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Dizzying Heights of Moral High Grounds

My absolute favourite dialogue from Schitt's Creek (which is also my most absolute favourite show) is when Moira Rose warns her husband, “ Be careful, John, lest you suffer vertigo from the dizzying heights of the moral ground .” I hear this dialogue and nod vigorously, every single time. Is it just me or has our need to take moral high grounds increased? There's a sudden pressure to take a stand on everything. God forbid, you are indifferent to something. Oh by the way, you don't just have to not be indifferent , you also have to share the exact same high ground with everyone with the exact same opinion. Logically speaking, I see two problems with this amazing situation we find ourselves in. First Problem:  The higher the moral ground you take, the higher the chances you will fall off it.  True for anything physical. True for anything philosophical. Case in point - Someone taking a stand and saying, I am always environmentally conscious, will find themselves in various s
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How is it the year end again?

Just like that, it is time for my annual year end post. I would be lying if I said it's been a year. Like life changing. The first half of the year was marked by the pregnancy, COVID, waddling through life like a penguin, taking it easy at work for the first time in my life, eagerly waiting for little Lego to come join us, not knowing how it was going to be once he comes, being pampered like there's no tomorrow. And then came May, bringing with it our little bundle of joy, Lego. Just like that, life was overhauled. The first 2 months were difficult. Like zombies we took care of the Lego, making sure his needs are met and he settled into life outside the womb. And gradually, like an onion being peeled, everyday started bringing more and more joy. When he laughed for the first time, when he rolled over, when he hugs, when he pretends to kiss, when he sings, when he showers his love on us like we are all there is in this world - the heart just overflows. The second half of the yea

Snuggles

Having a baby is so many levels of discoveries daily, it never ceases to amaze. But somewhere in those big changes that keep happening every single day are small moments that just melt your heart.  Little Lego turns 5 months old today. I thought I should write down some of those small moments before he turns older and in the new discoveries, I forget what made me so happy in those moments. For a while, Lego believed all music originated from Mummy. Every time he heard something melodious, he would look at me. That's because I would sing a lot to him. But that look he would give me was precious. Even if someone sang something nice on TV, he would look towards me. For a few days there, I was the best singer on earth for someone! When he was just a month old, he loved the light from the window. Every morning, he would lie on the bed beside me and stare out of the window, have conversations with the sun. That was all it took to entertain him back then! He gleams when he is happy! Like

Evolutionary Truths

One of my all time favourite snippets from a book has to be the argument about existence of God, from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Context: The book has many hypothetical alien species, one of which is the babel fish. A Babel Fish when put in the ear automatically translates everything someone says in any language to a language you understand. Discussing about the existence of this amazing species, the author says: “Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mind-bogglingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God.  The argument goes something like this: "I refuse to prove that I exist,'" says God, "for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing."  "But," says Man, "The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own argu

Motherhood - The Ultimate Gamification

So in May this year, I attained the distinction of becoming a mother to an adorable munchkin and with that, I now feel obligated to fulfil my duty of occupying the niche intersection of being a mother and a behavioral scientist. What does that mean? At some point during the first few days of becoming Mom, surrounded by the daze of sleeplessness, pumped up on hormones which didn’t know where to go, with emotions all over the place and suddenly faced with the responsibility of a helpless, little pink breathing mass, I found myself struggling to answer three questions: The warm glow of pregnancy vanished before I could blink. Pregnancy was glamorous. Motherhood didn’t seem to be. The mood swings, the sleeplessness, the guilt, the confusion, the uncertainty, the lack of even the semblance of a schedule. I wondered, why don’t women share how hard the initial few days of motherhood really are? Most mothers I spoke to before my delivery would share some snippets of their experiences, but alw

Introducing New Cast

My baby blog is a teenager now. 13 years old! So as it happens with every mom, I got an itch and decided I needed another baby. A real one this time. Sorry, bad introduction, but real deal! Introducing little Lego!  Lego arrived in May this year and has kept us on our feet since. I'm tired, exhausted and sleep deprived but surprisingly happy. Why Lego as his blog name? Because Legolas is our most favourite character from LOTR. And like little Lego blocks, this guy is helping us build a small little world of our own.  Now seemed like a good time to get back to blogging given how overwhelming and simultaneously fulfilling motherhood can be. Hence, making this attempt to introduce Lego to my secret blog world early on so I can use this space to write about this new role we have been cast into. That's all for now though. We shall be back once we have a sleep schedule that seems vaguely human.  Till then, lots of love from Preeks and Lego