Thursday, September 1, 2016

Avani's dose of the day!! Change maker of tomorrow

BI was driving Khushi and Avani on a busy road. We stopped at a red light and the car was adjacent to a BMTC bus. 
A gentleman was throwing orange peels out of the window on the road one by one. Avani saw this and gestured him not to do that by shaking her little fingers.
He gestured back that he will not throw it now. And gave a thumbs up to her. She shook her head in refusal and gave him back a THUMBS DOWN!
I witnessed all this as a spectator and after I realised what just happened, I was so proud of my little one. At 4 she understands its not correct to dirty our roads and is not afraid of correcting someone who is not following it. The whole credit goes to her school where they focus of the overall development of a child and not just bookish knowledge. #ChangeMakers #SwaachBharat

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Avani's dose of the day!! Clever and quirky

Avani hates writing and its a mammoth task for me to convince her to write one page of homework every weekend. 35% of my weekend usually is kept aside for the homework of my two girls. While doing this weeks alphabet homework, she had to write the alphabets n,m, t and l in lower case.

Mummy: Avani, please write 't' properly. The line is too slant and there is a lot of gap in between. It's almost like capital A. Write nicely please!
Avani: (with a smirk) Mummy the 't' is exercising! 😁
It took me a minute to decrypt what she was saying and to imagine the way she imagined it. 
How do I react to these quirky statements from a 4 year old?

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Avani's dose of the day!! Negative psychology

Avani has thousands of stories to tell me all the time once I return from work. One such evening, I returned late from work and she refused to stop her stories. I was trying to patiently listen to her.
Avani: Mom, please take us to the swimming pool now
Mummy: No Avani, its too late. Water will be cold. We cannot go now
Avani: If you don't take us, I will stop talking to you (my usual dialog as no other punishment works with her)
Mummy: (unconsciously a small grin on my face stating how happy I would be if you stop talking for now!) No Avani, not now!!
(She sensed that she has spoken the wrong words and its not helping me change my decision)
Avani: Ok!! If you don't take us, I will NOT STOP TALKING !!
Mummy: Acha.. Acha,, chupkar I will take you!!
Who says only adults understand negative phsycology ? 

Avani's dose of the day!! Philosophy of life!

Badi Ma gave her two pieces of cake. One Mango cheese cake another Mango vanilla sponge cake.
Avani: I will have the sponge cake, you have the cheese cake 
Badi Ma: No, you have both. I don't want it
Avani: Why you don't like it ?
Badi Ma: I love it but I will put on weight. So you eat both!
Avani: No you wont put on weight. We never put on weight eating things which we like. So you can eat things which you like as much as you want

Wish this philosophy was true!!