Saturday, February 15, 2014

That's just what we need!

Ever wonder how frequently we use sarcasm in our speech. Its so habitual that you forget who you are talking to. Meera (my 4 year old niece) & Avani (my 15 month old daughter) are frequently at receiving ends from their respective mothers. Sample this:
  1. When she refuses to eat - Khana mat kha! phir pet nahi dukhega to kya
  2. When she skipped her day naps - Tu so mat! aur phir rotey baith
  3. When she's throwing things - Wo tod de tu!
  4. When she's rolling on the floor  - Aur poch le purey jameen ko apne kapdo se!

If I were hearing this as a child, it would be really confusing to understand why I am being shouted at, when I am doing exactly what I am told:

  1. Don't eat your food
  2. Don't sleep
  3. Break that
  4. Roll on the floor
This is really funny to observer and I guess a bit damaging - depending on how your child takes it. I think its just better to make it very clear on what you expect from your kid rather than getting frustrated and resorting to sarcastic language. Some food for thought...

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