When your preschooler teaches you about compassion!

Manasi and Aadya might want anything and everything under the sun .. otherwise.. but when they are sleepy, they just want the warmth of Amma touching them .. just my hand would do!

It is such moments when they put their hands around my neck .. that I call … ? Complete Bliss! ❤️❤️❤️

So I have a rowdy of a younger daughter Manasi ?

She decided she wanted to read a book ..

She was calling okay yelling Aaddhaaa aaddhaaa addhaaa .. who by the way was sitting right next to her ..

Aadya was seeking my attention..

I smile ? and tell A .. see Manasi is calling out to you .. just like you are calling me ..

She smiled .. and turned towards Miss Manasi.

So Manasi apparently also decided for her Akka that Akka MUST read THE book she pre-decided.

She shoved the book to Aadya and told her to read..

I smiled at my elder daughter’s inconvenience because just the scene where miss A puts me in .. like every hour ?

Now Aadya let herself an uncomfortable smile and sat down to read ..

I didn’t know how to react to this now .. for a moment ..

Aadya wanted to do something with me .. but sat down with her sister to satisfy her ..

I really felt guilty that she stopped doing something what she wanted maybe because I prodded her to listen to what her sister wants to say to her ..

So I told her ..

it’s okay if you don’t want to read .. you can tell Siva that you wouldn’t be able to read along with her ..

Now my elder daughter surprised me .. overwhelmed me ..

Amma it’s okay .. Siva will feel bad right .. So I will sit down and read ?


Wow! Aadya always has lessons for me on compassion, empathy and love! She just always does!

I always feel blessed to have such a love-filled soul enter my life! ❤️

P.S. My little stubborn toddler younger daughter refused to allow A to pick any other book! And poor thing just stuck to it for good 15 minutes .. because apparently

It’s okay Amma! Siva will feel bad!

Now after all this .. I just have to share .. Manasi adores Aadya like nobody!

Right from the womb where she used to always respond to Aadya by kicking .. to start looking up to the little big sister, following her ? to forgetting her own woes if Aadya is crying and pacifying her??!

I so so love their bond – the sibling bond! ?

This is that book that Miss Siva Manasi picked up for Miss Sree Aadya ?

Also we are finally setting up Montessori space at my moms place ?


  1. Charu Chhitwal

    March 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    I love their bonding and I love how the kids can surprise us

    1. Gayathri

      March 15, 2018 at 12:54 am

      🙂 they surely surprise us .. but very pleasantly

  2. Neha

    March 14, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Aww! That is so lovely! God bless the girls and I agree that two sisters usually share a special bond.

    1. Gayathri

      March 15, 2018 at 12:54 am

      Yes they do .. they are just happy with their little world 🙂

  3. Shaily Tandon

    March 14, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    wow…this is so cute…your elder daughter understood it soo well….best wishes for both these cuties…. <3

    1. Gayathri

      March 15, 2018 at 12:55 am

      Yeah .. she is the most understanding person when it comes to her little sister .. I wonder where she gets all that patience from

  4. Zainab

    March 14, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    It’s so nice that they shrae a special bond. Love the logo of your blog 🙂

    1. Gayathri

      March 15, 2018 at 12:56 am

      Thank you so much 🙂 I designed it myself

  5. Tamanna

    March 15, 2018 at 3:06 am

    Wow Gayathri, this is so wonderful. I have seen sisters having no bonding at all and this is so heartwarming. It feels so amazing to have siblings bond over a book. Truly truly amazing.

    1. Gayathri

      March 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

      True that! I love how the little one actually inspires the elder one to read more books 🙂

  6. Aesha

    March 15, 2018 at 4:09 am

    That’s so sweet.. And indeed kids teach us a lot. They are pure souls.. innocent and compassionate

  7. Sharvari Paivaidya Mehan

    March 17, 2018 at 1:51 am

    Aww that is so beautiful. Sibling bonds are priceless. So glad that your daughters show love concern and empathy towards each other. God bless

  8. anubhutisethmehn

    March 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Awww…this reminds me of the special bond that I share with my sis ..love love love to both the cuties 🙂

  9. Neha Sharma

    March 18, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Kids have their own way of surprising us. You are really blessed to have such a beautiful compassionate child. And I am sure Manasi would turn out just like her big sister once she grows up.

  10. The Kardashian Clan

    March 18, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Kids sometimes really play smart like adults. Too cute to read about these little ones

  11. Franca Whyte

    December 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    I find this piece of writing very informative and accurate. Good job

    1. Gayathri

      January 10, 2020 at 4:03 pm

      thank you 🙂

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