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Mom’s the word

entertainment Updated: May 13, 2010 12:35 IST
Genelia d’ Souza
Genelia d’ Souza
Hindustan Times
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Genelia DsouzaIt’s me, my mother is the be-all and end-all of my existence. Besides supporting me in every dream that I wished to conquer, she is an absolute SUPERMOM! From being my sounding board to my partner-in-crime in teasing Dad and my brother, we have done it all. We have sneaked into theatres to watch peoples’ reactions to my films, fed kangaroos and koalas in Australia and fell asleep in a no-electricity room in a remote part of Chennai.

I find it funny how young people become rebellious towards their parents. Talking back and sometimes outright hatred mark the parent-children relationship and quite often this hatred lays down the foundation for a deeply soured relationship. This is extremely sad. Our parents made us who we are, gave us everything that we call “our life”. As children we must think twice before we question and criticise their decisions, howsoever unrealistic they may seem.

Especially when it comes to our mothers, it seems so easy to shoot down their opinions and say, ‘Mom, you don’t know anything.’ Trust me, it’s not just humiliating and condescending, it is downright heartbreaking. Just because a mother is blessed with SUPERHUMAN patience and dignity and UNCONDITIONAL love, she bears all insults, barbs and negligence aimed her way by her kids. It is very easy to hurt a mother but it is even easier to make her happy — simply because you are a part of her and anything and everything you do is looked upon as colossal and great!

So this Mother’s Day, I promised myself — to try as much as I can to never hurt the one person to whom I owe my entire life (literally). I’d love for you guys to do the same. It’s true when they say that God couldn’t be everywhere at once and so he made mothers.

Mom, I can’t express enough gratitude for the kind of woman that you are and the undeniably awesome mother that you are. I do hope that for every kid there is a mother like you.