Kids say the funniest things. Out of nowhere, my 3-year-old niece led me out of my living room – where my sister Lora and my brother-in-law Benny were seated – and into my bedroom. She said in a calm and composed manner, “Don’t eat my family.”
She then closed the door on her way out, effectively ‘locking’ me into my bedroom. Just not too long ago, she led me into the common bedroom – which is now her room – and we have started our drawing ritual. Bethany does not draw much. But she enjoys watching others to draw. So I asked her, “What shall we draw today?” She replied, “A monster”. I did just that. Perhaps too realistic in my ever burning enthusiasm in everything I do. Bethany was frightened and in one quick reflex, I tore the page out, collapsed it into a ball, and passed it to my wife Cynthia literally erased the monster from our drawing history.
“Wonder Pets!” Bethany requested.
What on earth are Wonder Pets?! I called out to her parents for help. Still unable to visualize how a turtle, a duck, and a guinea pig look like in a wonder pets setting, I quickly asked for my phone and Google it. How I love technology.
With a kid around, it is impossible – just not possible – to sit and do something for, say, 10 seconds. The moment I stepped away, Bethany would call me back. I said to Cynthia, “Could you please keep her occupied for a minute?” Nope. Just not possible.
I love watching Bethany playing pinball game on my phone. There is no such notion as losing a game. Bethany got excited and she cheered every time the ball fell off the drain and reappeared at the spring launcher. It is as though she has made it happens (which in a way she has). It is good to see the world through kids’ eyes at times. Participation is a win by itself.
Benny has taken some photographs using his Nikon D90. I am happy to share them here.
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