We tend to judge our children regularly and their lives are linked to some tangible or intangible scorecard. What would happen if we asked them to score us instead? How would that report card look like? Here’s a peek into what I think my son would write about me.
1. Motor skills – A
Mom is good at running behind me while shouting, bending and crawling to find my Lego pieces from under the table or other furniture and finding my toys when I need them. She also drives me around and enables me to get to places.
2. Social skills- B
She is usually fun to hang out with and interacts nicely with my friends. Sometime she is busy with her phone and doesn’t engage with me. Recently, I had to Face time with her from my iPad to remind her it was dinner time!
3. Memory skills – C
Mom calls me by a variety of names except my real one. Nowadays, it’s still better than my toddler years when I actually thought my name was NO – as they used it all the time while addressing me. Then they used to get angry when I don’t respond to anyone who asked me my name. How would I know!
4. Listening skills – B
Mom has her own agenda and doesn’t always listen to me. It’s tough convincing her to get me the new Lego or allowing me to have junk food but once in a while, she forgets rules and pampers me.
5. Counting skills- C
Mom is very strict with her numbers and does not allow me to have multiple chocolates, sweets or ice-cream. She carefully keeps count and disciplines me when I get out of line.
6. Performing Arts– A
She is very good at dramatics and often uses emotional blackmail to get me to do things like homework or reading or eating my greens. She often breaks into a dance to celebrate anything and loves if I join her in grooving to rhythmic beats. I have come to realize that I learn a lot from her because of this.
7. Attention & Focus– B
Mom pays a lot of attention to me and is always focussed on what I am doing or what I need or whether I am hungry or sleepy or bored. I enjoy the attention but sometimes it gets too much and I wish she could let go. I am after all 6 years old and need my space.
Overall Remarks- Mom is very expressive and displays a variety of emotions- love, anger, hurt and despair when she is with me. For her, I am the centre of the world and she sometimes forgets everything else. She is quick to learn my likes and dislikes and can justify both to anyone who asks. She should continue paying attention as I grow since I will need her by my side at every step.
A- Proficient (it helps me!)
B- Good (It works sometimes but not always)
C- Developing (I am not crazy about it)
Ever thought of how your child would rate you at these. I would love to hear in comments. Also, share what more can be added to your scorecard.
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81 thoughts on “If my son was to score me!”
Kind of similar ratings this side too ?loved this
Wonderful and I think I should read this article to my kid
Yeah Suhasini. Thanks!
This post is awesome Prerna. I couldn’t stop laughing at every point/score I must say.
Your post brought a smile on my face Prerna. Point 6. Performing arts was definitely hilarious.
I would add one point. Mom asks me to read a book but she read mostly on her phone.
That’s a good one Alpana. Thanks!
What a fun read it is, Prerna. Love the freshness and uniqueness of this post. After reading this, I’m thinking now how and what my girls would rate me on these parameters.
Thank you Vartika!
Hahaha! That’s seems like a correct assessment by the child. My scorecard would be similar too. Enjoyed reading this fun post, Prerna!
Thank you Shilpa!
I had such a great time going through your score card and detailed explanation of the scores ! It does make me curious of how my son would rate my performance .
Thanks Preeti. It would be fun to know!
This was such a fun read, I’m sure most of the kids would rate their moms with these grades, lil up and down.
Thank you Jhilmil!
This is an interesting perspective. Such a fun read!
A thoughtful topic presented in Prerna’s style (with a hint of humour).
You are absolutely right we need to think from our kid’s side. When, where, how they judge us is very tricky to understand.
Thank you for your kind words Alpana. Glad you enjoyed my humorous take.
It was fun to read it..Quite a few hilarious points..Loved it..?
Thanks Pashmeena. Glad you enjoyed it!
That’s a fun idea to get ranked by our kids. Enjoyed reading your post.
Happy to hear that Mahathi. Thanks!
That’s a great post
sure to show it to my kiddo to check my ratings, hope to score similar.
Lovely & unique post.
Thanks Pragun. I’m glad you liked it.
This is hilarious. We parents keep chasing kids to achieve results what-if tables turn and they actually score us. I wonder how my 3 years old would score me.
Yeah absolutely. Though I’m wondering if I should actually ask my son.
Lovely article..Really loved the topics and the situations you have explained.Hilarious approach..Loved it..
Thanks Pashmeena. I’m glad you liked it.
Ha ha this is really amazing and loved the whole analysis, indeed kids are great observer and if they get chance they can analyze our different personality traits so well. fun read and your post has made me laugh, and made my mood refreshed.
Thanks Surbhi. I’m glad you enjoyed reading this one!
Such different outlook towards wat kids can think if my kid gets to score me she will score all C’s coz of all the things I irrite her for n get on her nerves?
Hahahaha this is a new age way to look at the mums? if my kid had to rate me she wld score all C, coz how I annoy her so much…
Awww you give yourself less credit than you should!
Lols… We often tend to judge our children at every step and the society never faols to judge us. This is a beautiful reminder if how things would be if children judged us.
So true Aishwarya!
What a fresh idea for a post. I loved reading it. My daughter is 3 and I hope i have some years to buck up to get better scores from her. The day I do not give in to her tantrums will be mostly Cs I guess. 😉 I would actually use these parameters someday and ask my daughter. It will be interesting to see what they say.
Yeah Arushi. Try that out!
Nice one. Loved reading it.
very different and fun read, the best comments are for social skills and performing art 😀
Thanks Ujjwal. Glad you liked it!
What a wonderful post Prerna. Loved reading it to bit. Wondering what my kids would be scoring me! Depicted it so well and I couldn’t stop smiling.
Thanks Sweta. I’m so glad that you liked it.
Haha..what a hilarious but realistic post . Really loved reading it. I can’t imagine how much my son will rate me..i better behave well with him?
Thanks Anjali. Yeah these are my guesses. Not sure what my son actually feels!
That’s such a hilarious take! Now am thinking about my own scores.
Thanks Rashi. Glad you found it funny.
Hahaha you have penned it so well.. I can now imagine how kids must be feeling when we try to score them. My daughter would still give me A in the aspects but don’t know what my son will do when he grows up.
Awww that’s so cute. You are a super mom indeed!
Haha… Loved to read the score-card of a mom from son(who else;)
It’s very difficult to rank ourselves as a parent but you’ve done a wonderful job.
Thanks Aditi. Glad you enjoyed it!
Aw, that’s a cute score card! I always wonder how my kid would rate me too. 😀
It was great to read your report card and might I say,mine would be quite similar to yours if my girls were to score me!
Thanks Maneet and I’m glad to read that!
? loved your score card Prerna. If my daughter was to score me, my report card would be full of red marks. ?
Haha. You are funny and too modest!
Hilarious and fresh, Prerna! What I love most about your blog and this post reflects that. I enjoyed reading it to the hilt.
Thank you so much Tina. Means a lot coming from you!
So well written Post, It realized it brought a continuous smile on my face while reading all the skills of mother from The eye of a son.??
Thank you Archana.
hahahahha loved reading it!! amazingg!!!
Hahaa! Such a fun idea! I better put my thinking cap on, and analyse how much my son would score me!
Thanks Noor. Would love to know!
Very well written Prerna, thoroughly enjoyed reading the post.
Haa it make me laugh & think that we always judge kids but never thought that how they rank us… Very nicely pendown prerna
Thanks. Glad you could relate to it!
Lol…this is so cute! I think I am going to try this at my home too!
Lol… this is so cute! I think I should try this at home too 🙂
Thanks surbhi. Yes indeed!
This is amazing. I never ever thought on these lines. Love the memory and counting skills. I guess I would score even worse on them. Chocolates are a strict no no and I call my daughter with any other name except for her real name. Pun intended 🙂
Thanks Vandana for engaging!
This is a completely different take. Gone are the days when we score our kids. I’m really waiting for her to grow up and take this up. I hope I at least score a B .
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
This is such a nice, valid, hilarious read and so relatable. Yes we should have kids score us on our skills. I
So true – after this Covid phase though where we are all going crazy!