Nephew Challenges my beard


I am usually a shy person who likes to spend time with my close friends and avoid parties. However, I have learnt to handle myself in places that I do not like, by meeting people who are like me or sitting at a corner and enjoying others enjoyment.

The biggest challenge comes when I attend family functions. All my nephews are very close to me and they enjoy my company. It is one of those times where their parents know that they are in safe hands and they can focus on getting socialized in party.

One of my nephews asked me a strange question at one such party.

He said ‘Uncle, you are not clean shaven today. Daddy said unclean is not good ’

I was surprised. I never cared about the little beard.

He continued ‘But uncle you do not look bad. Is Daddy wrong?’

I was in a fix. I did not want to prove that his Daddy (my cousin) is wrong.

I knew my cousin seriousness about being clean. Besides, I wanted to avoid giving lame excuse.

We set examples for our next generations and it is important that we do not set wrong examples. I said to my nephew ‘I just forgot about it. Your dad is not wrong. A man with stubble is not good. It is always better to be clean’

Nephew said ‘Uncle you are so bad. You are unclean’

My best cousin noticed the situation. He winked at me and said

‘Uncle is not bad. He forgot today about his little beard today. When you grow up, remember you should be clean’.

I smiled and left. Not sure if it was my bad day or nephew’s good luck that he was in bought up in a disciplined family.

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