Mums Make our World go Rock-n-Roll
Can mothers be friends?? Well, perhaps this question will invite different answers from different individuals. But come to think of it, have our mothers not been our friend at some or the other point in our life?? The answer must be a resounding yes!
There must have been occasions in each of our lives when mum took our side while dad admonished us. She might point out our faults when no one else is listening, for she’d never want smugness or self-complacence to get to our heads. When we land up in serious trouble, she will make sure not to dampen our spirit with I-told-you-so admonishments or you-will-never-listen-to-me criticisms, or for that matter now-deal-with-it-yourself abandonment, nor will she let anyone else do the same. Rather, she will stand by her daughter as a friend, as a pillar of support, trying her best to get her out of the mess!!
Now let’s talk about the lighter moments of life. The few ones who have never had an opportunity of having their mums as their shopping or movie partners have missed out on some real fun-time!! No matter how fussy or nagging mums apparently are at home, they can be amazing buddies if you let them be!! A day out with mum to a shopping-mall, and you’ll know how awesome it feels to have the magic-woman of your life choose the right dress for you, or you selecting her favourite perfume!! Friends of course are there for us once we step out of our homes, but why not let our mum be our friend, not only within home but also outside!! Popcorn tastes crispier and soft drinks will have that extra ‘zing’, if the seat in the multiplex next to us is occupied by Ma. Besides, those that have known the pleasure of driving around the city with their mums will vouch for their mothers-turned-buddies.
Within home too, mothers can be so much more than just chefs, caregivers, teachers and homemakers!! If the rapport is set right from the beginning, an open dialogue with mum is way more interesting and satisfying than one can possibly think of. Be it discussing her own childhood and teenage days, to spoiling us with little indulgences in terms of food or outings or anything for that matter, she absolutely rocks our world. It all depends on the personal equation we share with her, the level of trust and frankness. It is always advisable to have open dialogues between both parties. The ‘generation gap’ as they say, cannot be absolutely done away with, but it can surely be reduced. From an early age, if the relationship is based on mutual confidence and compatibility, then mothers can be our coolest companions!!
From discussing issues about friends to disclosing about our boyfriends, a mum is the best friend, philosopher and guide, someone who knows us more than we do, and whose only “selfish” motive is our welfare. From our naïve childhood days to our vulnerable adolescence, through our confusions of teenage to the threshold of adulthood, when we are more of mature juveniles, still learning the ways of the world, she is there all along. Moms across the world, we take a bow for rocking our lives with sugar, spice and everything nice!!