I went to pick kids from the day care on a random weekday. The caretaker(CT) told me that Tammu was pushed by a boy A and she fell down.
Me: Did she get hurt?
CT: No, but her bangles broke. There is no wound. But I just wanted to inform you.
Me: What did Tammu do to that guy?
Me (Not trusting her): Are you sure? She is very naughty btw.
CT: No ma’am. She did not do anything at all. A is very mischievous and play pranks on most of the kids.
Me: Alright, thanks for letting me know anyway.
(Abbas comes home after kids are asleep.) I told Abbas about this incident at night and he was mad at that boy A.
Morning as soon as they got up:
Abbas: Tammu, Did A push you?
Tammu: Yes Baba… Main fell down ho gayi. Crying kiya.
Abbas: Why didn’t you push him back?
Me (Startled): What??? What are you teaching her???
Abbas: My daughters will not take crap from anyone. I’ll teach them to give it back.
Me baffled but still hearing their conversations.
Abbas: Mannu, A pushed your sister na? You should have pushed that guy.
Mannu (blushing and all): Baba, I hold A’s hands and we both run together…
Abbas (about to faint): What??? Don’t hold his hands okay?
Mannu (throwing tantrums): No… I will hold his hands.
Abbas: Tammu, If Mannu holds A’s hands, you push both of them!
Tammu (Obediently): Okay Baba (wickedly grinning at the license she got for violence)
Mannu: I will lock Tammu in a room and then hold A’s hands and we will run together.
I chuckled. Abbas was dumbstruck!
No wonder, his scalp is growing barren by the day!!!