Friday, June 10

Raising.....Hell...!

I am angry! *very angry!!*
This may sound just a little out of place coming from a gal who knows nothing about raising kids, so those who do have little bundles of joy please don't mind my point of view in this post!

I know an Indian couple here with a very cute daughter who had her first birthday a few weeks ago. Now this kid is the first offspring and as expected the parents are more like kids themselves who are not really sure at times what to do with her. But sometimes I see them and am appalled by the way the treat their baby!

For example --
- The mama forgets and dosent start preparing the baby's food till the she cries her eyes out.
- The daddy plays video games while the baby is crying - hungry/thirsty/just plain needs attention.
- The mama beats the baby if she is angry at the daddy.
- The daddy angry at the mama (that she hit the baby) also hits the baby to show that he is very very angry at mamma's behavior!

What is going on here?!
Now the couple love each other a lot (been in love 8 yrs before getting married!) and have the martial "tu-tu mai-mai" (arguements) a lot as well. And I know that they adore the baby...but why do they treat her like this?

If only they were not 5-6 years elder to me I would give them a piece of my mind. I mean... am I missing something here, because I cant stand seeing them treat the baby this way! What am I to do? How do I tell them - Grow up!!!!

8 comments:

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

Its maddening isnt it?My sis-in-law does that occasionally with her baby - not beat him but just mishandles him and almost pulls the poor sweetheart around like he was a sack of potatoes or something. i need to bite my tongue to stop goin and saying something nasty.-if not actually manhandle her the way she manhandles the baby ( and mind you this kiddo is the love of my life!) you cant do anything i guess. they will turn around and say its their kid. I keep on telling my aunt to tell her tho :D.So hint to some grown up i guess?

Mr. Maverick said...

You serious?? I cant believe the third and fourth points :( :(.. very depressing

gAMe said...

He he .... chill Nupur ... u know wat forget it .... dont bother .... there are so many with same atti....u talking abt Aussie Indians...imagine abt Indian Indians :P .... well I promise I wont do it :D ... c ya arnd

gAMe said...

He he .... chill Nupur ... u know wat forget it .... dont bother .... there are so many with same atti....u talking abt Aussie Indians...imagine abt Indian Indians :P .... well I promise I wont do it :D ... c ya arnd

Nupur said...

Cynic: Its sad the whole state of affairs! But unfortunately there are any grownups around here in Oz. And the couple themselves are the elder most we know here...so 'they' are supposed to be the 'grownups'!!

Nupur said...

Mr. Mediocre: It is indeed!! :(

Nupur said...

Game: True...Its everywhere. And its such a shame!
Yeah...u better be a good 'daddy'! :)

Khushee said...

I know what you mean, and I understand your frustration!