Monday, September 27, 2010

Discipline and the trials of motherhhood

Friday evening. I am tired, husband is late, patti has left for home. Anjali is sitting in the corridor with Sophia. Sophia pulls something.

"Sophia No!" exclaims Anjali. and then she raised her voice "Sophia! SOPHIA!"

"Anjali!", i said, "I dont want you to take that tone with your sister. Ok. If you do that again I will get very angry"

"Ok mummy". She said meekly.

I turned away. and then, quite clearly, she calls

"i dont love you!'

"But I love you". I countered, before moving to the next thing

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