Posted July 24th, 2016 by Mia Mei
Kids NOT enjoying shopping
Okay, 5 may be way too few for the places a kid and her daddy can go to play for free. But these are places you might not expect to find on the list, places like parks and the beach and for a hike. You know, the usual.
How about Ikea?
I mean there are dozens and dozens of new rooms. It’s like a 100 houses with a hundred variations for each. Lots of good places to climb and explore.
How about Target and Walmart?
They have Disney aisles!!! Who needs to find a Disney store when daddy and I can walk (it’s a little bit far for me and he usually carries me) there from our house.
Read: Thoughts to Live by from Lion King
How about the Mall?
We have several within driving distance. There are play areas and jewelry stores and Disney stores and cars and dolphins and airplanes to ride on. (Daddy usually just shakes them for me real hard.)
Mommies and daddies don’t need to spend time on us to have fun. They just need to spend time.
Daddy said that he read somewhere that kids spell love: T – I – M – E.
But if we can climb and play hide and go seek and explore and dream about diamonds and shoes and stuff. Nothing wrong with that, eh?
Posted July 24th, 2016 by Mia Mei
Not Listening to Parents
Parents complain that we children don’t listen to them.
I listen to my mommy and daddy. I just don’t do what they ask me all the time. Does anybody ever do everything they are asked to do? Even mommies and daddies?
My friends tell me that if they don’t listen to their mommies and daddies something very interesting happens.
First: The parents will beg them to listen or do something.
When that doesn’t work –
The parents will bargain with them. Ice Cream? A movie? A candy? A trip to Disneyland.
If we hold out –
The parents might try to bribe. I will give you $5. $10. A new iPad mini game.
Blah blah blah blah … can’t really follow it when there are too many words put together in several sentences.
Then a scary part:
Threats! No more this. No more that.
The scariest part of all comes next.
Yelling and screaming.
But all kids need to do is hang tough till more bargaining and bribing come.
Then we can take the best deal offered.
And all the kid needs to do is just sit and not listen. How hard is that?
The best option – in as few words as possible, tell me what to do and leave me no option but to do it. If so, we kids will listen. At least most of the time.
Read: Parenting discipline problems – arguing with parents
Posted July 23rd, 2016 by Mia's Daddy
Handicapped Dads stories
This post will discuss all about the lives of handicapped dads. Handicapped dads might have been handicapped right from their childhood or they might have been involved in some kind of an accident which might have been devastating and may have been a major impediment in the people perform their daily chores. There have been some terrible events that have left permanent scars in the lives of these dads and also caused irreparable damage in the lives of these dads. Such events really take people by surprise and can have a terrible impact on the lives of people that are involved with these dads. These people often sob in remembering these terrible events and are often seen consoling these dads and giving them the necessary hope and motivation to carry on performing the day to day activities.
Many of these dads suffer lot of mental tragedy and social stigma throughout their lives and are often subject to ridicule by ignorant people in the society and that really creates a terrible sense of pain and suffering in the minds of people. These dads are often being disrespected because of their handicap and are rejected by some people in the society as being unable to carry on the necessary duties that a normal person can perform. Often in job interviews these people are rejected on that very ground and this really creates a deep psychological barrier in the minds of the people. These dads are excluded from the general crowd of people that are invited for social gatherings and functions because of reasons of luck or being unauspicious and therefore these incidents really hurt these people.
These handicapped dads are also subject to ridicule in many cases by the members of their own family or their extended family because of the same reasons. This act of provocation from the members of their own family really creates lot of metal agony in the minds of these dads and leave deep scars that remain unfulfilled throughout their lives. These dads also are motivational in many cases and do not want to be helped or looked down upon by the society and are constantly engaged in converting their weakness into points of strength and impress people with their special skills and stand out in society. They are not prisoners of their own thoughts so they let their actions and their skill do all the talking instead of providing that opportunity to the society to point out that handicap.
These dads who take their weakness and try to turn this around into a competitive strength is really what makes some of these men truly special and instead of cribbing and sobbing about their current position, really do make the cut and reach positions of power and privilege within the society. What matters most is that one must have the right attitude and should not limit his capacities under any circumstance. What we can also learn from some of these dads is that we must not be ignorant as observers and by standers and insult somebody and we must give them hope and motivation so that they are able to channel their efforts towards things that are constructive. We also must understand that these are part and parcel of every persons life and everyone has to go through ups and downs in their own lives and no body insulated from these cycles and we must be thankful that at least we are not in the same miserable positions and some of these dads are in and try and learn from these people and have an appreciation for life in general.
Posted July 23rd, 2016 by Mia's Daddy
Beginning from the childhood days, my initials cricket lessons were taken by my dad. We had a barren land in front of our housing colony. This was unofficially used by children to hang out in the evening time and play all sorts of outdoor games. Daily, I couldn’t wait for the pendulum analog clock to set to 5 pm, when I hit the ground with a bat and ball with my dad.
Occasionally, my paternal uncles would gather at home and discuss about the hard days when they barely had enough roof over their head to live. I grew up in one bedroom apartment leaving me little for my imagination to realize the hardship of living under no roof. Today, after going through Professor’s blog on his dad, in retrospect, even I can’t stop admiring my father for everything that I am today.
My dad barely finished high school before starting to earn and support his family of grandmother and uncles. But with me, he always took out sufficient time to help me with studies. He would read out and spoon-feed the chapters in science, mathematics and also social studies. Even in drawing, he did not stop to amaze me with his artistic skill set.
Once a year he would take all of us in family, on vacation. By the time I finished my secondary schooling, I had already visited all the places in India. Later only to realize how fortunate I was, when I understood that other school friends barely traveled outside the boundaries of my state. Right from enrolling me for the swimming lessons, karate classes, athletics, cricket coaching, gymnasium to the camping treks, the list would never end. It was pretty evident that he had a sharp knowledge of banking and personal finances among the colony, when neighbors would come to our house to take his advice on how to invest.
At times, when local ethnic groups still boast about their undue pride for the mother tongue and mother land, my father has always shown respect to everyone. His loyalty to the people of his own land and affection towards the people of other religion and immigrants is implicit in his nature. Probably that is the reason why I am comfortable in getting along with everyone here in USA.