I was doing our usual night time ritual of reading a good night story to Saumya and the book was
Time For Bed
Its a very simple cute little book featuring different animals on each page where the parent animal is trying to settle its kids for bed, helping it sleep. Beautiful illustrations depicting dusky scenes and loving sleepy expressions. It's one of favorite night time books. But there is one page which, instead of bringing sleep to our daughter's eyes, sparks a debate with the author!
It's time for bed, little sheep, little sheep, the whole wide world is going to sleep
She says, "Hey that's not true!! The whole wide world doesn't go to sleep at the same time! When I sleep my nani ma and dadi ma wake up in India, my mom's friend in Australia is in office, another in New Zealand is awake too! Haven't you seen the world map? I will have to tell this person who wrote this book that earth goes around the sun and when part if facing the sun, its day time there and night time on the other side. So no whole wide world together bedtime!!"
When I was 5 years old I would have not questioned this because my whole wide world was limited to not my country but only to my city!!!
Citizens of the world :-))