Yesterday, as we were getting ready to go over to a friend’s place for dinner, Sid carefully chose his jeans and shirt after a lot of thought. He picked his “fancy shoes” to go with his outfit and then, as i was helping Nish and Amu with their footwear, he announced “when i grow up and become a big boy, I am going to take Dad’s shirts and his pants and ties and watches. He thought for a minute before adding…we can all share them…Me and Nish and Amu”
Digesting this bit of information, Nish looked at me and sweetly asked: “Aai, when i grow up and become a girl, can i take your stuff?” “Sure” i replied, “though you may not grow up and become a girl”. “But i want to” he whined. “Sure then”, i replied, “you can have my stuff”. “what stuff do you have” he asked.
“Well, I have clothes and jewellery and books”
“what is jooolerry?” asked Nish
“Earrings and neckalces and bangles, etc.” i replied.
“OK! that’s good” he said looking very satisfied.
Then it was time to leave but all my boys seemed pretty happy with their future inheritances!