Shreyas was increasingly answering me back and I was getting tired of lecturing him about not being rude, being polite and all. One day, out of frustration, I told him that I am much older than him and he must simply listen to whatever i say without answering back. To that his reply was,

“Amma, when you want help, you ask me and I do and similarly, when I want help i ask you and you do it, this makes us equal. Hence, if you want me to listen to what you say, you must listen to what I say too”. I was left speechless.