Of Cabbages and Kings

June 23, 2007

The Family – An Introduction (contd.)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Chinmayi @ 6:16 pm

The Younger Uncle is a rebel. He married a woman who was much older than him and who was considered unsuitable in many other ways as well. She is also probably the only suitable woman in the world for him in many other ways but like all families, the Family felt the need to tag her and instead of tagging her divine singer or super-homemaker, it has tagged her Unsuitable. They have a daughter who was adopted three years ago – a beautiful hyperactive intelligent and extremely spoilt toddler who suffers from practically no defects whatsoever apart from excessive pampering (being a much-wanted baby and the only person under twenty in the Family) which isn’t the poor kid’s fault. To illustrate, the Baby is the sort of child who will pour tonic into the scrambled eggs and want to kiss the fragile baby bird nestling in our flower bed – well meaning but eager to experiment and a stranger to the word ‘no’.

And finally, there’s my mother – a tiny grey haired women who likes to create sensation now and then and her two kids – the very fashionable and spoilt Brother (who is also the only boy in the family) and the very lazy and confused Me.


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