Do you know how difficult is it to make a kid sit and do homework during the summer vacations?
Just imagine, one evening you come back from work only to discover that ‘Glowingal’ has undone all your efforts. This is how your first response goes-
Then, you look at your better half (who proved ‘not-so-better’ this time) for an explanation.
He: She pleaded to carry the notebook to the day-care!
Me: And you allowed!
He: She didn’t listen!
Me: Come on honey! She is not even four. You could have distracted her.
He: As if it’s so easy!
Me: Easier than doing it all over again, I guess.
(Point to remember, there’s a reason, he is named Mr CoolHead) 😉
So after dissipating all the heat, I turned towards the destructive soldier.
Me: Baby, why did you carry the school Notebook there?
She: Papa gave me that! She immediately shifted all blame.
Me: No, I mean what was the need to carry it there?
She: I wanted to do the homework?
She: No. Vanshika helped me.
Me: How, by tearing all the pages? How sweet!
She: We were studying mamma! Look I have written this.
Me: Aahan…I can see that. You really did a great job. But now you’ll have to do it again, in a new copy.
She: I’ll do it mamma, in a new Copy, Yay!
And mamma melts…into a new avatar…