23 July, 2009

Practical Jokes, Anyone ???

Mommy seems to in the midst of a lot of practical jokes these days.

Now those of you who know Mommy would put their hands up and swear to the fact that Mommy, being the gentle soul that she is, would not dream of pulling any practical jokes on people, right ?? Nor does she make people go round and round in circles, does she ? Nah – she wouldn’t even dream of doing something like that to someone.

What she means to say is that she is at the receiving end of quite a few practical jokes.

The other day saw Pecan a.k.a the younger sibling walking up to Mommy with a small box. The box also happened to be covered with a non-transparent lid. So there was no way Mommy could peep through the lid to find out what was inside the box.

“I got something for you” said Pecan, with a rather cheeky grin on his face.

Mommy’s instincts did smell trouble brewing – but for the life of her she could not put her finger on it. This “I’ve got something for you” was highly reminiscent of the time Pecan brought Spike home from school a few months back.

“There’s something more to this” screamed the instincts.

And then there was Pecan, standing right in front of Mommy, arms outstretched, with an “I’m so innocent” look on his face.

“What is it that you’ve got for me now ?” asked Mommy, who, by now, had her fingers and toes crossed.

“Here Mummy – I’ve got termites for you” said Pecan, grinning from ear to ear.

Mommy yelped !!!!!!!!! She almost went incoherent and started to ramble – totally disjointed sentences, confused statements.

To cut a long story short, Mommy was all over the place – having rather vivid nightmares in bright daylight – about termites running amok all over the house and reducing the place to sawdust.

Pecan almost got grabbed by the scruff of his neck and frogmarched to the door – with his box of termites.

“But Mummeeeeee” screamed Pecan, laughing all the way to the door.

“This is SO not funny. You brought home a beetle – that was OK. Termites – No way !!! And where do you get these insects from anyway. Termites !!!!! Yikes !!!!!!!!!!!! Out !!!!!!!! Out !!!!!!!!”

“But Mummeeeee ……… look at these termites” said Pecan

“I am SO not looking at termites and don’t you dare open that box inside the house” screeched Mommy.

“But Mummeeeee ……… these are PlayDoh termites” said Pecan, whose giggles had completely taken him over.

“PlayDoh Termites !!! Very Very Helpful indeed !! Now could you not have mentioned that before” squealed a still horrified looking Mommy.

“You did not ask, Mummy and you are such a scaredy cat” came the reply from Pecan – who was still erupting with incessant laughter.

Needless to say, the laughter continued for quite a while – a persistent, relentless, continuous reminder that Mommy had indeed been caught on the wrong foot !!!

Like Ethel Barrymore once said

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh – at yourself.”

Oh !! Mommy has grown up indeed.

And from the looks of it, she's going to continue 'growing up' at a rather exponential rate !!!!

(sigh) The going just seems to be getting better and better and better !!!

4 voice(s) said so:

Rohini said...


By the way, I love the names Pecan and Macademia for the nutty siblings :)

AMIT said...

Good jokes from you.

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dipali said...

Too cute!

Nagesh.MVS said...

Very CUTE..

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