Wish you were alive..


I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day.

This contest had put me in a dilemma.  My grandparents are no more, I lost all four of them long back.  So, it was difficult for me to pen this one as even imagining made me emotional.

This is totally what I believe I would have done had they been alive.  My grandparents passed away much before the selfie, online shopping, mobile era.  They didn’t live in the same city as we lived in.

So, the best way would have been to arrange a meetup where I could bring all four of them at my place.  It would have given them an outing, a change from monotony.  Nothing would have given them more pleasure than meeting their great grandchildren, i.e., my children.  I would have arranged for a small cake, made their favorite dishes and surprised them.  I would have taken them for shopping to the mall, which wasn’t there during there times, and made them try out some dishes that they would find amusing and new.  I know they would have loved to gorge on the sweets.

I would try and teach them online shopping, online bank transfers, which again they would, I know, try out reluctantly as they would prefer their old school ways of shopping and banking.

I would have called my parents and siblings over too so that it would be a big family get together where there would be all generations; grandparents, parents, grandchildren, and great grandchildren under one roof.

I would arrange for them to watch some old classic Bengali and Hindi movies which are now easily available on the net.  I would be happy to see them reminisce their golden olden times.

Of course, with such a huge gathering there would be constant bickering and mini fights as our family is full of hot-headed people!  I would love to see the expression of amusement on my kids’ faces!

I would hire a big SUV and take them for Mumbai darshan.  I can imagine them dozing off in the car.  I can imagine them complaining about Mumbai traffic, their happiness on watching the sea, their amused looks while we went through the Bandra-Worli sealink.  They wouldn’t be interested in watching Shah Rukh or Salman’s bungalows or who knows they even might be!  My grandmother would be excited when we would have passed Amitabh Bachchan’s bungalow.

I would give them loads of hugs and kisses knowing that might be we won’t get an occasion like this again where all the generations are under one roof.

Well..I hope I could do these things.  These are the things that my grandparents would have been so happy about.

I look forward to hear from you how would you celebrate Grandparents Day. Do share a selfie with your grandparents on Sept. 10, 2017 on Twitter or Facebook with #LoveJatao & tag @blogadda to win a goodie from Parachute Advansed.


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