A unique promise of protection this Rakshabandhan
Aishwari is the eldest in my home and she exactly knows what that means. Four years after her birth she became an elder sister to Aadidev. Since then she is the commanding lady of the house after me. As every daughter, she copies me to the core. So much that I have to remind her almost every day who the mom is! Poor Aadidev has to bear the brunt of her mood swings and Aishwari, in turn, has to face mine. Or maybe it is the other way around.
But whatever is the case, the bond that you share with your sibling is special and different. They may be fighting for hours but as soon as I get involved, they gel like sugar and ghee. They’d stick to each other and will praise each other so much that you have no choice but to keep yourself out of it. I don’t even realize and the day just vanishes between their sweet and sour bonding over petty issues.
While of course, they have a lot of fun together, their bonding has helped me in more than one ways. I try to inculcate good habits and hygiene essentials in Aishwari and automatically it gets transferred to Aadidev as well. By nature, both of them are water babies. I taught basic sanitation to Aishwari as soon as she started her schooling. She knows that health and hygiene go hand in hand and special care needs to be taken during monsoon. That is why both of them love their Dettol hand sanitizer and ask for a new one as soon as the old one finishes.
Rakshabandan celebrates the specials bond between a brother and sister. In our house, as Aadidev promises to protect his sister from evil every year, Aishwari
It’s true that girls take up the responsibility of their younger siblings like a pro. It is easy for me also to confide in my daughter what I feel good about her. One of the most important ways to teach them is by practising what you preach. I am also hygiene conscious and I set an example by keeping cleanliness around me. As it is well said, follow what you preach.