I took a long time to do this tag because I could not decide whether I should write about old people or small kids. Finally I decided to write about my own grand daughters – Megha who is two and a half years old and five month old Aarya. I hope I’ve done a good job of it. They belong to two sets of parents.
Height of cruelty- Putting the light out for the child to sleep, when all she wants to do is to laugh and play, saying ‘enough it is bed time now’. Parenting rule I suppose.
Height of reward- Megha comes running to me when her mom gets angry with her acknowledging me as an important person in her life.
Height of challenge- To keep a serious face when grandkids smile at you after being naughty, fearing a ‘Don’t spoil her’ from the parent.
Height of vigilance- Keeping a watch on what the five month old Aarya will put into her mouth.
Height of dieting - Megha having blueberries for breakfast lunch and dinner.
Height of desperation- My brother in law’s 3 year old son taking to the feeding bottle once again when his little brother arrived, much to his mom’s desperation.
Height of competition- Megha expects to be served the exact spicy food that I serve her grandpa.
Height of comparison – Megha comparing her mini sized bindi with my bigger one.
Height of rivalry- Megha expects to be carried in preference to Aarya and that too by Aarya’s dad.
Height of anger- Aarya yelling when we place a pillow on the way to prevent her from rolling over.
Height of table manners- Though given a separate plate Meghu insists on eating from her grandpa’s plate.
Height of fitness- Aarya’s toes being permanently thrust into her mouth looking like Balakrishna on a peepal leaf.
Height of choice- Five month old Aarya preferring a particular song that her mom learnt when she was in her tummy. She hates car seats. When tied up in it she starts crying. The minute the song is sung she stops crying and the moment she switches to another she starts yelling again.
Height of choosiness- Meghu insisting on wearing summer clothes in peak winter. Aarya preferring one toy to the rest.
Height of dadagiri- Aarya insisting on being carried vertically when she was just 2 months old,yelling when I sit down and she wants me to walk around. Meghu insisting that I carry her upstairs and refusing to let my husband to do it. Megha insisting that my husband watch Cartoon channels and objecting to his switching to football during the world cup series.
Height of frustration- Aarya trying to get to a toy placed in front of her. Tries to get there by rolling instead of crawling.
Height of provocation – Can’t think of any.
Grandkids add joy to our lives even when they twist us around on their finger tips!<