Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Parenting in Mumbai

Inside a toy store:

Little girl, dressed in a white, denim over-alls, and a sparkly pink and blue hairband: "Papa, I had seen the doll-house here. Really. Mummy promise."

Papa: "But it's not here, baby. We'll see another shop."

Little girl, most distressed: "But Papa, Mummy did not find it in the other shop also. Where is the doll-house? Why we can't find it?"

Papa, patting his daughter on the head: "Oh, I know why! I think it's gone for redevelopment."

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The surprising part? The child nodded as if she actually understood.