Originally posted by arshi21
Well..that's how it goes I guess. I am not a mother yet but my mom has told me many incidents where she had to steel her heart against vulnerable emotions just so that I could learn.
One of them being this...
Once for my coaching my dad had dropped me on a metro station. I was just out of 10th and I knew nothing of Delhi. I just knew the locality I stayed in, the nearest market place, rajouri garden and my coaching class.
This was a new coaching near connaught place in Delhi. Its central Delhi. And then, metro was just a year old or so in Delhi..and I had traveled by it very few times and only with mom.
My dad had an emergency call to attend to in hospital and he left me at the nearest metro station. I knew nothing. Dad told me what and how I have to board the train...and if i have doubt, to ask the police/guards/ counter person for help!
I just nodded because frankly, I've never said no to my dad. At least never verbally.
I always carried pepper spray and had a mobile too then. My dad dropped me off and ...it was six in the evening, the most rush hour as people return from office then.
But I reached home safely. But my mom was almost in tears and didn't talk to my dad the whole time I had not reached home. She kept shouting at him and through out, my dad heard everything. Because he too felt guilty...and she kept saying that this is no way to teach a child...and etc etc..
But the moment I reached home, my dad beamed and was like "see? She learnt! And beta look! Your mom gave me an earful about this...but see, you're here and now you can travel"
My mom was beyond furious with my dad then, that's a different thing. And kept praying and calling me.
But I became quite confident after that.
I was scared of traveling alone and this put a full stop to it.
wish i cud say the same for my Dad
if I got in from one end of the metro in kolkaa
he wud stand in the other end
my mom was the one who was braver