My father died this month. He was 93 and he had lived a long and wonderful life. My mother passed away in 2008, and he was anxious to be reunited with her. More important, perhaps, his seven children were all settled and doing well.
“Children First” is a truism, one of those phrases we all believe and think we actually practice.
Shilpi is an absolutely impossible child. If she doesn’t like the food she is served, she hurls it against the wall. Bath time is a daily screaming match, and no one is allowed to brush her teeth. To avoid tantrums while shopping, her parents buy her whatever she demands.
A few months ago, I missed my train from Delhi to Dehradun.