Sia and Shivani jumped up in joy as they spotted a Spotted Deer for the first time in the Sri Lankan zoo. All of four, they were always full of questions and I would always be at the receiving end of the never-ending questions of my Curious Curies. Yeah, you’ve guessed it right. I am their mom!
‘Why do the Spotted Deers have spots, Mumma?’, ‘How different are they from normal deers mumma?’ asked the twins and put me on the spot. They wouldn’t be satisfied with any answer and with every reply of mine, there would be hundreds of more questions popping up in their heads.
My Smart Phone gave up on me, just at the same moment. With no signal to call my Google God, I didn’t want to act all smart and give a wrong answer, only to become a laughing stock in front of my husband.
I saw him smirking. He somehow escapes from their barrage of questions, every damn time! I was so sure that he didn’t know the answer either.
Looking at my over-confident husband, I told my kids, ‘Your dad knows all! Ask him. Let me go and get your favourite Sundaes’ and went to stand in the long queue. I was sure it would take another half an hour and my husband would be a goner by then.
To write a story that contains or make reference to a joke of some kind.