Everything’s fair when you are at grannie’s! Ever heard this? No? But you couldn’t deny this too! The grand parents are those who let you do whatever you want to do and get you rotten spoilt when you are visiting them. The ones who care just like parent, often more than them. They don’t show it though. The ones who are always ready to lend their ears when we are in need of a friend who does so! The best guide who have decades of experience and buckets of knowledge to go with it.
I really loved visiting ny grand parents, both the maternal side and the paternal side. They were always dotting and caring and very considerate. Had always the patience and time needed to deal with a spoilt brat like myself.( Well, they never let me knew I was a spoilt brat either!) The variety of dishes that I got to taste being there and always keeping my taste preferences in mind made my stay there more amazing!
As time passed by, the visit were made less frequently, phone calls even fewer and those jolly holidays became just cherished memories in the sands of time! Not that my grand parents weren’t missing us, or we didn’t respond the feeling. It was just climbing the ladders of age we tend to move far away from them. The time they used to take out for us from their busy schedules, we weren’t able to do the same for them.
Now, they need someone who could listen them patiently. Hear their small complaints, assure them wisely, prepare something deliceous for them and spoil them with some cute gifts. But, time ohh time! We all have so much of lack of it in our lives, we can’t even adjust a little of it for our loved ones selfless relatives.
This grand parents day, parachute advanced, with their new sweet advertisement on #lovejatao, a concept on how we can show our love and gratitude to our grand parents by dedicating some of our time to them. I was really overwhelmed when I watched it, wanted to follow the suit and show some gratitude to my grand parents too.
Thus, I decided and went to give them a surprise visit today. They catching me there so unexpected welcomed me with wet eyes. I felt so guilty, I wasn’t here before, and promised myself that this mistake would be rectified.
I told them to get ready withing fifteen minutes as we were going for a sudden picnic. They are fragile and weak now, couldn’t get ready fast they once used to be. So, I helped them do that and very soon we were driving on in my car going for a short picnic. The trip to Chota kashmir, a small garden was short to drive. I had already packed some of their favorite sandwiches and a pot full of baked masala potatoes for them. They used to love them when my mom used to make them this. My kids were with me too. They just loved playing ludo on their I pad and even teaching them to play that.
The jokes that these two generations shared had the huge gap of decades and ideas, but we all loved them nonetheless. Inspired by the advertisement, I even gave my dadima and nanima a short head massage and they found it really reliving.
We ended the day by having an early dinner at a local dhaba. My grandparents were already yawning at the journey back home. They seem to even tire out early, I noticed sadly. No wonder their health is deteriorating because even their appetite has decreased. I felt so ashamed that I couldn’t do anything to make them this happy often enough. They seem to be having so. Much gala time with their great grand kids.
As I dropped them back home, I promised my self that each fortnight, I would pay them a visit and spend some time with them for sure. My kids were realy excited about this idea. This reminded me of my childhood when I used to love the idea of visiting them so much. Soon, very soon, even I would turn in to a grand parent and I would feel so lonely and lost if someone else did the same to me too.
I really thank parachute advanced for this lovely concept shown in a great subtle way to let people know what their missing in their life and how it can be mended!
The motive of writing this is to inspire someone to get up and #lovejatao to those parents who love you more than your parents!
I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.