Saturday, May 30, 2009
Learnings of Abhinav
It is a great learning for me day by day and the tutor is Abhinav my 15 month old son. Very cute and dynamic. He finds a job for himself when he is not sleeping. The way he is descovering the world makes me think a lot.
His findings are.
1. For every switch you have associated light, fan or AC. So when you press a switch look around to figure out which one is associated with it.
2. World is full of switches, without switches you do not have the world. wondering? He experimented with computer key board and coupe of mouses as well. When you pluck out the keys out, you will agree with abhinav.
3. When you want something, you will get it. But you must want it to get it. (Ofcourse you need to try out, Abhinav uses crying as his best tool).
4. Mother is for feeding and father is for playing. It might be universal. Abhinav believes this and still experimenting.
5. Birds of same feathers flock together. Abhi loves to see and play with other kids. Yes, some times he doesnt care for parents as well.
6. Abhinav believes in surprises. He descovered few missing items in the house. yes. My backup battery of spice mobile and also the extra black catridge that came with my printer. When I lost hope he descovered them.
... lot more..
Well, holding the fingers of your kid and watching him walking, running without falling is a great pleasure.
For all the parents, You may want to read khalil gibran views on children..
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit,
not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you
with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that
-- Kahlil Gibran