Monday, January 24, 2011

Sisterly love

Cantaloupe busy playing by herself when she is interrupted by Junior. (Junior thinks being part of Cantaloupe's game is her right and the right way to be part of akka's game is to take away all the toys akka has neatly arranged)

Fearing all her toys / books arranged, Cantaloupe yells at Junior "Go away ... I don't want to play with you"

Junior comes running back to me with tears in her eyes ... "Amma akka said go away ... I want to play with akka"

I talk to akka and request her to include Junior in her game.

Next moment " Go away"

"But akka, I love you ... I want to play with you"

enough to melt my darling older daughter's heart and the next moment, both are hugging each other and falling over all the toys and collectively making a mess :)

ps: We rarely talk to Junior in English ... its a different story with akka though. The entire conversation above happened in English and I was pleasantly surprised at how Junior is forming sentences in English already.


Sands said...

awwwww! How adorable :)

bitsofchocolate said...

So cute ! Glad that Junior is allowed to participate in Cantaloupe's games !

starry eyed said...

All younger kids think it's their God-given right to be a part of ALL games, play and activities of the older one! They are also born with ready-to-use weapons like 'I love you' about buttering up!!! And collective messes are the best ones :)

mnamma said...


Swaram said...

Aww eshtu muddagide :)

R's Mom said...

adorable! we second borns have it in us to pull the right chords ;)

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Sands : Cute na :)

@PV: Junior is "allowed" only when akka wants to

@Starry: Yes yes yes ... the younger kids always have their trump cards ready and they play it at the right time. Only the other day I was very very upset with BP and was in tears and Junior comes up to me and says lovingly amma, you need rest, come lay down and drags me to bed and makes me lay down and closes the door and announces akka, don't disturb amma.
If that will not win me over, what else will ?

@Mnamma : :)

@Swaru: Tumba muddage yella heLi maaDaskothaLe.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@R's mom: Now I am beginning to understand the trick the younger ones play on their parents ... never understood that growing up ;)

Revs said...

Waaahhhh! I want an Akka now. And I want babies too :(

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

@Revs: But you have ANNA who takes you shopping ...sweety, you'll have babies too ... soon :)

Choxbox said...

The second ones are total survivors no?! *so says a second-born*

Mine wants to be part of all of older sister’s playdates too and finds ingenious ways of getting into the thick of highly secret huddles of the older girls’ gang. Always amazed by it.


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