Yesterday we had a lot of elderly relatives come over.
As usual, I was amazed to see how seasoned/ comfy they are at handling kids( even at 80 yrs of age) having had over 4 children minimum and handled about at least 6-8 grand kids!!
Joint set ups ensured there were always little ones around.
Not much ado was made or attention given but the kids grew up just fine. Privacy was an unknown word and kids were often entrusted to the family driver or peon to be taken for walks- you won't see me doing that even if I am dead tired, despite the loving and loyal staff that I have.
Times change the great grand aunt told me, nodding her understanding. Babies were and still remain precious, no matter what , just the manner and intensity of interaction with her/ him is different.
Reading Bringing Up Vasu- it is truly hilarious in parts but to sum up I feel it is a must read for first time Indian parents who do not blog. For others, one would have to breeze over some parts.