quick get together , lunch and some karaoke, enjoyed singing old songs. When children come they have lt of shopping to do, especially Mumbai you get so many things, so till last minute they were shopping. Good relationships are like needles of a clock, They only meet for sometime but always stay connected .