A relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is a very special bond. It can never be put into mere words. It’s a magical feeling.
Unlike many grandchildren who are closer to either their grandfather or grandmother I am closer to both. I love them equally. My grandparents are the most caring people on earth. I thank blogadda for letting me know about grandparent’s day. I have never celebrated grandparent’s day.
Today when I think of my grandparents, I remember one incident. From childhood, I was afraid to go to school. Each time it was my grandparents who interfered and made me realize the value of education and coaxed me into going to school. If it weren’t for their interference, I would never have completed my degree because when I was in seventh standard, our family shifted to Trichy from Jayamkondam. They put me in an English medium school.
I wasn’t able to converse in English like all the children of my age did in that particular school. I begged my parents to put me in a Tamil Medium school but they wouldn’t budge. I was so scared to speak to the teachers as well as the students. But I had one friend who was very friendly to me. She always spoke in Tamil. But the teachers spoke in English only. As a fact, most of the teachers knew only in English. Therefore, there was no possibility of them speaking in my native language. Even though, I made one friend in that school, I did not like that school at all. Hence I cried and made a scene almost daily. I cried while going in auto and also made a big noise.
My crying would continue in school also. One teacher was so harsh that he made me stand outside the class. It was hurtful. Then after that day, I told my parents I will not go to school. To make them realize I was serious, I locked myself in the bedroom. They would shout and ask me to open the door I wouldn’t open it. I was very arrogant at that time.
Finally, my parents agreed not to send me to that school. I sat idly in the house for one year. Then next year, they tried to put me in another school. This time, my grandparents came to their rescue. I wrote the entrance test because they told me if I don’t go to school, they will get me married. Afraid, I agreed to go to school. The painful part was I failed in the entrance test. So the school head told my parents that I have to study sixth again. I didn’t agree. I have already completed sixth. So it seemed meaningless at that time.
Once again, I started crying and told my parents I will not go to school. But my grandparents threatened me with dire consequences and thus I agreed to go to school only because I understood I was spoiling my life. What would have happened if my grandparents didn’t interfere with my life? When I think about it now, I get shivers. My mother was the one who wanted me to study in an English medium school. All my aunts and uncles have completed their degrees but my mother has studied only PUC. My father is an ex-banker. Both my parents are soft spoken. So they were not capable of making me go to school. It was the core reason why they sought my grandparents help. I am glad they did.
Such a lovely couple, my grandparents are. I love to celebrate grandparent’s day by calling them early in the morning because they are in a relative’s house and telling them how happy I am for they are in my life. As they are not aware about grandparent’s day, I will tell them about the same. I will get to hear about their grandparents too on this occasion. It is time to #LoveJatao.
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