Now that Vinay is in nursery I suddenly find myself with spare time in the mornings. (I have things to do – but usually I end up playing Candy Crush and reading trashy novels.)
As much as I enjoy having time to do these things, I do miss Vinay. And I wonder about what he’s doing. Is he participating in activities? Is he drawing? Painting? Singing?
I love picking him up at the end of his day and seeing his face light up when he sees me waiting for him.
I like hearing about the things he’s done that day. Usually he just shares one thing. “I played outside.” Or, “I painted a cat.” And then it’s up to me to ask questions so I get more information. Nothing wrong with that – and understandable at his age.
Since he’s gone back this week though, things are different…
Me: What did you do in school today?
Me: Did you draw?
Me: What did you draw?
Me: Oh… Did you sing a song?
Me: Oh that’s nice! Which song did you sing?
Me: Did you eat your snack?
Me: What did you eat?
Aren’t these meant to be answers to questions when he’s in his teens?