Bratty Kids - One Picture From My Photo Album

{update 6/21/2013 - Feeling happy and honoured that this post is a winner in the contest - here}

Paper boats and sticky pink candies,
splashing puddles  and jumping off trees,
kabbadi, cricket or driving mom insane,
Dad always watched from  a safe distance, 

Flickering images from yester-years,
memories that my heart holds dear,
Looking back, I laugh for a while,
relishing again those summer smiles.

I remember my siblings and I suffered from constant hair loss, because of all the pulling and kicking we used to get involved in.

“You ate my Maggii!!!” – dhaam dhoom dishum
“You stole my jeans!!!” – Bhamm bhoomm
“You used my shampoo!!!” – chapaatt!!!

We were a crazy bunch of military brats, driving each other insane.

There isn’t much age difference between us; a reason why we are each other’s best friends, worst enemies and partners-in-crime too. 

This photograph is the dearest of all, clicked by my dad about 15 years ago. We were as usual playing one of our brutal games – Kabbadi in our garden. The only problem was - how to play Kabbadi with three people? Dad immediately chose to be referee.  He was intelligent enough not to get involved in our games. We were a bunch of fierce kids … guuraaawwww. Finally we decided that each time one became the intruder, the other two would become catcher. Yeah, that’s how we named the team.

When three hot headed kids play a game like this, it is bound to get ugly :P Fortunately Dad broke up us before we did any permanent damage. :P

I miss those times, the arguments, fights, chats over a cup of tea. I don’t know if we will be able to relish these moments again. 

Guess what my brother is planning to gift me from his first salary. Emami cream – to compensate for all the creams, shampoos and lip gloss he stole from me.

I nominate - Sree, Meghana and Kalyan to write on the topic.

"This post is my entry for the 'One Picture From My Photo Album' contest conducted by My Yatra Diary and CupoNation."


  1. interesting post...

    congrats for winning


  2. Lovely
    Quite a nostalgic post !!
    deserves a win

  3. That sounds quite fun and cheerful moment! Hope our memories last forever cherishing.

    Congrats Lakshmi :)


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