Pleasures of being in India – encounter of the Original Brat with the Emerging Brat

If Appapappa had not stolen my camera for his Delhi trip, I would have put up a picture here. Picture would be one of the little sis with N. Little sis has come from Mumbai to spend time with her niece. And from the looks of it, the “who’s the bigger brat” competition is on full swing.

A little bit of history merits mentioning here. The little sis is the “Original” brat of the family. Self-proclaimed. And accepted.

Along comes a little toddler a year and a half old with equal capacity of brattish behaviour. All of a sudden the Original Brat ( aka little sis) is confronted with this threat to her domain, so to speak.

The resulting encounters between the Original Brat and the Emerging Brat can keep one entertained for hours.

Oh, where is that camera when I need it.

OB is also teaching the EB.

How to blow bubbles with your spit, and make sure it bursts so it sprays everybody in sight.

How to throw tantrums.

How to give lovable smiles after doing the most notorious things.

How to make a peevish face when not given something.

How to demonstrate an urgent need for anything available in a shop. OB is encouraging this in the EB by buying her all kinds of toys that she already has.

I could go on. I am waiting in horror when the EB will meet the Grandmother, who will see an opportunity for spoiling all over again. And I have to watch it all over again 🙂


12 thoughts on “Pleasures of being in India – encounter of the Original Brat with the Emerging Brat

  1. BD November 30, 2008 / 11:09 pm

    I preferred the old look and feel of the webpage.

  2. blinkandmiss December 1, 2008 / 10:12 am

    and how’s the house hunt going? did you find a reliable caretaker for the EB?

  3. BD December 2, 2008 / 1:26 am

    Would have liked to hear more “examples” of the bratish behavior. You already forgot DC principles? 🙂

  4. kopili December 2, 2008 / 1:29 am

    One example of brattish behaviour: throwing temper tantrums – with accopanying screams – and choosing the most crowded of places to do it.

    The look and feel of the site was tampered by the same Brat sis who came over to visit. ( improved, as she would like to say!)

  5. BD December 3, 2008 / 12:32 am

    The font (both title and content) is annoying and less readable as most serif fonts are, and I am still wondering what the photo on the top means. Maybe we will all get used to it.

    Babies (and lots and lots of them) screaming in airplanes, movie theatres, restaurants and public places – isnt that one of the many pleasures of being in India 🙂

  6. Gol Singh December 3, 2008 / 4:10 am

    BD, the typeface used here (Georgia) is also used on a host of websites, including NYTimes, which I generally find quite readable, though I think it benefits from a larger point size and line spacing.

  7. BD December 3, 2008 / 2:24 pm

    Can’t argue with the Fonts expert :-). Probably the character spacing is the annoying part. The words and characters are too close to each other. I am ok with the line spacing.

  8. kopili December 4, 2008 / 12:54 am

    BD and Gol Singh: Was using a standard template,but will try to tweak it ( increase font size) and see if that works better.

  9. lostonthestreet December 4, 2008 / 1:21 am

    I think BD and GS are plain jealous.Just change the header,put up a pic of N and see ur readership zoom up.
    BD and GS : you are deviating from the main topic of the post -which is ME and MY niece

  10. Gol Singh December 4, 2008 / 9:27 am

    There goes OB again…screaming for attention!

  11. BD December 4, 2008 / 3:43 pm

    12 responses so far including this one. Isnt that some sort of a record on this blog? Getting plenty of attention.

    I tried to teach the EB some some original Delhi lingo (read punju explitives), but she was still into basics like tattoo (thank you) and cookie. Maybe the OB can help…:-)

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