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”.