Some nuggets from our daily conversations…
We have a laminated photograph of my dad, that was kept on top of the book case. Couple of days ago..when i returned from office, I noticed it was kept on a table in Ammu’s room.
Me: why is daddy’s photo here..it was better on the book case..
Ammu: He kept it here…coz i only told him to…[i stopped from saying what i was about to…no point countering her decision]. She continued… “when i come to the room to take something, i’ll be scared; but if tata’s [grandpa’s] photo is here..i’ll not be scared no mamma”
It warmed my heart to hear this…absolutely unexpected …reasoning from her.
Last weekend, my sis n her hubby had to go shopping and decided to drop my nephew at our place. When i told Ammu this…she was happy n said…i’ll take thambi to play. Then after a pause… “no..i think i’ll not take him there”. I looked at her enquiringly…
She said.. “some children are good and some children are bad..what if the bad children beat him or throw sand on him..thats why i dont want to take him n go…”
I wonder at their bonding though they are not siblings in the true sense.
Ammu is all of 5 years and these little things coming from her amazes me no end…n warms my heart in a very healing way! But that’s her…honey sweet…sensitive…sensible. “She is an angel …as her chittis say…when she is not the hot headed stubborn one that is 😉
Who says ..we get wise with age…i think kids are wiser and clearer in their thoughts, ..actions and decisions… than we can ever be, given their limited knowledge and access to resources. Or is this limitation their strength…I wonder….