Remember the time we were kids? We were so proud when entrusted with a grown up task and looked at grown ups with admiration when they drove a car or did something we thought was uber cool! The kids of these days on the other hand are not the hero worshiping tots we were at their age. My niece for example told her Dad when he bought a new car home that she would buy a bigger and better car when she was his age!! Poor Dad. His joy and pride evaporated in a second. Here are two instances from my gene pool a.k.a my family that will give you a sneak preview of the coming generation.
My cousin sister’s daughter is all of eight and half years old. The young lady went for Confession to church and this is the conversation she had with the Priest during Confession.
Priest: And what sins have you committed since your last visit *smile*
Brat (shrugging): The usual!
Brat: The usual you know!
Priest: Ahem…I don’t remember what you told me last time, so please elucidate!
Brat: The same things you know! Like, fighting with my brother, not doing my home work, not listening to amma etc.
The priest was ROFL! For the sake of non Catholics, let me explain that you don’t tell the priest “the usual” but spell out your sins! :p
The second instance is another eight year old brat in Kochi. I called her up last week and this is how the conversation went.
Me: Congrats! I heard you got fourth rank this time.
Brat (unenthusiastically): Yaah!
Me: Last time you got fifth rank or was it sixth?
Brat: Sometime it is fifth, sometimes it is sixth. This time it is fourth. Oh chechi I am so fed up of this rat race!!
It was my turn to go ROFL this time!
Have a nice weekend folks. Keep smiling! :)