Will you be my …

13 Feb

Mayank greeted me this morning with a huge chocolate bar.

When asked the reason for this gustatory gift.he reminded me of the upcoming valentine’s day. I nearly fell ….

I was dizzy with surprise .

I couldn’t believe that commercialisation has  reached the  such levels ..

I consoled myself that he must have just mimicked his mother in wishing me a happy V day.

His mother met me at “going home” time and hugged me..saying,”happy V day!”

I somehow controlled my laughter.

If Mr. Custodian of Culture could hear this ?? I wonder what his plans would be ?

Celebrating  such ‘days’ is no longer a choice..the friendly neighbourhood malls and gift shops give you no choice.

And Mayank is all of 5 years and 4 months old.

I was  stunned..

Should I put my foot down and refuse the chocolate bar..Or simply avoid creating an issue and divide it among the children…

On Teachers’s  Day my standing instructions to ‘my’ children: I accept gifts ONLY in the form of hugs.

I didnt know.. primary section school kids of this century end up celebrating  V’s day.

Next time I will be forewarned. Infact at the end of the day when my fifith standard kids reminded me of V’s day..I just told them I believe more in showing love to family and friends  through out the year and not ‘showing’ it  sporadically according to the diktats of Tv and other media.


2 Responses to “Will you be my …”

  1. praneshachar April 3, 2009 at 5:44 am #

    yes it is hype business man wants to exploit all opportunities. poor mayank has borught the chocolate ( may be got it from parents after fighting or they would have given once he made a request not to create confusion in his mind) one thing is very clear V Day can be for love not only in the sense it is being thought or practiced what a nice idea ( yes as you said what custodian of culture has to say on this). I feel accept the chocolate and ditibute as it make students to learn sharing. dont hurt the feelings of the poor children. let us take the things positively so that the hype will come down and more meanigful celebrations will be there

  2. neel3 April 3, 2009 at 2:27 pm #

    Kids teach me a new lesson everyday.
    Teachers are really blessed.
    They get to learn everyday.

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