“What’s your name ?”.There comes the first question to my toddler as soon as she encounters our neighboring aunties.
“Such a lovely name.Who gave you the name ? Mama or Pappa”. – Next question comes faster than bullets and sometimes even without acknowledging my child’s answer.
“Tell me whats your mama’s name ? where does she work?” – Okay, now my child looks at me with the deep stare as if “are-u-going-to-save-me ?”.
Before even I could help her with the answer, the neighbors and well wishers tell me that my child has some kind of delay as compared to the child next door who is also of the same age but much smarter.I was awestruck at how quick their thinking is and also about their conclusions.
Yet, without any sign of stopping, they continue with the questions and this time it was on colors.My neighbour aunty pointing to her hair asked N,
“Tell me what is this.What is its color ?” – My girl replied that it’s black!
She then pointed to her teeth and asked, “Tell me what is this color ?”. My girl promptly replied “Yellow” and went back playing.
I couldn’t hold my laughter and my neighbor was turning beet red with embarrassment.And she never bothered to ask another question to my child ever 🙂