I can’t call my son a hyperactive or a mischievous kid. (He is all of 12 now 🙋♂️) He never did anything in a hurry or involved in making or breaking things by way of curiosity. He satisfied his inquisitive child mind by reading innumerable books and extensively (need to put rules oftentimes) using his iPad.📱
He started to Google when he was pronouncing it as ‘Gulgul’ and is a storehouse of information on topics interested him (like Football, Scientific principles, Chemical elements, Apple products, Indian and Greek Mythology, to name a few). I do appreciate and be proud (as a mom can be) of the quick way with which he retrieves the details when necessary and delivers in a calm and composed manner.
He always makes me laugh with his replies and sometimes help to diffuse the seriousness of the situations. (He must have inherited the sense of humour and quick wit from his father as I take time to respond and nowadays it doesn’t come out funny most of the time)
I always tell him that I should note them down and write a post sometime. Recently I have noted some and would like to register them here for eternity. 🙂
I made Neyyappam (a south Indian sweet dish made with rice, jaggery and ghee for the folks from other parts of the world) for a festival. The taste of the final product was good but its shape was not as it supposed to be. I was upset and felt bad that it is not upto the mark.
After eating a piece, my son said “Amma it tastes very good and I like it because it is identical as you, very nice but without shape” (😜😅 Hey sure, I got motivated to get in shape from that time)
A good gift
During one of the holidays, his friend’s mom sent a big message asking him not to call in their landline so many times in a day to invite her son to play as it disturbs him too much. After a long conversation with my son I have understood that it was exaggerated by the boy for some other reason since only three calls were made in five days. However, instructed him not to call the boy anymore to avoid misunderstanding with the Mom.
After a few days, that friend’s birthday was ensuing and so asked my son “What do you want to give X as a birthday gift?” He replied “ How about a phone call??”” 😉 😛📞
One day we both saw a guy running in the mid afternoon, while we were coming back home. Since I know the guy from being a teenager, I stopped the car and asked him why he is out in the hot sun. He said that he got up late and wanted to work out.🏃🏻
At home, I casually asked my son “Will you also be like this at his age? Not going to work and getting up late, etc?”
He said “What’s wrong? I may marry a rich working woman and be at home”
I said, “If you marry a rich working woman, you should take care of home and kid(s). Don’t think it is easy, you should put in a lot of work”
He replied, “You are a hypocrite, you are a staying at home parent now and telling me why shouldn’t I be one”🙆
He is so confident about his looks and personality which I do agree ( For every mother, her kid(s) is/are the best) and he loves it.
But once in a while I make comments about his hair or teeth or dress which needs attention saying it looks ‘horrible’ (exaggeration to get attention…moms can agree with me) to which he will react angrily.
So I asked him once, “You just believe when I say you look awesome but getting angry when I say you don’t. Why is that so?”
He said “because that’s when you are lying” !!!!!🤦♀️