A Slipper-Wielding Superhero

By Pankaj Debbarma

December 7, 2023

Babysitting can be an inevitable responsibility, especially when you have close family with young children. On one of my breaks, I decided to shake off the monotony of my work routine by paying a visit to my sister, who was juggling her job and tending to her 2-year-old daughter. The regular house help was on leave, and I found myself on babysitting duty. Babysitting can be quite an adventure, especially when it involves a 2-year-old with a language of gibberish and gestures.

As the day unfolded, my responsibilities spanned from cleaning and feeding to playing, storytelling, and the delicate art of getting a toddler to sleep. Amidst one of our play sessions, chaos ensued in the form of an uninvited guest—a cockroach. My niece, startled by the intruder, quickly alerted me to the situation. Channelling my inner superhero, I seized my slipper and, with unwavering determination, vanquished the unwanted critter.

To my surprise, my niece observed the entire spectacle with wide-eyed wonder. Though she didn’t express much in the moment, she held onto the memory. When her mom returned later that evening, my niece couldn’t wait to share the heroic tale of how her uncle—the daring superhero—had fearlessly confronted the intruder with a slipper as his gallant weapon. The evening concluded with laughter and the shared joy of a day filled with unexpected excitement, turning an ordinary babysitting stint into a legendary adventure.

Please follow and like us:

135 thoughts on “A Slipper-Wielding Superhero”

  1. I was curious if you ever considered changing the layout of your website?
    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you
    could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with
    it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)