In last blog we read about how my kiddo witnessed baby delivery scene in the “Robot” movie accidentally and how the little one asked questions on delivery.
My little question bank was of course not done with what he had witnessed on the TV. Pat came the next question.
Kiddo: Mamma, do women die while giving birth to the baby??
Me (emphatically): Of course not.
Kiddo: Then why did she say – she is dying??
Me: Women do not die while delivering babies. In some very very rare case due to some complications a woman may die.
Kiddo: But that woman on the TV died…
Me: Not at all dear. On the contrary that woman was saved.
Kiddo: Then why did she say she is dying??
Me: That doctor thought that if the complications were not solved immediately the woman’s life was in danger. But that woman was saved. Plus, this is movie. So people don’t really die in movie. They just act like that.
Kiddo: Act means??
Me: Nattak…(Drama)! They just pretend to die.
Kiddo: But why did she say she is dying even in drama??
It was clear that he was very much shaken by that scene and he was not able to take this question out of his head whatever I answered. So I tried to give him some real life examples.
Me: Look I gave you birth and I am still there. Right??
Kiddo: Yes, but she said..
I cut him short and said
Me: Look at Dadi. She gave birth to Bua and Daddy. Both were normal deliveries. She is still there and she adores you. Doesn’t she?
Kiddo: Yes, but…
Me: Look at Nani.. she gave birth to Mamma and Mausi. She is still alive and gets lots of toys for you.
I had to give him many such examples of Buas, Mausis, Mamis, grannies… Finally the truth dawned on him and he got convinced. The Thalaiva Rajanikant has inspired many people in many ways but he has inspired my kiddo to ask endless questions!!
You may also feel why am I entertaining my kid so much?? Is it really necessary to discuss these things in this much detail?? I feel that these days the kids have a lot of exposure compared to what we had in our time. In the given instance itself my kid had accidentally stumbled across this delivery scene and was shaken. It was very much necessary to remove his anxiety. With this kind of exposure I think these kinds of conversations are unavoidable.
Secondly these days they have lot of avenues of getting information like Internet, encyclepedia, books. If we do not satisfy their curiosity then there are high chances that they will turn to these other media. Imagine what sort of material will be available to them!! Instead it’s better we give them sensored information. Let them hear what you want them to hear.
Lastly let them build confidence that they get right answers to all sort of questions from their parents. Let them turn to you instead of their friends or seniors. Curiosity is not a sin. Then why kill it? Try them with correct information and you will be surprised by their amazing capacity.
Friends, let’s meet again next week with story about amazing grasping power of kids. Sometimes when we say he is just a kid and avoid anwer his questions probably we are underestimating them. Stay tuned!!
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