My younger son ( now 2years), went on saying the same thing again and again.
I passed a comment that he is behaving like a worn-out tape recorder.
Akash said, “Amma, not like that, like a GIF”.
Akash when asked his dad about something, dad said, “Ask mom”
Akash : Most of the dads are elder than moms, then how is it that dads don’t know anything and moms know everything??
Akash conversing with his grandma over phone at 8.45 PM on a week day.
A: paati, we are going to watch the movie, “the sound of music”
Paati: Now, don’t you have school tomorrow? When will you go to bed then?
A: paati, we won’t watch the whole movie, just BINGE WATCH for 15 mins.
Dec 22 was National Mathematics day to commemorate Srinivas Ramanujan’s birthday.
I told this to Akash yesterday and he could not understand. I further explained that Ramanujan was a great mathematician like Shakuntala Devi( as we had watched that movie) and he understood.
Srini said, ” But Ramanujan did complex maths, you can do anything when you know maths. For eg. You can find the distance between two countries by looking at a map with the help of various parameters. ”
Akash: You told me distance is measured in kilometers, now you are saying “parameters.
Which is the right one?
I showed Aku a pic of my late grandfather.
Aku: Where is he now?
Me: He is dead.
Aku: Where did he die?
Me: In his house in Palakkad.
Aku: I have never seen him in that house in Palakkad.
Me: He died when you were in my tummy.
Aku: So he must be lying down( thinking
Dead means lying down) somewhere in that house, right?
Me: No, after he died, people burn his dead body.
Aku: Oh, why? Are people in Palakkad bad?
Me: No, no. We should not keep deadbodies at home. They would get decomposed.
Aku: Oh, what does decompose mean?
Aku: Oh, like they become hard and thick and warm..
Me: (wondering what got spoilt while hard and thick and warm)… 😲
Tv showed an ad of shaadi. Com. Offer available till July 12.
Akash was watching this when I just walked past him. He called me and said, Amma, see, some offer on shaadi. Com till July 12.Lets buy soon.
Akash is learning the concept of ‘One’ and ‘Many’ at school. He knows ‘pen, pens’, ‘pencil, pencils’, like that. His first tooth fell off recently and I asked him if he knew the ‘one and many’ words for ‘pal'( tooth, in Tamil). I specifically asked in Tamil to understand if he knew both the words, “tooth” and “teeth”.
His answer: Pal and Pals
Aku: Amma, nishu is growing taller, weight also has increased. How come his age is not increasing?
Me: why! It is increasing. You tell me what his current age is.
I once read aloud a page of the novel I was reading “Origin in death” By Nora Roberts, When my elder one was around.
The next day he asks me, ” Can you read Dora Robots for me? ”
I made Akash’s favourite cone dosai(ghee roast) at home this morning. He was very happy.
I made simple plain dosas for me and my hubby.
Akash came in and asked, “Why aren’t you making more cone dosas for you and Appa? ”
Me: Because you are special and I know that you like them.
Akash: But you and Appa are special too, ma.
Akash shows his mother his grade 1 notebooks and gets the page signed by her(any parent) everyday.
Today, he asked his dad to sign and he did.
Akash complains to mom: amma, Appa is not signing properly. Teach him how to sign. (Because his sign was different than mine) 😀
Akash sorting some coloured beads.
Me: This colour is called baby pink.
Him: (showing me the darker pink) and this is the big pink.
Akash and I discussing about a clock.
Me: This is the long hand, this is the short hand and that is the second hand.
Him: Which one is the first hand then?
Me while giving Aku a bath: You don’t need this stool anymore, you have become tall enough for the wash basin.
Aku: We can use it for Nishaan then.
Me: Yes, of course.
Aku:When he grows, we ll give it away to some one who needs it.
Me: No, we can use to climb on to it when needed.
Aku: ok ok, when another baby comes in our house, we can use it.
Me: No, there won’t be any more babies in our house.
Aku: in my friend Rudh’s house, there are three babies(3 siblings they are), why can’t we?..
Akash’s tennis coach to Akash: Where is your school?
Akash: Near my house
TC:Where’s your house?
Akash:Near my school
TC: Ennaye kalaichitaya @@₹###&&
My son was cycling with his friends.They were riding too fast.In order to slow them down.
I said,” Why don’t you do a slow cycling race, the one who finishes last would be the winner!”
Akash: “And the one who finishes first?”
They rode even faster and Akash came triumphant shouting”Yay, I’m the loser”
My kiddo while looking at my stretch marks asks,
“Amma, what is this uvva(wound) here.”
Me: Yea, I got them when you were inside my tummy.
Him: Sorry ma, inime Panna matten…(won’t do it again)
Akash was changing channels with the remote.
I was expecting him to stop at one of the kids channels.
He stopped at the channel which played old Shivaji Ganesan songs in black n white. And said, “Amma, let’s watch this.looks like a new song and looks different”
Beetroot grass…a term coined by my toddler for the croton leaves which have the color of beetroot….he he.