lalita larking

An obsession with cryptic crosswords. Everything else falls in place.

Location: Kolkata, India

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Simon says

We bring forth our young and fret about them. They have a life of their own and, reluctantly, we school ourselves to accept the boundaries they set; much later after the initial few years of being the absolute centre of their universe. Failing their yardsticks as they change is the tragedy of being a parent, perhaps.

That dear girl says, post. That is enough. So Missus Em pontificates.


Blogger neha vish said...

You know what I love about what you just wrote? The word "tragedy".

Isn't that what most tragedies are woven around. Parents and children. And failing yardsticks.

10:54 pm  
Anonymous Ash said...

How shaprer than a sepent's tooth and so on, Lali. Strange to find you doing this mini post. Not your style at all.

8:14 am  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

Neha- True. That falling esteem stings the sharpest, alas. In parenthood and other relationships too.

Ash- Why not?

9:47 am  
Anonymous dipali said...

'A child is a guest in the house, to be cherished and loved, but never possessed, because he belongs to God.' One of my favourite quotes on parenting- I'd also add the proviso that all guests have to abide by the house rules. But yes, our children can and do break our hearts, as we also must have done in our own time. Part of the parenting deal!

10:03 am  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

Dipali- That is a lovely quote, Dipali.You are right that what goes round comes round, too. I swore I wouldn't make the mistakes my parents made, and I am sure that while I avoided their style of parenting, I made mistakes of my own which my son probably will swear that he will avoid... Like Yugandhara in Prataparudriyam says, "Shishya, idi anantham."

1:59 pm  
Blogger Alien said...

So we make some
And they made some

We tried not to
Repeat that one

And they will try
Not to repeat this one...

2:21 am  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

ET- Succinctly put. :-)

9:46 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tragedy indeed. I see it happening right before my eyes. The pain, ohh the pain. Wish something struck me comfortably numb.- Priya

3:54 pm  
Blogger Lalita Mukherjea said...

Priya- My commiserations.

4:22 pm  

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