You all know about Swiggy don’t you?
The one with the famous ‘When you are hungry, think of us” tagline.
The Swiggy that flaunts a million discounts.
Yep. That’s the one I’m talking about!
So while the entire country is going ‘ga ga’ about it, here’s what it’s done to my home and kids!
THIS IS NOT A PAID POST! IT’S A TRUE LIFE TALE! READ ON
Time’s passed and the kids are now older.
So is their spirit. Not to mention their rebellion.
While I’ve greyed my hair over the ‘sometimes-not-so- futile’ and ‘most-often- futile’ efforts to counter the kids scary tantrums, my two Minions (a.k.a kids) are also developing ways to counter them. Or at least that’s what I thought (proved affirmative recently…read on).
Drawing your attention to my 5yo, let me tell you she’s ‘the glass is half full’ kind of a person. She’s always looking at the brighter side of things and helping to keep the mood up. An un-daunted, un-shaken, un-quivering, ‘let’s get on with life’ kind of an optimist. It’s from her that the family looks up to for cheer and; resilience in adversity.
On a day when I was quite shaken with the kids doings and when every stream of patience had flown out of my body, I bellowed ‘ I’m not preparing any dinner! Go figure it out!’
Not daunted, not perturbed, my 5 yo’s black eyes changed hues. First a deep dark, then a light grey and then a brilliant spark. She cautiously walked up to her brother and whispered (of course I’m listening) ‘Ruhaan, let’s SWIGGY IT!’
Did I hear “Let’s Swiggy it?” In a moment of seconds, what I hoped would be a grave situation turned into an opportunity. She knew I was upset. She also knew they had to eat. She prioritized. So what was I complaining about? I taught the kids to fight a situation. Here they were giving it their best shot! Swiggy was her simple solution.
My little one’s optimism tells me I have enabled her to recognize the possibilities that exist in the world. That I have helped her learn to cope and see the glass as half full. Even if that meant, moving on without me.