Please be seated, George!
Martha, you have a beautiful skirt, but I think you should not be pulling it up always….
My dear Timothy, why are you crying?
Yeah, back to baby sitting classes. That energy driven picnic session was over and we are all back in our classes. Well, to tell you the truth- I work as a teacher in a Montessori school, but in fact more of teaching alphabets and nursery rhymes, my time goes in making these tiny tots sit quietly.
Time flies by
When I first joined the Montessori, I was clueless about the childish mess I was falling into. Kids are so innocent, so energetic and I had a hard time to keep up with this pace.
If you have heard, ‘All fours’, then is what you would see me doing in my first two weeks! I used, laugh, cry, get angry with myself and think, ‘Am I so incapable that I cannot control these kids?’
It was funny, but yeah I did a lot from them.
The interests of boys and girls are so different
They find joy out of the silliest of things
They laugh out for no reason. Similarly, you can find them crying or getting into tantrums in a blink of the hour. By the time, I figure the reason, things would have gone haywire!
Those first two weeks of mine were exhaustive and I feel depressed inside. I never could bring the class under control without the help of another teacher.
But, within a few weeks and observations (of how to manage them), I learned the art of getting the attention of these children.
Time sure flies by and I felt more accomplished inside.
Entering into an oldies room!
Sure, the kids were young, but their names were quite old. In fact, I think about 30% of the class were a collection of aristocratic names. I am not sure whether that is the trend now, or whether I just felt something like that?
So, this has gone to something past my generation. In the beginning, it did feel odd, but I felt good about it.
Not sure, where Kate and Charles did have an effect in how parents over the world name their babies, but yeah, there are many George in my class now!
Another world all together!
Now all these set apart, there is still another group of children who are in the mid phase of choosing their gender.
Puzzled? Yeah, even I was
Now, this is not exactly with regard to children. It actually concerns the thinking of their parents. During this time period, I have met quite a few parents who actually wanted a boy baby and later on were blessed with girls.
I wouldn’t say this has any problem as such, but these are not my kids. So, what’s the problem? (if hat’s what you are thinking, I will tell you)
Two girls in my class are totally in the boy world. Their parents dress them like boys, give them boy toys to deal with and even their mannerism are much more rough than the usual girly stuff.
Though they have boy acts, they love being with girls. They love to plait their friends hair and giggle like all silly girls do. So, practically they are girls inside. But, sadly the truth is a gender change is forced upon them.
One day, Martha’s (student in my class)mom came to pay m a visit in school. You know, just the usual inquiry about her cutie pie is. Also, I noticed she was expecting and was I think about 5 months old.
Casually, I went on talking, and asking if she wanted a boy or girl. And in one voice, she firmly replied, ‘Boy’!!!
I continued, ‘What if it isn’t a boy?’
She looked at me, as if I had abused her. I was just being friendly, but somehow stepped on the wrong foot.
She asked me, ‘Who can guess my babe’s gender?’
Lol! What do I do now? I gave her solution and so will share it with you.
God Sent Intuitions
Truly, God Sent – I must say!
Just before things go out of hand, I remembered about my Maternal Cousin’s experience.
She had three girls in a row and boy, was she upset to the core!
Her family were looking out for a boy. That’s when she spotted out this Chinese Gender Predictor Chart and she tested it,
It gave away such accurate results!
It needed something like the mother’s date of birth and also the conception date.
Now, at that time- she was not yet pregnant. But was still curious about her chances of getting a boy baby.
So, with my freaky twisted brain- I told her just choose imaginary conception dates and use that predictor.
Gosh, and she did just that! She got only two months with chances of getting a boy baby. And God’s grace- the couple tried during those months only for two years. In the second year, she did become pregnant and yep, that was a healthy boy baby.
From then on, I was convinced that there is an itsy witsy bit of truth in this Chinese Gender Predictor. If any of you are planning to have a baby, and have special dreams (I know every person does have) , do check that Chinese gender predictor. I mean, it brought happiness to my family.
Don’t be another Martha’s mom. Stay knowledgeable and plan your family ahead.