Ever since Abhimanyu was a little boy, we had a special bond that got even stronger because of a concept called Mumma-Abhu time. He and I would take off on weekends to exciting places and have a blast.
When he turned 8.5, my daughter, Sanskriti came into our lives and we all got busy with our little bundle of joy. Abhimanyu became the responsible Little Daddy and my health was spiralling downwards. You all know the story of my health transformation and how Abhimanyu was the inspiration and catalyst behind it.
My darling Abhimanyu turned 15 in March 2020. He is taller than me and my best buddy. Around, October 2019, we both realised that we were missing our precious Mumma-Abhu time. That’s how we did something super exciting. Something that would bring us both out of our comfort zones.
A trip that would change our lives forever and bond us together once again.
We prepared for this one, the trek to Brahmatal in Uttarakhand, 22KM, 12250 feet above sea level. We worked on stamina building through running, climbing stairs and cardio activity. We built our lean muscle and meditated often.
It was amazing to be amidst nature and admire God’s creations. We both had a blast, fighting like Tom and Jerry, agreeing to disagree, cuddling to keep warm and motivating each other to do our best.
Together we fought snow storms, beat the rain, shuddered at the lightning but didn’t stop walking. We emerged as better people with more confidence in ourselves and each other. We rediscovered our relationship from that of mother and son to that of real buddies. I realised that my little boy had grown up into a logical, responsible and possessive young man who is rooted in family values.
Like his father, Abhimanyu is a man of few words and this trip made him pour his heart to me. I discovered a new side to him. One that is so caring and so mature. I am so blessed that Amarkant Jain supported us to take this adventure. He single-handedly managed work, home and the boisterous Sanskriti. All so that his two most favourite people could have their own space.
Friends, I strongly recommend a vacation with your growing children. It helps a lot… who knows, you may discover a new you, just like I did.
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