Immense gratitude for everything and humble salutations at your divine lotus feet Swamiji 🙇♀️💐🌹
March 2022 was extremely tense and hectic for me. I almost went into solitude, i mean, not much social interactions with friends and family, no screen time, and most of the time dedicating to studies. I was preparing for my son’s 3rd grade math exams!!
Why only maths you ask, kannada is 3rd language so not much to teach. Hindi, he is better off without me. English, mam told nothing will come from the text books and had asked kids to read novels, so I didn’t know what to teach. Science, Global perspective etc he watches lot of ” Dr Binocs videos” and he keeps quizzing me, for most of which i will not know the answers. So maths was the only subject i felt he needs my intervention!!!
Before going further, let me tell you about my memory power, i can remember what exactly my mother-in-law told me 10years back, but if i don’t read or hear about our prime minister for a couple of weeks then i may even forget his name!! Such is my memory power. So even though i had memorised tables with lot of difficulty in my childhood, i can manage only till 12 table or 11?🤔. So how to know if my son is telling the tables correctly or not without looking at the mobile under the table or vice versa!!
Though i had cleared my subjects in engineering by bribing God, it was too early to take that path, as already school expenses were too high and i still had some pending debts/mannats(offerings) to be cleared. So only option was study and teach my son!!
I really worked hard, i made the timetable for myself, i saw the syllabus and it was really vast, i sat with my son and cleared my doubts i mean cleared his doubts. It had graphs, it had data collection chapters, learnt the difference between prism and pyramid, I never knew maths had so many faces!
I started getting nightmares similar to which i used to get during my studying times, like, going to exams without hall tickets, going late to exam hall, all are writing the exams while i am totally blank….etc.
Phew!! Finally his exams got over..
It was ptm time again(parents teachers meeting), to announce the results of 3rd grade annual review cycle i mean exams. It went well, he had scored A+ in all the subjects, except maths!! in which he had scored A, almost inching to B! Mam had put a remarks saying “capable of doing better”!!
I told my son, “see, what would have happened if i had not sat with you to teach. From next time you have to read on your own, you can’t depend on me going further!!” How to tell him that i am stating the fact itself 😅 that he cannot depend on my math knowledge. While i felt may be he would have scored better without my intervention, at least i felt i tried to help him😌😇
I am not going to show this post him unless in future he accidentally comes across this post😅 then God only can save me!!
After his exams i really felt the need for a break and we all went to my mother’s place😌 for the vacation, to the beautiful western ghats. To know more about it you may read it here😉😛
As i understand this is just the beginning, and i am going to face lot of review cycles, but i am positive that my connection with God is going to improve to a great extent!!!
Hope you all had a good smile on your face reading this post…tc