“I love …”

September 29th, 2010 by MUM

“I love ME first …, then GOD, and then Sankara (best friend from school), MUM and DAD and Londy (our street dog) and everyone else the same” (:lol:)

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September 21st, 2010 by MUM

Dorje is playing outside with his friend Jason, I hear him shouting “DON’T KILL SNAILS, THEY ARE MOTHER EARTH’S CREATURESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!”

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A Dorje GEM on Truth

September 14th, 2010 by MUM

We had a whole discussion this morning on why its important to tell the truth. We were going through a few examples. To cut a long story short, he says to me,

“MUM, when I talk about my magic, that is real. I am telling the truth! All people have magic in them, even when they don’t know they have magic in them.”

“Everyone has love in them, and that is the most powerful magic.”

“So to teach them about love, I would give them a rose and take the thorns off!”

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Parenting is like a life long chess game

September 13th, 2010 by MUM

Let’s take this morning’s scenario …

Doje asks me slyly this morning “You know when I ask you for sandwiches in my lunchbox for school and you don’t?”

MUM “Ja?!”

Dorje “Well i swop my mango strips with Nicola for her cheesey toast”

Cheeky (and rather cunning) little shit! (:lol:)

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“I can’t control this thing!!!”

September 6th, 2010 by MUM

Dorje was standing at the toilet weeing and messed a bit on the floor. So, he looks down, shrugs his shoulders and says to me, “I can’t control this thing!!!”

Hmmm, my mind wandered to the adolescent years … they already pull THAT line (:rolleyes:)


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Dorje’s dosha

September 4th, 2010 by dad

Dorje’s mom recently got a book on Ayurvedic health and nutrition for children. As with most Ayurvedic books, there was a questionnaire to complete to determine the child’s dominant dosha/s – Vata, Pitta and Kapha.

His mom and I started to answer the questions together. However, each question turned into a debate. Are Dorje’s eyes “large” or “normal”? “How much larger do you want them to be!?” “They aren’t large – compare them to X!”. Does he have a “sharp, aggressive” intellect, or “calm and steady”? “Sharps and aggressive – he picks up things very quickly”. “No, but he’s calm and steady…”

We decided to answer the questions separately, and compare answers.

I completed the questionnaire, totted up the totals, and discovered Dorje was an overwhelming pitta/vata type. 21.5 vata, 22.5 pitta and a measly 2 kapha.

His mom disagreed.

According to her, Dorje was largely pitta and kapha, with vata trailing well behind. At least we agree on the fiery pitta!

I’m not sure why we view Dorje in such wildly differing ways. Perhaps he behaves differently with each of us? Or perhaps, to my pitta/kapha constitution, Dorje seems like a flighty vata, while to Anique’s pitta/vata, he seems a placid kapha.

It seems we need a 3rd opinion…

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