May 16, 2013

A noon of morals...

It was a hot April noon. Hubby and his childhood buddy were standing out chit chatting. The ladies were busy inside preparing lunch. A little boy who was almost four, was playing in front of the house. The mom put a word with the dad to keep an eye on him.

Kids are curious Georges. We never know what attracts their attention and when. The boy was running up and down the stairs. Suddenly, he jumps in between the talking men and picks something from the ground. Even before the guys notice, he puts it in his mouth. Feeling as if he has climbed an elephant, the kid euphorically yells, "Dad, look at me". The dad immediately removes it from the kid's mouth and trashes it. You'll wondering what could it be? None other than a burnt Cigarette butt.

The kid is taken inside and dad does not beat him up or get mad. He tries to keep his cool and lecture the kid with all his wiseness. They emerge out of the room like saints who have been enlightened under the Bodhi tree.

After a while, the whole family gets ready to have their lunch. Within few minutes, the kid blurts out: "You should never pick anything from the ground. You should buy a new one." Everyone burst into fits of laughter. Only the dad knew what he explained and the kid knew what he understood. So, the moral of the story is...

The kid is the son of your's truly and hubby my dearest better half.

This is written for IndiBlogger and Colgate's "The moral of the story is...." contest.

34 comments:

  1. hehe Children I tell you can just embarrass you at the most unexpected of times. I have had some of these incidents myself. All the best for the contest!

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    1. I knoww..now, my little one is one of those kind..you can never imagine what's going to come out of her mouth and when...:) Thank you dear.

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  2. Wow. That was simply superb!!! The little Denise is just too good...hahhaaha...
    All the best, FiF.

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    1. Thank you Di..Yeah, he used to utter things without knowledge and each of them was a cracker..:)

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  3. ha ha :D the moral of the story is the highlight :P

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  4. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece.Kids can be devastating with their innocent remarks.

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    1. I will write another post more about his remarks. :) Thank you KP Sir.

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  5. Nice story with a moral too.

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    1. Thank you Rama, that incident stayed on my mind forever..

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  6. LOL :D Kids can say the funniest of things when you are least expecting! :D
    All the very best for the contest, L :)

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    1. So true, Shilpa. My daughter is of that kind..even in the expecting times, you will get the most unexpected answer from her. :) Thank you.

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  7. Latha did the father's sermon go half way or did the little imp garner what he liked?He has saved his option to smoke,hahaha!

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    1. Hahaha....That was when he was four, aunty. Now, he looks at people who smoke with contempt. Coming to the father's sermon, I still wonder where it went :)

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  8. such time children become the teacher:)..All the best for contest!

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  9. Trust children to come out with something so right that there's no room to correct them! ;)

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    1. You are so right, Corinne. These days kids are so smart we have to think twice before replying them once..Glad to see you back here after a long time :)

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  10. Mostly we take our children for granted. We don't notice that they notice a lot and remember a lot. Either we treat them as adults and give them all liberties or we treat them as minions with no freedom. The children closely observe their parents and follow their manners, speech, and habits. Many times they are our gurus.
    T N Neelakantan
    www.neel48.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome here Neelakantan.. You are right. Kids observe a lot and we don't notice that. And it's true, they follow what we speak, how we speak, how we act..so, we need to set right morals for them. :)

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  11. No wonder child is the father of a man:) Best of luck Latha:)

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  12. LOL! What a lesson! We have to be real careful with kids. :)

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    1. You know what Saru, the irony is the dad doesn't smoke at all. Don't where and how he noticed that. :)

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  13. Children do form their own conclusions even though you may think you have explained it clearly!

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    1. Exactly...what they derive out of our explanations, we have absolutely no control on it. :)

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  14. Haha good one Prudhvi..can't stop laughing :).

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    1. :) He is a spit fire. Ammu is nothing less.

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  15. Kids and their stories and experiences. Good one :-)

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    1. Thanks Ashwini...they always amaze me.. :)

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