Ofcourse, it was a catchy title for a short article in Times of India – When i finished reading this article, I could not hide my smile ….World’s most powerful president , Mr. Obama of United States is like any other father of a growing daughter!
While we had multiple discussions between colleagues (over our energetic lunch sessions) on this topic of our growing girls and their dress sense, we actually never found a solution – Most of us used the cold weather as a reason to justify why our girls should wear a longer skirt or a jacket over that figure hugging tops!!!…But nothing creative beyond this!! 😦 😦
And that is the reason I smiled when i read that article. Personally, I felt it is too silly a request to the ALMIGHTY…but, if Mr.Obama is reaching out to GOD, probably we should all join!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Ok, letz get serious!! In a related note, one of my friends who handles some special language classes to teens, notes that children get very upset with parents when they dictate on their dresses. In a class discussion about conflicts with parents, the Indian children asked a logical question “If a Chinese immigrant parent can allow their kids to wear what the kids like to wear, why is that my parents are not ok?”.
Now, this is a tough question – I was wondering probably my friend gave a long lecture about Indian culture and etc…..I was curious to know and checked on the answer, but was pleasantly surprised on the answer.
” Your dress impacts the way you present yourself and plays a very important role on your self-image. Dress should suit the occasion and should consider the group of people present, culture, climate and situation. While no one will question Mr.Obama if he chooses to make great speeches with his jeans and tee, he takes the effort to come in formals – this is to create the respect for the audience, to communicate in a subtle way that he is serious about his speech and he respects the forum. So, you – as intelligent children should choose the right dress for right occasion – if you practice this, you will see the difference and understand why your parents insist on some things”. – Great answer, is it not?
If you have 22 minutes and 41 seconds, you can watch Obama’s National prayer here