Skip to main content

Not missing out.

                I am a pet parent to Chikoo, and a very proud parent, at that!  However, there are those rare times when -- a pathetic human being that I am -- I wish I had a human baby.   No offence meant, Chikoo! It is just that, whenever I am in the midst of parents with human babies, I feel a bit left out. Moments ,when they discuss their kids' studies, their packed schedules, their health and what not, run after them, fuss over them...these are the moments, I feel, I miss.

            However, when I come to my senses, I realise, that thanks to Chikoo, I have actually been doing all of the above things, over all these years!  It is only because of him, that I don't feel left out often. Every time we go on our walks and meet other pet parents with their ''kids', I get to discuss my baby, swap notes on pet care, and give advice on various matters on pet care. My baby being 10 years old, I get asked about diet and health care and what-not! And, that feels so good!

          Chikoo also makes sure I fuss over him, worry about his health and diet, and stay on my toes, running after him. You see, he has this habit of slipping off unnoticed to the  bedroom, climbing on the bed and then rolling on it! In fact, this is his favourite hobby. Many a times, I have snooped up on him when he has been oblivious to the world, rolling away to glory! Many a times, I have caught him red-handed, tearing the bed sheets and throwing the pillows and cushions with sheer joy! So, there, I stay on my toes. Well, running from the kitchen to the bed room, while cooking, can be quite an exercise!

           Due to his old age and his painful joints, his walks have shortened considerably, resulting in his loss of appetite. Worrying about his health, finding hunger inducing tonics and pain relievers for his joints, giving him company when he eats, makes sure I do all those things that 'other' parents do for their kids! The only thing lacking is being concerned about his studies. But, hey, teaching him about not taking away toys that do not belong to him,  not scaring people by getting too close to them...these are his studies, which he mastered pretty quickly!  My intelligent son! 

 , I am not really missing out on anything that 'other' parents do! And, my son makes sure I get to experience motherhood to its fullest. is perfect, just the way it should be, along with my darling son. 

         Thank you, God!

NaBloPoMo November 2014


Popular posts from this blog

On love and attachments.

Learning to live without the person whom we loved more than our life is one of the toughest things we humans experience during our life.
Almost every moment of our day we spend in their shadows, enveloped in their love; we don't even realise when they became an extension of our selves. We come to accept them along with their flaws, their peculiarities, which often have the potential to drain us of our patience. Yet, we love them, unconditionally, at times wondering how we survived before they entered our world. Often, we also wonder how we will ever survive after they leave our world.

The human mind is such.  Its ability to give birth to a thought and then mull over it however unpleasant it may be, is quite baffling! We realise we stand to lose our sanity if we don't get rid of that negative thought; we understand how important it is to live in the moment and enjoy it with the loved ones we fear losing someday, yet we keep worrying ourselves to death about what would happen t…

You are The Man!

I admit, I am late in discussing this event, but did you watch the controversial 'Koffee with Karan' episode, two weeks ago? The one where the ubertalented Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan were Karan Johar's guests on his famous couch, sipping coffee along with him? Did you notice Kangana's confidence and her sassiness?   Do you remember her repartees, her jibes, her ripostes that were well-aimed at Mr. Johar? How fearlessly she spoke her mind without mincing words! And, she was in conversation with one of the Big Daddies of Bollywood.

I confess, I am an admirer of Ms. Ranaut, and I was blown away by her candour. The fact that she gave two hoots about diplomacy, and about the men in power in the hindi film industry,  shows how self-assured she is. She wasn't born into the industry, with a silver spoon; she entered the industry as an "outsider", who, despite being written off by the industry bigwigs, worked her way up the very competitive ladder, right to…

How I wish I could turn back the clock!

"Youth comes but once in a life time!"

             Traversing through  life, how often do we look back wistfully at our past and wish we could go back, wish we could live it all over again, just one more time?   Each time we witness the young around us enjoying life, enjoying their freedom and pursuing dreams with an enviable vigour, how we wish we could swap places! Sigh.

             A few days ago, I happened to have a chat with a 23 year old cousin. Excited about her future and the plans she had chalked out for herself, she had quite a lot to share with me. The sparkle in her eyes and the enthusiasm in her voice spoke a lot about how eager she was to embark upon the path she had chosen! Her enthusiasm was, indeed, contagious, for it left me yearning to turn the clock back and re-enter that age I left behind almost 2 decades ago.

          Were I to find Aladdin's lamp, I would ask the Genie to transport me back to the past I so wish…