I have been wondering about this since my childhood – how come some people achieve perfect score, perfect job, perfect home, perfect family where everything seems straight out of TV commercial – Dad is handsome, rich and ultra-loving…He comes back from office and is still very energetic to play with kids and kiss his Wife…Mom is ever-so-beautiful – household chores she does with such an elan and not a single fine line on her face and clothes…2 kids – have to be 1 boy and 1 girl – clever, talented, obedient and always toppers in the school. This family has EVERYTHING. Their parents are old but fitter than many of us, their homes are designer homes, their food is ALWAYS healthy and appears to be qualifying for Michelin star.

It might look like a bit of exaggeration but in reality I do see some families exactly like how I described! When I see them, frankly speaking I get Super BIG complex! Such a less mortal poor me…These people are always at right place at the right time, they are never late for office, they are always well prepared, women have makeup which is like supermodel-stuff, their kids never back-answer.

Then I sit back, take a deep breath and analyze – my own thought process.

Why do I think they are perfect families?

1. I go by their interaction with me – when I meet them, all look great…But that is a brief period. Other times, I have no idea what’s going on.

2. I go by their financial status – in crude words, $$$s is what I see! Do I measure happiness with the LV the lady is carrying OR the BMW her hubby is driving? Or the International school their kids are attending…

3. I look at their social media – mushy pics, lovey dovey videos. Hubby declaring his love for wife on Facebook on her Bday OR Wife thanking hubby with all her heart on Twitter on their anniversary!!

Good, I know me!!! So I like many of us superficially declare them to be Super-achievers.


Recently, I heard a few things about 2-3 such ideal families – one lady who I thought to be having the best of everything divorced her hubby because he had an affair. Another case, where the kid simply got out of hands and gave up studies even when he was supposedly very clever boy. and a few other sad stories…

Oh, there is nothing called “perfect family” then!

It dawned upon me. My hubby might not say “I love you” 100 times to me but his silent ways speak a lot. My girl might not be a topper but she works hard and learns from her mistakes. I myself look like a zombie when I work in office and home but am multi-tasking and balancing loads. My cooking might not be great but I love to feed healthier home-cooked food to my family.

As they say, perfection cannot be improved. Actually it is my imperfections that drive me, motivate me to do better. Little happinesses are many times long lasting than bigger achievements. So let’s enjoy our mistakes, our lessons, our tiny triumphs, our family – they are ours after-all. ♥


Just a free-flow of imperfect thoughts! Completely personal opinion. Not pin-pointing or hurting anyone 🙂

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