Theme: Tradition

Know It All

Their grandfather
Often asks me…
If my daughter is
Helping me with
My housework…

I always chip in
To say, not only
His grand-daughter,
I’m also making sure
His grand-son learns
Some basic life skills.

For, I don’t want my
Daughter to become
A “do it all” and my son
To feign a “know it all” ;)


More By  :  Aparna Chatterjee

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Comments on this Poem

Nice to hear, you too have a daughter :)

Hope your grandson also learns these life skills.

It's easier for our sons if they know basic cooking, cleaning and DIY (do-it-yourself) so that later on in their life, if they have to live alone, they can keep their bachelor pads - nice, neat and tidy. They don't have to binge on takeaways or wait to get married, expecting their wives to do all the cooking....

19-Jun-2012 04:02 AM

Comment Type casting a daughter to be a slave and a son to be ahem, a KIA, know it all type is mostly the norm in most households- you have voiced the anguish of a mother very nicely! Teaching both to be responsible humans is the first priority!

Loved this one- I am reminded of my only grandchild- a grandson, I feel my responsibility towards him is to make him inquisitive, a bit naughty, and give him all the love, short of spoiling him, (subject to the approval of his parents- my daughter and son in law)!!!


Kanchan Bhattacharya
19-Jun-2012 00:43 AM

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