Stay At Home Series – Episode 4: Parenting S-Poofs! :D

We’ve got a 3 year old, who will turn 4 next week. Other than the child-boss, we’ve got me, the mom and him, the dad, all living under the same roof.

This segment is brought to you by the failing parents association.

Starring: Me (mummy), R (the child) and Him (Papa)

We have a clear screen time policy, oh sorry, wait, I meant, we HAD a clear screen time policy – only an hour a day. Now, this is how our screen time policy works:

9 am:

R: Mommy!! Is it ipad time yet?

Me: You cant watch ipad as soon as you wake up!!! Don’t you know the rules???

(R is really clever and chills on the bed until 9:25 am, and I have my morning meeting about to start in 5 mins)

R: Mummy!! I’m hungry! I want to brush now! I want to change into my princess dwess!! Now! Now!

Me: Just watch your ipad sweetheart! Until mummy finishes her morning meeting!

R: Are you sure mummy?

Me: Ignores and lets her watch ipad for the next hour and a half (sigh) Point R.

We also follow a balanced diet routine for our daughter. A diet that consists of a variety of fruits, vegetables, pulses, meat, carbs. We include variety in cuisine too, being global citizens and avid travelers, we don’t want her to be a fussy eater. It was an added effort, not for us, but the cook. This is how our diet plan looks now:

Breakfast: Chocos

Lunch: Rice/Roti with daal, most probably yesterday’s daal because we didn’t have time to cook. (R loves it by the way)

Snacks: Grapes and chips/cookies/chocolate (R is in her personal heaven..now if only mummy could arrange for some fries..grrr)

Dinner: Pasta/Noodles with as little veggies as possible, because who the hell is going to cut all those veggies man?!! Point R again.

We believe in instilling creativity and inspirational learning for our child. That’s why she went to a Montessori based child care and pre school. Education should be fun after all. But children should also pick up skills very early in life – its a competitive world. This is how fun and creative learning at home looks like now:

Me: Papa, can you ask her to write 1-10 and A-Z in different color pens please??

Him: Umm, darling, we’ve run out of pens

Me: Use the crayons then!

Him: Cough, we’ve run out of paper..

R: Papa!!! Can you make my stuff toy animal talk instead? (Does she have secret hearing abilities??)

Mom and Papa play pretend all day long. At least she’ll learn good housekeeping skills? ๐Ÿ˜€

We also are becoming excellent at switching our brains between that of a 4 year old and that of a 40 year old professional ๐Ÿ˜€

We’re parents with very low expectations and demands from our child really (cough, ahem). So sleep is really important for us. I meant sleeping well for the child. So we can Netflix and chill. Naps are absolute must. And she needs to be in bed by 10 pm every night.

Now:

R: I WONT SLEEP!! EVER!!! AAAAARRRRRAAAAAAAHHH (while running around like a maniac in the house because she knows mom and dad are sitting and doing work on their laptops.

Him at 11 pm in the night: I give up. I’m going to sleep. You can stay awake and do whatever you want.

R: Really??!!! Best day ever!!! (and being even more hyperactive by now)

Me: Making dagger eyes at him , which say, take her to bed and make her sleep, because I will go insane if I don’t get my reading time in!!

Him: R! Come to bed, Ill tell you two stories ๐Ÿ™‚

R: No! I’ll only come to sleep if you tell me 100 stories!

He sighs, and I wonder, maybe she’ll make a great lawyer? Hopes..

Point Me and Point R. Papa looses ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜‰

2 thoughts on “Stay At Home Series – Episode 4: Parenting S-Poofs! :D

  1. HAHAHAHA she sure sounds like the “dream” child! naughty AND smart ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ โค If it weren't for her,I'm sure lockdown wouldn't have been half as interesting, hahaha! Love that you guys have(or had:P) a screen time policy! I think every family should follow that, even if they don't have children or have grown up children!!!

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    1. Hahaha thanks Iโ€™ll let her know she has a fan lol.. she has been on a frozen, moana binge every weekend and sheโ€™s this close to being a real princess lol

      I hated screen time policy when I was a kid. I thought my parents were so unfair for allowing me just an hour of cable tv. Then I got married and asked my husband what were his thoughts on screen time policing by parents and he said, โ€œwe didnโ€™t even have a tv and when we did we just had Doordarshan. So go figureโ€. I had nothing to say beyond that ๐Ÿคฃ

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