Thought I will do a feel good post after a long time. I felt like I have been complaining more about the little girl that it is now time to pass on some credits. Yesterday evening was one of those days when she was at her best.
As usual I asked about homework while returning from school and we discussed about the plan for the evening. There was no homework so plan was she can watch TV for 30 minutes and then play outside/ride bike till 7pm. Come back to home at 7pm. Have dinner. Practice for Hindi test till 7:30pm. Practice pattu till 8pm. Attend pattu class at 8pm and get ready for bed at 9pm.
On any normal day, I had to chase her around the community at 7:10pm. We both return home at 7:30pm. She will switch on the TV the moment she steps in. Demands for dinner and spends the rest of the evening by lazying around, playing with LHB or watching TV which obviously will shoot up my BP and I had to repeat 100 times (ok 99 times) to make her follow at least part of the mutually agreed plan.
Yesterday evening, she came back home at 6:55pm. Had dinner, practiced Hindi, practiced pattu and was ready for the pattu class even before 8pm though class was cancelled. All this without me following up not even one time. I am surprised how did I not end up in emergency with a heart attack. I shared my happiness with her and it was spread to the rest of the family too. I felt so light and gave her double thumbs up. We decided to have a new rule at home.
Thumbs up/down is the new rule. Any good act gets a thumbs up and any bad act gets thumbs down. End of day we see how she fair-ed for the day. I told myself “be happy as long as it lasts”. Kids are the biggest challenge to share market in terms of change.
Life is good! Touchwood. Touchwood.