Thursday, September 27, 2007

Diplomatically manipulative!

Remember I had done a post on how he has become so manipulative some time ago? This one is an addition to his manipulativeness behaviour.

Anirudh was unwell last night throwing up 3 times. So today I didn't send him to school despite the fact that he was hale and hearty in the morning - fit as a fiddle. And he himself asked me "Nahai nahai karte hain fir school jayenge!" (Lets take bath and then we will go to school). So I had to tell him that today Betu will spend time with Mumma at home and he was ecstatic!

So we played a lot of games in the morning. And when I asked him to put everything back he makes such a tired face and in a low voice says, "Mumma meri tabiyat theek nahi hai na. Please aap rakh do!" Give due emphasis on the word 'Please'..ok?!

What would you have done if you were in my place? I'm sure just like how I did..melted down at his request and kept them away! Although I didn't let him puppet me again in the evening when he tried to repeat the act!


  1. OH yes... I think children are born manipulators...:):)...
    and some how mommies see it and not dadas..

  2. Yes, kids are manipulative and I come across this kind of behaviour every other day. I tell the brat that I'll put things away while he can help. Later, I tell him what toys each of us would put away and thank him duly once the job is done. Works everytime!

  3. LOL! I know now what you are talking about. Mine is learning such things really fast as well! It is just amazing seeing them use such tricks.