June 12, 2015

Ammusings - 4 !!

I know..I know..I have been missing here forever. I have been trying to be back, but just couldn't. So, here I come up with few anecdotes of the little one that had been in drafts of my blog and mind for a while. Hope you have fun reading them as much as I do talking with her. :)

Ammu: Amma, I want to be a god
Me: why?
Ammu: Because he is famous
M: Who told you he is famous?
A: because I know it
M: how do you know it?
A: I just know it myself
M:How do you know just yourself?
A: Because I am smart
M: and how do you become smart?
Amma!!! you need to keep practicing to become smart.

Ammu's Class was going to a movie.

Amma, I don't want to go to the movie
It is so long...it's boring
End of the day
Ammu, how was the movie?
"I slept in the movie"
Sigh...I should know better!!

Homework time. Reading time.

Ammu: "Amma..."
Amma, "Why does 'ohhh' (makes long sound) spell Oh and not OOO?
Hmm...because I don't know
Amma, Oh and know..rhyming.
We both giggle.

Last Friday happened to be our Anniversary.

Ammu: Amma, What is is an Anniversary?
Me: It is a day you celebrate when you got married.
A: Amma, I want to marry on Jan 1st.
M: Ehh? Jan 1st? Why is that?
A: Because I would be the first one to get married
All of us burst into laughter.

After a long day; I sit in the sofa and ask:

Ammu, can you please get me a glass of water?
Ammu: Hmm...I am not your assistant
M: (Trying to sound dramatic)
Please...who else will get it for me if not you?
Ammu: I am not your assistant. Don't ask me to get stuff for you
M: (Trying to play the bossy mom)
Then why am I cooking for you?
Ammu: In her own cool way, tilts her head and from the corner of her eye: " because I don't know how to cook".
M: I keep staring with my mouth open wide!
She comes with a glass of water and with a hand on her hip, says : Okay! but next time, I am not your assistant any more. 
I take the water, grab her by the arm and tickles and giggles follow :)

Mom always tells me to write down what kids speak; for you forget them in no time. I do it sometimes and keep thinking to do it other times. But trust me, it is totally worth it. To  go back and read them and smile. For the kids too and for us too.


  1. Fun anecdotes. The kids do supply us with endless material to write about. No matter how much we crib, their talk is endearing.

    1. Seriously, Rachna. I was dead in my head on what to write and found this in my drafts. Added the latest tales :) Oh for sure, they are endearing and entertaining.

  2. I wish I had a blog when my son was a kid. These are special moments that capture the innocence of childhood.
    On a different note, I totally love your new house. Wish you happiness and luck always.

    1. I know, Alka. Actually when my son was even younger, I started writing them in a dairy. I did it for a few days but later gave up in the rut of life.
      And thank you so much for the wishes :)

  3. Nice to see you back with a delightful post, Lata! Keep scribbling these in a notebook - they're priceless.

    1. Thank you so much, Corinne! Very glad to see you too after a long time.

  4. Ammu is priceless. But what makes the anecdotes equally priceless are the reactions of the mother. Give her a hug from me and here is another one for her mother :)

    1. Aww....thank you, BM. You know even before I knew this comment was from you, I somehow thought it would be you when I was moderating.
      Thank you for the hugs....passed on to her and taken mine :)

  5. Your kid is really smart--has been practicing since long :)

    1. Hahahah.....Yes aunty, sometimes she is...very smart :)

  6. It definitely is a good idea to record all this!! They grow up so fast!!

    1. Yes they do, Roshni. I think I will be musing reading this blog in next 3-4 years :)

  7. Your blog is the chronicle of your life. Make full use of it.

    And Ammu is as smart as her Mom.

    1. Sure, it is. I know I need write more often. Hehe a wee bit smarter than me I think :)

  8. No wonder you do not find time to write handling queries of the young one, Latha! Loved those anecdotes!

    1. Thank you, Rahul sir. OH yes, she keeps me occupied all the time. Feeding her takes away a big part of my evening.