Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tangle Dangle~

My Daughter: Anam Hossain


She was standing before me, in a short green jumpsuit, impishly grinning: happy as always. Her beautiful brown hair tied neatly to a side. A touch of eye liner along her eyelashes made me gasp my breath. Ah..! She not only looked grown up and she also looked gorgeous. Every June, she celebrates her birthday and this June she turned thirteen making it a very special month for her.

My daughter is a very today-ish girl, a girl of action, always on the run, sweating it out never worries how she looks. Basketball, football, dancing and ‘Help age India’ took most of her free time. However, her naturally brown hair always moves around her in full participation of all her activities.

As a mother, I have always insisted that she shampoos her hair every other day. Her hair is her best feature and so far she had been careless about it. So far…

And now she was before me all fresh from a shampoo, speaking these magical words, ‘…and that was the end of m hair problems!’ I was not sure, I heard her right. I could not be sure. I heard her alright and noticed how fresh she looked, especially her hair. She seemed excited like she does after a Basket ball match, only now she was not sweaty. In fact, she looked beautiful and neat with her hair tied to a side.

Before she went to take her bath, she had insisted, ‘Mom, I am thirteen now, can I please use your shampoo? Please, please pretty please’.

‘My shampoo is not for you ‘bachche’. It is for oldies like me. Why do not you use your baby shampoo?’

‘No, Mom, Dove shampoo is perfect for everyone with hair problems. Even Grandma uses it. A good stuff is good for all, right’?

Who could argue with that kind of logic, straight forward and simple, just like her. By the way, she was not over convincing me. ‘And Mom, you are not old. Look at you, all my friends’ call you hat and your hair is a dream, all because of Dove damage therapy’.

When you daughter appreciates you, it is the best feeling in the world. I smile at her and that encouraged her to speak her mind more.

‘Mom, I have always eyed your Dove shampoo bottle. I have used it behind your back. And every time, it has left my hair nourished. I love the color and smell. Each drop is like this snow white that gets lost in the Jungle of my tangled hair and my fingers are seven dwarfs helping her, except that there are ten dwarfs, I mean fingers’.

She looked straight from one of those advertisements on television, when she said, ‘I can now safely recommend Dove Damage therapy shampoo and conditioner to all my friends and yours too. Dove shampoo is ‘on the run’ solution to all kinds of hair problem for all age’.

We both ended up hugging and laughing together. 
This contest is sponsored by: Dove hair-aware app
Find the details on Indieblogger: "... and that was the end of my hair problems! "
Vote for my entry here.
   

64 comments:

  1. I liked it and you have my vote.:)

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  2. What a Surprise, Sridhar..! So happy to see you as my first comment. I feel all positive now :)

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  3. Lovely! I do agree with this cutie daughter of yours.. you do look hot:)

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    1. Thanks Chitu, so happy to see you here. OMG..! Let me feel this moment:)

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  4. The punch line was beautifully woven into the tale!

    Best wishes!!

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    1. Thanks magiceye,

      You are always welcome here :)

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  5. this is a lovely post!! all the best for the contest!!

    just wondering how this post popped up on indi after 3 days. it was not there when i checked in the morning.

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    1. Thanks, Debajyoti for your wishes :)
      I had posted it a couple of days before for Dove contest
      and it was hidden along with other posts.
      They displayed all the posts under the contest sometime today.

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  6. Nice! Daughters are good criticizer for a Mom and they always tend to appreciate their Mom at every age :)

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    1. You are so right, daughters
      are first to point out your
      blunders, thanks for being
      here.
      Will look forward to your feedback :)

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  7. Your daughter looks so pretty. Lovely conversation between mom and daughter. Loved it

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    1. Thank you Kanmani, my dotty will be so pleased with you :))

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  8. A nice post with a sweet dialogue with your cute daughter:) Best wishes for the contest!

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  9. Loved ur article..A sure shot winner.read my entry too..thanks
    http://www.ankionthemove.com/2012/06/goodbye-to-tangled-tresses.html

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    1. Ankita sweet,

      Will check your post asap. Thanks for your wishes.
      Winning is not in our hand, participation is :))

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  10. your daughter is very pretty ...my 3 yr old has already started insisting on using my shampoo :) Lovely post ...All the best for the contest !

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    1. Thanks Gurl:) Girls are the best and when they are three years old they are the cutest :))

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  11. great read as always Ghazala--a sweet blog and your daughter is soo sweet give her a hug from me God Bless her

    love
    rajni

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    1. Rajs,

      You have no idea, how I feel to see you here, warm and all happy XOXO

      thank you, will pass on your hug to my dotty :)

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  12. :) You're both pretty girls. And now thanks to Dove, you'll continue to have good hair ;).
    All the best for the contest and good luck with the teenager. :D

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    1. D dear,

      So sweet of you to call me a girl..! You made my day..!LOL
      I do need luck as I have two teenagers now, the other being my son.
      Thanks and keep in touch :)

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  13. So yours is a family of Dove lovers! :-) All the best for the contest...

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  14. Dang girl-that was like a great ad for Dove! The folks there would be loving you:):)

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    1. Bhavna sweet,

      That is the idea..LOL
      Thanks and Amen to that:)

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  15. A very happy birthday to Anam :-) she is indeed very pretty.
    What an amazing entry for the contest. I hope you win Ghazala ji.
    Anam is true when she describes her mom's beauty :-)

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    1. A double thanks Mak, form my dotty and me :)
      And Amen, it would be great to win *elated*

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    1. Suman,

      Thank you for your comment, means a lot :)

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  17. That was short and sweet :)
    You can experiment this to our monkey friend ??:)
    good luck ji

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    1. Deepak,


      What is this 420 for? Okay there is a * which means conditions apply...LOL
      Thanks, if only you had given this free suggestion while I was in Koh samui..!! *giggles*

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  18. A beautiful portrayal of a mothers concern on her daughters hair..all the best with the contest

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    1. Thanks Tomz for reading this and for your best wishes. See you around :)

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  21. That was a wonderful blog, ghazala.... Aman is as stylish as her Mom...:))You weaved that punch line gracefully :) Nice...all the best!!

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    1. Dear Di,

      Thank you, your blessing is all I need :)

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  22. A nice write up with the photo of your cute daughter.
    Wish you all the best for the contest

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    1. S.V.

      Thank you for your generous feedback, meant a lot :)

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  23. Indeed... Your daughter should love Dove shampoo for taking care of her hair, and should love her mom for taking care of her :)

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    2. Hello captain,

      Welcome to my space *I am grinning to have on here* Thanks a ton and always welcome. My daughter is a Dove addict and so am I :)

      ps: Let me settle down a bit, will visit every one's page :)

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    3. It's not a compulsion to visit everyone's page, Ghazala :)

      You have a nice style of writing; you make the reader feel like she/he is there.

      P.S. Please call me Vishal. I'm just another amateur blogger :)

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    4. Hey Vishal,

      I was just trying to be 'cute'...!lol We mature ladies do that to pull legs in good fun :)

      No compulsion, but I would like to know everyone and have 100% blast this IBL, thanks for coming back:)

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  24. Wonderfully sweet, Ghazala! Your daughter is very beautiful and so is her hair :) All the best! :)

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    1. Dear Arti,


      Always happy to see you here, was missing you <3
      I have to agree, my dotty has beautiful hair,
      Thanks for noticing :))

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  25. wonderful post, ur daughter is as sweet as you :)

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    1. Dear Jas,


      Thanks, yes daughters are wonderful gift :)

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  26. Lovely hair tale :) best wishes for the contest Ghazala :)

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    1. Thank you Neha,

      Coming from a recent winner, this meant a lot :)

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  27. Awww such a lovely post. Could be a nice scene in a Bollywood film :) So did you win this contest? Are the results out? All the very best and continue ur gud work

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    1. Thanks Hari,

      Only this is real life :))
      Not yet, thanks for your wishes,
      Gonna need them~

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  28. Hello,

    Thank you and Be positive :)

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  29. Love your daughter,in fact i love ALL daughters.
    Hope you win.

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  30. Thank you Indu,

    You are right, all daughters are lovable :)

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  31. Such a beautiful post!
    And I love your name soooo much!
    :)

    My name is way too common!
    All the very best for the contest! I tried penning down an entry too!Do have a look!

    http://priyankazneverland.blogspot.in/2012/07/hair-we-go-again.html

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  32. Dear Priyanka,


    Thank you so much for your kind words. You do have a beautiful name as well:))
    Will check your post right away ~

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  33. Your daughter is so much like you .. so pretty. Enjoyed reading a mom's story for the contest.

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    1. Dear Farila,


      Thank you so much. You are right, my daughter is so much like me :)

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