Though, I'm not a parent yet, the very thought fills me with so much excitement,
When I look back into my own childhood, I did have the most strictest set of parents there ever was,
|Some 'Khushi Ke Pal' Memories with my Buddy Parent : |
My mother loved dancing, however, she wasn't trained. But still, she'd hold daily evening classes both for us kids and we'd squeal in laughter at her mistakes. Interestingly, instead of scolding us, she too would join in. I remember, as a result, we ended up teaching her moves; mostly from latest bollywood flicks ( Mithun ones ). And she was forever willing to learn. These were our favourite times, just before our dad returned from office - after which, the house would get all foreboding and serious. My mother would come stealthily to our study-rooms ( where our father often grounded us ) and feed us sudden snacks that she cooked. It was such a relief to see her smiling face, and the punishment too became ever so pleasant only because of her. Infact, we'd wait to get punished again just to taste her yummy pakodas that she'd bring. My memories with my Buddy Parent i.e my mother are many - and all the camaraderie we shared. I know from experience, how, when a parent is a friend to the child, the child is most closest to them and that relationship becomes so much more special. While till this day, there is some kind of aloofness in my relation with my father ( who was un-believingly strict ), my relationship with my mother, on the other hand, is still the most closest and continues to be, even when she lives miles away from me in another far-off city.