Consolidating last week incidents as there is a delay in post (blog site was down for past 2 days). Every time I had to send a mail to rediff customer service to bring it back up.
Million dollar question
On Sunday afternoon while I was preparing lunch Adi came rushing to me and asked amma can you listen to me for a minute?This means she needs eye contact and not just the oral response that I normally do by continuing my work. I asked her to give me couple of minutes to wrap up what I was doing and then turned to her.
She always responds well when you give her heads-up about things and ask her for permissions before jumping into the task. She continued with both hands on her hip and head tilted upwards to me.
I don’t want to play anything (dolls/blocks/kitchen stuff/starfall/balls/puzzles)
I don’t want to ride bike
I don’t want to read/write
I don’t want to watch television
I don’t want to eat
I don’t want to sleep
Tell me what can I do now?
This is the effect of keeping her at home from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. I am clueless… rolled my eyes and said “can you please give me sometime I need to think about it?”
Is there any other way to keep kids busy at home? We finally played anthakshari for a while by humming all rhymes/songs. Her favorite is jingle bells and Barney’s I love you songs.
Hair cut for boys – Adi’s stand
One of Adi’s friend/classmate Mr. J had a close to head summer hair cut few days back and Adi declared that he is not her friend anymore. The reason is he had a hair cut and her stand is boys don’t look good when they do hair cut especially the summer cut.
Rules of breaking glass
One fine morning the first thing I did was breaking a glass kept by M at living room. He left it near the couch after drinking pepsi. The way I narrated the incident made M feel that I am insisting more on him leaving the glass at living room than me breaking it making him responsible for the incident. I really didnt meant that way but he was not ready to accept it. A silent heat was on between us. I never thought Adi listened to this conversation until the next incident happened. The same day afternoon I left a glass near bed after drinking lemonade thinking lazily that I can take it back after my small nap. Within 10 minutes Adi broke it accidentally. I yelled at her as “Don’t you see the glass kept down? Are your eyes tied to the sky? and so on with all usual yelling language”. With no second delay she coolly responded “it broke because you did not take it back to kitchen and not because of me”
Rules are rules. I did not speak anything after that and was searching for a band-aid for my nose. A big nose cut I must say.
This happened almost 3 to 4 days back and M is still laughing at me when he looks at me face to face. I have never seen him laughing out that loud as he did on that day. He was sure over acting and started making comments as “GOD sure exists”, “my little girl is my saver all times”, “GOD will make good people walk on thorns but he will surely save them” , “in this modern world GOD doesn’t wait too long to teach lessons” and so on… I felt these comments were way too high for the small incident that happened. I usually get upset when something breaks at kitchen but this incident I was not given an oppurtunity to think about the broken glass. The thoughts were all around the scenes created by the father and daughter.
I am sure he would have bought anything Adi wanted on that day but poor little girl is not old enough to make use of the circumstances.