Anush has been a rather timid/ clingy child, in the sense she does not venture out much with out me. She refuses to enroll in activities outside of school unless pressed to do so.
On Sunday, she proclaimed that she wants to go to her cousin's place and stay the night there as well. I was not prepared but put on a brave face and we packed and I reinforced my gyaan on susu, sharing , eating, taboos etc
As she was leaving, I told her ( half hoping she would change her mind) that she could call for us to pick her up if she wants to get back sooner.
As the day progressed I began wondering what she finds more exciting at her cousin's place than her own home. Of course she has kids who adore her and she hero worships. Other than that maybe??
Navy said I was reading too much into all this and she is trying to be independent and we shld encourage blah blah.... he was right.I used to scoff when they said mothers need to learn to set their children free- little did I know....I am a clingy mom!!
Anyway I was relieved ( no thrilled) when Anush called by evening to say she wanted to get back home.
What would I have done if she had really stayed on... maybe I would have joined her myself ... Just kidding. What, you don't believe me?
Of course I got good time with Aditi and caught up with Navy and we also saw a movie Singham. Mostly mindless, rather violent, fun ride. Some questions to the director- Does Air Deccan still fly? Why does Surya insist on wearing blouse shirts?
P.S. Anush went smiling to school finally!!