Letter to a 6-year-old – Part 2

Until a few months ago, your likes included trains and aeroplanes, cash registers to play with, Geronimo Stilton books to read every morning and stories from Jainism. Few of those interests remain. Now, you are a walking encyclopedia on beyblades and mobile phones. One of our regular conversations is which model should be my next mobile phone. You have become my research assistant!

Over the past six-odd months, the soft, quiet baby has become an aggressive, boisterous kid. You are willing to answer back – and have sharp replies ready for every occasion. Your inventive brain has become very good at making excuses when they are needed and justifying errors when they happen. You even question and argue with your Mom – so much so that she sometimes rues the loss of innocence.

Of course, that was to be expected. That world was fun while it lasted. And we better get used to a new, improved kid at home!

Continued tomorrow.

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