I guess like every parent, I used to think that with our words we are able to manage/control/shape our child’s behavior. Some of these interactions with my daughter make me wonder who is actually controlling who? I guess each of us thinks we are in charge of the coversation.
Situation : Bedtime.
Migu : I want to see tablet.
Me : Not now. Tablet is sleeping.
Migu : I thought you will say appa has taken it away (referring to the fact that my husband is not in town).
Situation : Migu has just broken my glasses once again, and I am so irritated that I dont even want to talk to her to even remonstrate with her.
Migu : Amma, bad job, say Migu, Bad job.
Situation : I had forbidden her from jumping down the stairs.
Migu (after executing a jump) : Amma, say no jumping.