Excursions Of A Bibliophile

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One, Two, Buckle My Shoes

Posted by Vish Mangalapalli on October 24, 2010

The laboured notes of the keyboard broke the thick silence of the room without any hurry or violence. It was a nuanced imitation of the first bit of a popular hindi song that had caught the attention of the kids recently. Then the following conversation ensued:

Rajeev: Anna, did I get it right?
Raghav: Uh, hu
Rajeev: Ooooooooooooo! I got it right! I got it right!. Thanks Anna

It occured to me suddenly that the kids have started to grow up. Atleast on some matters of importance to them they are not looking for any parental opinion, approval or involvement. I wondered what happens to kids in single child families in situations like this? Siblings have many utilities: They act as ready sounding boards, punch bags, friends, givers, takers, sharers, competitors, foes, guides, mentors, tormentors and above all a critical part of the small self operating eco system that they unwittingly help build and come to depend on.

Well..One, Two, Buckle  My Shoes


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