While reading out from Diya’s Rhyme book, I came across this gem –
Peter, Peter, Pumpkin Eater,
Had a wife and couldn’t keep her,
Put her in a pumpkin shell,
And there he kept her, very well.
I am glad Diya was too distracted to ask me questions…. But she won’t be untouched or unaffected for too long. What would I tell her then?
And I find it very difficult to read out Cinderella (or for that matter, any fairy tale) to her. I end up making my own stories. What do I tell? Why are step mothers/sisters always bad? Why is being the fairest of them all should be life’s sole motto? Why should I wait for a prince charming to come and rescue me from small and big crisis that I might face?
Why not instead, they can focus on some more meaningful (or even meaningless) stories – which just speak of various joys and challenges that life throws at us?