We had to go to someone’s place for dinner but had some important errands to run before that. We were making our way out of the mall when Buzz started asking for something. We told her there was no time and that we would get it for her the next time. Full blown tantrum commenced. D tried talking to her and tried some more and then some more. Some 5 minutes later while strapping her in her car seat, a fed up D said,
Mumma se puch lo, wo haan bolen to le lena.*
Nahein Mumma se mat puchho, wo manna kar dengi.**
came the reply in a little voice.
Yeah that was my reaction. So much for taking all the pains of trying to teach them right from wrong!
*Ask Mumma, if she says yes then you can get it.
** No don’t ask Mumma, she will say no.