I think the easiest part of parenting is the delivery. After that every step is a challenge. Did I do right? Did I react properly? Should I have done anything else? Darn! Why my child? etc etc…such questions keep plaguing my mind all the time!
Brat is having dictation. MIL made her say all the spellings, since I was late to reach home. I didnt do anything after that, thinking she will write okay.
Next evening, I ask her how the dictation went.
R: I got all right
RM: Oh good
R: Except 1
RM: Oh okay
R: Aap gussa nahi ho na?
RM: No its okay na..wrong toh wrong, now you will remember the spelling all your life right?
After 2 minutes
R: Amma, I got stones ka spelling wrong
RM: Its okay da
R: I wrote it as ‘stonse’, instead of ‘stones’..
RM: Okay..but when you say stones, ‘s’ sound comes last na
R: yaa..but I like ‘e’ after ‘s’
I have had the brat on homeopathy meds since she was about 1 to combat her asthma, and its working pretty well. However, she had a bad cold last week and we got meds from the doctor. She needs to take 3 pills, three times a day. Since she is in school all day, I give her the bottle to school and ask her to eat after her lunch.
Yesterday she came and said ‘Amma, I shared three pills with my friend S as well’
I almost dropped the books in my hand and said ‘Oh My God’
R: Kya hua..sharing kiya na!
RM: No no..you cant share meds..what if she gets any reaction
At this R got very upset. She did mean well, but then…
I told her how risky it was and if something happens to S, we would end up in jail (okay that was exaggeration, but still needed to put my point across!) yaada yaada
She was very upset.
In the night, suddenly she woke up and asked ‘Amma, S will be okay na?’
Darn,I did feel guilty but realised its better to keep her scared than let her share meds eh?
R tells me about her friend K who doesnt like it if R talks to other girls.
R: Amma, I told her so many times, she is my friend and others are my friends, but she says I can only be her friend. ab kya karu?
RM: Do you like talking to the other girls
R: Thats why I talk na (yaa right!)
RM: Then tell K, I will talk to them and you both
R: But K will stop talking to me
RM: Well her loss na..she will stop talking to you for 2 days, after that she will come to you dont worry.
Yesterday, the brat tells me
R:Amma, you are right. K stopped talking to me, but then started talking after two periods. I did like you told me to. you are nice Amma!