Every morning when I drop Kanna in the school, I see a lot of strollers with kids in it, waiting outside the main door alone. Some of them cry for mama, some of them are looking for their moms, some of them know that their mom will be back soon. The moms are inside the classroom to drop their elder children.
I was shocked to see this sight at first. I mean, I am still not over it, but now it is a usual scene.
We hear a lot of deaths because the child was left in the hot car while the parent went inside the shop a minute or two to do the chores. We judge, why does the parent do that? Don’t they know better? Now after watching these little children waiting for their parents outside the school door, I came to the conclusion that it is convenience over comfort.
I feel bad to see the kids waiting for their parents. They are small you know, 2 to 3-year-olds. I still feel that, is it that hard to take the little one along with you inside the classroom while you say bye to your elder kid. But then what do I know? I have only one. And I don’t experience the difficulties in juggling two or more kids. If and when I have two kids, I would like to see me not resorting to this sort of convenience which could affect my child in any way. But who knows how I will be doing!
These are the sort of stuff where I find myself torn between what is right and wrong. As long as everything goes fine, it is fine. But the moment something goes wrong, we get judgemental, self-blaming, blame games, and all that starts.
Going after convenience may not be suitable for everyone. What do you think?