Everyone is celebrating the Deccan Chargers’s victory. I ask my mother, “So is this victory a best of five?”
She starts to answer but stops herself. “I think your grandmother will get a kick out of answering it.”
I save it for Grandma. Her eyes widen in shock before she answers, “What? No, of course not! You’re confusing it with a test match. This doesn’t even have that many overs.”
Without prompting, my mother says, “Tell him what an ‘over’ is.”
My sister laughs. “Even I know what an ‘over’ is. Didn’t you watch Lagaan?”
“Do you read the Boxcar Children?” I ask to see how out of touch I am.
“Well, I have one of their books, but I haven’t finished it yet.”
“What’s your favorite mystery series?” I follow-up.
She ponders it for a second. “Probably The 39 Clues,” she responds.
I am clueless, but she patiently explains the concept.
“Da da,” she says.
“Oh, you want your daddy?” I ask.
My sister shakes her head and explains, “No, if she wants A, she’ll say, ‘daddy’. Da da means ‘down down’. She just doesn’t want you to carry her.” Ooh, burn!