Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Mom oh Mom ....

We humans at times can exhibit a charmingly strange behavior. And I prefer to call such human beings as "Characters".  And among those species one of the most common people who show such character are Mothers.
Yes no doubt they are quite charming and innocent when do such antiques.
When I was a kid , like most of the kids in India and probably across the world, I used to carry my lunch from home and being the naughty kid that I was , most often when my Mom used to keep the packed lunch on the desk from where I was supposed to take it, I used to forget taking it  and have to have Dad drop it at school :). And needless in the evening it would have resulted in heavy scolding from both of them.
That happened countless times in my childhood and biggest concern of my Mom everyday , apart from ensuring that I don't spill milk on my shirt, was to ensure that I have taken it from the desk.
And now if we fast forward to the present , there were times when I used to carry breakfast from home to office and during those time when I could have missed the box at home and still could have eaten a sumptous breakfast at office, she used to put it herself in my bag.
I mean when in childhood if she had put that in my bag then it would have saved both of us from the pain, her mental and mine physical .
When I mentioned this to her that why during school times you used to keep it at desk for me to pick and pack and now when I am grown up you yourself ensure that its going to office with me ? She had no answer, she just said she does not know why she used to do that.
The answer I could think of is that she wanted me to be responsible at that age and now she is just concerned of my well being and no longer needs to teach me anything :)
My Adorable Mom
This picture was taken at a bus stop in Seoul, South Korea, during our visit last year. This is so typical of the adorable character she is :), wearing those Goggles from 70's and wearing a customary scarf so characteristic of a Bengali in a cold place, all wrapped up. Love you so much Mom :)


  1. Ohh..this is such a nice post. Now I am missing Ma :( I will post my story of lunch boxes soon :P

  2. And again nice pic :) Reminded me of how my mom dresses up in winters :)

  3. Jana Sir , This comes at time when I am writing a post on my Mom :) ...I love my mom , and till teenage I used to believe that I have an "Exceptional" love for my mom and no-one could be attached to anyone as much as I am attached to her :), as I grew up , I realized Moms are special for everybody.There is this lady in our bus , who I don't like for her gossipy attitude etc , but sometimes I see her with her daughter, and she is a completely transformed person with her - loving , caring etc.Mother is a role in which every woman is perfect.It was one of the hardest part of my life to stay away from my Mom , but I am happy that Indian system ensures that one set of parents stays with kids , in case of marriage , boy's :) ,its a good feeling to have at least one Mom with you always :)

  4. And with your posts , I can always relate :), that's why it feels good to see your posts :)

  5. Ohh, that definitely brought tears. After becoming a Mom, I can relate why she keeps it into your bag. (At least that's what comes to my mind first.) She misses doing things for you. When kids are kids, everything needs to be taken care of and moms mostly want the child to handle some things themselves. But, when they grow old, she misses the importance she felt in her child's life. I feel that for Anay, already! When we were in Bangalore, he used to sleep over me and he couldn't sleep directly on bed. He just won't sleep. Now, ever since we shifted to Delhi, he's got his grandparents to be with, so he doesn't even need to sleep 'with me' and he can sleep easily. He enjoys sleeping in their room for days! I miss him. I miss the importance I had in his life on a daily basis. I want that forever...F-O-R-E-V-E-R :(

  6. @Sid - Will love to read that :)

    @Deeksha - Its glad to know the way you are made to feel by your MIL. And you are right , for even an atheist MOM is the closest thing to represent what theist call GOD.

    @Hope - Ah great interpretation and make sense too :)