During the 2nd leg of our Wayanad/Kannur trip in December, we had visited the Sri Muthappan temple in a place called Parassinikadavu. The plan was to go to a snake park after the temple. It was an extremely hot and humid day so Guru and I decided to skip it. Our conversation went like this:
Guruvayurappan: If it is too hot, let’s skip the snake park.
Me: The kids are also hungry so I think it is a good idea to skip and we have already been to a couple of snake parks in our other trips.
Vishruth: When it is hot, you guys do not skip temples and also make us walk in the hot sun. So why should we skip the snake park just b’cos it is hot?
Us: errrrr…………..ok let’s go!
Me (in my mind): Sema நெத்தி அடி (roughly translated to :An Apt Response/Fitting Reply) and you have your work cut out for you 🙂
Here’s to parenting!
Raising kids is part joy and part guerilla warfare. ~ Ed Asner