Wednesday, July 13, 2011

knowledge.

kevin &keon
to much knowledge to the kids is also sometimes bad before knowing the actual facts or how the system works...
specially if the kid has an inquisitive mind and keeps asking questions ....he registers each and every details and its in his memory chip before he takes it out at appropriate  situation...it can actually be a source of an embarrassment for parents and others standing there.
my little one is falls in this category and I avoid giving him any extra knowledge unless required ...
Parenting skills also goes with helping kids understanding the matter equivalent to their age rather then unnecessarily burdening them ....
t....there was a lady in the show (Tv)who was pregnant ..
.my little one..."Dad why is this women so fat"??
my hubby"she is carrying a little baby in her belly  ,which makes her look like that."
my little one "ok"
now this was registered in his memory chip long time back...
We were at the gathering ,I was standing next to an old man in late seventies ,he had a big tummy...my little one came from nowhere and pushing his tummy he said"uncle Baby here?"
that old man kept quite as if he didn't hear and Before I could get more embarrassed I picked him up and took him out...
I didn't know what to tell or explain my little boy....and tried to get that thing out of his mind.
kids are innocent But sometimes a big embarrassment in-front of others!

39 comments:

Priyanka said...

Awww, I'm sure the old man would have felt this adorable had he heard your kid!! :)

IRFANUDDIN said...

oh!...its truly innocence....
but yes their innocence make things embarrassing some times.

irfan

Babli said...

Very well written. Its quite natural to ask various question moreover its inquisitiveness for a child to know everything. Child is very innocent and they are very sharp in remembering things obviously they do not know when it is appropriate to tell thats why parents feel embarrassed in some situation.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Ha ha ha:) It indeed is a very delicate art to impart the right things to kids. And its just not possible to escape such embrassing moments especially when kids are around. I have a cousin bro who was so very eager to know the reproduction process at the age of 8.. We had a tough time explaining things to him in a manner he understood it. Gosh! kids are to be kids, but they tend to act like grandpa's and grandma's ...:)

Rachna said...

I guess people take it in their stride when kids make an inappropriate comment. My sons also end up putting me in embarrassing situations a lot of times.

Alka Gurha said...

Ha, ha....That was so sweet and innocnet. You are right when u say that the too much info is not required.
You brought a smile on my face, early in the morning.

Mishi said...

you are lucky to have an intelligent kid mashALLAH....par yara what to do with kids? they always ask questions that they cant understand the answers of! ...


its nt about parenting skills..aj kul buchay aa he asay ray hein market may!!;p they are sharper, sensible and more intelligent then the previous generation...bt see keeping in mind his curious nature your hubby must nt have answered him like that..there could be any other answer like "that woman has eaten too many choclates so she has gone this madly fat!";p

and once he is grown up , he would understand things:)

cheer up..your parenting skills are just fine:)

Bikramjit said...

Sorry i had to laugh :)

It was a genuine question by the little one .. no need to be embarassed .. :)

I would have laughed out aloud ..

Bikram's

Asma Khan said...

Hmmm children have very sensitive immature mind, we don't overwhelming their mind with extra knowledge which is not of their minimum level. :)

Renu said...

LOl:)little ones are innocent so no umbrage be taken by anyone.

Chakoli said...

:) :)

thats okie :)

those are kids..
even I used to call fat people when I was small as chota haathi ;)

Shabby said...

this is so funny and so true! And you told that story very well.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

How cute-Telling a fat man if he was carrying a baby.
Children are so innocent. That is why it is a pleasure listening to them.
I will send you the details of the bag soon. Traveling with my sis presently.

Vivek Jain said...

Kids are really innocent, and knowledde has its own tree,
thanks for your beautiful post,and please remove word verification from your post,
विवेक जैन vivj2000.blogspot.com

Harman said...

@priyanka ..may be or may be not!
but I was embarrassed...

Harman said...

@irfan ..yep I agree...

Harman said...

@babli...yep..agree

Harman said...

@ashwini..its embarassing ..
reproduction system...lolz
I can understand!

Harman said...

@rachna...I guess you are in the same boat!
:)
cheers to all the moms!

Harman said...

@alka..
thanks I am glad!

Harman said...

@Mishi
YOUR COMMENT WAZ THE BEST.
I couldn't stop laughing...
"Auntie ate so many chocolates ,she is fat"
lolz

Harman said...

@bick...its ok...
when you will experience this kinda situation ..I will also ask you the same.
what genuine question? uncle is carrying the baby?? lolz
Got to be kidding.... these kids are to fast ...you never know what they are gonna say!
I get scared now when keon is around!
never know whts coming up.

Harman said...

@Asma..agree,,
very true!

Harman said...

@renu..lolz

Harman said...

@chokoli...
...God made everyone .shld never comment on that...

Harman said...

@shabby..:)
thanks...

Harman said...

@kiran..thanks..
wud love to know details :)

Harman said...

@vivek...yaa thanks sure I will ...thanks for letting me know that!

AbhiLaSH RuHeLa said...

Hahaha.....

Uma said...

Harman, I had a good laugh.. ur kid is truly adorable :)

Nilu said...

Are those your two kids??? Amazing cute! And I can't stop laughing about what they said!

Harman said...

@abhi...lolz..
where are you??
no tweets,no blogs...buddy

Harman said...

@nilu..yes these are my little monkeys..
thanks...
its always hilarious..

Harman said...

@UMA...thanks!

JAGDISH BALI said...

Very true.

JAGDISH BALI said...

Really true.

anilkurup said...

This the first time I'm here. I like the topic you posted and the point you conveyed. I agree.
Deluge of knowledge and info more than that the mind can take will only burden the child and such faux pas will often happen to the utter discomfiture of the grown ups.

Also, I guess that limitless and uninhibited information that reach children of the present times also make them bold that they are not afraid to comment. In comparison, I was just looking back to the times I grew up.

Shri Krishna said...

Interesting read!!!

Jack said...

Harman,

Children of that age are so innocent. We need to feed them information befitting their age. That is why parenting is such an art. You may explain it to him that it is not all those who have large belly have kids but some persons who eat too much also tend to have it. This reminds me of something which I read in Kids Speak column of a famous magazines long time ago. Mother of a child wanted to curb his habit of sucking thumb. So she showed him a person with beer belly saying that this is what happens if you suck thumb. A few days later one of her friends who was carrying came over. The little boy told her " Ah! I know what you have been doing."

Take care