July 14, 2009

The little errand girl- part 2

As an only child, in a nuclear set up, I was encouraged to help around at home

The joy of washing the home Hawaii chappals and see them turn white ( those days they were usually white with a blue strap) .... The fetching odds and ends from the grocers at the street corner....Serving guests water....All made me feel so important and involved.

Anush started very young - like most kids- as some of the older followers of this blog will recollect. But she continues to this day, unlike some kids I know. It is now also enhanced by the manner in which her school focuses on life skills.

Anushka peels some veggies with a peeler, strings peas/ beans pretty well, chops the softer veggies.
She cleans up her room- toys and books- when in a mood, folds clothes better than I do , waters plants carefully, can sweep and mop and wash vessels- to the extent that i may be sued for using child labour
When we met Usha, was the first time I tried to let her pay money for her corn and collect the change - though she began timidly she is more vocal now.
Here is what she learnt to do over the weekend. . giving her cycle a bath.

15 comments:

choxbox said...

very nice A baby!

Anonymous said...

U mus b one proud mom, am sure

Anonymous said...

U mus b one proud mom, am sure

How do we know said...

awww.. this is soo sweet.. i hope she continues too..!

Just Like That said...

isn't she a sweetheart?

Nirmala Ravi said...

Wow. Samy got a new cycle for her Bday and boy she is very finicky and dusts it off everyday. These days kids are very independent and some times its scary

Swati said...

You should be sued of child labour for sure ..she is too young to do the house hold :O , but I wish I had such a sweetipie too :-)

Mama - Mia said...

:D

the amount of stuff she does is awesome. but i think its great! even we keep encouraging Cubby to do stuff at home and as of now he is happy to oblige!

hugs to the not so l'il helper! :)

cheers!

abha

VJ said...

she is a sweetheart !!!

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

aah.. she helps you so much.. i am very jealous art. here for "anush's akka" though, i am the errand mom. Sigh :(

Monika,Ansh said...

Ansh is much the same . :)

Tharini said...

She washes vessels??? omg. What a doll!

AverageJane said...

A 'Hi' from a first time commenter. :) Very impressed with your daughter. Honest question: How did you inculcate this helpfulness? :)

artnavy@rediffmail.com said...

all- as I said when she is in a mood

tharini- yes she knows to wash vessels - but we restrict it to letting her rinsing hers before leaving it in the sink

avgjane- as mama mia says- just encourage them to participate

kowsalya- there are such days at well at the artnavy home

Poppy said...

Linked up this post Art! fyi