Papa Kehte Hain but Mummy Doesn’t Care

Thanks to music practice at school, Yog has been the humming the song “Papa Kehte Hain” for weeks now.
Yog’s knowledge of Hindi is developing and my knowledge of Music has been and always will be limited. Both of us are aware of each others limitations so we try and provide more details to each other as and when necessary.
Since Yog clearly loves the song, he wanted me to appreciate it more with him. So he started explaining me the background to the song. He told me it is a college farewell song where the Hero is saying “Papa kehte hain bada naam karega” meaning that the Hero’s father thinks that his son will make a big name for himself one day.
Yog then continues the song lyrics, “Magar yeh to koi na jaane ki meri manzil hai kahan!” Yog then confidently explains that this line means ,”But the Hero’s mother says that you can become anything you want. Your mother will always love you!”
I burst out laughing at Yog’s sweetest interpretation of the song and his attempt at making me appreciate the song that probably runs in the blood of each person of our generation!
So dear Father you can keep whatever expectation you want for your son! For me, as a mother, he will always be my Mumma’s boy!

I am an ex-Management Consultant and a successful entrepreneur having close to twenty years of corporate experience. I am currently focusing full time on being a homeschooling parent while researching on the future of education and alternate methods of education. I am also a Vedic Math Trainer, an Operations Manager at a business run by her children and a philanthropist working with tens of other under privileged children. I bring all my past and current experiences together in the form of writing blogs. Using these blogs I wish to create awareness in parents, caregivers and educators about parenting, education and holistic living.

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