A big house, grand parents, two cousins, a game.
What could go wrong?
Nothing much, unless the game is to play police and thief, by a 5 year old and 3 year old. And the police decides to tie down the thief in an adult sized chair with real rope with real knot!
Oh yes, I did tie up my cousin and was not expecting to have tied a real knot and also was not expecting my cousin to start crying, because he couldn’t get out.
I started panicking as just one of the two is enough to land me into a good scolding and how am I going to resolve either of them?
And I too started to cry.. Don’t judge me! I was a helpless five year old!
And of course, eventually he was rescued from the knots and indeed we both had received scolding for the next hour or so.
Though till day, we haven’t discussed the instance as grown ups, it created a fear in me to get into games, from which I couldn’t rescue myself and it has also helped me to learn tying knots properly, to remove or to tighten.
And just like every crying memory of past brings a smile in the present, I do smile whenever I see any kid playing police-thief.
So what’s your smiling memory from your childhood?