” You got your mother to a bowling party on your birthday?! Do you think she can handle bowling?”
“What! You workout with your MOM. Isn’t it boring ?”
” A trip with your mum to Andaman. I am sure you didn’t do a single water sport!!”
These are the reactions I get when I tell people of the fun things, my mother and I do. To answer them – My mother is a pro in the bowling alley. She isn’t boring but super fun to workout with. And, literally, every other muscular guy in the gym, stops his workout and comes and tells her – ” Aunty, I wish my mum would also workout and want to stay fit like you”. With a matter of fact, my trainer gets bored working out all alone with me. 😛
Traveling with your mother is, trust me, the most enriching and rejuvenating experience of your life. You get to know her in a whole new different way. My mother is an amazing co-traveler. In our last holiday, she walked underwater. She loved snorkelling just like a ten year old. And wait for it- She scuba dived with equal enthusiasum.
She has a spirit of a 16 year old. She gives the credit to her students, who help her stay young. So don’t be shocked if you see her over-speeding or racing a student on her moped. Talking about her spirit, I cannot forget to mention that she is on level 483.
She markets my co-blogger Rucha’s jewelry brand as her own and waits for my other co-blogger Esha’s next play like her biggest fan. She misses my friends – Richa and Avani just as much as I do and can have absurd conversations with them and remember the kind of coffee they like, even if they visit after a long gap. She celebrates every happiness and gets teary for every bad happening in Neha’s life. No wonder,my friends love her as if she is their friend. My mother is an integral part of my friend circle and I am invited everywhere with her.
So, when I think what is the one thing I want to learn from my mother, I wouldn’t have an answer. 10 years back, I used to say to be a teacher like her is all that I wish for. A dream that I fulfilled 8 years back and now I proudly run Ayalur’s Language Solutions with her. (Keeping this in mind, we wore jewellery made by my student’s from Abira Creations)
But,if you ask me now, I would say I would love to inherit her never-say-die attitude. I would love her never aging spirit. The way she keeps the family together is what I would love to learn from her. Also, her FILTER COFFEE!
The most fun person in my life is my mum and no,I will still say-
“Bowling,Workout,Business or anything else -NOT WITHOUT MY MOTHER..!
What we wore –
- A cotton dress material bought from a Home seller.
- The Pallazo is a gift from the Tandon family.
- Jewellery: Handcrafted by the Abiras at Abira Creations
- Racerback T-shirt from Jockey
- Cotton jacket is from the Summer Collection of MAX Fashion
- Skirt is from Fabindia
- Jewellery : Handcrafted at Abira Creations. Do check their website – https://www.abiracreations.com/