Friday, January 18, 2013

What Kids Want

He is generally a happy child. Leave him to his own devices and he will spend hours in his own universe, engrossed in whatever he is doing - books, containers, toys...
He'll mind his own business, and not interfere in yours.
But some days, you'll know right away that he got up on the wrong side of the bed.
He'll be distracted, disturbed, distressed...

One day, he just got up crying. From the moment he awoke, all we had heard was his soft wailing.
He wouldn't brush his teeth, or have his milk, or biscuits...and when he refused his favourite juice, we knew we were in trouble.

Priya was at her wit's end, having tried to pacify him everywhich way...and just decided to go through the routine, with him being a strong supporter of the non-cooperation movement. Somehow she fed him, gave him a bath, dressed him...
And all he did was ऊँ  ऊँऊँ  ऊँऊँऊँ

Things finally came to an head and she asked him, "What do you want, Shlok ?"
And almost as if a magic wand had been waved...he instantly stopped crying, and teary eyed, uttered just one word - तोकलेत

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