Children are so influenced by how we adults talk, the way we gesture, the way we modulate our voices and the way we behave.
It is fun to hear them unconsciously behave like their parents or older siblings by observing them on a daily basis.
One such funny incident comes to mind, as told to me by a friend.
We Indians are cricket crazy and when some exciting matches are being played, the whole family sits and follows the match closely. With lots of food and some full-throated yelling, it is no surprise that the young kids in the family also get caught up in all this excitement.
On one such day as my friend’s family sat and watched a rather exciting match, which had a nail-biting finish that saw India winning, a little boy in the family, who was all of 4 years old said, “I haven’t seen such a thrilling match in my entire life”.
Four years…a lifetime indeed! All the adults burst out laughing.