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>> Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The earth recently has seen the silent invasion of a new species. The invasion had been slow initially, but in the last 2-3 years the invasion has been growing in leaps and bounds.

Now let me enlighten you with the characteristics of this species and as is the norm lets start with the females.

The females in this species are extremely aware of the ever changing trends. Their vocabulary contains words like sexy, chic, up market, classy etc etc. They dress in the latest trends. Their color coordination in accessories would put even the top model to shame. Their hobbies include ramp walking, reality shows and television.

The males are more into gadgets and gizmos. Their conversations are peppered with swear words. Outdoor is not part of their environment. Their world revolves round graphics, gore and special effects.

A strong dislike for the non visual media (read books) is a common characteristic. So is the ability to exercise their vocal chords with relentless screams and yelps.

I am sure you must be wondering what this post is leading to… Welcome to the world of Junior Adults(JAs). They have almost invaded our space. Achievers in their species are aged between 2 to 10 years

But , they never enjoyed the wind blowing across their face, or built sand castles and had mud fights. They never played with dolls, they dolled up to be models with the perfect pouts. They don’t know that cricket and football are played on open grounds and not with the short cut keys and mouse.

For all of us innocent kids who dressed in whatever mom bought for us despite that trend being outdated by years . For whom birthday parties meant samosas, wafers and cake at home and not a theme party at Mc Donald’s. For all of us who fooled ( ok atleast tried to) fool mom that we were done with homework so that we could run out and play, here’s raising a toast to our Wonder Years.

“Nooo, I need a mini skirt”, the ear shattering scream across the mall almost made me drop the stuff I was carrying. The Junior Adult , aged 5 years old is on a shopping spree.
The JAs have arrived but where have all the kids gone?

Happy Children’s day to all


Shinu November 14, 2007 at 3:14 PM  

Everytime I go to a mall and see these big groups of JA's I want to buy them baloons and drag them to the park. But then again are there any parks and grounds today? :-)

Anonymous November 14, 2007 at 5:56 PM  

You can completely relate to what has been written by our daily experiences. There was a time when we used to fear going to discs and tryin to dress differently because of the apprehension of what people would think...But for the current generation all that has gone for a toss...Kids ( well..I was one long time back too....) have become soo experimental and bold... We see the skin show that the kids put across and feel awkward ourselves...And this feeling is aroused because we cannot accept what is happening....Small things that used to give us pleasures ( going to the park or hanging out with our parents ) have become obsolete for the soo called 21st century children...I do not know whether the prevalent situation is something to applaud or criticise...But the children of the current generation have definitely decided that their time has come and its time for people to stand up and notice....

Nishanth November 14, 2007 at 6:04 PM  

well....the previous comment aint written by Mr. Anonymous....

Rajesh ® November 20, 2007 at 2:13 PM  

I don’t blame the JA's for this, I would rather yell at those foolish and superbly earning parents to come up to reality and see what their kids are missing (childhood , the most beautiful period of life humans can ever think off..) going to mall and shopping, playing PSPs and Games is ok and fun sometimes, but overall child development to understand good and refreshing things of life is more important and helpful.... bit of Gyan I know :-) but cant help it

privy December 31, 2007 at 1:42 PM  

Good one Deepti, brings to mind how obnoxiously conscious kids have become of their appearances these days! Where are those days where kids are perfectly happy donning those pigtails and glasses and looking like geeks just so that they saved all that time in front of the mirror and may be read?? Oh well, I don't even want to get started on the trash that kids read these days!

mind-rambler January 29, 2008 at 11:52 PM  

I can't agree less with you. I had come across a situation where the mother was instructing her daughter to fit into the tight clothes, in a mall's changing room!! The daughter was an adolescent and didn't seem to be too comfy with the cloths...Now, how do we handle such parents??..they are incorrigible somehow..

good post :-)

Ravi February 8, 2008 at 11:36 AM  

Hi there :)

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However, it needs a lil updating..don't u think so?

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