You all must be wondering, why the heck is this title so complicated. Well, this was the most straight way I could keep the title! Pardon my complex limited literary thought process !!
Now what am I learning, Implementing, and learning again... Well I am learning to bear my children, a 7 year old very sensitive and caring son and a 3 year old very naughty and authoritative daughter..
I am learning from here,there and everywhere how to shape them mentally, physically, emotionally into the kids of substance! I have implemented my learnings, failed at most, succeeded at few.. And many a learnings have just stayed in my heart!!
And why do I have to learn afresh?! Well, the things that get a thumbs-up for my elder one, just fall face down for my little one!
So for her, I have to learn something very different over again!
While this difference of behavior in dealing with them takes a toll on me... My elder one who is a wise boy now has started observing the difference! And here start a list of troubles!!
"Mummy, when you say waking up early is a good habit, why are you happy with R's habit of waking up late?"
"Mummy, when you say throwing tantrums and shouting is not a sign of good behaviour, why do you let R do these?"
"Mummy, when you say caring and sharing is an act of high value, why don't you want R to learn this?"
"Mummy, when eating chocolates is a bad thing, why do you give R as many chocolates as she wants?"
Phew! The list can go on and on, sibling rivalry will never go...
So what is my reply to a confused growing son who is slowly stepping into boyhood from his childhood... I just meekly reply " she is still your baby sister " , I could have added "she is not as smart and as quick learner as you" , instead I add " like you and all of us want to emulate the great ppl, I am readying you as a role model for her to look up to, and I am training you to be good enough to teach her the ways of life".
He walks away happily feeling proud, that Mummy finds him better than her ( see whatever I learn and implement , I cannot let that sibling rivalry go... I will have to learn some new answer again!! )