Varun wants to change from his shorts to a pair of jeans. It is 8 PM and he has already had his dinner. When trying to reason that its almost time to hit the bed, he explains politely that he is going to sing – Why this kolaveri di! How can he sing with a shorts? Some things don’t change!
Amma wants to make the most of this and so strikes a deal with the brat. I extract a promise. Actually, a couple of promises.
1. “I promise to wear shorts to school tomorrow”. He religiously repeats.
2. “I promise to wear a smiling face to school and stay that way the whole day”.
No time is wasted bargaining, and the fella readly agrees.
Now, how can the anna not have a say in such serious matters ? He extracts a promise from his thambi like this:
Varun, repeat what I say. “I swear by the River Styx, that I shall be nice. To purify a God’s symbol of power from human/demigod touch, it must be washed in person in the River Lemnos”.
I told you. Some things NEVER change!
PS: Have loads of catching-up to do. Missed reading all your blogs. Coming, coming:)