Dear Brat and Bean,
Years ago my nani used to have to face questions on why your Tambi mama wasn’t taught to call me didi. I was after all, a whole 14 (!!) months older than him. One, she said, 14 months didn’t warrant respect really. And two, when you’re siblings you are equals. There is no older, younger, respect, disrespect. There should just be love. I’ve often pondered over that thought and rolled it around in my head. Where did I stand on it?
As usual, the matter was taken out of my hands. Here are two pictures to prove her point.
Sometimes the Brat goes all grown up and indulges the Bean with a ride on his back…
And at other times he sleeps on her skinny little belly while she maternally strokes his head even in her sleep.
Koi shak ya sawaal as to why there was no didi and is no bhaiya? I thought not.
Love you, brats!