Those were days when we used to walk back home from school enjoying the occasional orange bar or "barf ka gola" from street vans. I was a child of three when I used to come back from school with my elder brother. On the way back home, There was my friend's home and she had a big guava tree which was laden with yummy fruits throughout the year which I had set my eyes on. Once I just left early with my friend to her home so that my brother couldn't say no for visiting her and went her home.
Keeping the bags aside, we started climbing the tree and sitting on its bulky branches had a tummy-full yummy guava eating session. It was some two hours later, her grandfather asked me if he could drop me home to which I said yes! While on the way, I was too scared to face my mother as I had skipped from school without my brother's notice and was expecting my mother to be hell mad at me for this irresponsible behavior as she did to my brother many times when he violated his limits. My friend's grandfather left me till the door and went back, I was just frustrated and clueless as what I am going to tell my mother about my whereabouts.
My brother opened and door and yelled back- mom, she's home. My mom came with in fraction of moment and hugged me. I could see her face red and swollen from continuous crying. I felt bad for her and sorry for my behaviour making me sit on her lap, she asked me where I was? As I was just three and couldn't rationally think any excuse to justify my act, I promptly said- I got hit by an elephant and showed her the scratches which i got while climbing guava tree! For a second I was stoned to think even the upcoming but my mom bursted with a roaring laughter. This is a real life incident from my life where I lied to my mom to avoid scolding but have you ever thought why do kids lie?