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Monday, September 29, 2008

Just A Reminder to Self

  1. Remember the times when you give that tight slap to your kids and the next moment they forgive you.
  2. Remember the number of times you leave them at home pining for you and the eager, reproach-less smiles they give you when you come back.
  3. Remember the times you wanted to have a time out / me time and wished that everyone were out of your hair for a while.
  4. Remember that you believed some conversation were meant for some ears only and not for the kids.
  5. Remember the kiddie birthday parties you grudgingly went to.

Remember all that when they grow up and say a hurtful word or wish to go out with friends or wish to have some information private to them and not for your consumption or want to be left alone!

Remember that if you don't understand them, nobody else will.

Remember if you cannot make space and adjustments for them, nobody else will be willing to do the same.

Remember to not make them feel guilty for enjoying their life, their hobbies and pursuits, wanting to have their own set of friends and not wanting to go with you for the "boring" parties.

15 comments:

Indian Home Maker said...

These are wonderful words. Yes we do need to remember this.
Lovely post.
Lucky kids :)

Monika said...

brilliant words something for every parent to read and remember

chandni said...

true!

I wish everyone follows that!

families will be happier!

How do we know said...

This is one of the best posts i have read in the recent past. Will remember this reminder. In fact, I think of exactly these things when i refuse to travel for work, when i wistfully watch movies fly past, with no hope of catching them on the big screen, when i by pass the chocolate and instead eat a fruit when Ishaan is around..

This was good.

Mama - Mia said...

the wise one speaketh again! :)

beautiful stuff!

cheers!

abha

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

This went straight to my heart! It's a lot to remember, and whenever I do, I can't help but think about my own parents!

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phoenixritu said...

Great blog ... and a very timely reminder. Thanks

Andy said...

Beautiful ITW, Loved it, brought some tears too....

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choxbox said...

gave me goosies itchy.

DotThoughts said...

i sooo needed these reminders today itchy. come see my post today.

Shobana said...

Thanks for these reminders! I guess every parents needs them from time to time.

Itchingtowrite said...

i am glad i am not the only one who feels that she might end up to be stuffy and "old" by the time she becomes a mother of teenagers and beyond!

Monika,Ansh said...

This is precious. We all need to remember this!

NC said...

very well said. It is so true. I wish I will remember all this.