“Saif is really a hands-on father, he never misses out on his duties towards Taimur. Taking him (Taimur) for swimming classes is his responsibility and Saif makes sure that he doesn’t miss a single session,” says Kareena.
“As far as meals go, I’m the one who generally feeds Taimur. Saif has only one concern — when will I be back home?”, she says with a laugh, while elaborating on how the two of them share parenting duties.
“We do whatever it takes to make sure we spend enough time with Taimur. Saif is very particular about this. We never discuss work, especially my work. I don’t share any work-related issues with him, nor does he ask me about such things,” the actor elaborates.
Who is Taimur scared of, Saif or Kareena? Well, the answer is, he’s not scared of either of them, according to Kareena. “Mere se tho bilkul bhi nahi darta hai. Whenever I scold him even a little, my heart aches. That’s why I always tell Saif to be the bad cop; I like to be the good cop. Let’s put it this way — I know usually mothers are stricter. But in our home, Saif is the one who inculcates discipline and ethical values in Taimur. Saif is the stricter parent. I tell Saif he must discipline Taimur simply because tumhare teen teen bachche haina!! Also, because I am a first-time mother, so I am still learning,” she quips.
Will Taimur follow the footsteps of his parents and grandparents?
“Right now he is a child and too young to express his interests. As parents, we will never put pressure on our child to become a cricketer or actor merely because he hails from a family of cricketers and actors. Taimur can follow his heart, choose whatever profession he likes later on. We will always support him in whatever he decides to take up,” says Kareena.
How does she de-stress?
“I love to be with my family. I give very clear time slots for work, and make sure that at other times I’m with Taimur. I enjoy time with the extended family too. Soon, my cousin will be getting engaged, and the entire family will be meeting up. I look forward to such family gatherings — they help me de-stress.”...