and gave a toothless smile to the shopkeeper. The tail… would always be right
across. The lady said, “Come, I will hold you. With a bag of vegetables in one
hand, grocery in the other and a dangling scared little girl attached to her
waist, hey ho! She jumped. No one knows how it happened, but the next moment
the little girl, the lady and all the bags were strewn in the drain. What
followed were giggles and peals of laughter. But not before the lady double
checked every body part of the little girl.
smiled yet again at the lady. This was not the first time she had complained
about her granddaughter’s erratic eating habits. “She is fine Aunty. She is
just a picky eater.”
of it…my way.”
mortar. Straining the mushy semi-solid further, just so that the food could
easily pass through the little girl’s food pipe, she watched with pleasure as
her granddaughter swallowed her lunch.
questions about India. I will eat with a fork and a knife. You eat with hands.”
chirped the little girl. Today she had decided this is the only way she will
eat. The lady happily obliged. All she wanted was to see the girl eat.
2nd serving during lunch, the lady who was now older couldn’t stop
staring at her with fondness. “I can’t believe you just asked for a 2nd
was going to become a mother soon. “Will it pain badly?” asked the girl. “No,
not much. And even if it does, you will be thankful because you will have a
child in your arms.”
her arms. Her great grand daughter this time. “She looks just like you.” She
said to her granddaughter.
difficulty walking but not an iota of her fervor and love for life had dropped.
She was upto date with whatsapp, video chats, using her mobile phone and loved
eating tangy golgappas and spicy barbecue.
enough. You must take care of yourself. Take time out for all this. You must
not have cracked heels and chapped lips.” A big lesson for her granddaughter.
Uno with us.” Pestered her great grandchildren. She mastered the new game in
fair 5 minutes and started to win the game. “I play better than you.” She said
with mischief in her eyes.
phone. “No, don’t. Continue working. Not for money but for yourself. I know
you.” A valuable advice which the granddaughter would always remember.
granddaughter after a short stay with her great grandchildren. The
granddaughter couldn’t be happier.