Saturday, August 2, 2008
In school you learn a lesson and then you take a test ... Life is tough and so is motherhood/parenthood. After all kids do not come with a manual. Today I took Pravan away for the day and Todd had Priyasha. Still with a 3.5 yr age difference it is hard to tell which kid is harder. They are both hard in different ways. Pravan and I had quality time together. We did a few errands and then stopped at home depot. You see I buy the tools for hubby just so that I can use them. He is pretty handy and does the stuff I demand him to do. It is those times when the queen of instant gratification needs it done immediately that I take matters into my own hands. Going to home depot was a treat for me. I love that store. Today they had a kids clinic and the kids made a flag pole holder. It is so cute. They hand out aprons and a pin for each project completed. They do this on the first Saturday of every month. Check it out on their website. http://www.homedepotclinics.com/?cm_sp=THD_Marketing-_-Projectcenter-_-Makeover-_-0708-_-Left-_-Promo1-_-Local-_-Clinic Just enter your zipcode and see what they offer. Pravan had a blast doing this. He was so focused and excited that he got to use a hammer all by himself. He hit the helpers fingers a few times and I felt awful. The guy was so patient and gentle and did not complain about getting beaten up. Pravan had a good time. We then went to jump man jump to a birthday party and it was nice having just one kid. He did not hurt himself this time and we had a good time together. I then had to stop at the part store and get some treats for his party that is coming up. We then realized that the store was closing down and everything was 50% off. This shopping plaza is still new and yet there are about three stores closing their doors. The economy is just not doing well. So while we were in the party store Pravan did his potty dance and I said that we were going to leave and finish our shopping since nature calls once again. The lady was so kind and let him use the store bathroom. I continues to shop and then Pravan found a flower lollipop and he wanted it. i did not want to get it and asked him to put it back. HE whined and said " but I want it " I told him that I refused to pay for it and if he took it he would go to jail. I forgot about that and paid for our stuff. We left the store and when we got to the car I turned around to get Pravan into the car. He had tears in his eyes and said " I accidentally forgot to put the lollipop back " " Will I go to jail ? It was an accident ! ' I was not sure if I should be mad or if I should laugh. I asked him to buckle up and he really started to cry now. I said don't worry about and then I drove to the store. I park far away so I can get some exercise by walking further than I need to. So we drove over to the store and I double parked. the poor kid was scared. I assured him that it will be okay and then I asked him to go into the store and return the candy. I handed it to the lady and said " I'm sorry , it was an accident " The lady smiled and thanked him for coming back. That was a proud mom moment . Although it was my job to teach him right from wrong I knew he wanted to do the right thing and that was the point I was trying to drive across to him. It was not about the price of the lollipop or that it was candy but the fact that he simply cannot get everything he wants. I think I drove that point home. Have a great day !