Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Tête-à-tear

Every night as I put Smera to sleep, we pray and talk about the how our day was. Today after the lights were out, hugging each other, I had a hearty conversation with my angel. I tried to explain why her mamma scolds her and she very quietly listened to each and every word as I spoke.

I told her Smera, “I want you to grow up to be a loving, sharing, caring and a well behaved child. Mamma feels very proud when someone says you are good child.” I was feeling really happy that my girl understood how her mum felt and with pride, I gave a kiss on her cheek.



As I gave her a kiss, I felt a drop of tear on her cheeks and I asked her, “Beta are you crying?” Smera in her whimpering voice says, “Mamma I don’t want to share my toys”.
So then I tried to explain her, “darling if you share your toys with friends and your cousins, they too would share with you and then you would more toys to play with”.

But that explanation still didn’t convince her, she said “no Mamma, maybe later when I become small” and so I decided respect her decision and ended the discussion with “I love you baby”.


As I came out of the room, smiling to myself I realised how clear her priorities are. Her toys are hers and no one is allowed to take them. While other’s toys are meant for sharing and should they not share with her, she would preach them, “sharing is caring”.  

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19 comments:

  1. that was such a cute post :) ... I mean sharing her toys is such a big issue for her no? she had tears in her eyes.. and here we think a child's life is better :) :)

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    1. Yeah, even I didn't realise she would feel so bad ... for us it might seem like a petty issue but for her it was big deal and so her mamma has realised it now :D

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  2. Oh my talk about sharing . Every day I take my son to the common area of our condo to play and other kids come as well . It's like going to a court , disputes would keep rising on that subject :)

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    1. Jaish- you are right I guess.. but for me sharing came very naturally .. maybe it was something so with my mum who taught me that ... and that's what I teaching her too but maybe it can wait for later I guess :D

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  3. Single kids generally find it hard to share. They believe everything they (and their parents) own are theirs alone. And they are partly right.

    From what I know through interactions with enough children, nature will take its due course. I am no one to tell you this, but have patience...

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    1. True Vishal single children find it difficult.. But I am sure she will learn eventually ..

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  4. Aww.. That was so cute.. It's just that she is possessive about her toys.. Little kids now a days have all their priorities set right from the beginning.. But I am sure she won't say no the other things u have taught her.. She was just adamant on only one off your wishes.. Cute post..keep writing..!!

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    1. Yeah priya that's the brighter side of the whole story..

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  5. Sometimes it is hard to convince, but they learn fast.

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  6. I better like her for this act .. I was always reserved in sharing my belongings :D I dont touch yours u dont look at mine :)
    good to know how you end the day .. sweetly making the kid understand what you did and why to her .. will surely help her know life faster :)

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  7. Lovely. Preaching is easy...

    “no Mamma, maybe later when I become small” That's simply wonderful.

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  8. This might seem a petty issue, considering she's just a little kid, but then, even the grown ups do not follow the simple principle of 'Practise what you preach'. Nevertheless a very subtle post, and apologies for my completely off the track comment ;)

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