Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Carrot and Stick

Pattu's cousins were coming over. Two days before their arrival I started giving gyan on sharing and being well behaved and all that, Pattu nodding absently.

Amma: So, if there are only 2 candies, you'll give one to A and the other one to C and amma will get one for you later ok?
Pattu: No amma.
Amma: !!?? What?
Pattu: If there are only 2 candies, I'll take one and give the other one to C. A can adjust. It's ok.
Amma: That'll make you a bad girl then...
Pattu: after some thinking... that's ok amma... sometimes I'll be a bad girl... sometimes only, not always..ok?

Silence followed for few minutes.

Pattu: Amma, tell me a story...
Amma: I won't... because you don't share. Bad girl!
Pattu: That is only laaater amma... later only I'll be a bad girl, now I am a good girl. Tell me story now.

12 comments:

artnavy said...

She and Aditi need to get together

Anonymous said...

u r a sweetheart Pattu, ur logic never fails to bring a smile on my face. Muah

chotusmom

Uma said...

hahaha..pattu is a smart girl...pozhachuppal

starry eyed said...

What reasoning! LOL!

Swati said...

Well I agree with Pattu ..if there are 3 candies ..sharing is okay , if there are 2 its fine that she keeps one for her.

They need to share but not to the extent of becoming self less ..the world is big and bad.

vidya said...

'Live in the present' is the way to be. You go Pattu.. let amma do all the sharing:)

Uma said...

Art - two heads better than one? :D

Uma - enna pannuvaalo... vaai kizhiya pesuva!

AJCL - Hey! Long time... Pattu keeps asking about Chotu's Oova - the burn..

Starry - her reasoning has always been strong..especially where least desired...

Swati - maybe there's some truth in what you are saying..hhmmm..

Vidya - you too!

mnamma said...

You can't argue with the Patti!!! You better be a good girl and tell her a story :)

mnamma said...

Arrrrrgh autocorrect!! Pattu became Patti. Sorry.

Uma said...

mnamma - that's what I did finally!

autocorrect can be a total pain at times ..

Spicy Sweet said...

BEAUTY!! :-D I really wonder what all questions will I face!!

Uma said...

Spicy Sweet - you can never be prepared...that's the best part :)