I was accompanying my niece in her quest to buy stuff toys. Searching through various toys she brought my attention to some:
“Mama, can I buy one of those?” She asked.
“Of course kiddo, buy any toy of your choice. It’s a gift from your mama” I replied.
“Urgh, I am not a kid anymore. I am 6 years old“.
“Do, yYou want your birthday gift or not?” I asked her sternly
“Of course, I am a sweet little kid. Always!” my niece replied with a greedy smile.
Ah, kids these days! As she fumbled through some soft toys from the classic 90’s, I took a trip down my memory lane. All those good old cartoons that I had watched in my young age. Nostalgia struck. The never ending list topped by the “Tom & Jerry shows”, including names like Scooby Doo, Flinstones, Jetsons, Johnny Quest, TailSpin, Chip Munks, etc. flashed before my eyes. Surprisingly, I saw a picture of Winnie the Pooh, and sadly I remember watching a few episodes of it, too. Because yes, some girls tortured me to watch it.
But then I was reminded of the caricature of evil.
In this part of the world, people call it … “Teletubbies!”