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  • It was a lazy Saturday morning. I was feeling thirsty and so was filling up a bottle of water in the kitchen.

    My wife was cooking the breakfast. She had to go to school (she was a primary school teacher) and wanted to prepare breakfast and lunch for me and my 4 year old son before she left for school.

    My son walked in the kitchen and started staring at my wife while she was cooking.

    "What are you looking at?" asked my wife.

    "Mom, can you pls teach me to cook?" asked my son..

    Surprised at this request, "Sure. I shall teach you to cook son. But why do you want to learn to cook?" she asked.

    "Mom, when I grow up, and my wife has to go to work, and my son gets hungry, I want to be able to cook him something other than instant noodles" replied my son innocently.

    There I was standing speechless, looking at my wife and my son.

    I started learning to cook some very basic recipies other than instant noodles and served them to my son to taste and pass verdict..

    In about three months, I was able to convince my son, that i can indeed cook something other than instant noodles..

    When my mom got to know about this entire story, she said - "You didnt learn to cook, when I asked you to learn; You didnt learn to cook, when your wife asked you to learn either. Finally, you learn to cook, when your son didnt ask you to learn. That is the impact that kids have on their parents.. "

    I nodded in silence..
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