This used to be my line when I heard her banging the door while I was in the middle of a bath, or saw her gesturing frantically with me on a call, or when she asked me to ‘watch’ her dancing/jumping/talking- basically whenever she demanded my attention that I couldn’t give immediately.
Sunday afternoon had Ananya pondering over some serious things…
Like world’s miseries- hunger, poverty, extinction, terrorism…
Anan( with a purposeful knit of her brow): There is only one way to solve this.
Me( Impressed and curious): Really? Tell me how?
Anan: Make Appa the President of the world!!!!
Oh! Daughters and their Supermen Daddies!!! It’s always ” My Daddy Strongest” for them.
Apparently, one accidental mention of a ghost by a cousin and following it up with “Chota Chetan” while on vacation at their grandparents’ started it all. She particularly fears that “skeleton”.
Another classic Ameya moment
Me: What is the opposite of ‘Over’?
Ameya: Not over.
Ameya: Not beautiful?
Little V was 3. He had just begun to talk complete words and incomplete sentences.
Remember the most common threat from our parents? God will cut off your nose!
Many a time, we underestimate the power of those little minds!
After much delay, last evening I finally sat down to repair Ameya’s cycle. She has been requesting me to buy a stand for her little bicycle. Has been quite persistent in asking me to get it for her.
Poor Alfred Nobel wont feel too well after this…The joys of teaching kids!
How A 12-year old is an inspiration to so many…
Frustrated with traffic? look beyond the obvious…
An appeal from a seven-year-old to stop smoking!