This happened yesterday when I was reading out to A, Ruskin Bond’s Crazy times with Uncle Ken. So , in this book, Uncle Ken is described as one who went through life without having to do much, and has got lots of misadventures. And then at one point in one of the stories, Uncle Ken asks his nephew if he has got some money so that they could have some rasgullas. It’s also described that Uncle Ken is usually broke, as the little allowance granted to him by his mother is always finished by him on his clothes.
Surprised A asks me, why should money be a matter when uncle Ken has got a family, mom, four sisters, and all ?
I told her that parents would take care of the children’s needs when they were small, and they will have to earn for themselves on growing big, and so is expected of Uncle Ken too.
More surprised A asks how her grandmother then gets the money needed.
I answered her that her grandfather takes care of that.
And a little nervous A asks me, Suppose, if suppose , her father, V stopped working and did not go to office, will I , the mother, share my money with him ?
Only after I nodded in agreement, with a suppressed smile, did she seem to feel relaxed 😊
So Mr.Father out there, your little one has become big enough to be concerned about you, topping the list of your “we-are-there-for-you” ones.
Happy Fathers Day !!