from the little girlie at its best. The courses I attended at work for this soft skill sprang through the window as Adi is practically challenging me with this for anything and everything I want her to do. Anytime I
ask request her highness to carry out some task she would say this with a whatever attitude “OK here is the deal” Let me clarify that by task I meant eating her dinner, drinking milk, cleaning up toys and finishing her homework and not anything related to helping me. Ok I agree that eating her food is a big help to me. Here goes the latest deal
Adi: Amma, we have a spelling test at school
Me: Wow !!! that’s great. Did your teacher ask you to prepare at home? May be I will ask appa to give you a surprise if you score full marks
Adi: Surprise? Ok then here is the deal
Me: (Squeezing my mind with what this time?)
Adi: If I score full marks appa can give me a big surprise and If I try my best appa can give me a little surprise.. ok?
how can I say no to this? Isn’t this a double-win situation for her? what is the limit for “trying her best”? From then on the talk at home was only about the options for the big and little surprise that we were about to forget the source for the surprise. She would have finished the test by now. It is not the matter of whether she is going to get the surprise or not it is the matter of whether it is big or little. We will get to know today evening… Phew I have a lot to learn from her…
It doesn’t stop with Negotiation yesterday evening we made vanilla color cup cakes as we were hibernating at home due to snow storm… While Adi was contemplating about what to say M said right on my face that it is sugary (No I am not blaming him I am happy as long as he says something when I ask him the nth time rather than being silent). All she said was “Mommy its not that I don’t like ’em but I don’t feel like eating it now”… Only when I promised her at bed time that I am asking so I can improve myself the next time and I will not feel bad about what she says she slowly said “You know mommy actually I didn’t like the cup cakes but I know that you tried your best..” Needless to say there was a lump in my throat and I hugged my sweat heart…
i guess i can learn a little bit of negotiation skills from her 😀
we all can… 🙂 am telling ya there is no better way to learn it…
She’s good, really good !! Hope you (and us readers) can learn from Adi !
at this stage I see her as “kadavul paadhi mirugam paadhi” (Eng: half angel half demon)…
Thanks for that “really good” PV….
smart cookie! 🙂
for a stupid mom huh?
Nice .,Adi is soooooooooo cute!
இனிய பொங்கல் நல் வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!
Thx Priya… Happy pongal to you and your family…
Thats very nice.
There have been many ‘lump in the throat’ occasions for us too. One of us would have scolded Anirud for being a little slow in getting ready or whatever. Minutes later, when we mellow down and apologise for being harsh, he would be very cool in saying “Dont worry appa / amma. You said that for my good. I know you didn’t do it wantedly”
What do you say on those occasions? 🙂
they make us think huh? I have to admit that I have changed a bit in the way I react to unfavorable situations…
Happy Pongal to all of you over there.
Thanks Chakra… Pongal-o-pongal to you and your family…
What maturity! You are a great mother and you have an amazingly sensitive daughter! Rock on!
🙂 thanks Vini
LOL! Pls arrange a training session for all of us Ani 🙂
😀 sure will do…
Diplomacy @ it Extremity.
ivlo diplomacy udambukku othukalaee (at least en udambukku over dosage-a irukku) …
chey romba bad mommy neenga.
You have got an wonderful daughter,sing in praise of her.
adha vittutu,udambu adhu idhu.nnu…
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🙂 🙂 just wait for few years madame… ambuli is on her way … appo theriyum…