Wednesday, May 14, 2008
a 'mushy' tale
I have to record this just for its "laugh" factor.
The kids are excited about the upcoming trip to India. They have cousins in Bangalore (my sis' kids) who are 15 and 11). My nephews in a way, are curtain raisers for whatever would happen to my kids. The last time we saw the 15 yr-old, he had started shaving, too.
My cub junior absolutely hero-worships the 15 yr-old.
Yesterday while we were waiting at the gate for the school bus, (a group of 8 brighteyed children chattering away while this bleary-eyed mom looked on) discussion veered to moustaches. Cub senior, (the self appointed mr.know-it-all courtesy his cousins) declared that when you reach class 8/9, u get a moustache...
of couse junior's ears perked up. He runs to me, thrilled with this nugget of information and asks, "is it true, i too will get a moustache when i reach class 9?" (his questions are still framed as sentences asked in a questioning tone)
i nodded,and couldn't resist adding "maybe earlier.. "
he looked excited...
next he peers closely at me and asks..."u don't have one?"
Now comes the howler...
"why? u didn't go to school, u never reached class 9?"
i really have to work on my image , don't i?
Posted by aMus at 6:31 PM