A relative of mine finally got a babysitter after much negotiation. A flirty one indeed! During daytime, she would put the kid to sleep, with tactics best known to herself, while she flirted around with policemen patrolling Jungshina area! Quite an art. A year laters, she bid goodbye to Thimphu with a four-month old foetus in her womb! I have seen varities of babysitters in houses where both the parents work. Some have cajoled their ageing parents in the villages to come out to the towns and look after their grandchildren, some even employ handicapped and hearing-impaired oldies to nurse their babies.
So, i turn to my friend who is drunk as a sponge by then and wisper in his ears,"Marry a woman who is not working!". He didnt hear it but i guess i did my part.
Today i was teaching about body-building foods in class V-science. I asked if they could name few examples. They replied in a typical chorus all the foods their head could recount. Most of them shouted "meat". "Do you all eat meat?". "Yes sir!", they responded like the armies in the Fifth battalion! I said it is very good to eat meat since it builds up our body although i would have fainted without answer if anyone asked me how. I have run out of words countless times when these unassuming kids asked me "Sir,Gachi bey?". Just then Yeshi, a good girl stood up and declared she doestnt eat meat! There was a hushed silence. Hmmm..i managed to ask her why. "My parents say it is sinful to eat meat", she replied with all her innocence. In that case, i advised her to take plenty of dhal, beans,peas,cabbages,tomatoes,a