firstborn wants to make a timetable. he says we are faffing off too much. he wants structure. he wants order. and he wants to learn the tamil alphabet.
all these years, i had time at my disposal. we could climb up 13 floors just because. we could play with the dust falling inside our house when a ray of sunlight comes in. we could walk downstairs and fetch a big stick fallen from a big tree whenever we liked. we could circle the corridor in bicycles at dusk. we could lie down and read library books in the morning.
but now young Mr. Type A, poised with a sharp pencil in his hand, is asking me how to spell the “study” in study time so that he can put it down on his timetable.
i may have lost the battle.
but i havent lost the war…
i am putting down tree-time (where we go down the road to see a tree, we are already friends with)
i am putting down singing aloud (i was too afraid to teach…)
The mmmim is putting down ‘teach baby param something new’ (this is a double-edged sword, methinks)
as we are all sitting down together, i was thinking of asking you if there is anything else you think should be there in his daily time table?