Here is another one about our five years old who is very smart for her age. I am not talking about some academic achievements because she has not shown any particular interest in this field but she can take her own sweet time for that. There is no hurry. And in any case, she thinks her older sister is smart enough for both of them. If her Aapa (older sister) is good in her reading and writing, math and other such stuff its only because she is doing that for both of them.
Right now she is in the ‘reigning princess of the house’ mode.
I am talking here about her intelligence and how fast her brain works to grasp the gist of a comment. You ask her something and you will get an immediate reply. A keen observer that she is, she always have sharp and witty comments. Like the other day dada – her grandfather – asked her if she would like to walk with him to the mailbox which was a few houses away. She said yes why not and holding his hand went out with him. While walking back home, a red car passed them by.
“Oh dada that was just like chacha’s car.” She observed.
“Yes, that was just like his car.” her grandfather agreed.
“I like my chacha’s car.” she added.
“Ok, and bibi, what kind of car would you like to buy when you grow up” her dada, asked.
“I don’t know dada, because I am not grown up yet” was her quick response.