Non Parents – Skip this blog post 🙂
and so after the elephant and stone, R wants a story on jhaadoo…you know the broom with which you sweep…I mean normal kids ask for stories of lions and tigers and rats and cats and dogs..but R being the daughter of RM has to go and ask for a Jhadoo ka story *rolls eyes*
I mean boss, what all can you lapetofy around a jhadoo (Lapetofy (Hindi + English) means to lapet in Gujju and Hindi as well I think…means to spin an imaginery story…usual usage is ‘oye kya lapet raha hai’ (Oye why are you spinning a tale) Ani and SnS – all this explanation for you..see how much I love you both)
anyways so while combing her hair, I came up with the jhadoo story *rolls eyes again*
One day there was a jhadoo who was sitting in shop
R: Amma, jhadoo sit kaise karta hai
RM: Errr…he was there in the shop..
R: but sitting kaise karta hai?
RM: Dont move your head and let me comb your hair
and I continue the story
so the jhadoo used to tell everyone, please take me home, please take me home, I will clean your house properly..but no one took him
one day, one little girl came and told her amma, I want to take this jhadoo home…
so Amma said, what will you do with it?
Girl said, I will help you by cleaning the house..
amma, said okie I will buy but you must use it
The jhadoo was very happy that a little girl got him..and then when they reached home, the jhadoo realised that there was a little boy in the house as well
so both the children used to take turns to help their mother clean the house
R: Amma, phir kya hua
RM: Errr..story finish
R: Yeh toh finish nahi hai..aage bolo
RM uses the brain cells again
okie..so one day, amma fell very sick..So Appa told the children,dont worry dont worry, Amma has to take chutti from work, but I will also take chutti and we can help Amma
So the little girl and the little boy said okie..we will help you…
R: Amma, maine bhi aapko help karti hoon na
RM: Yes baby
and so, the jhadoo said, I will also help you..and the jhadoo quickly sweeped all the floor sparkling clean…
R: Amma, jhadoo apne aap kaise work kiya
RM: no no, the little boy took the jhadoo and did 1 room sweeping and then the little girl took the jhadoo and did another room..and finally appa took the jhadoo and cleaned the kitchen..so the jhadoo was very happy when all of them cleaned the house..and when amma got up to take her medicines she was very happy to see all the work done…she said thank you to appa, little boy and little girl, who told her to also thank the jhadoo for his help..and they lived happily in the clean house
by this time, both her chotis are done and ribboned!!!
and we go to school
Last week, the maid told me she was taking a day off and I said okie…RD came home and I told him…‘K didi is not coming tomorrow’
R promptly says ‘Amma, I will help you clean the house with the jhadoo okie?’
and this, my dears, is the advantage of lapeting!!!!