… if you’re the youngest among your buddies, the bigger ones bully you
… if you have a toy/cycle/scooter that no one else has, everyone will want a turn, and you almost never get to play with it
… if you’re the only girl in a boys’ world, they make sure you feel isolated and ignored
… if you’re a girl and the youngest of the lot, they make fun of you saying “you’re a baby” and “you’re a girl” till you cry
… if you’re the bully of the group, the others don’t like you
… if, by some unlucky chance, you manage to get into a debate with one of the ‘big’ boys, you lose without a fight, naturally, because for one thing, your frightened arguments are feeble and unimpressive, for another, Mothers sympathetically disbelieve everything you say and side with the angelic-faced ten-year-olds
… if you’re the leader who decides who plays with who, you invite the wrath of Mothers whose children you don’t play with
… if you’re one among a group of three, the two others always side against you and make you feel left out
… when you want to play, Mother calls you to sleep
… when you want to sleep, Mother says it’s time for school
… when you want to do colouring, Mother says it’s time for homework
… when you want snacks, Mother says it’s time for dinner
Father too plays a crucial role in making life tough for the child. Add that too, if you don't mind. Ask me if you require more data !!!!!
Good thought. http://sudampanigrahi.blogspot.com/2010/11/me-naaz-speaking.html read this story the theme resembles interestingly. Thanks
Anonymous: I am sure there are more things/people who make a child's life difficult. You're welcome to add your thoughts here.
Sudam: Nice story. 🙂 Thanks for posting the link.