Being the youngest in the family I have always enjoyed some privileges. I could get away with tall orders, many a times! (Not that I demanded the Sun and the Moon; but I was no less).Let me clarify that I was in no way pampered or spoilt! 😛
One fine day, which happened to be my birthday, I demanded my mom to throw a party for my friends in school. (I was a sweet kid of six then)
My mom conceded. Little did she know what was in store. I promised her I would invite my friends before returning home from school.
I don’t remember if I was much popular in school or not, but that day many kids whom I didn’t even talk to, on a daily basis had come to wish me. (QB popular in school? Naah, just the magic of birthday!)
That day, when I went to school, many kids wished me a happy birthday and I was too good a child to ignore their wishes. I ended inviting all those who had wished me!
That evening after I returned home from school, mom had been ready with all the arrangements in place.
As she was getting me ready for my party, I told her I would demand the guests to give me the gifts first, lest they should forget giving them to me!
My mom had a hearty laugh and warned me to not even mention gifts and as my readers will see, I didn’t mention gifts at all!(Didn’t I tell you before, that I was a good kid?)
That day, we had a huge turnout of guests.
The cake, the sweets, everything had evaporated in thin air, within minutes, with the steady flow of guests.
My dad had to run off to a near-by shop to get biscuits and other stuff as the expected guest list was very small compared to the guests who finally arrived at my door-step!
Every nook and corner of our house, even the steps in front of my house were filled up with kids whom I didn’t even see once!
Turns out I called every boy and girl in my class(I defended my case,as i saw unknown kids at party that evening,that they must be gate-crashers!). Since we were all six year olds, all the kids had brought either his/her siblings along as a guide!
How was the party at the end? I couldn’t get a second – helping of all those delicious gulab jamuns that mom had prepared! Baaahh!
- Don’t let your kid invite her friends. If she is like me, she may invite everyone, out of courtesy just because they are within the ear-shot!
- Always remember that kids that age may bring their elder brother, sisters or parents also and keep enough eatables in store.
- Don’t expect gifts! (All the gifts I received that day were Natraj Pencils! Epic!)
4. This post is in no way marketing natraj pencils!