My cool tech mom..

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It’s not uncommon for our parents who belong to the VHS, cassettes, and black and white picture era to ask us how to work around their smart phones. One afternoon, my mother came up to me while I was resting to ask me how to post an IG reel and give hashtags. I irritatedly took the phone from her hand and did it myself not actually showing her or giving her the chance to do it herself. She smiled and got about doing her work. A few days later, she came back to me to show that she got 20 likes on her post and thanked me for helping her. She looked a little confused so I asked her what’s wrong. She said she was hesitant to ask me another doubt about her phone as I would not like it. It immediately hit me how careless I had been and that I never realised how it effected her. I apologised and we sat the whole day teaching her tips and tricks about her phone. We drank tea, talked about her followers, her best pictures ( because she can click the most amazing sunsets, and has a unique view of nature), and she asked me so many questions like a curious girl would and took them all down in a notebook!


My mother was the one that taught me a lot of firsts in my life. I learnt how to walk, how to talk, and how to be a better human being all because of her. She used to teach me after my school, helping with my homework even though she herself is a graduate and had to leave her education due to financial difficulties. She never once nudged me, got irritated if I got a sum wrong, or said I would never be able to learn because I am stupid. She has taught me so much more than I can even express with all her patience and time. When I went away for college, I would call my mother with the silliest of things like which ingredient to put in a recipe that I was cooking for the first time alone in my hostel. The food never tasted like hers ever, but she always answered all my questions, sometimes mocking me that she cannot give away her secret spices.


So if ever your parents come up to you with a question you think is silly, always remember they are the ones that taught you everything you know. All you need to do is smile and be patient just like they were with you.

-Oishmortal 

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  1. Being a mother myself, I hope my sons can realize this some day 😊 My mum was the one to spark my interest in tech, an interest I still keep and develop and have managed to pass on (in part) to my sons. I suppose I should still be happy as long as they feel it’s ok to ask mum for help in games (even ones where I’ve only played half an hour – but have hours and hours of gameplay on similar games πŸ˜…). Thanks for sharing this moment!

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    1. Wow! You are totally the next gen mom. Gamer moms are the best. My mother and I sit hours on the PS too.
      Thanks for sharing your story and reading mine. Means a lot 🌸

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  2. That’s something common & happened many times with me too.
    It took my mom almost 2 years to learn every feature of android mobiles.
    I don’t get frustrated quickly but, whenever I’ve had to repeat something more than 3 times then it felt like a burden.
    But, the thing to remember is that they are the ones who taught everything.
    Such a lovely message.
    You articulated very well, Oisha.

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    1. I love the nickname you gave me. It’s so unique. Most people just call me Oish.
      So thanks for that.
      Also, yes you’re right patience is a virtue and I’m quickly frustrated at small things. I thought this could be a healthy reminder for those of us who always value what our parents have done for us.
      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this 🌸

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  3. That’s so very true! Our parents were there for us when we were kids to teach us everything and we must be there for them now to help them in anything they might need or teach them what they don’t know about. It’s just common sense. Thank you for sharing this little big piece of advice!

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    1. Thank YOU for always being so supportive. I know it’s not a big deal to say this out loud, but when the realisation hit me, I felt this could probably be something a lot of us don’t do. You’re so right about being there for them no matter what. πŸ’œπŸŒΈ

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  4. So here, I’m telling my mother the story of you and your mother. How you guided her using social media.

    Last year, my mum’s office have taken initiative to move forward towards using technology and digital tools. Now my mum doesn’t know about using a smartphone. I help her.

    I hope she learn it quickly.

    Thanks for sharing your story. I generally write life-based poems & blogs. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh this is such a happy comment. Put a smile on my face. Thank you so much for sharing and I’m sure our parents will quickly adapt and get better than us with each coming day.

      Your topics of blogging are quite interesting.

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  5. This is so relatable, Oish ❀️ and how true it is, we can never imagine the struggles our parents went through for our happiness, we can do atleast this much for them … Will surely try to be more mindful from now on … πŸ₯°

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    1. I am so happy this could motivate you and ofcourse knowing how lovely of a person you are, your parents are proud. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your wonderful thoughts 🌸

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    1. Thank you so much Soumili. Means a lot that you stopped by to read and leave a comment. I am glad you found it relatable. Much love 🌸

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  6. A beautiful reminder to be patient with our parents as they learn to navigate a time heavy with the use of tech. I must say I can get very frustrated when I have to teach my mum. But I constantly try to remind myself that it is not the right attitude.

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    1. What is life but reminiscing about them good ol days. You struck the right chord by saying patience is the key. At times we tend to forget from where it all began. Much love to you and thanks for your lovely comment 🌸

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  7. I have to laugh at your opening line, I grew up with records, 8 tracks, cassettes, VHS, and movies on tv shot in black and white and I absolutely no problem with adapting to technology lol. I really think it depends on the person.

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    1. Haha! Yes I did too chuckle to myself just going back to the days we rented VHS or reeled the cassette back in. I am a proud 90s kid too. You’re absolutely right about some people grasping anything new faster than the others with ease. Thanks for reading though. Cheers 🌸

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  8. That is a wonderful message! I remember growing up with my parents and them always asking me questions about technology. But as for my parents, they were always too scared that they would destroy the piece of technology, so they never really wanted me to teach them, nor did they ever want to learn when I offered haha! They just gave it to me and stepped back. Every. Single. Time. oh boy oh boy it was sssooo annoying and I was worried for them lol

    I do have this poem about parenting that I think you will love, considering your appreciation for patience. It’ll be below! Thank you for reading!
    https://sircharlesthepoet.wordpress.com/2021/07/19/how-to-save-a-life/

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    1. I cannot agree more about how parents refrain from getting whimsical about new techs/toys. It’s always so wonderful to see them try though. Thank you so much for this wonderful note and stopping by to read my piece. I actually went through the poem you tagged below and many of the others. I must say you can articulate your thoughts so well and I’m and ardent fan. Look forward to reading more. 🌸

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    2. Wow, what a comment! I still don’t know what to do with myself when I receive comments like this. Your experience with reading my content and your comment is everything I work so hard for. Thank you immensely! πŸ™πŸΎ

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