Piyush and Mohit pose together for a wonderful snap
Both boys and girls are equally important in life and I never did prefer a girl child to a boy child, or vice-versa. I do think about adopting a girl child in future, and as of now, I am seeing my young sons grow. I am happy.
I was born into a family of seven brothers, and being the youngest, I am a decade younger than my eldest brother. I grew up comfortably, secure in their shade. Right from schooling to every other aspect in life, my brothers strived to make available to me opportunities they didn’t get or couldn’t afford to pursue.
The most prominent emotion with brothers is a sense of responsiblity towards the other. We do share secrets as sisters do, but sharing stories is a by-product of this emotion called love that makes us feel responsible about being there for our brothers. My boys fight, and they fight daily! But at the age they are at, it needs no resolution. Besides, the younger one somehow wins often. He is the one that cries too if my older son gets hurt.
As they grow to be men with families and jobs, I hope and pray they realize that brotherhood means togetherness, love, sacrifice and respect. If they maintain these core values—which they have witnessed all their lives through my relationship with my own brothers—they will grow up to be good human beings. As a father, I want them to be inseparable and to balance out each other’s weaknesses.
Girls are more mature and grow faster than boys, while boys are carefree and mature late in life. It is true that sisters express more. However, let’s not dismiss the level of empathy and understanding in boys for the mere reason that they can’t express it better.
Photo: Dadhich Jitendra