A legacy

Daily writing prompt
What is the legacy you want to leave behind?

My special one will turn 26 this August. How fast time flies away! He still needs to be monitored for safety due to his sensory issues. But we have seen a lot of awareness the recent months. An astrologer told us a long time ago, we would see improvement in him once he turns 26. Me and my husband talk about it and smile whenever we remember. But I think things maybe becoming true.

One thing I am continuously working with my boy is cooking. Cooking is not limited to switching on the stove and making a dish. It is a multi step process from start to finish. Isn’t that the reason caterers and restaurants make profit in this business. The beginning shopping and the final cleaning are much more harder than the cooking.

Yes, each and every day, we do one or another kind of activity in the kitchen. It is really tiring but we are seeing results. His OCD helps sometimes and there are days it may cause anxiety. But we are moving forward. As I cook, I ask him to get the salt or the turmeric or the chilly powder. He maybe asked to put things away in trash or just stand and watch me cook. Then I may ask him to use the mixer to grind a particular thing for the day and it would just be too casual. He would not even feel as if he was working. He could be just listening to music or doing a puzzle but he is learning in the process.

Yes, that is the legacy I want to leave behind for my boy. The art of cooking all his favorite foods. As a person who loves spicy Indian food I want him to learn so he can enjoy. Looks like a tall order now, but hard work yields results.

As I searched the internet to know what the true meaning of legacy is it means changing the world. I may not change the world but I may help my boy who is my world. 😀

The instant pot
The mixie
A spicy cabbage carrot peas curry

9 responses to “A legacy”

  1. You’re doing a fantastic job Ganga.

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    1. Thank you so much 🙏!

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      1. You’re most welcome my friend

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  2. This is really beautiful and it’s so true. Cooking with my kids means everything to me, and I always feel like even tho they’re gone, I’m cooking and baking with my grandmoms all the time. Such a treasure for you both.

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    1. Thank you! I feel that is one skill we need until we die. Eating at home is always healthy. 😊


  3. I love the legacy you are leaving, It is a lot of work but absolutely delightful and beautifully written!

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    1. Thank you. Yes my dream needs lot of hard work but I think that is worth the effort.

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  4. This was really moving Ganga

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