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Childhood days are the best moments of our lives. I spent most of my childhood reading books and playing with my best friends. We used to have family reunion and all the cousins had a gala time together. My maternal aunt’s son, Rakesh, was a notorious mischief monger. I remember his experimenting with fruits and milk. He chopped pieces of apple, grapes and oranges and put them in a glass of milk, adding salt and pepper. He offered them to his kid brother who spat it out in disgusting, scowling at him and calling him names. I couldn’t hold back my laughter. There was another time when my grandpa brought us buns with jam. He cut the bun into two, added fruits, tomato sauce and pepper. It was ridiculous. He could not eat it. My poor grandpa didn’t want to waste it. He ate the bun with great difficulty, making weird faces.

My eighty year old great grandma loved Hindi film songs. One day, she was in a great mood and sang ” Main Solah Baras ki( I am sixteen years old)”from the movie Karz. A passerby heard her singing and teased her, ” Look grandma has turned sixteen again.” Nevertheless, she laughed too. However, this fiery great grandma of mine had a very nasty habit. She used to torment my sweet sugary grandmom who never raised her volume or answer her back.

One day, she made fun of my grandma’s devotion to Goddess Karumari ( A form of Maa Shakti). That night, she saw the Goddess holding a big baton in Her Hand and threatening her, ” How dare you make fun of My devotee? ” The Goddess chased her all around, ready to beat her. Great grandma woke up the next day and immediately apologized to Granny, promising never to ridicule her devotion.

Now, I would like to talk about my paternal grandma who had zero knowledge of Hindi. She had a big argument with my grandpa ( He died before my parents got married). He called her ‘Stupid’ while she called him ” Gandu” (Asshole) without knowing its meaning. Grandpa burst out laughing instead of getting angry. When he explained the meaning of the word, she felt embarrassed and apologized to him. My dad narrated this tale to me.

I guess there are too many comical instances from my childhood. One of my second cousins, dropped a spatula inside a grinder in which his grandma was making the batter for idli and dosa. As a result of his mischief, some of the batter splattered all over the wall. When his mother learned of his mischief, she locked him inside a room to punish him. She thought he would cry in fear and apologize. But to her dismay, there was total silence. She decided to peek inside the room only to find him playing with the audio cassettes ( audio tapes). He had removed the reels completely and got them entangled. Oh my God! Punishing him proved to be very costly.

I hope you enjoyed reading this mischief special episode of Monday Blues.

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22 thoughts on “MONDAY BLUES (22)

  1. Oh my gosh Aparna, you had some truly memorable and hilarious childhood follies! πŸ€£πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ Sometimes we have to reflect on just how ridiculous some of them were, and just how unique they were in our lives! Girlfriend, thank you so much for making me smile today! Enjoy the rest of your week my beautiful friend. πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹πŸ˜πŸŽ‰πŸŒžπŸ’‹πŸ₯°


  2. Haha that happens someone blurted out just the right word that she caught somewhere eavesdroppingπŸ˜‚ That’s good as long as quarrel ended with laughterπŸ‘

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  3. Thank you so much😊😊😊❀❀❀. Dear Elvira, may this week bring lots of smile to you , love, happiness , success, great luck and may all your wishes come true. πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«πŸ«β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ°πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©πŸ©β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯οΈπŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸŒΉπŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜Š

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  4. Aww… So sweet. I remember when my best friend, Neetu, and I used to perform doll marriages and miniature kitchen play sets. She had the groom and I had the bride. Then we used to play school and pretend to be teachers yelling at the students. It was fun. ☺☺☺

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  5. You are welcome, dear Aparna.
    Wonderful week for you full of love, hugs, smiles, fun, coffee, cakes,😊😊 relaxing time, and happiness! πŸ₯°πŸ˜πŸ˜˜βœ¨All your wishes comes true! πŸ™πŸ€—β€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ’–πŸŒΈβ€οΈπŸŒΈπŸ’–πŸ«πŸ•πŸ«πŸ•πŸ«πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•πŸ§
    Thank you! Blessings!


  6. Thank you so much, dear Sandra. I highly appreciate your kind words. They mean so much to me. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️☺☺☺

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  7. Thank you so much, dear. 😊😊😊β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️. Yes, they are very precious and never fail to make me smile😊😊

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