My daughter is poised on the second threshold of her short life – she is all set to make the leap from preschool to ‘big’ school. But there is still time for that. Her new school, being an IGCSE one, opens its portals only in August and until then she is at home, honouring me with her company. And I must say, that though it is a challenge to spark her interest, kindle her imagination and fire her intellect (thank you ParentEdge!), this is one challenge I am enjoying. It’s no mean task. I have a number of activities to juggle as it is – household routine, my work and my exercise routine.
And added to this now is “mama, play with me!” every ten minutes. But when I look back at the end of each day, I realise that I have enjoyed every precious minute spent with my precious daughter – whether in doing 26-piece puzzles, or playing ‘hungry hippo’ or doing ‘princess worksheets.’ People say it’s more important to spend quality time with your kid, but I greedily find myself reaching out for ‘quantity’ time as well.
I know that it’s just a matter of time before she prefers her friends to her mother and prefers hanging out with them to romping with me. So today when she wants just five minutes more of cricket in the corridor or twenty more pushes on the swing, thankful for this and apprehensive of a time when she will say, “go away mama, I’m busy!”, I happily oblige.
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