Thursday, January 5, 2012

What a child wants


“Don’t tell anyone, but you know what happened today…”. Every night, thus start my son’s everlasting tales.
But a year back, it wasn’t so. A year back, he was withdrawn, defensive and unhappy. His grades were poor, he was clearly not happy in school and I had no way of reaching out to him. All I could do was wonder what went wrong….. till that day when the dam broke, and he articulated his fears.
My son’s far from perfect, but he’s friendly, happy and confident.

Sometimes, all a child needs is for his mother to be there for him.
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Flashback 2011- July
A rolling stone gathers no moss. Moss, to me, is symbolic of parents who are there for their kids. Of parents who give their all for their children. Of my parents. And of the parent I wish I could be. This photograph, taken in July, forms a part of my Pictoral Flashback of 2011.

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - The parent you wish you could be? You're an amazing parent! Your sons are so, so fortunate to have you as their mother; they really are!

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