My Encyclopaedia, my Google – my Mum!

                   Life, today, has become pretty easy for us humans, thanks to computers! I mean, life is tough, but when it comes to finding information on how to fight the various battles in our life, all it takes is a single click, and, Voila! we have an answer, with countless options, ready to help us out of our mess! Or so, we think. But, way back, when this Big C wasn’t invented, we had another, much more reliable source of information, which guaranteed a clean rescue from our problems, and that was (and is even now) our mother!

               Really, today, when I look back, I realise, what a treasure trove of knowledge my mother has been! She has an answer to each and every question; and a logical one, at that.  I really wonder, how she could gather and process all that information and supply it so efficiently, as and when required! I have read somewhere, that every new generation comes  blessed with more grey matter than the previous one. But, when I think about my mother, I can conclude confidently- and, I am sure, you all will, too – that our mothers, who belonged to the past generation, were blessed with much more grey matter than any of us. Else, they wouldn’t be having solutions to each and every issue in life.

            I remember how pathetic I was in mathematics. I hated the subject with all my heart. It showed on my answer sheets! But, one day, mum decided that enough was enough, and took matters in her own hands. She being a Political Science student, helped me with my algebra and geometry, and wonder of wonders, this dud secured fabulous marks in her tests! A feat she had never even dreamt of!
Well, that’s how smart my mum is! Wonder why I am taking all the credit!

          Her knowledge about the universe and its funny ways was beyond my understanding. Every night, during our after- dinner strolls, she would point out to planets and constellations in the sky, telling us not only their names, but also the story behind each of those, which we found rather amusing, and enlightening.  And, if she failed to answer any particular question, then she would promptly find out the answer and present it the very next day! And, what do we smart-asses do today? We google stuff and call ourselves geniuses! No, I don’t do it. At least, not in front of my mum. She would never say a word, but, I myself would feel ashamed to show-off my artificial knowledge to someone as ‘genuine’ as mum.

          These days, since the time I learned to handle the computer, I do look up for info on the net. But, if I am ever in need of some reliable information, I simply call up mum. I know I will get what I want. And, that’s why,  I don’t get panicky on days when Mr. Google decides go away on a sabbatical. I have my very own google, encyclopaedia, all rolled into one – my mum!        

Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

17 thoughts on “My Encyclopaedia, my Google – my Mum!

  1. Mathematics! My sis used to help me out, there!

    But the one thing my mum used to very sweetly do: Read all the essays I had written as a kid, and saved some of them and kept them in her diary. She still proof-reads some of my blog posts, if I'm scared to hit the publish button. Or when I feel like – this blog post has gotta be the best one till date!

    I agree, moms are better than Google. Coz when you lose a sock, Google can only help you to buy a new one. Not find the old one! 🙂


  2. Your mom was your google? That has to be fun. Even now, I am called upon to answer all kinds of weird questions. But at least, I can toss — google it to my kids. 🙂


  3. Such a sweet one! My Mum hated that subject and took me to market to calculate when she was buying vegetables. 7.75 – 2.5 equals how much? 🙂
    Loved your post!


  4. Moms always have this super power to do everything so flawlessly. Even my mom is a political student yet she taught the three of us maths and science at home. 🙂


  5. Hey, how very similar we are…and so are our moms! And,you are so right…our moms are blessed with the super powers that you won't ever find in any of the Super Men!


  6. How fortunate you are to have such a super-mom! Thanks for sharing a bit about your mother. Cherish her every single minute! Best wishes to you and your mother.


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