tik tok – tik tok – tik
the sound that i hear all day
making me realize
my little princess growing
trying all my shoes with heels
one pair after the other
the cupboard remains open
all my bags are out lying
she chooses as per her mood
which one to carry, which color to hold
my lipsticks are all vanishing
her face painted all over
bright colors on her cheeks
make her look only more beautiful
sometimes, i ask her to stop
at times i let her carry on
for the joy on her face
being styled up with all her mommy’s belongings
is something that’s priceless
way beyond the value
of the bags, lipsticks and shoes
every day, each moment i relish
the joy of having a daughter
Don’t cry like GIRLS!
Often boys are told this. Just one sentence that has such a heavy and dark meaning to it. Are we are telling our boys that girls are weak? Are we telling are girls that they are not strong enough?
This is such a sexist statement, that girls and boys often grow up listening to. Aren’t we not preparing our generations to become what we ourselves criticize. Telling the boys that they can man handle the girls when they want to. Assuring the girls that they always need someone to protect them.
We don’t realize but many things that we put into the minds of our children leads to changes in the society. It’s all on us how to raise them. Whether we want to nurture them with good practices or we want to lead them to a weak and filthy future.
Somewhere deep down, when we give it a thought, we understand that such statements encourage the bigger problems to come challenge us in future. The dark reality of eve teasing and rapes starts to haunt us starting from the four walls.
I pledge not to raise my children with such sexist statements to contribute towards what little I can do for the society.
After all, it’s a matter of our children’s future!