For grown up parents daughters can be a mixed blessing…especially for dads. I used to think this…just for myself, as I sometimes get a bit too authoritative over my dad…of course in matters where I know he’s going wrong. I get too fussy when he is neglecting his health and ignores his medicines. Even he knows that I love and respect him a lot and that phase is just temporary…and just for his own concern. Its not that I’m grown up now so I can dictate him…but just that even I can have a say in his matters. Even I am open to his suggestions and sometimes scolding when I’m at wrong…otherwise we make a cute and father daughter duo.
But when I read this article on Guardian, I realized that parents don’t like this attitude…may be they feel that the girls are being bossy…but they are not, rather we are concerned for them.
It’s quite natural for parents to feel like this when their daughters have a different tone while talking while talking for different purposes. And parents end up thinking themselves a burden on their daughters. But this is not the case with all the daughters. In most of the cases they are in fact worried about their health…their medicines…their going out alone and like.
As the parents used to act protective to us when we were small, now we are concerned about them. After all it’s our duty to take care of our parents. And I think even parents should understand that…just as my dad does.