An Ongoing, Erratic Diary
|19 July 2012, 6:43 AM|
|Yesterday, I found myself saying firmly, "When mommy calls you, you should come right away," and "I don't want to have to shout." I sounded JUST like my mother, and now I have parental angst. Are those reasonable things to say to your kid, or am I just echoing words I heard a thousand times growing up? (Or both?)
Kavi is a good kid, and usually wants to be helpful to her parents, but she is easily distracted sometimes, and can get a little fixated on finishing her picture or organizing her ponies in a row or whatever else she's doing.
Our house is big, and I get tired of calling for her, over and over. (Yes, often I'll go to her, but sometimes that's difficult, such as when I'm cooking something complex, or when I'm in the midst of changing Anand's diaper.)
But I remember being annoyed, as a kid, that my mom kept insisting I always drop whatever I was doing and come right away, as if her thing was always more important than my thing. To be fair, Kavi is 5, and when I was feeling this way, I think I was more like 12 or so. Thoughts?
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