Amma, Who is India? My 3-year-old son asked me as soon as he returned from school. But, there is no one called India in our school, then why do we say ‘I Love India’?
I love Amma, I love Appa but who is this India? Now, how do I explain to a 3-year-old about countries and continents? Rather will he understand the concept? So, I try to make it simple.
Me – India is our country, baby.
He – What is a country?
Me – A country is where we live.
He – But we live in our Bangalore house (for him Bangalore is not a place, it’s a house, as in; we live in our Bangalore house, our neighbours live in their Bangalore houses, his grandparents live in their Alleppy house)
Me – Yes, we live in Bangalore and Bangalore is in India.
He – Like baby is in you ( I am pregnant with our second kid).
Me – Speechless. God help me !!!
(Something else catches his attention and he runs towards that.)
Me – Thank God! Henceforth I should always turn on Google search.
He – Immediately runs to me and asks who Google is.
Me – Baby, Google is …….
I try to answer one question and pop comes another one.
My chatterbox is so full of questions and I enjoy answering them all. I am pretty sure all parents have gone through this.
Kids are so curious that they want to know everything, their questions might be silly but it makes us think a lot and sometimes, we find it really difficult to answer.
This silliness is what makes them adorable, this silliness is what makes them fun to be with, and in that silliness lies happiness , in those silly questions lies intelligence.
Where is the other half of the moon?
Why should we sleep?
Why is the sheep black?
Why doesn’t the Sun God show up at night?
Why is it dark at night?
Go on, my ‘Question Bank’ goes on!!!
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