Y and I have developed a nightly bedtime routine. We snuggle in bed and I quiz her. Nothing "difficult" like questions about animals and numbers, but phonics and alphabets are a current favourite. Then we say Thank You to each other for all the good things that have happened that day. For example, I'll say, Thank you for being a good girl today.
Then it's her turn. She says, Thank you for the noodles that you packed for lunch.
Me: Thank you for putting away your toys.
Y: Thank you for letting me watch Chota Bheem.
Me: Thank you for being so cute.
Y: Thank you for saying that.
The last thank you cracked me up :) So now she says it everyday, right at the end when she doesn't know what else to be thankful for :)
The poor thing has been sick for the last week, going on for 10 days now. She has been diagnosed with typhoid. I do have to be grateful to her for being such a good patient kid who downs her medication without any complaint, who doesn't ask for any junk food, who stays quiet as a mouse when I am on a call and who rests whenever I ask her to.
Thank you, girl!