Friday, February 29, 2008

Taare zameen par

Preschoolers, A1(my older one) & B are good friends. B's mom often complained about this boy, C who bullied B at school. From the teacher, we came to know that C was not only troublesome but a troubled kid too(his parents were in the midst of a divorce!). After learning this, I kind of sympathised with C than with B. Don't know if I would have been as sympathetic had the bullied kid been mine. During one of my visit to the school, C once told me, 'A1 doesn't like me!'. I didn't know how to react. My heart went out to this little boy who for no fault of his, was undergoing stress at this young age. C no longer comes to school. Wonder which parent won custody of him!

Update

I am not done yet, like A1 says! I was in a hurry to publish my post on the special leap day of the year! Anyway, while browsing through the TV channels, I landed on 'Supernanny' programme recently after a long time. I told my mom about this programme and she was appalled at how kids were disciplined. "Manushaal illadhadhanaaley ennannamo seiyaraangapa, indhoorley" was her comment!

When A1 was in her terrible 2s-3s stage, I thought these Supernanny, Nanny 911 etc. would be interesting and helpful in learning to handle toddlers. But after watching a couple of episodes, I realised what a gem A1 was and more, I didn't want her catching me watching it for I feared she might think, 'oh, ippadiyellaam pannalaama!' I've often wondered, how those children captured on camera would feel years from now!

11 comments:

Me said...

awww...orey senti post..

seri last post la thamizh la enna ezhudhirkeenga...??

Me too said...

Adede, vandacha vacation-lerndu!
oh, adhuva, adhampa indha Mahanadhi mattum phull-a paakka dhegiriyumey varamaatengudhu! BTW, Innum tamil kathukaliya?

Me said...

I don't watch sogam, violence movies at all...only kaamedy movies...

Me too said...

Ippavum evalavu kozhandhai manasu thambiyov!

mitr_bayarea said...

Aparna-

good to see ur post after a while..yet to watch TZP, though, have heard from one and all abt the movie...

hope ur lil one is doing good..

Me too said...

mitr, long time, no see! Sometime back a funny thing happened. While recommending that Revathi directed movie to a relative, told her to watch 'Mitr-bayarea' instead of 'Mitr-my friend'!! :)

Me said...

forgot to tell u this one...couple of months back we moved to a new apartment and our neighbors have same name as you and your athan...but they don't speak tamil...

mitr_bayarea said...

Aparna-

haha....now you know where I got my blog name.

Me too said...

me, are you sure it's not us? ;) Years back, when we moved to B'bay, on the first day at the Apt lift, our family met a sister & a brother who happened to share the same name as me and my brother and now this!! Amazing!

mitr, I know!

A-kay said...

yet to see TZP - came to your blog from "Me", you have a good one here! Now that I have commented, let me catch up on your other posts :)

Me too said...

a-kay, welcome, welcome and thanks for the comments!