mithi and i are chatting about sundry things when she mentions that bittudidi is reprimanded by her parents for anything that happens at home and bebo, the younger child escapes scott free.
me: but she is the older child so parents naturally (unfortunately) tend to question the older child and not the younger one.
mithi: that's not fair. why should one child be scolded for everything? mama, this makes bittudidi sad.
me: but this is something that happens in every family....
conversation veers to siblings and families.
me: do you wish you had a sibling?
mithi: no. i have so many friends to play with all the time. besides, if i did have a younger sibling, papa and you will love me less.