Saturday, August 3, 2013

My mom and me


Me and my mom on my 1st birthday


My mom used to be strict and conservative, just the way Indian moms are supposed to be, even though she had me as a child, someone whose obedience, innocence and goodness left no shred of a doubt in the minds of my proud family. Besides, I, being the only child of hers, was entitled to more than the usual share of pampering which a child is expected to legitimately claim.

Amidst pampering, I grew up. I never threw tantrums, not because I wasn't capable of, but simply because I never needed to. Even the smallest of my wishes were fulfilled by my mom and my godmother masi, who, despite the financial troubles, always bought me smiles at the expense of theirs.

One dreadful incident which I won't forget till eternity, though my mom must have forgotten it, took place when I was in my mid-teens and was caught watching 'fashion TV'. The fault lay with me, coz I developed the audacity to tune into the tabooed channel right before my sleeping mom who, by some conspiracy of fate, chose to open her eyes at the same time when I had relaxed my guard.

Over the years, my mother has become cooler and less conservative. I have programmed her to accept me the way I am- a grownup guy who refuses to grow up. She now finds it easier to accept that her son, however childish he may still be or however innocent he may try to act before her, will have his righteous share of female friends. She has also accepted, though with a sense of resignation, that I won't go to bed at the time at which she wants me to go to bed, but will keep the light turned on till 2 am, and, at times, even 4 am, if not 5 am.



~Ritesh the ‘laadla’ ladka 





19 comments:

  1. haha.
    ladla ladka..

    Mums are great. Only she can tolerate the tantrums we throw :P

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    1. Kya ladka ladka : P

      Yup, mom is a mom.

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  2. That pic is so cute! ^_^
    About that fashion TV...hahhah! :P
    God bless! :) Sweet post!

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  3. Quite cute!! And haha fashion TV fiasco must have been dreadful ;)

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  4. Hahaahah..fashion TV..Even I used to do that but was lucky My Parents caught me watching it.. :-P

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  5. Such a lovely Post!:-) Love the teenage blunder part.. total freaako!

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    1. thanks nabeela...well ya it was a freako thing

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  6. Nothing like getting caught red handed. :)

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    1. ah, and nothing like the fear it causes for the rest of the life :/

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  7. Hehehehe... fashion tv... hunnn??? khikhi... how i wish I was there to see what happened next :P

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    1. Oye, it was really a scary incident.....don't make fun. Jab tumhare saath aisa hoga na tab pata chalega :/

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  8. I was caught watching baywatch...
    Very true to heart kind of post.

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    1. Haha...u used to watch Baywatch...i thought only guys used to watch it...kyun yaar, tumko beach girls mein itna interest kab se ? :O

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  9. Heart-warming post, Ritesh! Lovely and loving.

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