Maska chaska!

In these 6 years of being a mamma, I have realized that maska is a sure shot solution most of the times. It works like magic, where as aggression and flexing of the muscles just lead to an increased resolve to rebel! *Shudder to think of all the times that such situations went awry*

My dad’s constant advice has been… ‘Be assertive but not aggressive’. And, of late, I know that he is right… as with all other things of course!!

So… about the maska now 🙂

One evening, Ammu was very cranky, probably she was tired and hungry as well. A combo that i hate! I feel so miserable at such times!! Worry, anger, despair all creeping in at the same time 😦 This time i decided to do something different rather than get jittery. I just kept my cool and started … S for Soft, S for Smooth, and S for … (her name)! There was a momentary excitement in her eyes. I continued… S for Star, S for Super and then she came up with S for Sun! And so we went on for some time… adding some more adjectives that begin with S. I was successful in feeding her some bites… without much resistance. After a while though, she refused to have more.

Me*with some hope*: You don’t want to be smooth, soft, super?

She *confidence personified*: I am!!!

Well, needless to say, I melted with affection and pride all at once 🙂 The dinner session proceeded smoothly and finished with smiles and laughter! Dad was the happiest, for the fact that I had handled an inflammable situation very well!!

Thanks dad for the support that you’ve been … through the thick and thin!! This is not maska for dad 😉

P.S: On Father’s day, I made chicken biryani and chicken curry, thx to Ammu’s special request. She loves chicken curry, but this was the first time that she specifically asked for chiken biryani 🙂 We all got together for lunch, and gifted him a bouquet and a T shirt 🙂 Ammu had also made some cards for him, one at school and some more at home. All in all, we had a lovely day together!!


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  1. Very well handled in a difficult situation !!! Good job !!! Sometimes, we need to pool in all our resources, to make things happen. 🙂 Kudos to u, mamma !!!! 🙂

    Ammu is so sweet…. 🙂


  2. ohhh thats a great idea. i am really desperate for some good meal time (calm) ideas.
    we shud meet plssssssss.. lil p would love ammu n adi 🙂


    1. Glad to share the tip Momo’s ma! Actually i didnt think much of it..just posted the incident. But now that you all mention, i’m happy that i did!!


    1. You are bang on! err…if you attributed Smart to Ammu’s reply that is 😀
      Rest everyone seems to have been distracted by the maska and the chicken 😉


  3. Dinner times are hell if the kids are in a bad mood.
    Good job of resolving the issue amicably 🙂

    My kids are 18 months old now and they drive me up the wall, and it takes the last shred of my will power to have patience!!
    Nice tip there. I hope it works on my kids once they learn to talk/understand !
    Wish me luck 🙂


    1. I can imagine how you must feel … with 2 kids! and just 18 months at that. I have reached this stage now when my daughter is 6 🙂
      So.. a long way to go! I hope the tip is of use to you when you can use it. Best wishes to you all… for happy meal times 🙂


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