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Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Night Bird

Firstly many thanks to all your concerns regd my previous post. Yup the kids are doing better now, but I am still a bit tired & stressed....and sure....waiting for my break! ;p Have been very busy & hence havent managed to blog hop much...will catch up soon!

This post is dedicated to my 15 mth old daughter, who I think is a nite bird....and thanks to her father's strong genes for that! ;)

This happened a few nites ago, where I was waiting to sleep as it was already past 10. My son had just slept & thinking my daughter would also sleep early as she hadnt slept in the afternoon I turned off all lights waiting for her to sleep. Hubby said that he was gonna be late from work that nite. Hence not wanting to wait I decided all of us shd sleep esp as the next day was a working one.

But behold, my daughter, gets off the bed, goes around to the living room, dining room & other bedrooms all by herself in the darkness! She was even banging herself against things! So I switched on the corridor light while I was pretending to be asleep. I thot by doing so, she might follow suit! But no....she goes on strong...puts the mats on her head, comes near me & gives a big smile, tries to wake up her sleeping brother & continues to do her non-sense! Then she decides to take all of hubbies perfumes & starts to lick them up! *Yuck*

Tho I was enjoying her do all this I was getting a bit irritated too as I was sleepy & had a long day the next day. Her activities carried on for a while & thankfully hubby came after that & then the father & daughter spent time together for a while!

Then this other incident happened last nite. Hubby was trying to make her sleep & she refused to sleep as usual! She wld get on the bed & wld want to peep thru the window onto the road. So hubby wld raise his voice a bit & in an angered tone ask her to lie down. She wld do so, wait for further reaction from him & then throw her arms around him, kiss him & get up again!!!! And this cycle repeated for a around 5-6 times atleast!

She did the same to me as well...she got angry when I refused to give her my car keys & hence she pulled my hair. I screamed & immediately she pushes her lips in front & leans forward for me to show my cheek to get a peck from her! It was really so cute!

And on a separate note.....

Valentines day is round the corner. They seem to be celebrating the same in my son's skool. And he has been asked to come dressed in red or white. I am debating this to myself - is it right to be celebrating valentine's day @ this young age? When I was 4 I didnt even know such a day existed or what it meant! Ok valentines day can be celebrated with all the loved ones (including parents, siblings, friends etc) but still most of us consider only the "special" person to be a valentine. So was wondering is it right to induce such a thot into kids whilst they are so young? whats your thot?

29 Comments:

  • At 2:20 PM, Blogger Aditi said…

    but by not introducing it to your son arent u giving it special importance?
    I mean if i remember accurately they write valentines out to almost everyone in the class.. so y not?
    but i am not a mother yet so maybe its easier for me to speak..hmm

     
  • At 2:52 PM, Blogger Patty said…

    First, as your daughter gets older, you might want to direct her to a career in which she can work the night shift.

    Second, since I just put several valentines in the mail for all my girlfriends my vote is for celebrating Valentine's day. In our family, it is not about that one special one, but a time when we can tell everyone that is special to us that we love them, and since every human being is special then we should all be sharing the love. On February 14 and every day of the year. If you feel that your son is getting the wrong message, then it is perfectly okay for you to talk to him about all the different kinds of love that there are in the world, and which kind a four year old should be focusing on and celebrating. I agree that a four y/o does NOT need a girlfriend (his momma is still his valentine at this age right?), but this holiday is a wonderful time to teach a love lesson of another kind. Enjoy, and if I had had your address, I would have sent you a Valentine too friend!

     
  • At 5:05 PM, Blogger Krithika said…

    i think its normal for ur daughter to let slip her regular sleepin hrs..cud be cos of academic stress also
    (i had the same..so these are the reasons i can think of )
    and yes valentines day is out n out fake

     
  • At 6:03 PM, Blogger Janani said…

    Oops!!! Your daughter resembles me. My mom used to tell me tht I used to stay awake till 12 when my mom used to scold me for not sleeping as she would be tired at the end of day.

    But now I go to sleep even before its 10. So this is one phase of life. Let her enjoy this way.

    And this Valentine's day..... People just think Valentine is only the special ones of life and others don't come under the definition of valentine. And in school?? Oops!!! I think its too early

     
  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger KK said…

    Your daughter is cute.... She knows the way to handle people at this age itself :D
    Recently I am hearing a lot of kids going to sleep late... my nephew being one of them... :)
    Regarding valentines day celebration for your son... I think its perfectly ok... Only because we didnt know about it in our young age, it made as a very special day... so by the time he grows it might sound like just another day to him... and moreover for him it might mean a day for being with loved ones not neccessarily a special person. So I feel its fine. :D (Yen thalaivar kaaga yeppadilam reason panna vendiyathu irukku ;D)

     
  • At 8:47 PM, Anonymous pria said…

    H2bee: She must be smart like you huh. Thz cute. Kid love to have fun and when they see others do something special, they wanna do it too.

     
  • At 9:45 PM, Blogger starry nights said…

    I think your daughter is cute.I think it is ok for kids to celebrate valentines day.Both my kids went through that.It was fun getting the cards and the candy and they looked forward to bringing the cards and candy home.They ate the candy, threw the cards on the desk and went out to play and forgot all about it.Now they are teens but don't celebrate valentine's day anymore.no harm was done.

     
  • At 1:13 AM, Anonymous nz said…

    thats so cute !!

    Regarding celebrating V'day at school - I think the Vday has been so commercialised like all other special days, but, schools involving 4 yr olds for V Day, thats just a bit over the top. Atleast i wouldnt be comfortable and probably would have gone and spoken to the teachers.
    Thank God, they dont have any such celebration in my kids' school here.
    But then again, she plucked a flower from the garden this morning and gave it to me to wish me the valentine day and I thought that was ok cos she understands my love for her. But forcing kids at school to celebrate it is a bit too much.

     
  • At 7:15 AM, Blogger chitra said…

    Hi dear,

    My son is my valentine this year. We have always wished each other and partied since young.

    He makes cards and gifts to all his teachers, he wishes my parents, sisters and similarly i send a message to all my loved ones. Even in our office today, we greet each other wishing a very happy valenties day. He is a saint who spread the message of love. Let us understand love neednt be only for our spouse but fdor all our colleagues , whatever sex they may be and it is reciprocated in a same way.

     
  • At 10:45 AM, Blogger Mukund said…

    hahaha....ur daughter is really cute :) as for V-day, the way its being hyped up, the less said the better....

     
  • At 12:03 PM, Anonymous geetha said…

    Your daughter is real cute.. she really knows how to change the mood!

    I guess it's okay for kids to understand v-day as a day of showing appreciation to loved ones. Only when they start young they will not be shy as they grow up to express the love and appreciation to parents and siblings ;)

     
  • At 3:46 PM, Blogger Arunkumar said…

    i feel its better to induce the feeling at a young age and tell them its a day dedicated to all loved ones, parents teachers brothers sisters et al rather than that spl one :)

     
  • At 4:55 PM, Blogger Princess said…

    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY

    kids are cute whatever mischievous behaviors they do :)

     
  • At 7:14 PM, Anonymous vij.swamy said…

    (:-) Your daughter is so cute, Whatever our kids do, we can admire and talk about the whole day rite ?

    About the V day, I am not sure what exactly do they do in schools , but I think they don't need to know about this day at all in this age.
    We have lots of days, Mother's day, father's day, friendship day etc..for parents and friends. Valentine's day is only for someone who is special either a friend of opposite sex or spouse.
    Knowing that this day exists can make the kid ask lots of unanswerable embarassing questions.
    So , i think less said is better at this age.

     
  • At 7:15 PM, Blogger Kavya said…

    (:-) Your daughter is so cute, Whatever our kids do, we can admire and talk about the whole day rite ?

    About the V day, I am not sure what exactly do they do in schools , but I think they don't need to know about this day at all in this age.
    We have lots of days, Mother's day, father's day, friendship day etc..for parents and friends. Valentine's day is only for someone who is special either a friend of opposite sex or spouse.
    Knowing that this day exists can make the kid ask lots of unanswerable embarassing questions.
    So , i think less said is better at this age.

     
  • At 1:04 AM, Anonymous @ said…

    LOL at your daughter's nite time adventures! Hope to read more about her :)

    Abt V day:, When I was 4 I didnt even know such a day existed or what it meant! NO kidding! whats the point of introducing it to toddlers and preschoolers??? it is a commercial breach into little, innocent lives...

     
  • At 6:02 AM, Blogger Keshi said…

    aww she's cute! :):)

    To intro Vals Day to kiddies...well why not. It's all abt LOVE isnt it. So yeah I'd say YES!

    Keshi.

     
  • At 9:43 AM, Blogger itchingtowrite said…

    i too get maha annoyed when they get active at night when i so badly want to sleep.. but feel like laughing too. its fun though

     
  • At 1:43 PM, Blogger shruti said…

    so cute of ur little angel...
    and i think, as like other days..there's no harm in celebrating valentine's day also in school..at least they will get the right information as why it is made and its history , they just dont consider it something which is not good and ojectionable in the society...

     
  • At 6:09 PM, Blogger Thenraj said…

    Child's play is always enjoyable and we forget all our sorrows and tensions of the real world..I have a niece who is just like ur daughter..she is very close to me, she is just 13 months old..very naughty...and i love her the most...I love kids and kids love me... :-)

     
  • At 7:13 PM, Blogger Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said…

    Daughter seems 2 b really smart and sweet! :) Nice post as always ...

     
  • At 3:10 AM, Blogger Orchid said…

    Agree with Itchy...its annoyign when they want to go on and on at night....but then again they do the cutest darn'dest things....
    It's o.k to talk to kids about V-day..just told A that it's a day to celebrate all friendships (not sure if he understood ):)

     
  • At 3:22 AM, Anonymous Lera said…

    That's so cute of your daughter, she seems to be a smarty :)
    Love is an expression that presents itself in every breed..
    Be it with mother and child or anyone who can relate with Love.Valentine day for Kids does make this special message go great way ,they already understand more than we realize:))

     
  • At 2:50 PM, Blogger Ganesh Ranganathan said…

    Celebrating Valentine's day is not wrong. On other hand, if you forbid him to do so, there will be the temptation of doing it...

    So Let the child celebrate...

     
  • At 5:07 PM, Anonymous shrawan said…

    Regarding celebrating V'day at school -I don't know how a kid will understand the real meaning of V-day?????

     
  • At 8:16 PM, Blogger Syam said…

    smart little girl...

    neengalaavathu paravalla...enaku ellam 14 varaikum v day pathi theriyaathu
    :-)

     
  • At 10:24 PM, Blogger mommyof2 said…

    Nothing wrong in celebrating V-day at school. They did at my son's school.. all they did was sang a v-day song choosing a kid's as their velentine & had party:-)

    When he was at home he chose mamma,daddy & gudiya to be his valentine:-)

    I guess you have to go with flow and I personally look for excuses to celebrate anyday;-)

     
  • At 10:38 PM, Blogger Fonceur said…

    Your baby is very sweet. very much like my neice.

    Regarding Valentine's Day. I think you need not worry about valentine's day at this point of time. Valentine's day being the celebration of oneness and love will be a good excercise for children. It will only do good to expose children to these kind of excercise as it will help in building the sense of love in the kid. At this age it is the most important for his mental growth.

    It is true that we grown ups have given very bad defnitions for Love and being one but in thier world, Love is very innocent and the word means a lot to them.

    So i think you need not worry about this atleast at this point of time. And time will come when you have to seriously give a thought about this lover's day.

    Till then Dont worry Be Happy

    :)

     
  • At 9:56 AM, Blogger Shakhi said…

    Its a long time since I visited your blog...was very busy lately but now I am reading all your post..just can't help it.I just love reading bout ur kids....they are so cute...
    Well I think celebrating Valentines day is just another excuse to "celebrate" so I guess nothing wrong in that.... so many people write so much for and against this day...but what I really feel is its just an excuse to have fun...so go ahead and have it!!:-)

     

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