Wednesday, April 27, 2016

#AtoZChallenge - W is for 'Words of Wisdom'


We get so used to doing everything for our little children that we assume they know nothing and whatever they learn is only what we expose them to

We sometimes we forget that they observe and understand a lot more than we think.


And then suddenly they stun us with pearls of wisdom. Wisdom that is organic and unadulterated by knowledge and cynicism. Wisdom that uses limited vocabulary but is deeper than deep, truer than true and cuter than cute.
 

Once my son and I were doing some craft and he suddenly looks up and said, 'Amma, you sound really strange when you shout.' I tried to explain that I was having lot of work to do around the house and so I got upset and so on; to which my then 4 year old replied, 'When I grow I up I can make you a cleaning robot and then you can smile'.


And another time a friend came to visit and as soon as my son saw her he eyes lit up and he squealed in delight, 'You look like a monkey'. I almost died with embarrassment. My friend was sweet enough to laugh it off. She is actually a very nice looking person. Its just that her ears are a little big and protruding and her eyebrows were long and arched like ... erm... Curious George?

What words of wisdom has your little pearl taught you?

12 comments:

  1. How adorable your little one is! I can imagine your reaction...hahaha! My kid was grumpy with guests at home and when I told him to communicate, he replied: I don't talk to strangers!
    @KalaRavi16 from
    Relax-N-Rave

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    1. Smart kid. I think that's good. :) We confuse them. We tell them not to talk to strangers and then we ask them why they are not talking to someone they just met.

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  2. I was once carrying my niece in lift when an old lady entered and smiled at her. Instantly my niece shouted at her saying 'Your teeth is so yucky!'. Though my niece was right about the teeth but I was mortified and I just wanted to run away from there :) So I can imagine your embarrassment :)

    Srivi, The Piscean Me

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    1. Yes, the truth and nothing but the truth. And they dont even need a holy book to swear on. :D

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  3. Children are indeed wise and have great presence of mind. Loved the Coelho's quote. A refreshing post indeed. :)

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  4. Children never fall short for words of wisdom.. they're always ready with one and that's where it gets interesting!

    Cheers
    Geets

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    1. And embarrassing at times!

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  5. Words of wisdom in our house are "Don't compare." Works both ways. I don't compare their marks with what their friends get and they don't get to compare all the things their friends have/get while they don't ;)
    Sudha from
    Everyday Muse

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    1. That's the best I have heard. Have to implement this in my house now!! :D

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  6. Many many years ago my elder daughter saw the pile of ironing and advised me to ask her father to bring home a second wife to help with the housework! I didn't like those words of wisdom at all....

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    1. How cute. She thinks wives are for ironing.. :) Love how organic the observation is.

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