When Daddy was a little Boy– A Tribute.

When Daddy was a little Boy– A Tribute

“Fathers don’t cry.”

This was the impression I had when I was young. To me, Father was a strong figure who controls adverse situations to make things comfortable. He could never go wrong with any of his pre-decided actions. His yes and no were clearly marked. Father was not very vocal about his likes and dislikes. Eyes were the only indicators we could guess his mood from. After many years, he’s still the same only I have discovered more perspectives of his personality.

Whene Daddy was a little boy
When Daddy was a little boy

Being a literary person, my father could read the increasing distance between him and his daughter. (Yes, that’s me) In an effort to break the cold wall between us, he used to tell me stories, drive me to long distances and plan family holidays frequently.

One such successful effort was to bring me a book by Alexander Raskin. Titled “When Daddy Was A Little Boy”, the book was dedicated by the author to his daughter.

“A young, bespectacled father made mistakes and was teased by his friends. Like any other ‘normal’ child, he was not perfect. I could relate the story with my father’s. The book had an everlasting impression on me.”

I began to understand that father, too, is a human. He has his own share of laughs, cries, ambitions and desires. We expect him to be a dutiful father and he plays his part efficiently without fail. We want to see him as a strong, protective wall who saves the family from worldly disturbances. In order to give his best, Father somewhere overlooks his dreams in life. To build a happy family, he neglects his passion in life.

I can’t bring his precious years back but will try to revive his passion for travelling. Making this Father’s Day special by gifting my Dad a trip to Australia. A new beginning is on the cards.

Happy Fathers Day:)

Please check another ‘Fathers Day’ incident shared by me back in 2016:)

I know you care, dear Daddy!

27 Comments Add yours

  1. thoughtful very interesting happy fathers day

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading. Happy Fathers Day:)

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  2. Simple yet touching expression! I agree fathers too have their own desires that they let go for their children.

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    1. aditi says:

      Exactly that’s what I want to convey.

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  3. Priyanka says:

    Lovely surprise you’ve got planned for your dad on father’s day. I’m sure he is going to love it.
    The book he had gifted you when you were a child is an even more beautiful memory. Do make your dad read this post–he will be thrilled you remember!

    Hugs and love to you…

    #CrossBorderSisters #OpenNTalk

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    1. aditi says:

      Sure this post will be shared as Father’s Day surprise:) Thanks for suggesting Priyanka!

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  4. Beautiful post. I completely know this thing.. we as a children also thought our father are strong and strong people don’t cry. But behind that strong shell is a soft heart which has done so many sacrifices for his kids.
    Same pinch on gifting a holiday to dad this father’s day.. though we are going together 😋😋😁😁

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for stopping by and reading the post. Fathers are the pillars of strength but they have an emotional side too.
      Happy Fathers Day:)

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  5. my father has a different kinda bond with me.. He has always been my mentor and guide. Raised us as strong headed independent women

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    1. aditi says:

      Even my father caring and was involved in every activity of mine but he has the habit of hiding his emotions. I think men consider themselves stronger than women and show their protective side.

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  6. Anagha Yatin says:

    A touching post Aditi with a great message. Looking through different lens, father appears all the more respected figure!
    Your father must be very proud to have received a wonderful gift from you. God bless you and your father!

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    1. aditi says:

      Glad to know your thoughts. Thank you Anagha for the inspiring message:)

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  7. preety85 says:

    Well expressed, even i am also the one from majority who thinks father never cry, he is the strongest man but we forget that he is also human with a heart, I saw my dad crying first time at the time of my marriage (bidai) and it was very sad to see my #superhero crying for me 😫

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    1. aditi says:

      Very true. Fathers build a shield around them to hide their emotions.
      Thanks for reading and sharing your views:)

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  8. vijvihaar says:

    Wonderful artical & loved the gift you have planned for your dad. Hope some day i too do that for my daddy

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for the appreciation. We are indebted to our fathers for making us what we are today. Let’s do our bit for their happiness:)

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  9. sayeridiary says:

    Through this post you have shared a father’s emotion too! Sometimes they cant be so expressive but they have selfless love for daughters.Australia trip is going to be a real fun for him.

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    1. aditi says:

      Absolutely! Can’t wait to see a smile on his face:)

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  10. That’s a beautifully written article, I’m so glad to read this one. Keep it up with such amazing piece of writing. 😊

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    1. aditi says:

      Thanks for reading:)

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  11. Someone said that correct, dads are like coconuts… Hard from outside soft from inside, they never expresses it out but they too have hearts to feel. They need a salute for whatever simple or big things he do for us. Thank you for sharing..

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  12. Hema says:

    Wow.. it is such a cute writeup. I loved reading it. You have penned down beautiful bond between father and daughter

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  13. flavorsofworld says:

    The book is really a great asset for you.. Father daughter relationship is really very amazing.. love to read it

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  14. Aditya says:

    Great Post.

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  15. Dad rocks! Father don’t express his love like a mother but the love and bond is very strong. Enjoyed reading the post 🙂 #superdad

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  16. Really touched by your words.. felt like calling my dad right away and thank him for all that he has done.. no words can be enough to describe their love and sacrifice

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