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There is an in-built mechanism in every single child. It’s absolutely universal. It’s as if they were sent in our wombs already embedded with this ability. I believe it is a conspiracy. Now you must be wondering what is it “woman”?樂name it, just say it!!

Ok..let me just say it’s their capacity to reach our “IC” Spot (don’t get other ideas). I am just coining this as “impulse-control” Spot. “IC” Spot is that “hanging-from-the cliff-part of parents that holds on to the final reserves of everything good as parents.

But as I said children are just simply blessed, it’s a God gift you can’t fight, they just win the race every single time. One of the recent night’s I lay down with my son, post his endless “pre-sleep” routine. I was already weaving an image of me jumping out and doing what I wanted to do, once he falls asleep….asleepppp, sleeeeepppp, ssssssleeeppppp….

Suddendly I get a nudge and few words from him “mumma I want water” + monstrous giggle (of course my imagination) ! And viola! my son reached my “IC” Spot!!  and I just blurted out:

“Oh God Advik, you just irritate the hell out of me. I am just so so fed up, I don’t even know what to do with you anymore”

I saw him crunching /swirling in his blanket with his questioning eyes and I felt the mirror turned on me. I really felt it for real. It was as if he was saying the same thing to me:

“Oh God mumma, I am so fed up of your irritation, that it irritates the hell out of me. It’s better to just shut down”.

Of course there are endless instances in a day where sometimes children do our “IC spot” check deliberately and we can’t keep apologising for all. I did make a mental note that night though, which was to always do a “mirror check” before I blurt out something to him. As he sure deserves better.

I leave you with this thought today 


a Crazy  n Happy  Parent


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  1. Prepare your home for a moving baby: it s a good idea to look at how you can make your home safe for baby to move about in. Sometimes your baby won t want to do some of these things for example, they might be too tired or hungry. They’ll use special baby cues to let you know when they’ve had enough and what they need.

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