In last blog we saw that how the cartoon had inspired the act of shouting “I love you” rather than any kind of adult content. Now we wanted to find out more about why he was trying to hug the other boy. So we continued with our dialogue..
Me: Your teacher also told me that you were trying to hug Amit.
Son: What?? I was trying to hug? And that too Amit??
Me: Yes, precisely that’s what teacher said.
Son: No Mamma it was not me. In fact Amit was trying to hug me.
Me: Then why teacher said that you were trying to hug him?
Son: I don’t know. That day the teacher caught us running in the corridor. He was trying to hug me. So I was running.
Me: But why Amit was trying to hug you?
Son: How do I know Mamma? The teacher caught us running in the corridor and she was angry. She was about to scold us. Suddenly Amit told her that I was trying to hug him. I tried to tell teacher that he was lying. But teacher didn’t listen to me.
I tried to probe further in different ways but got the same answers. From whatever conversation we had I was quite convinced that my son was not trying to hug the other boy. Normally parents know when their kids are lying. This was probably one such incident where he was speaking truth. Probably the other kid thought that offence is the best defense. So when teacher found the kids running down the corridor the kid complained to teacher about my son. Since my son was already known to be naughty the teacher didn’t bother to check the truth.
By now I had started breathing little easily. Two out of three instances were down and both the incidents had nothing to do with access to adult content. But what about the third?? First two incidents had sounded little lame from the beginning. Still I didn’t wish to leave anything un-explored. I wanted to be 100% sure that my son was not seeing something he ought not to. The third incident was climax. It had really put me into jitters. This part of the conversation was what I had dreaded the most.
Why was my son licking hands of the other boy? Why indeed?? Please follow my next blog to find the answers.