…that you will always be needed, when,
your loudmouth, all-knowing, sassy daughter finds comfort in your arms during a bout of illness in the night. All the years seem to melt into that one moment when you held her as a baby, rocking her gently as she sleeps. She may usurp my role most of the time, but for the rest, I’m still needed 🙂
….that you will always be a gloating mother when,
your children speak with impeccable courtesy in front of guests/other people and they start gushing about how well-mannered they are 🙂
….that you are in a different generation zone when,
you discuss about the benefits of drinking water with a young colleague, casually mention that Milind Soman suggests drinking a sip of water every 15-minutes and she gently cocks her head, raises an eyebrow and asks, “Umm….Who’s Milind Soman?”
“Milind Soman“, you insist, “The Super model!”
She looks blank.
“Made in India??”
*STAB STAB STAB*
You look up in horror, not at her ignorance, but at the realization that today’s generation has no clue about the hottest man of our times. That indeed, our time was so far back!!
…that you are still a young girl at heart when,
Your husband sends lovey-dovey messages in the middle of the night and even from the deepest slumber, you hear the slight ping of the message, check it out and giggle with exuberance of a 15-year old 🙂
…that you are deeply loved when,
you little boy puts his tiny arms around your neck, nuzzles up to you and mutters that he will ALWAYS be there for me and take care of me, all this when I’m deeply engrossed in thoughts about the BF!
…that you have crossed an invisible age-line when,
songs from the popular FM band don’t register in your head. You know some music is playing, but you realize that an entire program went by and you cant recollect even a single number from it! Also, you quickly switch over to 101FM and delve into the pleasure of decades old Rafi/Kishore songs.
…that you have gained a few more inches in the middle when,
that shalwar of your starts climbing up your ankles. HATE the ankle-climb 😐