“Matru Devo Bhava” is a well known and well practiced custom in our Indian culture. The phrase literally means, The mother is given the place of God, for the child bearing, child birthing, child development, undergoing tremendous hardships, sacrifices, discomforts and pain in the process. As we (me and my siblings) grew up, we very well adhered to this and used to seek her blessings before any exam or any important activity or event in our life. Her best wishes would mean a lot to us and we found immense solace in her words of comfort and advice. And for all that our dear mother has done for us, I think, we don’t need a separate special day of the year to wish her “A Happy Mother’s Day. ” For me, personally, I would wish for my mothers happiness, peace, respect and self satisfaction all through the year, and I’m sure, my siblings would agree wholeheartedly with me.
While, that was about me and my siblings, I could not be sure if the current generation kids feel the same way. They seek a world of bounties and goodies from their moms. Therefore, the current generation of moms don multiple hats and are often seen multitasking. If I could write from what I hear from moms and kids of today, I would classify her to be :
The bread winner and bread maker
Mom sure is a very good baker,
She wins the master chef of our home year on year,
Deals with our attention syndromes and our fears.
She’s our biggest motivator and counselor,
She is deemed to be the house “chancellor”
She magically finds things which are missing from right under our nose,
When we put our heart and soul into finding it, through all our piles of clothes.
She cleans up behind us and yells at us for messing the house,
She makes it seem so simple, multitasking between work and house.
She is the in house nurse, and the in house doctor,
She is the person who sets the clock faster,
In a bid to help us get to the school bus quicker.
She is the project researcher,
And a 24/7 , all subjects, in house teacher !!
Most of these skills are present in most ladies and moms of all generations, but have become more prominent with the fast paced life of the current generation.
While, I don’t in anyway, deny the role of a father’s contribution in child upbringing in the current scenario, today being mother’s day, just calls for highlighting a mother’s relentless, painstaking, and thankless job, 24*7*365 !!
Wishing all my dear blogger friends a Happy Mother’s Day, 24*7* 365 days !!