A few years back, when Aryan was 6 years old, his teacher complained to me that, on that day he was so talkative in the class.
It was surprising for me because normally he is well behaved.
We came home, had dinner and started the home work.
I started the conversation - "Aryan, what happened in class today?"
He said, "We studied something new. In one class the teacher was asking questions and at that time my friend asked me a question. I answered him but the teacher told me that I should stop talking."
In an exasperated voice he said, "Amma I was JUST helping him!".
Here is the chance I thought, to explain to him about the importance of obedience.
I said, "Aryan, I think the teacher was right in saying that. Imagine if you were a teacher. You have 20 students in your class. You are teaching, expecting that the children will listen. Then there is this one boy who talks when you are explaining something. What would YOU do?"
He looked at my eyes, thought for a while and replied with a naughty smile, "Ciao, Collega (Hello Partner)!" and ran away!
With all my efforts gone in vain, I chased him around, secretly admiring his creativity, with a smile!