Parenting is a full time job.The first holiday can be taken when the baby(ies) are 18 years and above! Of course the holiday part is on a light note but ,the former part is true and serious .For real!
Let us go through the above Ts one by one.
Recently, I received two whats app messages.One was a text and the other was a video.Both have similar messages but presented differently.
The first whats app text was about a teacher who told her students in class to write an essay/composition about “What I Want To Be When I Grow Up”.The teacher picked the books after the writing session and carried them home to mark the essays.At some point the husband saw the wife sobbing quietly, as she went on marking.He become concerned to know what is causing his wife such.She calmed down and read to the husband a certain essay/composition from one of her students.
When I grow up I want to be a television.Because everyone gives attention to it.When my daddy arrives home he takes the remote and watches news and soccer late in to the night.
When my mother is at home she wants to watch all her favorite soap operas .The television receives all the time and attention; as for me I receive none.
The man blunted out in disgust who is that stupid boy?Can’t he understand the teacher’s query?
The teacher cum wife answered the husband.It is our son.
The second whats app video was about a girl who was sobbing while drawing on her note book.The teacher entered the class and asked the children in the kindergarten class.
“What Do you Want to Be When You Grow Up?”The babies answered enthusiastically about their ambitions.The little girl,now visibly sobbing was her turn to talk.
She said ,when I grow up I want to be a SMART PHONE…It is always in my daddy’s pocket.Though he never carries me.
Whenever it rings my mum picks it promptly and talks through it for long demanding that I remain quiet when the mum is busy chatting on the phone.
Daddy does not play with me but he loves playing games down loaded in his phone.He pushes me aside so that she does not interrupt his game.
When mum’s smart phone’s battery is low,she charges it immediately in order not to miss any call.”But. when I ask mummy for food.
She said “She will give more time to answering the ringing phone rather than my cry for food”.
So,that is why I want to be daddy or mummy’s smart phone.
Dear parent,I know you are a professional with a full schedule.Deliberately and consciously delegate some time daily or weekly to be with your boy/girl.
After a school day for those parents whose children are of school going age. Spare time to sit and have one on one chat. Let your child know that daddy/mum is never too busy for me.
Some children recited a poem that stated that many parents are suffering from TB…is it about tuberculosis? No way, Too Busy!
Parenting can never be delegated.Even if your child is chauffeured to school or the school bus carries him/her from school and back.Don’t delegate your child to the mercies of the education system.
Don’t delegate to the nunny /domestic manager.
Doesn’t your conscious speak to you when you leave home early in the morning before the baby wakes up and you get back home long after they have retired to bed?
My boss and job allows me to carry my preemie to work. I pack his necessities in the morning and keep him engaged and also attend to his needs from time to time.
A quick reminder,do not substitute your involvement to give you son or daughter your best of time. Neither should you procrastinate spending time with your baby. You will definitely reap the benefits in the future.
Nympha Mwanzia-CEO Synergy Ventures & Services