Winning step....

Kids are the best teachers....  :)


This afternoon i was at a bookstore, looking at all those books i could not afford (if anyone wants to buy me a birthday gift i would suggest you get me the entire Calvin and Hobbes collection :D )  and suddenly i heard loud footsteps followed by a loud shriek. Along with half the bookstore stalkers there, i turned around to see 2 kids engaged in a serious game of running race in the middle of the store. 

The 2 contenders were a tiny girl in a pink frock, who was at most 5 and a slightly bigger boy, 8 or so, dressed in a blue t shirt and shorts. Both kids looked absolutely adorable and as always the boy seemed to be making the rules for the game. 

Suddenly the boy, after a deep discussion wit his kid sister shouted "1, 2, 3, GO!" and both ran for their lives up the stairs and down again. By this time, most of the watchers had dispersed to mind their own business but i wanted to know who won so i stayed on to watch. 

The kids came thumping down and as expected, the boy came first by a large margin.. He ran down and jumped a couple of times. Then he saw that his sister hadn't come down yet. He turned around to find her standing on the steps looking down at him. The kid almost had tears welling in her eyes. The boy immediately climbed back those stairs, went next to his sister, gently lifted her, carried her down the rest and put her down in front of him saying "You came first!" 

The girl immediately smiled and started laughing in pure joy shouting "i won i won" at anyone who passed by her. 

The boy smiled and watched on...

I moved to the next rack with a smile that stayed with me the rest of the day....

16 comments:

ABHISHEK SiM said...

feels really good. thanks for the wonderful post. :)

Kido said...

This reminds me of bhai :) He does so so so much for me :)

We've being staying apart for quiet sometime now, "thanks" to his work :(

Waiting for him to take leave & come down soon :)

Thank you very much for the lovely post :)

Cheers!!! :)

DumD said...

awwwwwwwwwwww............. :)
luvvd it.

The Pink Orchid said...

awwweeeeeeeee... this was oh so cute..

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The abstract scientist said...

oh! so nice, strange most people do not stop by to see such beautiful things that happen around them.

Lancelot said...

te guy is just as good as me...ask my sister she will tell u how much i give her...

Kish said...

the complete calvin and hobbes (archive) in DVD format comes to 3.5 gb, if you'd like it on your b'day let me know :)

ki said...

Made me smile too :)
and I'll def give MY brother a hug today :)

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Now, that made me smile! I can imagine how I would have beamed watching this!

And btw.....my B'day comes up in Sep! I'll send you my address so you can ship me the entire Calvin & Hobbes collection!

Arv said...

that was so warm... :)

loved it :)

Chronicwriter said...

and you have a crush on that guy now?

it was sweet..

i would have kicked the girl for not taking it as a sport

chriz

Mayz said...

that was so cute :)

samantha said...

that was wonderful di......thank u....it was a good reminder

Swetha said...

awwww... soooo cutee :)....

amit said...

Why is the C&H collection so expensive? :(
And, yes, kids are very intelligent. It was a lovely story.
I remember losing chess games to my sis so that she might feel happy. What days! :(

King Vishy said...

Came here through a friend's reference.. (He is ur cousin)..

Felt great to read these feel-good posts :) Loved the small moments of happiness u depict so well.. Thanks!!