Saturday, December 18, 2010

The kids these days…

We have a kids' pool in our residential complex. Many kids enjoy splashing and playing in the water. Rainy season or weather being chill is no excuse to stop them from entering the pool. Parents, who do try to, are branded the worst parents (especially the mothers) one could ever come across because they are the biggest obstacles coming in the way of the children’s happiness and enjoyment.

This one child’s act on one day though is worth mentioning.

The guard drains the water from the pool by around 6 pm. So this day too he did the same. My neighbor saw that though the guard had opened the valve to drain the water…the water level was not receding. And all the kids were enjoying the pool with same enthusiasm. Well not all, she noticed one kid standing in a corner, his face filled with happiness to see his friends jump and splash around the water. She went up to him and asked him why he was standing aside and wondered aloud why the water was not getting drained. Giving her a look of – what you don’t know this - he replied that he was standing aside so that his feet blocked the hole where the water gets drained and that is the same reply as to why the water was not getting drained. A look of delight was very much explicit in the kid’s face.
Oh god the kids these days indeed.

10 comments:

KParthasarathi said...

Kids are real fun and some are very intelligent.Nice to read about this kid's delight in ensuring others had their fun.

Alka Gurha said...

The beautiful age of innocence!

deeps said...

great.... he does have a bright future :P

sury said...

one never knows why a kid does what he does,for none can enter his mind and translate the intentions behind its act.

Most of their actions, as others have said, are for fun. But from out of fun, most of them learn to be creative in the days ahead of them.

subbu rathinam
http://movieraghas.blogspot.com

dr.antony said...

Oh..he is going to be the one to close the hole in the wall and save the city!

AS said...

Innocence at best, and the best part is not kids do not have any expectations for return favor.

deeps said...

Happy Christmas to you and your family...

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Jzt4me said...

Lol...Ask me for kids on the action...

My son is just 3 years old..but he behave as if he has been in this world much before me too...My father used to very sarcastically phrase me as... "She was born before her father..." and the day is not too far when I would repeat the same about my son...lol!!!

Meena said...

hahaha! kids are really brilliant these days! I have two, and each day is a new story! Very nicely written!