Conversation with my 11 year old after we attended a great session on must-have skills for teenagers and almost teenagers.
Me: So many things for you to do and skills to learn…
Her: Amma, it’s not like you have it all. Remember the list that aunty made about how adults should have a mix of everything? Well, you have some things to do as well.
Me: Really? Are you saying I’m not perfect? Tell me one thing on that list that I am not.
New life goals – become irresponsible! 😊
Is school absolutely essential amma?
– Asks my 11 year old very hopefully, as she reluctantly heads back to school.
Lazy summer holiday. Non stop fun with friends and cousins. What more can I say.
Amma, I’ve got a new policy: Don’t worry, be happy and eat lots of coconut barfi!
It’s even got a nice rhyme to it, don’t you think?
– Life advice from my 10 year old daughter this Diwali.
Conversation with the kid as a new school year begins.
Me: So, what’s your game plan to conquer eighth grade?
Her: No game plan needed amma. I’m just going to enjoy it.
– Not quite the answer I was expecting. Now how is one to counter this? 🙂
Nicely played, kid.
Why do we have to be so complicated and worry about things like feelings, ethics and morality? Why can’t we be like animals? Then the only thing we have to worry about is “I have to survive”.
I’m not saying it would be better, just that it would be easier.
– Existential musings of my newly minted teenager.
Can’t we just go back to the toddler years when the only question I had to worry about was “What’s for dinner?”.