You’ve probably opened this article to see what sort of actions could possibly insinuate feelings of hatred against the most loving creature on earth. You couldn’t think of one and yet we’ve had the guts to list nine of them? How dare we, right? We bet that by the end of it, you’ll have contributed at least nine more. Here are some of the few times I hated my mother:
1. WHEN SHE DIDN’T LET ME BUY TOYS OFF THE ROAD
Looking back, I now see how these toys are dragged all along the streets of the entire city, passing through the hands of so many. Highly unsanitary yet so tempting.
2. WHEN SHE DIDN’T LET ME STAY UP LATE
I didn’t get it before and I will deny it if she tells me now but ‘maaaa aap sai keh rai thi’. Of course, not to mention how I was the fresh one in class.
3. WHEN SHE DIDN’T GIVE ME A CELL PHONE WHEN ALL MY FRIENDS HAD ONE
Baat tou sai thi but tub samajh nai aati thi naa.
4. WHEN SHE DIDN’T LET ME HANG OUT WITH THE ‘COOL KIDS’
No comments on how the ‘cool kids’ are doing these days . . .
5. WHEN SHE DIDN’T LET ME SLEEP-OVER
Jokes apart – have you ever googled the number of rape cases or accidents in such situations?
6. WHEN SHE WOULDN’T LET ME DRIVE UNDERAGE
Because if her ‘bhurapey ka sahara’ went to jail, who would take care of her?
7. WHEN SHE TRIED TO ENSURE HEALTHY HABITS IN MY LIFESTYLE
*sigh* Some things will never change. And for the better, of course.
8. WHEN SHE WOULDN’T LET ME EAT THE ‘GANDEY WALEY POPCORN’
Or gandey fries, or the gola ganda made with the gutter wala pani by the vendor who doesn’t wash his hands . . .
9. WHEN SHE DIDN’T LEAVE ME ALONE NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES I ASKED HER TO
No other words but: Thank you, Mommy! I love you…
Ammi-jaan, I know I’ve been harsh to you. You didn’t let me have what I wanted, let me do what I wanted. Of course I was upset.
But I was young. I was ignorant. I had no idea of the sacrifices you were making for me. That that all these things were for my own good. I know now and you have no idea how much I regret everything I said. Every act you did was because you loved me. And that’s what matters. I love you, mom. Always have. Always will.