At the start of this conversation, I had a very specific topic in mind. Laddoo had already finished dinner, had a bath, brushed her teeth, and was ready for bed. In another week or so, we’ll be moving back to our house and there, she has a bed of her own. Until now, we’ve been co-sleeping, but I want that to change so I thought it’d be an appropriate time to talk to her about sleeping in her own bed, in her own room, without me or her father being present.
To begin with, the conversation went well. But then it took a detour.
While talking about how she’ll sleep, she mentioned that she wanted me to read to her instead of singing and then she went and picked out a book that I wanted to review anyway. So I didn’t interfere with the turn it had taken, and now you can hear my almost-three-and-a-half-year-old indirectly tell you how awesome this book is, because she’s so fond of it that we read it every day.
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What do you do when you have a chatty pre-school-er?
Well, you have fun conversations with them!
They’re not always fun, though. Sometimes, they drag on. Most times, you have to say the same things over and over again, until you think that they’ve got the point, and even then, it is likely that they will talk the talk, but walking the walk might be a tad bit complicated. But that's expected, right? After all, they're only pre-school-ers!
But it's exciting because you never know how they're going to react to something you said. Or if they will react to it at all.
You never know what they're going to say in return, that is, if they say anything at all.
You never know if it's going to be 100% fun or a 100% embarrassment!
BUT, despite the mystery, the repetitions and the CONSTANT DERAILING of the conversation, there’s one thing that’s guaranteed, and that's
Not for the parent/adult who, in the moment, probably feels like they’re talking to a wall that talks back and HOW! But for everyone else.
Okay, maybe for the parent too, if I’m being REALLY honest. Especially, if:
a. Their child is doing this to someone else, LOL, or
b. They listen to it AFTER the event.
A couple of nights ago, I was talking to Laddoo about how for a few days next week, it’s going to be just she and I because her dad is travelling for work. With the interior work of our house coming close to completion and our anniversary falling right during his travel, it’s going to be extremely hectic and emotionally draining for me, being the only adult around here.
I decided to talk to her about it and explain to her how we will both have to be strong and take care of each other for a few days, how she’ll have to listen to me when I say something, and for some odd reason, I decided to start recording it when we had already been talking for a couple of minutes, and lo, we have the first episode of my ‘Gupshup with Laddoo.’
I’ve been having many such conversations with Laddoo over the past few months and while this may seem new, it has been on my mind since before we launched the Real Moms Talk Podcast on @lifeofrealmoms. You have NO IDEA how long I’ve waited for Laddoo to start talking and to be able to do THIS might have been the only reason why I wanted her to start talking fatafat.
But as I’ve realised this week, things have a way of working themselves out. So what if I’m doing this a year later than I wanted to. At least it’s happening.
So here’s a peek into our ordinary, yet entertaining conversations as we talk about important and not-so-important things. As Laddoo’s mother, I obviously think she’s amazing and HILARIOUS. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Give this first episode a listen and decide that for yourself. And if you enjoyed this, please like and leave a comment. Not for me, for Laddoo **emoji**. And of course, tell others about it too.