Venky found a slide and captured it. After a few minutes of play on the slide, he had company. Another kid who was twice his size and age and twice as fast joined him. Even before Venky could complete one trip, he finished two trips for the slide. Venky’s ego was hurt and he decided that he could definately not let him do a 3rd round before him.
So, he pushed him (before we could react) and said “Mujhe jana hai!”. The kid’s nanny held him back and let Venky complete his round. But now, Venky was not ready to relent at all. He just wouldn’t let that kid use the slide and was constantly trying to push him. After a while, the older kid stopped pretending to be mature and pushed him back.
That was quite a fall, and we thought that Venky will be wailing. But even before we picked him up, Venky was on his feet and pushed the older kid again. All this, without a frown on his face. Now, all the elders intervened and separated the kids. The older kid’s nanny took him to another swing which he got interested into and we took Venky to the nearby temple.
Well, Vibhu was proud of his son’s bravery (the fact that he took on an older kid and wasn’t scared of him) and couldn’t help hiding his joy. He was thrilled at the fact that his son was a true blue “Bihari” and not a “Murgi”. I have to confess that I was grinning too 😀