My son aged 4 years, was fascinated by the twins who lived close to our house. The two boys would be always dressed in similar attire.
My son wanted to wear the same clothes as his 10-year-old brother. He would plead with me to buy him the exact same clothes as his brother. But his sibling was very much against it and would never agree to it.
Seeing his disappointment I always pacified him by saying:
“Only twins dress alike.”
A few days ago, my nephew Ashiq who lived in Chennai celebrated his daughter’s first birthday and mailed me some of the photos taken then. The birthday party had an ethnic theme. He and his younger brother Shadir, wore black kurta and blue Indian jackets over dark blue jeans. They looked identical and smart.
My husband and I scrutinized the photos excitedly, admiring the birthday baby and gasping at the enormous cake.
My younger son with a perplexed expression tugged at my arm, calling out, “Ma, ma.”
“What now?” I asked, getting irritated at the disturbance.
His next statement stumped us.
“Ma, so now Ashiq Uncle and Shadir Uncle have BECOME TWINS!”
Story By: Shafika. Written by Gulsum Basheer@talkalittledo