Jun 20, 2002


Unlike their American counter-parts, Indian parents are not big on showing baby pictures. Though they have other equally interesting traits. One classic line, mainly by parents of toddlers and mobile babies is - "Oh, if I just let him/her down, in one minute, he/she will explore and plunder this whole area". Delivered in a proud tone, this is often followed by a "At home she/he is very different", if the poor child sits quietly, shy of strangers.

I have often wondered what would happen, if, instead of politely smiling and admiring their child's research capabilities, I said something like, "Really? So you think you are failing as a parent by bringing up such a brat?"

Barred out of society, thats what will happen. Parents - funny creatures!

June 20, 2002