So, I have been curious about this.

When me and the kids are together, just how much time passes between their incessant ‘Amma’ calls…

So, I did some real timer watch and turns out – the mean time between two Amma calls is 4 seconds…

“Amma, where is my grammar magic book?”
“It is in your bag”
“Amma, I cant find it”.
“Let me look”. And out comes the book…
A sheepish smile…
“Amma, can you give me 4 blank papers?”
“Amma, can you cut 7 in this?”
“Amma, can I wear the pink skirt?”
“Amma, can I have dairy milk”?
“amma, tomorrow I have to carry 2 photos to school”.
“Amma, Sri Valli is a really bad girl”
“Amma, the test was very easy”


Finally, I am really annoyed and ask them to stop calling me…

Guess what…the next ‘Amma’ comes after about 3┬áseconds…3 seconds of respite…huge, right?

I have a suggestion- The doctors and the researchers group should conduct a study on Attention Deficit Disorder with the indispensable mommy group…Perfect target group!!!
Moms out there- anyone care to disagree?

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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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