"So dad, today Ashu climbed the stairs and..."
"Did nt u go with her? Why did you let her climb the stairs on her own?"
"Listen dad. when she went up, she saw the rain and..."
"Did she get wet? Why would you let her get drenched in the rain?"
"No dad. Listen please."
"Was the terrace door locked? Did she go out? Did she slip and fall? What was your mother doing?"
*screaming my head off and leaving the room*
If Ashu hits me, he checks her hand for injury.
When she throws a tantrum, he does whatever she wants.
He ALWAYS picks her up when she wants him to and always carries her everywhere. I have never seen them walk together even two steps.
He sits if she orders him to and stands when she asks him to.
He expects all of us to do the same.
This one time he was holding a piece of plastic paper between his lips for I don't know how long because she asked him to and screamed whenever he removed it.
When I am channel surfing and Ashu turns her head to the voice of some kid talking in a commercial and I do the grave mistake of changing the channel, I get a lecture from him about how Ashu will never be the same again because of this negligence.
He calls me a sadist if I give her time out.
He walks out of the room and sometimes even the house when I am scolding her.According to him, we should nt let her do anything she does nt want to.
He clears all the toys that Ashu has scattered as soon as she leaves the scene because he does nt like me making her clean up.
He complaints that she eats little but also wants me to stop feeding her when she says enough.
Ashu has been drinking milk straight out of a cup instead of a sippy cup since coming here. But he gives her the sippy cup whenever my mom and I are nt looking.
Hes disappointed in me as a mother.
He wants me to be patience incarnated even when shes at her atrocious worst.
I should never complain about her.
If she is good, its because she is born that way. If she is bad (according to me) then its because of me.
When I think enough is enough and call him a hypocrite, he says "I did stupid things. But you don't have to do the same". Its hard to control myself from strangling him after such statements.
He always sees only the good side of her. Even if she throws a dagger at his heart, I guess he ll compliment her on her perfect aim before taking his last breath. (I would nt be the first to rush him to the hospital anyway!)