Monthly Archives: November 2014

Kids style of being fashionable

“I will not wear this … I want to wear that only…. This is not fitting me…. It hurts me when I wear it …..” I am sure you all must have heard these lines; especially mom’s who are reading this post of mine.

Now-a-days the younger generation kids, I mean the Generation Z kids (meaning theybenefits-of-kids-choosing-clothes are born after year 2000) have developed the habit of becoming very choosy about what to wear and what not to wear. These young kids are very adamant about what they want to wear. These kids even want to shop for their own clothes incase their parents happen to buy for them something without their consent then it’s a big task for the parents to convince them to wear it. Such stubbornness from the younger generation is not only for clothes but for many more things, like shoes, accessories, school bags, infact for all that these kids use or wear.

I clearly remember my young childhood days, almost 3 decades back, where in I use to wear and use all those things which my parents gave me. I never protested for anything and I am sure you all were on the same page as me.

My niece is just 5 years old and has all the “nakharas” in terms of dressing up. She is too picky n choosy and will only wear clothes as per her choice and not what we have decided for her. Even while buying clothes we ensure that she is present and approves it or else many a times it has happened that the clothes are just lying in her cupboard and not worn once also. My niece actually knows what type of clothes to wear and on which occasion.

She will have all the reasons in the world incase she does not want to wear a particular thing. And I must say that her convincing power is so good that her mom has no choice but to agree with her. She is choosy not only for clothes, but for her water bottle, shoes, hair accessories, bags and even perfumes too.

The same goes with my 9 years daughter too. Even she is not far behind in the choosy race. Her wardrobe is full of her selected clothes. My daughter is fond of t-shirts and jeans compare to typical frocks and churidars. Not only designs or colours but the style also does matter to her. So, whenever we go shopping for my daughter we ensure that she accompanies us. Even when I do online shopping, I first show the pictures to my daughter for her approval and then I place the order 🙂

This clearly shows the power of generation Z kids and we as parents cannot impose things on them easily. Time has definitely changed from those days where we readily used to accept everything from our parents to now seeking approval from our kids. Once I had overheard a kid asking her mom that all her friend’s mom wear western clothes and why is it that you never wear it. Such is the high expectations from small kids who feel they should not be left behind.

We as parents have to realise that our kids are pretty fast learners and they have good grasping powers. I feel it is we who would need to adjust with them rather than expecting them to get adjusted with us.

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A ride down memory lane….

Today being Children’s day, I would like to share the below video.

I am sure after watching this video one would definitely run down the memory lane and bring out the child in you. As I had mentioned in my last year post Thinking back of the old days…the memory of all those things we did in our childhood is the biggest treasure we can keep with us and cherish it forever.

Click below link to watch the video:

Wishing you all a very Happy Children’s Day!!!

Smile please ….

A Smile is a facial expression where in you don’t need to show your Colgate cleaned teeth 🙂 .

A smile can have a favourable influence on anyone; need not be only known ones but even on people whom you don’t know. Try smiling at everyone who walks passed you on the road and see the result of it tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-101 .

There are many benefits of a smile;

  • Smiles can improve your appearance; hence we always say cheese before clicking any pic.
  • Smile says much more than words. Incase you have goofed up any thing or don’t have words to say, then a simple smile will help to balance the act.
  • Smile creates trust and bonding. A simple smile helps to establish a mutual trust and bonding between people.
  • Smile makes others feel good. Smile is anytime better then a frown. It shows how happy you are in the presence of others.
  • Smile makes you feel good. Seeing others happy brings happiness in you. Even when you are annoyed then try to bring a smile on your face and see the trick.

 

So what brings an instant natural smile on my face?

 

  • An email which I am eagerly awaiting, could be a job interview call or a simple message from a near and dear one.
  • A salary credited SMS at the first of every month.
  • Few Whatsapp messages, could be a joke sent in a group or a one-to-one message from a distant friend.
  • A phone call, flashing the name of a very near and dear one, whom I love to talk to and was not expecting a call at that time.
  • Seeing my daughter doing things and talking like a grown-up kid makes me smile.
  • Watching a comedy serial or specific cartoons with my daughter brings a smile on my face.

 

Smiling helps to relieve stress, brings about a change in mood, gives a face lift, makes you feel attractive and most importantly it is contagious. So keep Smiling all day long.tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-024

 

Do drop in your comments on “What brings an instant natural smile on your face?”

With love and gratitude….

Diwali (the festival of Lights celebrated across India) came and went like a blink of an eye. This Diwali was usual, had a long weekend leave (4 days) from office, giving me all the time to spend with family and friends. This Diwali there were lots of messages floating around in the social media to have noise as well as pollution free Diwali, but I could not contribute in any of the above. We (my daughter and my niece) did burst crackers which are the tradition but keeping in mind to keep the noise level in control hence only enjoyed fire crackers which did not make noise.

Meeting family members; as well as friends; consuming lots of sweets and all type of homely made “farsan” (a collective term used for a type of snacks in Maharashtrian cuisine and Gujarati cuisine, from the Indian state of Maharashtra and Gujarat) was the highlight of this Diwali. Also I managed to catch lots of sleep in those 4 days which I am normally denied off 🙂

Joy of givingBut one mailer, a physical letter in our home mail box made my Diwali special. This mailer from Society of the Helpers of Mary “Prem Sadan” brought lots of happiness in me. It’s a Happy Diwali greeting letter (although little late; but I always think better late than never). About Prem Sadan, it’s an orphanage only for girls managed and run by few a Nuns. Lately, I along with a few of my other friends had visited them twice; if you recollect my earlier post of Happiness and Joy of Giving (Part 1 and Part 2). It is really a nice gesture from them to send a seasons greeting letter which shows that we are still remembered by them.

I know it’s a small thing but such little gestures give me happiness and make me feel lighter. After reading the letter, the firmness of helping others (a drive along with my other friends which we started few months back will never be stopped and always try our best to run in full swing). Thanks to KP, PK and JN/NN for your contribution and hoping for long cooperation from you all.

I am attaching the scan copy of the letter.

Prem Sadan