Wondering what to talk about with mom dad at your family dinners? Well, here Audrey O. gives the best (worst) ideas on how to have a successful family conversation!
Hey everyone! I’m back with a new Audrey O. episode, and I’m super excited to be introducing her dad in this one. Ever since her mom made her first appearance, I’ve been wanting to explore more of that relationship, and that with her father as well.
Also check out: Audrey O. (Vol.1 E17) – We Never Grow Up for Our Parents
This episode has taken me so long partly because I wanted to give his dad the perfect look and character – something that’d work well with the mother, too. That’s why this episode is set in the holiday season and we’re only seeing it now!
So let me waste no time in presenting…
Audrey O. (Vol.2 E7) Comic – What to Talk about with Mom Dad?
Audrey O. is hardly a good conversationalist when it comes to her parents. Picking a subject that probably doesn’t interest her parents is her thing. And what’s with moms always claiming you liked so and so when you were a child? Pay attention mom, no, I never liked green peppers cooked with potatoes. Thank you.
Does it Matter to Have Good Family Conversation Starters?
How many times does it happen that you find the perfect family conversation starter – only to be ignored! Well, more often than you’ve noticed! Everyone I talk to complains that their ideas get lost in conversations again and again. But that’s actually the mark of a good group conversation. If everyone has a lot to say to each other, that means people in the group feel safe voicing their opinions, and believe that whatever topic they choose will be okay. As long as the overall conversation leaves you in a good mood, without being exhausted, it’s definitely healthy.
As Winston Churchill said, “A good conversation should exhaust the issue, not the speakers.” In the age of social media where everyone’s always busy with their phones, it’s great to have so many things to talk about when you’re with family, close friends or your boyfriend.
What do you talk about when you’re with family? Does your family cut you in the middle of your sentences, only to talk about something else? Do they keep changing topics every minute? Do let me know in the comments below!
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]om.