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Parenting in the 21st Century

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Last Sunday I had cause to spend the day sitting by the hotel pool watching the world go by (what a shame!).

I couldn't help watching the fathers and sons in the pool. One man was obviously trying to teach his younger son to dive. But he could have done with learning to swim first!

Dad's solution was to throw him into the deep end then shout at him as he sank. It was only the action of his older brother that stopped him drowning.

Then dad pulled him out of the water, shook him, shouted some more then pushed him back in. The kid was terrified.

I then moved (as the shouting was getting irritating) to a covered area near the pool and sat with my laptop to surf the net. I also had my ipod in my ears. Suddenly became aware of a total stranger standing so close his stomach was pushing my left arm, just looking over my shoulder at what i was doing and shouting to his friends. After a while he moved away but it left me feeling vaguely grubby for some reason.

We went into Bangalore last weekend to show 2 new colleagues around (it is their 1st time in India). We went for lunch at Hard Rock Cafe (the safe option) only to find out it was a dry day (no alcohol) due to local elections. As you can imagine, drinking 7-up didn't go down all that well!

Well I am back to the UK in a couple of days and I am having conflicting feelings. I want to go ho
me of course to see my nearest and dearest but I am going to miss this place. But I will be back in a month so not so bad.

Happy travelling!

Lx

Posted by LellyM 03:32 Archived in India Tagged business_travel

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