Monday, February 9, 2009

Kids say the Cutest things!

My little nephew, all of 5 years old came over this weekend. He's recently been given spectacles to rid a pesky squint, which although made him look very adorable, broke my heart at the same time spectacles at such a young age? =(

Anyway , in accordance with the sophistication and pseudo intelligence that spectacle wearing people (usually) emanate, he asked sincerely -
"Mom, should I be wearing my spectacles on the potty as well?"
My cousin is his validator for all doubts in life, guess all moms’ are. When I told him my car is faster than his, he looked at his mum with BIG sad eyes and asked 'No Na? Ours is the fastest in the world na?'

Reminds me of a few stories of my brother pre-spectacles. It started off with complaints from the class teacher that he was not completing his class work (in addition to incomplete homework), and when asked about it, he would very dramatically hold his head in pain and say 'I cant see the board' or 'My head aches', which unfortunately for him was a case of Boy who cried wolf. He seemed to have used the excuse little too often on my folks, who reprimanded him for his tardiness.
It was only my mother’s instinct that said 'What if he's telling the truth' that he got taken for tests - which indeed showed a slight number.

After which proceeded 4 days of trying to find a pair of spectacles that conformed to both the tricky conditions of socially acceptable (read: Considered Cool and hip) for my brother as well as conservative (read: No jhatak matak) for parents. Did I also mention budget? They needed to be cheap because of the frequency of replacing which was very accurately diagnosed by parents (How do they know kids so well??!). The first pair was sat on, second run over, third fell while playing football, fourth got stolen at boarding (how?!), fifth stopped being cool, sixth was left behind in the train and so on.

Having said that, he's a cutie. Working older sister situation is well and truly taken advantage of. Mom and Dad are for school fees, Uniforms, food and shelter and other such basic necessities of life. Sisters are for the more lavish extravaganzas to name a few - PSP (Playstation portable : Rs. 8,500 currently), Birthday treats (Movie at a multiplex for more than a half dozen kids with food before, after AND in between) and Nikes, Pumas among other expensive brands which parents readily replace for the more practical Power and Bata, but don’t now because they hate the "Rolling eye motion" which has been perfected from daughter to son.

I miss him. When I sent everyone in my mailing list this article, I marked a copy to him as well, since I realized he's grown up enough and has his own email id. Last evening when I spoke with him after nearly 2 months, he told me he loved it, and HE'S PROUD OF ME! My 15 year old baby brother, 9 years my junior is proud of me. And what a wonderful feeling it is.
He's due to give his boards this March -- and I wish we could be there for him during this very crucial time, Since we cant, Just gonna pray for him and hope he makes it. NDA awaits...

16 comments:

"SunShine" said...

You are missing him SO much. I can feel it. I dont know how it feels to have a younger sibling but I have been at the receiving end all the time. So I can say that being youngest is so much fun for sure :)

Serendipity said...

I am Sunshine, I am! Have been missing his calls unfortunately over the last 2 months almost, being out of town and other no network places :(

And ya, being youngest would definitely be more fun, what with all the pampering and all :D

Piper .. said...

hey, what a touching post this is!
:) My nephew, all of 2,thinks the same way too! Actually worships the ground his mom walks on! He goes around, saying 'My mommy said so!" :) Wonder how long that`ll last!
All the best for your bro`s boards. They can be quite a pain in the 'you know where'.
You know, for the longest time I had wished for a baby brother. Ofcourse parents didnt comply. And I had to do with a sister instead! :)

snow said...

Aw that's a really cute post, I know the feeling... I remember the first time my kid bro left home for studies...

I think 9 years difference is a cool thing, he still looks at you as his elder sis you know.. I and bhai have about 3 years of difference, and since he entered teens, somehow it got reversed! He treats me like his kid sis.. :S lol

Serendipity said...

Hello Piper - hows the studies coming along? :) ten more days to go!
and on a related note, I actually wanted a baby sister, but someone at school convinced me that brothers are cooler cos ill get gifts on Rakhi and Bhaubeej (I was in 3rd std then) =)

Hi Snow! - The Grass is always greener!! I sometimes wished the age diff lesser cos i tend to be mommy-ish at times. 3 yrs is almost like having a live in best friend!!

hitch writer said...

Its only when they are not around we realise their worth !!

atleast that is the case with me...

Loved the cute questions of your nephew... do i have to wear glasses on potty ?? lol... roftl

perplexed said...

aww...this is such a cute post! :) I am the only kid.. I always wanted a sister, an elder one or a younger brother.. It's really sad being the only kid which sometimes has its perks but it's no fun at all!

Serendipity said...

Hi Hitch! :) Right 'bout that. I was looking at old pictures over the weekend and wondring how tmie flew..

@ Pplxd - Hellow! Thankee. I was an only child for 9 years..so I feel as though i know what that feels like. Having a sibling is a whole new world of feelings altogether. Ill adopt u as my younger'sis if u want ;) you fit criteria of being cute and down to earth among other things!!

Piper .. said...

yeah yeah go on. Rub it in! And its not 10 days anymore. Just 3! :( Boo Hoo!

Smita said...

This such a sweet post...

You both never fought kya?? Me n my bro had a hate n fight relationship..now we are much better ;)


Good luck to him :) and as Sunshine says being youngest is always fun ;) as it feels great to be pampered...

Abhishek said...

Ur bro is going to NDA??? How awesome is that..Wish him good luk on my behalf...Its been such a long time that I saw him..

And its amazing how the whole relationship evolves... just amazing...I experience it with my bro too...How I wish I could just be there for him and with him!!!

Serendipity said...

Oye Piper - I was wishing youu luck :P and also 2 days to freedom is next to nothing. All the best :)

Hi Smita - Thankee :) we didnt fight much since I was so much older, but love hate relatonship yes as i tend to get mommy-ish :(

Hi ABs - Arey no, He WANTS to get into the NDA... Touchwood. You'll be surprised he's a tall lanky fellow nearly 6 ft tall now.
When he came back frm school for his Diwali vacation, cheeky fellow hugs me and says 'Tai, have u grown shorter' :D

hitch writer said...

hey i linked u on my last post !

Rohini said...

Nine years younger - well, that explains it. My brother is more likely to think I am an idiot than to feel proud of me. We are less than three years apart in age :-)

Piper .. said...

Hey, Happy Valentine`s day my friend! :)

Serendipity said...

Hi Ro - loll!!