Parent trap? Not really!

Parent trap? Not really!

In the beginning, the idea seems very exciting — to be home, without your parents and, in a sense, enjoy the feeling of freedom. No more screaming and shouting, no more lectures, no more hearing things like ‘Go eat your food, now’ or ‘Get off Facebook and do something more constructive’.

But after a while, you start to miss your parents like never before. You start to realise how much they do for you and you don’t even notice when they’re around. Everybody says, “Oh, you both are so lucky. It must be party time for both of you!” Truth is, we miss the loving hugs and the voices telling us what to do and what not to! There isn’t anyone to comfort us when we are tired; nobody to offer words of wisdom; nobody to hear us out; and nobody to tell us what’s right and what’s not.

It’s funny how we seem to get irritated with our parents when they are around, but soon we realise how much they mean to us and we long for them. People often imply that being home alone is an amazing thing. Yes, that is true. But only in the beginning – for the first two or three days. After that, even if you’re home, you feel rather homesick!

Shivangi Kajaria
14 years,
MAIS, 9th Std

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