And so R has become a total cry baby, tantrums are loud, frequent and I am often seen shouting my head out at her..till one day, RD spoke to me alone, asking me to control my temper in front of her…he just said ‘I have seen what happens to children whose parents shout at them all the time, and I dont want that to happen to R’
After that, I shut up..its funny how history repeats because my Appa said the same thing to my Amma when we were young (Amma confessed this to us when we were older)
Not that RD doesnt shout at R..thankfully one thing we both have in common besides R is our sense of right and wrong…till date it has never happened that RD hasnt agreed to my reason for discplining R and vice versa..bad manners, bad language, bad behaviour, we agree needs to be controlled…
Anyways, R is still in the tantrum throwing stage, and one morning I told her this story (about 2 days ago) while she was in the potty
yes, most of our stories are spinned in the potty!!
So this is how the story goes
Once there was a little girl..
R: uska naam kya tha?
RM: aap bolo
RM: yeh kaisa naam hai
R: yeh aacha naam hai na?
RM: okie, so her name was Aashika
She was a very very nice girl..always helping, always sharing, always listening to her elders and everything..all her friends loved her..she was very sweet…but she had only one problem
R: Woh kya Amma
RM: she always used to cry for everything…always crying wah wah wah..
R: Giggles: heheehe..meri tarah?
RM: yaa yaa..ekdum aapki tarah..always crying..if her mama said no extra mangoes, she would cry, if her appa said you cant wear a green frock, she would cry…for everything she would cry..
RM: so all her friends became very unhappy with her..her amma used to say why do you cry, her friends used to say why do you cry and everyone used to say why do you cry…
But she still continued crying despite everyone requesting her not to do it..
Soon people started getting bugged at her
R: Phir sab ne kati kar diya?
RM: no no, then one day, when she went home, she saw that her mom had a chotu baby
R:Wow, chotu baby 🙂
RM: errr….anyways, so she was very happy to see her chotu baby..next day she ran to school and told her teacher that ‘teacher teacher’ I got a chotu baby at home yayayaya!
Teacher is very happy..she says ‘now Aashika you cant cry any more’
Aashika pouts and asks ‘why’
R: pouts herself and asks kyun Amma?
RM: because, as the teacher says ‘if you cry the baby will cry, if you laugh the baby will laugh’
But Aashika does not believe her teacher.
She goes home and then starts crying when her Amma tells her not to eat the third mango seed
R: but Amma, main toh sirf two mango seeds eat karti hoon na
RM: yes yes, you are good girl..
when Aashika starts crying and demanding the third mango seed, the baby starts crying..Aashika cries louder and the baby also cries louder..then Aashika remembers what her teacher said and she stops crying..and as soon as she stops crying the baby stops crying…
Her amma looks at her and smiles..but Aashika doesnt believe it..so she starts throwing a tantrum again..and cries…and then the baby starts again…Aashika is astonished…aaiin yeh kya hai she thinks…
Then she decides to start laughing just to test if the baby also laughs..as soon as she laughs, the baby laughs…Aashika is very happy..
She tells ‘Amma, from now on, I will never cry, I will only laugh, then the baby will laugh also na’
Amma is very happy and she says yes beta you are very sweet.
Aashika goes to her teacher the next day and tells her what happened at home..and after that, everyone loves Aashika because she is always laughing and never crying
R is silent for two seconds
R: Amma, usko lagega toh bhi nahi royegi?
RM: errr..no she may cry a bit and then stop na..
R is again silent for two seconds
R: Amma, toh abhi se main bhi nahi cry karongi..main good girl hai na?
RM: of course baby, if you dont cry you are a great girl
R: okie..she smiles…and then tells me ‘Acha toh mereko crying stop karne ke liye chotu baby want hai na…toh kabhi aap de rahe hain mereko chotu baby?’