Wednesday, June 11, 2008


My younger daughter lives in hand-me-downs and hope. Hoping that she will soon be as big as her elder sibling. The word ‘small’ is absent from her vocabulary (she pronounces it as ‘malls’ – a fallout of living in mall-infested Mumbai).

She is always frantically imitating her sister (when she is not fighting with her):
sitting like her(often with a book which she flips through importantly),
studying like her (she’s put all her elder sister’s old school-books in an old school bag, which she takes to ‘school’ daily and does her scribbly-homework in),
talking like her (like an echoing-miniature, sometimes with hilarious results),
dressing like her (or insisting to – to keep peace I try to buy co-ordinated clothing),
playing like her (this begins well but ends badly, usually in a fight, because toys not shared are snatched),
having her hair cut like her (they recently had matching mushroom-haircuts, though they look as different as ebony and ivory),
…even sometimes sleeping like her.

We call her copy-kitten, a sobriquet which suits her purr-fectly.


Mystic Margarita said...

Copy-kitten! Love it! I guess it's only natural for younger siblings to look up to older ones. And what better way to demonstrate adoration that imitation! :)

Alice Wills Gold said...

I love that photo...wonder if it has been edited...surely those animals would not all tolerate each other, much less sit still for a photo.

sidhubaba said...

Post photos of the two. They must have grown much since . . .

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi Margarita,

Imitation is the surest way to her sister's heart, and my younger one knows it only too well!


This photo was mailed to me by someone, it's called CUTE FURRY FRIENDS. I often wish that my daughters would sit still and tolerate each other all the time (not really!).


I need your help regarding step-by-step instructions on how to scan, save and upload photos. Do help/mail.

Sayani said...

hi sucharita ...u must be having a reality fun show all time :)
how innocent and cute ....

Piscean Angel said...

hey, that reminded me that I used to do the same with my elder bro's books. I even used to sit down & pretend to study when he (7 & 1/2 yrs older to me) did his homework.
Would love to see pics of ur daughters with their matching mushroom-cuts.:)

lopamudra said...

It felt like reading about my kids.The li'i one is always copying her sister.didi'ke 'chokhe haray' & they fight a lot.

Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi sayani,

Big sister vs Lil sister - that's the 24 x 7 reality show on at my place!


I'm a dodo with a camera, though I'll try my best!


i know u know all about it! Lol

Jaquanda Rae said...

I want to be a mommy

Sucharita Sarkar said...
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Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi jaquanda,

be warned. forewarned is forearmed, as they say. enjoy life pre-mommyhood, because you're not gonna get back that freedom afterwards.