Friday, November 9, 2012

Published at 'Parentous' ..........

"I am ‘Mommyeeee’ to an intelligent, almost-rebellious 9 year old, and an innovatively naughty, hyperactive 4 year old. While I am mostly a ‘cool’ Mom, there are days when I throw all caution to the wind and resort to the earliest form of discipline known to mankind – also known as ‘Because-I-told-you-so’

More than once, I have caught the siblings enacting their favorite dictator; namely me. My daughter perches a pair of glasses precariously on her little nose and in a high octave that would put an opera singer to shame say, “Because I told you so, and I am your Mamma……” to her brother literally ROFLing in pure glee.

While happy that both my kids show such a bias towards fine arts, I would definitely not like to be the villain of their lives all the time! That’s when I decided enough is enough, and their father would not get away with being the good cop forever.

Evening saw me sending the kids into the living room, with a treat that was rare in our household – Maggi, Coke and Chota Bheem, with a smiling threat to “stay in front of your cartoons till you are called.”

As an incredulous husband watched on, as I proceeded to shut the door of the master bedroom..........".

Read more of my article "Dad Learns to Discipline" at where parents discuss all things about the most important job in the world..... Parenting!


  1. Yeye I read there and commented there :D

  2. Off to reading it :D

  3. Read it and commented too.. But hey dont kill me .. PLEaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee


    1. hahahah!! Bikram, read it - and no, will not kill you :-) !!

  4. Hey read it, good it was! Its ghar ghar ki kahaani. Mom scolds, dad is the hero! But I guess when they grow up, children do realize mom was right! Rather, I'm hoping so!!