I am no “Tiger mom” but no “Scared-y cat” either


My two boys are seven and two.

They are my Sun and my Moon.

They brighten my days and shimmer my nights.

 

The happiness they render is unfathomable.

They are my salt and pepper.

They bring taste to my life.

 

I am no astronomer observing from far and beyond.

But they are far too valuable to let them go by themselves.

No kid likes to be corrected, especially, by their mom.

 

My sons are reprimanded for breaking the boundaries.

They are no longer my “little angels.”

They are just two people; meant to be shown the way.

 

I know that hurts; I ride the same roller coaster too.

The scene isn’t picturesque; it isn’t pleasing either.

Alas! I can’t cede to such weaknesses.

 

I have to guide them through.

Learning to attune to a fine act of balancing;

It’s hard but I try being firm, fair, at times flexible too.

 

I am no “Tiger mom” but no “Scared-y cat” either.

I hope the day comes when they could  proudly say,

“Whatever you did…worked for us, Mom. It was the right thing to do.”

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Styles of Parenting

In Reference to:

Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior

By Amy Chua

2010 in review


The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2010. That’s about 8 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 21 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 34 posts. There were 130 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 82mb. That’s about 3 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 24th with 68 views. The most popular post that day was Tears… That Never Dropped.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, orkut.co.in, mail.yahoo.com, marathonandmore.wordpress.com, and mail.live.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for brain map, homework, multiple intelligences clip art, my dog ate my homework, and queso fresco.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Tears… That Never Dropped August 2010
14 comments and 1 Like on WordPress.com,

2

Tale of Losing his First Tooth December 2009
2 comments

3

Paneer Pakoda with Mexican Twist October 2009

4

Nothing is Permanent, Not Even Failure July 2010
3 comments

5

…Somethings about me? September 2009
2 comments