Happy Father's Day!!!
My Dad is the quintessence of an 80s Dad. Strict, no-nonsense, discipline is everything kinda Father.
His role like all fathers then was to provide a secure environment to the family. He went to work early in the morning before dropping my brother and me to school, while hardly talking a word to us. And got back home pretty tired late evening. He definitely was very hardworking! Before he called it a night I remember our evenings were dinner at the table went along with customary updates on how well we were doing at school ( more like how well my bro was), usual yelling at me to buck up and pull up my socks and study well or all my friends would leave me behind and move onto the next level. Or about how I would end up in a boarding school for not listening to my mom. So that was a typical weekday.
Weekends now was mainly Sunday...because as a Bank Manager my Dad worked half day and we too had half day school ( think of it now sounds ridiculous might as well given us a hol)! So Sundays were our Outing Days....which included Cubbon park or Lalbagh, with cotton candy and a horse ride. At times we would go out for a movie and it never was a kids movie...( parents then would take kids to every bollywood movie or Hollywood movie with no filtering whatsoever). I remember watching The exorcist when I was 5-6 yrs old, you imagine the night mares I had to endure for months. The Day would have to end with a delicious dinner at one of our favourite restaurants...no zomating for newly opened etc. Drive straight to either Sukh Sagar, EBONY, or Cafe de Airlines. We loved them all so no complains there.
So the Sunday we spent with my dad was pretty much this. Of course we did have our game moments...were after I had learnt to play chess, we would have a regular matches now and then .... He with a drink in his hand, me with a milkshake!! And there weren't much talking happening mind you....he's a serious player!
As the 80s kid that I was I loved and enjoyed how much ever time my dad gave me.... I mean what do I compare it with right. That was the norm back then...! Untill we flash forward to today....sszzzzh! More at my daughter and my dear husband!!