August 8, 2013

'Ammu'sings - 2



Hello there!! I know you all must be wondering where I have disappeared. If not for all, at least few of you. Here, I am back! I wanted to come up with a post about what is happening, but that has to wait for a few days.

You guys know how much I bark about my kids. Good or bad. :-) It’s summer and the right time to drive any parent crazy. In between fights for video games and who gets to eat the ice cream first, they still amuse me in their own way. Their wit never fails to bring a smile on my face. And I hope they bring many smiles on you too :-)

I ask Sonny boy after school, where is your lunch bag? “Oh!! Mom. I forgot”. I make a face. He grins and says, “ Amma, you know I reduced one dish less for you to wash”.

Ammu writes numbers in this way. 12, 13, 14, 15, 61, 71. My Mom asks, why did you write like that? What comes after 15? She says: “There are two numbers in it right? What’s your problem?” Order doesn’t matter for our madam.

Ammu sits on my legs while I lie down and keep rocking her. She looks at the picture of Jesus in front of her. “Amma, who is he?”
Me: Jesus
Ammu: Where is he? I point my finger up. 
Ammu: where? I can’t see him? I reply, Yes, you cannot see him. I also cannot see him. 
Amma, which fooor is he in amma? She counts her fingers? Thoo, tree, four?

It’s bath time. We both go to the closet to pick a dress. I say, Let me give you a night dress, as it was evening. NO. I want a day dress. NO night dress.

It was the second day for Ammu in the US. S takes her to a store. She points to the picture on the wall, a churro and says: “I want that sleeping line”.


A cousin was bathing Ammu one day; she bends and rubs her body. Ammu looks at her neckline and says, “I can see your puppyshame”. Nodding her head, cousin covers herself with a dupatta. Now, will the curious George leave it at that? In her most innocent tone, she blurts out: “Atha, when will I get a standing line like that?” (Cleavage)
Sigh!! That’s how she was taught horizontal and vertical lines in school in India.

She wanted to look at something on the internet. I was waiting for the page to load. Looking at the circle rotating, she asks, what is happening?
Me: The page is loading, Ammu.
Ammu: “OHH I know, it is a loading pass.
Me: What?
Ammu: I know amma, loading pass in the airport.
Umm...My turn to laugh loud. No Ammu, that is boarding pass..not loading pass.

We were driving downhill. Amma, why is our car falling? I say, no Ammu, it is going downhill. Not missing a chance to educate her, I express with my hands pointing like a plane flying that it is uphill and going down is a downhill. 
Ammu: So is sky an uphill?

We all go to Saravana Bhavan for a yummy lunch. While we wait for the food to be served, Sonny drinks water. Later, “Amma, this water tastes like Tamilnadu Water”.  Ehh?? What does that mean? Only I know what he meant. The restaurant smells of south Indian food. Sambar, ghee etc..

Here's the final cracker. Rushi was four and he would want to sleep with his grandma who came to visit us. One day, he was farting. Grandma asks, "Rushi, why are sending bombs?"
Phat comes the reply. Because there is Happy Deepavali in my butt.

Okay, now I will stop them here before you guys run away. 

*fooor - floor

29 comments:

  1. Always fun to hear what the kids say :). They can be hilarious and super frustrating too.

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  2. Yes Latha I was missed you all these days. This post of small chidren's innocent and inquisitive questions is really interesting.

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    1. Thank you Usha ji. Lot of changes happening on personal front and I am hardly getting any time to blog.

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  3. Happy Diwali in my butt...lol. Kids do brighten up our lives in more ways than one.

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    1. They sure do, Alka. Thank you. :-) They are my rays of hope on many sullen days.

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  4. Happy diwali in my butt!ha ha ha had a hearty laugh today :)

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  5. Latha ,sorry for the word 'Was' above.

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    1. Oh..No worries, I understood it must be a typo. :)

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  6. Akkoi.... late ga vacchina latest gaa vasthaave :-) u rock.... just loved it :-)

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    1. Hahahah...anthe antava...nuvvu decide ayyaka nenu kadana galana? thank you dear.

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  7. Coming back with a cute post!Kids are really a joy to bring up.
    Glad you are back Latha.

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    1. Thank you aunty. I am not completely back, yet. I entered only partially..:)

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  8. So nice to see you back Latha,with all the fun in form of standing lines and Deepavali bombs!A riot of laughter in children's innocence:)

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    1. Thank you Rahul sir. I am so disappointed on not having enough time to blog. We are under relocation to a different state..so, the hectic schedule

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    2. Hope the new place brings even more happiness and it is always a pleasure to read your posts, Latha:)

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  9. ha ha :D the kids sometimes say the funniest and wittiest things. Last one is really a cracker.

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    1. Thank you dear..:) I keep noting them, so that I won't forget :P

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  10. hahahah cute little lovely stories :D did miss you but u came back with a bang :) awesome FIF

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    1. Hahaha..Thank you Ramya..for all the encouragement you give with every post :)

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  11. Awww....Ammu is delicious, reminds me of Denise the menace:))hahaa.....very nice read especially his 'loading pass' had me in spplits...i loved it !!

    Good to see you back, FiF!!

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    1. I know...even I burst into laughter...Yep, she is one handful, mouthful girl...started going to school from today :) Thank you Di.

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  12. Kids these days. So cute. And their intelligence, my God! welcome back :-)

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    1. really...you cannot make a normal conversation with them :)

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  13. Hey nice to see you back in action and its one eventful summer hols for you apparently!

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    1. I wish I stay that active for a while...I am so happy with all these welcome messages..I really hope not to take another break..:) And yes, this summer is the craziest :)

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  14. These are just hilarious!! Glad your kids keep you in splits all day too!

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    1. :-) Thank you Rosh!! These anecdotes are my energy boosters :)

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