“Out of the mouths of babes…”

… oft-times come gems

My 4-year-old precocious nephew is a hoot. Chatty, super-intelligent, and he listens to, and registers, everything around him. He says all the darndest things.. and more. An example:

Bangalore is famous for its speed breakers, humps that would put Mohammad’s mountain to shame. We are four adults and one 10-year-old niece in my brother’s car, coming back from dinner; aforementioned nephew is sitting on grandma’s lap. As we go slowly over one of the demon speed humps, the bottom of the car gently scrapes the top of the hump. The ensuing silence is broken by Nephew, who pipes up, “Dad, aren’t we all too heavy?”

Another time, different day: he’s sitting and playing with his Lego blocks. I ask him what he does in school. He looks at me, puts his right index finger to his temple, and announces “I think”.

You can’t manufacture these moments in a sitcom. 🙂

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