Mrs Vijay Tiwari is a poet, writer, grandma of six and a gentle soul. She reminisces of a time when her kids were little…

Do you know, among my three kids, my youngest has always been the most ready witted. Along with this, he was bold and believed in saying the right thing. I am referring to a few such incidents.

The first incident goes something like this…
I am talking about something which happened when he was hardly 6 years old.  One day, his grandfather asked him for a glass of water saying, “Look I do so many things for you, can you get me a glass of water?”  However, the water ended up being brought for the little boy instead of for the grandfather!  The little boy queried, “Grandpa, what are all the things do you do for me?” Grandfather said, “Look, I go to drop you to school, come to pick you up after school, get food for you, and get water for you.” Immediately my son countered, ” Ok, so can you please get some water for me?!” On hearing this, Grandpa rolled over with laughter as he had been hoist with his own petard!

The other event …
This is also from when my son was around 7 years old. If memory serves,  all three siblings were sitting with my father-in-law (their Grandpa) on his bed. While thus, their father entered the room and his glance fell on the broken window pane. He asked the three, “Who broke the glass?” All three said, ” Papa, we did not break it”. My youngest quickly added, “Papa: It must have been Grandpa who broke the window pane, as he is so quiet.” Once again, Grandpa couldnt stop laughing as he was the culprit indeed!
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