Friday, July 11, 2008

a nuanced approach

i realised this child has a tough life. armed with new found child psychology ideas and not wanting to brand a child's behaviour i opted for a more nuanced approach.

caught myself saying: stop it. dont sound like a hindi film child artiste.
(all goody goody and adult sounding, and ofcourse suffering parental oppression)

and another time: please dont talk like a walt disney character.
(all whiny and nasal)

and: speak up and answer me i almost added, and not like a 70s art film heroine.
(all pauses and muttering type)

whatever happened to good old bad girl, good girl!

6 comments:

Banno said...

ha ha. Amit told me that he was very pissed off with n's school because the art teacher scolded her for not coloring within the lines. Teacher said: Don't scribble. But n, not to be fazed said: Sydney Pollock scribbles. Of course, teacher did not know SP. Our poor kids, saddled with arty parents!

Mama - Mia said...

hehe!!

a big pfffbbbrrrttt to child psychology a la Calvin! :p

cheers!

abha

dipali said...

Sur! Lovely. You need to write a book:)

SUR NOTES said...

banno: arty is good. film referencing parents, not!

mama-mia: no no i am staunch child psychology type - but then every once in a while i find myself going wierdly over the top! :)

dipali: book about mothering or filmi ticks? :) in any case, am sure you would be my only confirmed reader.

dipali said...

Both- mothering according to film maker mom!

Nat said...

You'd have another confirmed reader in me - I so agree/understand/done that too with this post!!!