Porcupyn's Blog

May 20, 2009

Tales of Katya – 1

Filed under: Family,Humour — Porcupyn @ 6:19 pm

Like 0.01% of all kids (but 99.99% of all desi ones), Katya is notorious for not finishing her food at lunch time. Various tried and tested methods – especially those that worked with Baab – fail miserably with Katya. Scenes like the following are normal:

Mom: Katya, why didn’t you eat your lunch?
Katya: Because lunch time was over!

M: How about the olives?
K: Uh uh. (followed in a high-pitched whine) You didn’t put chocolate milk for me.

M: Only if you finish your lunch. You’ve got to finish today’s lunch at home before you can have anything else.
K (on reaching home): I want a pop-tart.

M: Only after you finish your lunch.

After a few minutes …

K (to me): Can I watch TV?
I (can-ning my obvious response – You can, but you may not – which would obviously serve no useful purpose): OK, go ahead.

After a few more minutes …

I (hoping I have earned enough good-parent credits): Katya, how about a hug for me?
K: Only after I finish my lunch!!

My face = a mastercard moment!



  1. 🙂 so you belong to the 99.99% of dads who daughters have wrapped them around their fingers:)

    Comment by sachita — May 22, 2009 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

    • sachita:

      Welcome to the blog. You are right, of course!

      The drooping eyelids, the droopy sad face, the whimpers … these are some universal features of little princesses, aren’t they? And those don’t work on moms either, do they?

      Comment by porcupyn — May 25, 2009 @ 8:00 pm | Reply

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