Friday, September 9, 2011

daunting daughter!!

The other day my father in law was telling me that I should start to care for my daughter's looks
Make her wash her face as many times in a day and that will make her look fairer!

He insisted that only fair girls were likely to get a good groom for herself. I was listening to all this and said nothing. My daughter was right there and after he had finished with his sermons, she whispered to me, "mom, do people even "now" look for "fair" skin girls?

Cant say, if I got an answer to her question as well!!
Time will tell!!

Recently she has been asking me strange questions and giving me snappy answers, stirring inside me thoughts about my own childhood and was I as mature as she is at the same age??

A friend of mine who is a mother of 2 grown up daughters tells me that her daughters hate her to come online and on facebook, they tell her to act her age, go and pray and always remain in the service of God!!
She warns me to beware of my daughter who will soon be a grown up and hate my coming online and doing anything which is unconventional for a typical housewife!

She has already told me on the sly that I should be more like her nani, (my mother)  the epitome of the sacrificing and ever genteeel  mothers of the 80's!!

3 comments:

  1. oooops...b prepared to face..lolz

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  2. oh...i guess every child is different...and they grow up with different values...

    as far as skin colour prejudice is concerned, unfortunately it still exists...i hope society will change in the future..

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  3. Hey.. this complexion racism, SADLY, is still there.. But, m happy, that in my family , we do not think bad of girls of dark colour.. The other day we were toking about girls eligible for my eldest bro.. The list did include girls with a slight dark complexion.. and i definitely dunt mind her to be my bhabhi :)
    And about girls growing up and dictating their mothers is probably because mothers should sometimes be their friend and not alwayz a strict mother.. coz sometimes a soft word lasts long than a shouting.. :)
    P.S : nice blog :)

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