When my intercom rings in the afternoon on a holiday I get worried. Most times it has been the neighbours who live immediately below us. They are hard working people and want to rest their tender muscles on holidays by sleeping off in the noon.
I wish I could too but holidays mean double the work and no sleep at all..My two boys would be at home and not in school.
After lunch they get into hyper drive and they run about..jump from sofa to sofa or bed or table or chair to chair ..I am used to all the hell raising din and I can even doze off in the midst of all that but my poor hard working neighbours get the scare of their lives with all the bounding on the roof above their heads
They try to bury their head under all the pillows they can find but finally give up and ring me
“Can you please tell them not to jump around so much ?”
“Can you please tell them not to bounce the ball so much ?”
These very polite requests vex me because I do not want to the annoying neighbour .
So now you get the picture of my home...endless jumping, running and all manners of motions of all kind of substances. My boys just can't keep still...not even in sleep. In sleep they go around in circles like the needles of a clock. Every minute or hour ...they turn an angle. I haven't figured out the turning rate in bed yet.
Well..in a place which is so bustling with activity, when the projectiles are suddenly in bed a cloud of gloom descends.
The sofas lose their vibrancy and elasticity.
The floor looks so tidy and deserted. Where are those elaborate airports constructed in nooks and corners ?The railway tracks look heart broken at the abandonment .Even the neighbours I am sure are tossing about in the bed because of the eerie silence and calm.
Children should be up and bounding about from adventure to the next. Even when we complain of their mischief we relish it. When I see them inactive or in pain I feel the pangs of guilt. What could have I done to avoid them the aches ? Kids need to fall, I agree but they shouldn't be falling sick
Kids need to get dirty but they should fight off the dirt
How can we shield them from all harm ? We can only pray to God almighty but some things we can do. We can nurture good habits in them. We can nudge them towards good health.
Good health comes in these days through good research and planning.
To enjoy a full childhood where they can explore the world in front of them they need the correct blend of nutrients
Anything that will shield them against all those nasty germs out there must be welcome in our homes.
Traditionally prepared herbal mixtures which are quick fixes for the common ailments in children are getting popular with new age moms.
Regular intake of chyawanprash is something I remember about my childhood. I am ready to try the same with my kids. Especially now that they are growing up and taking up all sorts of classes and hobbies. Many products available in the market carry a shadow of doubt. Steroids, hormones....various news reports spread fear of everything edible even.
Dabur is a name I always relate to herbal and ayurvedic concoctions. Right from my childhood I have seen and heard the name. It promises trust and care with results.
I want to see my boys doing everything they fancy. Learning and growing through adventures. Conjuring up new stories and games. And that's what I would like to equip them with my giving them the best nutrition and other aids to increase immunity.
I guess I myself need some chyawanprash to keep up with them.
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