Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scary, but...

“Who is the King of Beasts?”, asked the proud father for the third time.
Silence.
“Okay, which animal swings from trees and has a long tail?”, he persisted.
“How many times do I have to tell you? Lion! Monkey!”, said the exasperated three-year old.

I recognized myself, not just in the words, but also in the voice, the intonation, the tilt of the head. Sometimes it is scary to see just how much of you your kids absorb. How many verbal and non-verbal cues they pick up. How many of your mannerisms they make their own.
Scary, but also exhilarating.

2 comments:

meera said...

I can relate to this.

Natasha Ramarathnam said...

I think all mothers who are honest with themselves will!

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