It’s that time of the year that I have kind of started dreading – well, please understand that I do love it too, but then again, this is the time that lands my routine into absolute and crazy disarray – its vacations!
In Indian context, all of us must have heard this saying ‘Spare the rod, spoil the child’ which denotes that hitting children in the garb of disciplining them has to be an integral part of parenting. But is it mandatory to equalise discipline with physical punishment to make it more effective? I would like to disagree here.
We fight a lot, at times almost like enemies, but mostly like friends. Sometimes she can be very irritating making me forget the rules of a fair fight. There are days when we will wow not to talk to each other for eternity, daring each other to see who speaks first.
I just returned from my parents’ place. With ‘the star’ being in such a dangerous phase when anything can happen while you bat your eyelids; it was difficult. Our home is more or less child-proofed. But wherever we visit, whether a resort or family, things are lying all around, so I have to be on my toes all the time.
If you were born in a time when exams held their tyrannical sway over young lives, you could never forget those swarthy exam pads. The very sight of them used to cause me to quiver in my well worn Bata shoes. Scared frenzy propelled sweat would populate every conceivable pore.
My life was ruled by the television when I was a child. Thankfully, till I was around 10 there weren’t any satellite channels available and there was nothing like cable television. I loved watching movies, and a few shows on TV.
Children are not known for easing us into our day. Now that Sunboy has committed to gathering his sister en route to our bedroom, it’s a lucky morning that I wake up without two small people climbing on me like playful bear cubs.
Dear mothers, do you know that strength of emotions that grip you when the doctor confirms your first pregnancy?
The things we see and read about in the news these days are enough to give any parent nightmares, no matter what the age of your child may be. We can’t imagine a person actually committing heinous crimes like these and yet they happen.