Most parents are so busy with the studies, curriculum, and activities of kids that they forget to nurture what the kid really loves. This #lockdown is proving to be a blessing in disguise for many kids as they are getting time to nurture their ‘real’ hobbies. In many cases, parents decide what hobby the kid should choose and put them in a ‘hobby class’ accordingly. I mean I see 3-year-old kids going to hobby classes like Karate, Guitar, Painting, Singing, etc. I don’t think a three-year-old can actually know their true hobbies. Parents would argue that unless we expose them to various activities how would they choose. Therefore kids are made to run from one hobby class to another and by the time they finish school, they lose interest in all hobbies.
During this #lockdown most Indian parents are exhausted with cooking, cleaning, working from home, running like Usian Bolt to procure supply and thankfully finding very little time to nag the kid. They have finally gone into a ‘Ja Simran Ja, Jee le Apni Zindagi‘ mode. Thus, the kids are having fun and doing things they really love to do. So they are now painting, writing poems, playing the piano, writing short stories, reading books, dancing, cooking, etc. I am honestly impressed to see my social media timeline overwhelmed with the activities of such amazingly talented kids. I am learning so much from them.
I never knew my nieces could do such beautiful pencil sketches, had no clue that my friend’s son could play the piano so well, a neighbor’s daughter who literally grew up in front of me can write such gripping short stories, another friend’s daughter is a would-be famous poet. I am learning how to make bookmarks from a four-year daughter of a school friend. I am proud to have a talented next generation.