.....is all about my close friend’s cute daughter – a precocious two-year old.
I know it’s a big challenge for parents to bring up their children. But from the perspective of a third person (read as good ol’ me), not subjected to the tantrums of the child all day long, it is fun. Pure unadulterated fun :-)!
It began with little S watching Animal Planet on TV. Before you nod your heads sagely and comment, “Wow.....educational stuff. Good for children. They can learn all the right things”, I would beg to differ. Things which can be perceived as ‘right’ by children need not necessarily be ‘right’ for us.....or vice-versa, as narrated through the following incident.
So...where was I? Yes....... lil S and Animal Planet. During the episode, she came to focus on the particular information that animals use the river water to pee. Well..... I can hardly blame them – who can construct toilets for them? Unfortunately, lil S is not old enough to logically piece such sequence of thoughts to arrive at the (so-called) right conclusion.
The result – lil S refused to have a bath because she thought that the water was impure :-)!
p.s: It took a whole of two hours - including a neat drama of fetching ‘fresh’ water from outside (which in reality was the tap-water) and boiling it in the kitchen – to convince her about the cleanliness of water.
I am sure SA and her hubby would be opining, “Sigh/phew.....kidz!” :-)