of Jicama and Avarice

Bad hair day - Pathetic
Daughter winning school spelling championship - Proud Moment !!!
Not promising a puppy for winning - Phew ! Narrow escape

We took her out to celebrate at a local favorite restaurant called Champps. The minute we land, she goes, "Mommy, they spelt the word wrong". Now we have to be real careful with a spelling champ at home. 

I think the district competition is sometime next week. I am not sure of the date yet. Sure there goes my credibility as a Tiger Mom. If you don't know what I am talking about, do read this WSJ article. 

An article of this caliber is sure to cause some waves in the twitter'osphere and in the blogging world. My 2 cents, Being an involved parent is not the same as pushing kids into things they do not like. Similarly there is a fine line between orchestrating your kids life (choosing what to do, how to do) and guiding them when they are lost. More importantly is to differentiate behaviors like boredom and laziness from dislike. Another thing I completely lack but love inculcating in my kids is the power of persistence. Other than that, just like a lot of other material out there, sift through to see what suits you and your kids.

PS : In case you are wondering what jicama and Avarice has to do with this post. Jicama is the winning word and Avarice is the clutching word.


Jahn 'n Style January 12, 2011 at 8:19 PM  

you must be so proud Geeta :) congratulations to your daughter :)

Bhargavi January 12, 2011 at 8:43 PM  

Yay!!! congrats to the little one and to you. I had a suspicion that Jicama was the name of some clothing label :-) .. Off to find the meanings now.. Love the scarf !

shuchita January 12, 2011 at 9:26 PM  

hey congrats and best of luck to your daughter for the next round, you look colorful me like :)
though I am not a parent but I agree about not pushing kids into things

Neena Sharma January 13, 2011 at 1:48 AM  

Congrats! Moments like this make life worth living. Love your outfit.

Raji January 13, 2011 at 2:05 AM  

Aww thats so adorable. You must be very proud!
You look lovely, that scarf is so cute

shruti January 13, 2011 at 4:06 AM  

Applauds!!! & Congratulations to you and your daughter!
& You look lovely... Njoy the moment!

A January 13, 2011 at 7:05 AM  

Congratulations to your daughter. Make sure to have her read your posts for spelling mistakes. :))

Patricia Torres January 13, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

aaawww.. Geeta.. Congrats on the win!! You look gorgeous.. and I love those boots and scarf.. :-)

Tanvi January 13, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

Congratulations to you daughter! :)

Bikramjit January 14, 2011 at 4:12 AM  

congratulation to the little one .. yes please make sure you dont make mistakes now else Mommy you are wrong :)


rama January 14, 2011 at 6:44 PM  

Congratulations to your daughter. Yes as you say persistence is a good virtue to inculcate into our children.
You look very smart in that outfit.
Happy Pongal!

Inky Pinky January 15, 2011 at 9:19 AM  

Like ur outfit esp. the Nine West boots
Btw u look very different in this pic :P


GB January 16, 2011 at 7:25 PM  

This is awesome!!!Congrats to Ri!!

and the article had me all aflutter a couple of days back---totally agree with your viewpoint!

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