Wonder why girls never change with the change in the generation?
Life comes back as a full circle. Whether you are a mother remembering your teenage self or looking at your teenage daughter in front of you, the habits are the same. The generation doesn’t come in between. Girls are always the same. I see her gossiping on phone just like I used to after coming from school or college.
My father would call up at the landline for some work but it would be busy for hours. Then frustrated, he would come back home at night just to ask me, “beta you spend so many hours with your friends in school then what do you talk about another few hours on phone?”
I would simply reply, “papa, what happens at school needs to be re-created in our gossips in the evening and thus we talk for endless hours.”
In college, Vidya would call me and we would talk endlessly. Again, my father would enquire, “beta, Vidya ka telephone bill kitna aata hoga?”
“Her father works in JNU so they take care of their bills.”
And as usual, my father is fed up with my gossips and leaves the room.
Now, in the next generation, my husband enters the room and asks what’s our daughter talking about on mobile for so long??? Didn’t she attend her classes today? And I laugh out so hard and tell him to ask my father. He will be the best person to answer you because he has seen me talking the same way.
Looking at my daughter, I miss talking to Vidya. However, Reena would not talk so much on phone saying that her ears hurt keeping mobile for so long. And I would tease her that we are not important to her as she had so many different groups of friends.
My daughter also creates and re-creates the same story numerous times with her best friend on phone. Every time the same gossips would make her laugh again and I would laugh remembering my gossips.
It’s painful to break the circle of memories and come back to the present again. But, life has to go on so that you keep making new memories.
Do you see any habit in your children the same as yours?
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