08th March is an International Women’s Day indeed, but do we ever wonder that the men in our lives are the reason who let us to be delighted on this day; in fact, on every other day of the year. And, even if we wonder, do we especially thank them. Okay! Many of us do, but how about thanking them on this day, which is celebrated as ‘Women’s Day’!?
Often the world talks about all the labors that any woman puts into keeping the family together, but hardly ever, we talk about the botherations a man takes to run a home. We talk about a woman being a mother, sister, wife, daughter-in-law, female/girl friend, and the diversified roles she plays in a man’s life, but very less we talk about the different roles a man plays in our lives. In fact, these days, many are talking ‘only’ about women being so Sane and men being so Insane.
So, being a strict anti-genderist, I thought no other day could be a better day than Women’s Day to thank the TEN MEN in every woman’s life. Trust me, without these men in our lives, we could never be deserving all the admiration 🙂 .
We are often told that a woman could be or is not her husband’s queen, but she is always her dad’s princess and so true this holds. He is the first man to hold the tiny us in his arms, safe and sound. He is the first man we see and smile at, when we open our pinky-dinky eyes, even if we don’t realise it, and throughout he continues to fill us with unconditional conviction.
Not to forget, he is the first man to raise his eyebrows when we announce our love for the second most important man of our life 🙂 <3 .
Well… to continue, he is the second man who scrowls at our choice of a life partner, in case, we choose him ourselves 😉 . No matter if he is older or we are, he showers us with endless interrogation once we tell him that we are in love with a boy next door or when we wear short skirts to a party at night :P. Yet, he might bribe us to keep all his secrets!
From pulling our pigtails to playing with even dolls (only to provide us with some company, in absence of anybody else) to teaching us to drive to helping us to solve math sums, he stands by us DAY AND NIGHT <3 !
And then enters the third yet the most important man in our lives – our soulmate! He is the only one who plays almost all the roles – that of a father, a brother, and a friend – in our lives. At times when we doubt our looks, he compliments us and when we doubt our skills, he asks us to prepare his presentation. He even explains cricket and politics to us; at least, he tries to 😉 .
He not only pays our shopping bills, but listens to our ridiculous stories wholeheartedly. He even lends an ear to our blabbering over the house maid or the vegetable vendor (sabzi wala) and even though, keeps mum :P. After all, he is the Husband!
Indeed, the woman gives birth to a man, but the son is the other man to put a smile to our lips. He gives us reasons to laugh aloud on his childlike, notorious deeds or to feel proud of his big achievements. He drives us to the temples or gurudwaras and lets us share our angst over a cup of evening tea when our hair is grey.
He is the one and, for that matter, only one who probably behave biased when it comes to choosing between food cooked by his wife and us (the mothers-in-law) 🙂 . After all, he is the Son!
Not only he is the husband to our daughter, but could be our son if our daughter is our only child. He serves us in need and even treats us like his second mother. He spends time with all other children in our family and maintains a charming, ever smile when treated roguishly for being the brother-in-law 😀 .
And, he definitely endures all the tantrums thrown by our beloved daughter and never [dares to ;)] complains!
A male teacher from ‘To Sir With Love’ is the ideal male teacher in our lives. Being a guiding light he helps us in taking important career decisions. He fills our vacant brains with edifying thoughts and gives shape to our dreams.
He only teaches us to distinguish between ethanoic acid and ethanol or between concave and convex mirrors 🙂 !
No life is complete without a friend and more especially without a male best friend!
He, like the brothers, never misses an occasion to mock us or tell us that we don’t look as good as his girlfriend. But then, he buys us the best birthday gifts and lets us share our future plans with him. He encourages us to chase our dreams without worry and reach the Everests of our lives and so, we value him so much in our lives 🙂 .
No, he is not our first brother. He is our first cousin, but then he could be as nasty. He has all the rights to pull our hair or a punch in our back or to break the neck of our prettiest doll. But then he celebrates every festival with us and renders our bizarre demands without even frowning.
No matter whether we ask him to fetch an ice cream from the fridge in the middle of the night or to take us for a ride on his new bike or to drive us from a parlour to the wedding venue, he delivers what’s been commanded :* :*.
We spend almost half (at times, more than a half) of our day, every day, with him. He not only values our propositions, but as well shares his brainstorming ideas with us and inspires us to perform our best when we are to delegate the conference.
He not only accompanies us over a cup of tea or coffee when we are driven crazy, but even willingly participates in slandering the poor manager or the entire system 😀 .
No, not always, we cat our manager… 😉 We also regard him for being the motivator, the prime mover. We acknowledge him for being a patient listener and solving our screwed professional lives too 🙂 .
So, being a woman, on behalf of all the women, on the Women’s Day, I thank these courteous men. I thank them for providing us coherent support and care throughout and making us feel special, every day of our lives. I thank these ten men and all the men who are always generous enough to lend a helping hand to uncomplicate our lives. Thank you so much 🙂 🙂 .