After having a busy and tiring day yesterday, I was sleeping peacefully in my room in my soft, cosy blanket. I was having the most beautiful and romantic dream of my crush. Suddenly the noise of my mom shouting from downstairs woke me up. She was telling me if I don’t wake up I’ll be late for school. I was so furious, she had spoiled my perfect dream- my crush was about to propose me! I woke up, got ready, went downstairs and had a fight with my mom before going to school. I decided that I am not gonna talk to my mom, I hate her, she always misunderstands me so much. My day at school was worse. But when I got home, I saw that my mom had cooked my favorite meal for me which made me so happy.
This incident gave me the idea for my next post- parents. Last time I talked about how we waste our time and energy on people who don’t deserve it at all. They are so many such people. Then there are our parents, who I feel deserve our love and care the most as they do everything for us without expecting anything in return.
Our parents are the most important people in our life, yet we underestimate them so much. They don’t only bring us to this world, give us this life, but also make us worth living it. They are the most consistent co-passengers in our journey. From our kindergarten- to our high school- to our college-to our first salary-to our wedding day- they are always beside us. They forgive all our mistakes, spend all the money they have on us, and love us unconditionally, just so that we have a good life. Whatever they couldn’t achieve or experience in their life, they wish that for us. They are our first and the most important friends. From teaching us how to walk, till the day watching us with our own children, they don’t ever leave us.
But then why do we so misunderstand our parents? Why do we fight with them, lie to them, hurt them and take them wrong always? We think our parents are our biggest enemies, always restricting and scolding us. But we don’t often realize whatever they do is for our own good. I myself fight with my parents for every small thing. But as we grow older, we realize that everyone and everything except family is temporary. We realize all the things our parents taught us over the years is true. We realize all our parents did for us. We realize how grateful and thankful we should be to God for our parents.
Wait, I am not only going to speak on the behalf of parents. Being a teenager, I will also speak about the times our parents misunderstand us. Every parent wants the best for their children, but often in wanting the best for them, our parents become strict and controlling. And that’s totally wrong. Growing up in a strict and controlling environment hampers the growth of the child. It makes the children introvert, quite, scared and effects their personality for life. Parents should also understand what their children are going through, what they are feeling and respect and understand it. Yes, we do realize you know every damn thing that is right for us, but you have to leave your children alone sometimes to make their own decisions, do some mistakes and learn from them. Misunderstandings and bad relationships are only cause of lack of communication and trust. Parents should be a friend to their children and should give them space when needed.
The bond between parents and children is the most strong and beautiful bond. It should be made of love, friendship, trust and support. Both the parents and children should understand and support each other.
To all the amazing parents out there- Take out time for your children and be a friend to them.
And to all the super intelligent kids- Try a bit more to understand your parents.
To all my wonderful readers,
Thank you so much for taking time out and reading this.
Hope you all become great children and parents.