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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The bottom drops to an all time low...

Today when I picked up Jr. from school, she had a certificate.

It said something to the effect of "Congratulations on your birthday, etc. etc." and looked like a formal certificate with lots of colors on it!

Jr. said "are you proud of me, I earned that certificate"

Me: What do you mean "you earned it". You just had another birthday. You didn't work for it!

Jr. : Lived to be a year older, didn't I? (and makes a "duh" face, if you know what I mean)

Me : you lived to be a year older because your mom and me are still spoon feeding you, your breakfast and dinner and stuffing your leftover lunch in your mouth in the evening. If anything we should get the certificate.

Jr. : You are not fair. You are saying that because I got a certificate and I really earned it.

Me : !!!!!!!!!!!

Can understand people in gang infested neighborhoods feeling a sense of achievement for having lived longer and survived. But why would a seven year old living in a nice house with parents who spend 30 minutes a day with morning cereal and going to a nice school feel she earned a "birthday" certificate?

Beats me!



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9 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:36 AM, Blogger Kavi wrote...

Perhaps the essence is that word 'lived'& not just 'growing older'

Perhaps she does deserve the certificate.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:00 AM, Blogger Doli wrote...

heheh cute! she is so smart! i like her way of thinking :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:56 AM, Anonymous Vidhya wrote...

Cute :)
"Earned that certificate". Does she say that? Really? hmm...

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:58 AM, Anonymous Vidhya wrote...

Its like when my daughter says "Nan paavam" for no reason and we say,we are the ones who are 'paavam' :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 12:21 PM, Blogger Poetry wrote...

Well sometimes the feeling of entitlement our children show these days gets to me!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:23 PM, Anonymous utbtkids wrote...

Sundar, I am practically rolling on the floor laughing.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:56 PM, Anonymous wa wrote...

Hahahaha I literally burst out laughing, may she get loads more certificates.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:05 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

Kavi, you may have a point.. but she said it with rightful righteousness..

"earned it" ! she says...

don't think the kid knows what it means to earn something.. yet.

we will work on it, over time!

:)

all of you can have a good laugh at my expense.. at least preps you for when your kid will do this to you...

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:14 PM, Anonymous utbtkids wrote...

Sundar, I know my time will come, till then I am laughing at this:)

 

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