Why Not A Girl?

The Priviledged Parent

I am an independent working woman. My husband is the best man I have ever come across in my life, even better than my father. When my daughter was born we were the happiest but I couldn’t see that happiness on some of our loved ones faces. It was as if they were expecting something else. My daughter, Abhitha has a birthmark on her forehead, a big one, I hardly notice it, but some of our well wishers said, ‘As if it wasn’t enough that it’s a girl, she has a mark on her face as well’. We had their unwanted sympathy. Then our so called loved ones decided that the one month baby girl should have her head shaving ceremony in my husband’s absence, against his wishes. Being the youngest I was scared to say no, scared to rebel because I was thinking more like somebody’s daughter rather than…

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