My two and half-year old daughter recently said something and every time I think of it, it puts the biggest smile on my face.
She is at that stage where her vocabulary is expanding rapidly and as parents, my husband and I wanted to enhance it.
We decided to teach her what her ‘Abbu’ (father) and ‘Mamma’ did for work.
So, she learnt that Abbu is a doctor and Mamma is an engineer, which she pronounced as ‘engi-ear’.
‘ Abbu is a doctor ‘ and ‘ Mamma is an engi-ear ‘.
We assumed she was just parroting us.
One evening, when I was brushing her teeth in preparation to put her to bed, I casually asked her what she wanted to be when she became a big girl.
Initially I got typical answers like ‘fairy’ or ‘princess’.
To steer her in the right direction, I hinted if she wanted to be a doctor like her Abbu or engineer like Mamma,
She instantly replied ‘When I become big I be doctor like Abbu’.
My husband overheard this and was beaming in the background. Being a daddy’s girl, the answer didn’t surprise me,
But I didn’t want to be beaten, so questioned her further:
My two and a half-year old thought for a couple of seconds and nonchalantly said:
” I already engi-ear….because I already got Ear.”
I didn’t know whether to hug her with pride for her little thought processing or laugh out loud at her innocence.
Guess I did both.
Story Contribution : Riyan Aiysha.
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