My father addresses my husband as "Sir" who is less than half of his age. But he addresses my sisters-in-law who are older than my husband as "nee vaa po".
My MIL addresses my elder brothers as "vaango/pongo" and when she talks to my oldest sister she says "eppadi ma irukke?
Ain't we too far from 33%?
When I was pregant with Chinnu, I got pampered by my own self from the moment I saw two pink lines on the HPT kit. Healthy diet, protein rich food, fruits and vegetables, almonds and milk with saffron, was careful with every activity - walking, sitting and changing positions. Sometimes enjoyed only eating and not concerned about making meals.
With Chinchu's pregancy, not even an extra cup of milk; Any left over saffron bought during the first pregnancy was continued to be ignored. I had completely normal diet. No precaution such as avoiding heavy lifting (I used to lift Chinnu even when I was close to 40 weeks). And the top of all was to start working again.
Perhaps that is why parents always have a soft corner for the younger ones.