I had to teach Gautam a couple of lines as he was dressed as a “newspaper boy.” I taught him, “I am a newspaper boy. I give papers to your house every morning.” He repeated the first line but wouldn’t say the second one. I asked him why. To which he replied that how can he deliver the newpaper to his teacher’s house, he doesn’t know the address :)?
He is very curious about how he entered my tummy in the first place when I was pregnant. He does not buy the God put you there theory. He thinks that he must have been an egg, which I swallowed, and so he entered my tummy :).
The most beautiful part of the day is when I go to pick him up from the school, and he comes running to me with a huge smile and gives me a tight hug. That surely is something I look forward to every day.
You cannot make him do anything by force. He will have to be talked to nicely and convinced, otherwise he just would not do it.
I love the way he says “ma.” I prefer that to mummy, mom or anything else. Just a plain “ma.”
He has improved big time on his eating habits. He has become a much less fussy eater, but he does have a mind of his own. He asks me to prepare things that he likes. And, if I say, “Tomorrow, I will make this.” He would be sure to remember it the next day and ask for it. One cannot get away with delaying:).
And, he is doing so well with his writing. I would only take a part of the credit for that. He has a most wonderful teacher, very supportive and trained. She explained to me how to go about practicing with him at home. She also explained the virtue of being patient and not shouting or getting frustrated if the child does not conform to your standards. After all, those are the standards we set! I love interacting with her. She is young and confident and absolutely adored by Gautam. And, that speaks very highly of her because Gautam takes really, really long to like someone.
A warm smile, a beautiful disposition, a loving heart, a sharp observation, a very clear voice, a perceptive intelligence — Gautam. I am blessed to have you as my son!
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