“We have to go to the store to get some fresh vegetables and you must come with me,” the mother said.
Kyle was just four and he could not understand why his mother was behaving strange. His mother would always leave him with the babysitter whenever she went to the market but that day it was different. She knew that Kyle would cry his eyes out and would never agree to go to the pediatric nurse, as he was scared of an injection.
Kyle ran towards his room, as he knew his mother would always make up a story to take him to the pediatric nurse. He hid himself behind the almirah and yelled, “ Mom, I am not going anywhere with you. I would stay at home. You go and finish your work.”
A few minutes later his mother came inside the room and said, “Watch you manners, Kyle. You don’t yell at your mother. All right, do you want to have an ice cream? I am going to have a delicious ice cream on my way to the market.”
“I am sorry mom but I really can’t come with you. Please get an ice cream for me when you come back,” Kyle said at the top of his voice.
His mother finally found him behind the almirah and said, “It will melt sweetheart. You must come with me. We will have fun.”
A few minute later Kyle and his mother left their house to go to the store but Kyle didn’t know that his mother was actually taking him to the pediatric nurse. He had an ice cream on the way and bought a few chocolates for himself. When his mother pulled over his car in front of her family doctor’s clinic, he got sacred.
“You lied to me,” he said with a heavy heart. He already had tears in his eyes.
Kyle’s mother literally dragged him inside the clinic and within no time, the pediatric nurse came to give him his injection.
“No, no, no,” Kyle screamed.
His mother held his hands together and said, “That’s not a way to talk to your elders.”
Kyle’s mother has always tried to maintain decorum in the house so that that he could learn manners and respect everyone.
A few minute later, the nurse again tried to give him an injection and said, “It will not hurt, I promise. The next thing that Kyle’s mother heard made him look even more adorable.
“No thank you, I don’t want it. Please listen to me. No thank you,” Kyle said.
At times, the values we inculcate in our kids start reflecting in their everyday behavior. The way our kids behave and deal with others in everyday life reflects your values too.