Thursday, April 11, 2019


At 5 yrs age, the son used to ask often
  • "Dad! What's this?",
  • "Where's my bag?",
  • "Which pen should I take?"

Etc.. Etc..

"Wait.. Am coming.. I'll tell you everything!"

The dad used to say every time and answer all his questions with a broad smile.. Soon the son was a grown up boy of 12 yrs. The questions continued but the content was different..

  • "Dad! You have to come to my school tomorrow.. There's a........!"
  • "Having PT class tomorrow evening.. Can you pick me up after that?"
  • "My friends are going for the movie........ Can I go?"
Etc.. Etc..

"I'll tell you and you do accordingly!"

The dad used to answer and help out his son thus with a never failing smile on his face.. The boy was a grown-up young man of 18 yrs by then..
  • "My dad always tells and does the right. I'll just follow him!"
He was heard saying to one of his friends..

"Yes my boy.. I can never think of telling you anything less!"

The dad mused within with a silent smile.. Soon the son was a man of 28 yrs with certain family responsibilities attached to..

  • "My dad may be telling me to do this and that but I feel that so much telling is not required at our age.. What do you say?"
He was heard conversing with his friend on a day at home..

"I know that my telling here will not go into your actions so easily now but telling is my job!"

Said the dad with a simple smile after the friend left.. Time passed and the son was a man of 35 with hectic activities of going around without a second to breath..
  • "Gosh! These works never end. Don't know how to pull on in this situation!"
He was murmuring..

"The same activities I too did in your age but with more calmness. Everything is OK here, only patience is missing!"

Said the dad with a confident smile..

The son was then a matured man of 45 yrs and was into buying an Apartment from a particular Builder..
  • "I'm planning to go for this flat and the bank is ready to give me loan for this.. What's your view?"
He asked the dad..

"Let's consult few independent specialists in this area and act based on that. Our monies are precious and any litigation eats us out in no time. Deciding ourselves is never correct here!"

Advised the dad with a caring smile.. The son in time was 55 and the dad who was eighty had a typical health problem..
  • "He did a lot to me in my life and let me take care of him now.. Tomorrow I'm taking him to the Super Specialties Hospital for a Check Up.. Let me not look at the cost here!"

Thus was thinking the son aloud with an outburst of emotion..

"I'm happy to be as is with a mild necessary medical care advised. I feel that this is the best course of action in these years of life. Take care of yourself more and safeguard your finances!"

Said the dad with a feeble smile!

Keyword: DAD


  1. I am impressed by the growing boy. A wonderful relationship!

  2. good relationship among father and son... this post is a must read for everyone or particularly those who forgets the relationship once they had in the past with their parents...

    1. Thanks Ashish for leaving such a good Comment on these Pages!

  3. Lessns well passed on and we'll received at the other end.. Nicely penned.

    1. Thanks Kokila.. I am happy you appreciated the Post!

  4. A sensible piece of advice and a wonderful article.

    1. That's nice to near from you, Neeraj and thanks for the appreciation.. Wishes!

  5. Sensible post. Dad will always be like that. But kids will not be the same all the time. Increase in old age home is the evidence for that. Any way great post.

    1. Thanks Anirudh for appreciation on broad lines.. Love it!

  6. The last one is very pertinent,important and in the interests of the patient as well and not merely in terms of saving money.

    1. Rightly said, Rajeev.. Thanks for the compliment!