Ameya is learning ‘Time’ in school.

Her fresh knowledge is giving me fresh troubles.

Gone are those days when I used to conveniently throw this in, ” Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. COoooooooooming. 2 Minutes!!!”

This used to be my line when I heard her banging the door while I was in the middle of a bath, or saw her gesturing frantically with me on a call, or when she asked me to ‘watch’ her dancing/jumping/talking- basically whenever she demanded my attention that I couldn’t give immediately.

Times have changed now. This no longer works.

This morning, as usual I said, ” You get ready. Will be there in 2 minutes.”

I didn’t notice till I heard her counting. 1, 2, 3,4……119, 120.

“Amma, 120 seconds= 2 minutes over. Come now.”

Gosh! We got to be careful with what we say!!!



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Devishobha Chandramouli

Devishobha is the founder of Kidskintha- a global parenting and education collective, and the host of the global virtual conferences hosted on the platform. You can also find her voice on the Huffington Post,, Entrepreneur, Lifehack, TinyBuddha, Thought Catalog and many other publications.

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