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Model code of conduct - 2

I earlier wrote about model code of conduct. There is another incident that I can remember.

My daughter has a bit of health issue and falls sick frequently. With age, this has reduced though. However it isn't just illness, but small injuries also and she will all cranky and "there is too much pain" and "I can't tolerate" and all that. We keep trying to tell her to be mentally strong. Where there is will, there is a way, is what we try to keep telling her.

I played cricket at the office on a weekend with friends with the entire cricket gear. I would have played cricket after about 20 years and in general played anything after months. No surprise that after the couple of hours of fielding and batting (short innings :-)), my muscles all rebelled and the next morning, there was hardly any body part that I could move without significant effort and feeling lot of pain.

I was hence lying on the bed and had great difficulty in getting up or moving around or.. just a…

It is pouring!!

The day our local municipal corporation announced alternate day water cut, as the water level in the various dams was precariously low, it hasn't stopped raining.

It is indeed interesting how our Met department isn't able to give some real good insight into when it will rain, when it will not, where it will rain, where it will not. But the good part is that they are consistently inconsistent. At least that way you know that you need to do the opposite of what they usually tell. Life can become real difficult if they are correct sometimes and not sometimes.

The weather pattern has shifted by about 2 months, is something that we have all observed. The summer arrives a bit late, the winter arrives a bit late so why won't the rains arrive a bit late, but we were still looking at 10 June as the arrival of monsoon in pune.

Anyway the good part is that the rains seem to have finally arrived, the water level in dams is increasing and overall this is a good sign. The only challenge…

Homework

Getting my kid to sit and work with concentration is a tough nut to crack. The only thing that she does without getting distracted is watching TV :-)

When it comes to homework it is even more difficult. She will remember all the interesting episodes of school, previous evening play time incidents, what other subject work is pending than she is doing, etc. etc. It is very common that while working on question B, she will want to get question A checked and all that.

Added to that is the fact that she is in class 4 and the syllabus is getting tough by the day. So many new concepts, facts, figures and hence we can well understand that she finds it difficult to manage the homework on her own. So either I or wife has to spend lot of time with her to get things done.

Weekend mornings are usually spent in playing or watching TV. But today (saturday) we had plans to go out for some shopping and hence got her to sit and finish her homework. As wife was busy with morning routine, I ended up helpi…