The last two weeks, the Acha n Amma have been markedly displaying traits of the ancestors. The apes, I mean.
Except that instead of lice, we've been most occupied in locating boils/pimples/spots on each other.
The other night, while getting ready for bed, the Acha said,
"You think I'll be the first to get it? See, I have one on my head. Feel it..."
And the Amma obliged. Only to pooh-pooh it away as a heat boil.
And then said to the Acha, "I have one above my eyebrow.See..."
And I put my face closer.
At any sign of intimacy, as usual, one 5 yr old, very effective contraceptive inserted his head in between ours. He stared at my pimple, and said sadly,
"yeah, I can see it. I think its the fish pox!"
8 hours ago