Of Grammar and Haircuts


It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon.We are at my mom’s.  After a sumptuous Indian lunch, my sister and I are in food- induced bliss. Our eyes close involuntarily. From sitting positions, we are suddenly stretched out on the bed.

The kids are, as always, energetic and bubbling-over with enthusiasm. The decibel levels drop as the body’s ears work their magic and shut down external sounds in preparation for sleep.

I snuggle into the quilt, as it’s a grey, cold day. My sister must have also dozed off. We are suddenly woken up by my little nephew’s sweet voice. My sister and I wake up at the same time, to see him talking to my children. He is standing by the dresser, his back turned to us.

He says, “Mom, I cutted my hair.”

Pat comes the reply from his mom, “It’s not cutted my hair, it is cut. Can you repeat that again – ‘I cut my hair’.

My nephew replies, “Mom, I cut my hair.”

And that’s when he ambles over to the bed, with a pair of scissors in his hand, pointing innocently to the middle of his head, where he has cut off a little hair.

My sister jumps up in alarm and admonishes him. Then she asks, “Why did you do that?”

With his eyes open wide he replies, “I don’t like the girl-hair style.”

Hmmm…from grammar-teacher to strict mom to worried mom, it is fun to watch the switching mom roles my sister plays to handle her four year old!

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7 Responses to Of Grammar and Haircuts

  1. I remember my daughter had a similar incident in kindergarten when she let another girl cut a piece of her hair. The teacher called home but it ended up being such a small piece it was barely noticeable. I think parents get shocked when it happens and that’s understandable but I just chalk it up to curiosity.

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  2. Shivangi says:

    Lovely post… Hope you received the message informing you that you are nominated for the Epic Awesomness Award. If not plz check in the spam box… Happy writing and tc😀

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  3. reocochran says:

    Nimi, I liked the picture in my mind of your taking a nap with your sister. Also, the ending where you review your sisters role playing in her parenting. Smiles, Robin

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