So there is this book, Mouse Makes Words which someone gave R…
Let me clarify, R cant read anything okie..she just recognizes Capital Alphabets..meaning A B C D…till Z…she cant even recognize the small alphabets meaning a b c d..till z…
So in this book there are three letter words which a mouse makes by replacing the alphabets…and we have read this book a lot of times…we meaning I read, R pretends to look into it while biting her nails, or sucking her thumb or playing with her hair etc etc etc before we hit the bed
So day before yesterday evening RD was late from work and I was trying to multi task putting on the machine, folding the clothes, cooking the dinner,
cursing RD etc etc
and R said ‘amma, zara mera books dena’
I randomly picked up 5 and said sit and read dont pakao me…
R: okie, I wont pakao you 🙂
RM: thank you
and R starts reading…
This what she does
She says the first four pages by heart and I just stare at her shocked because I know for sure SHE CANT READ
Then she says take the word fan, move away the F, cart in a V and you get V-A-N Van – WHAT she can read???
I am thrilled, I have
an Einstein a Shakespeare in making and all that…I want to call up RD to tell him what a wonderful child the spawn of our my womb is and tell my parents and in laws that their grandchild is a genius..how we are going to have a tryst with destiny and all that…
I imagine writing all this on the blog so that when she grows up she knows what a child genius she was..I am getting carried away by the thoughts, my eyes are brimmed with tears at my genius when
when she turns the page and says Take the word POT remove the P, move in the C and you get C-O-T – sleeping!!!!
and phhhhhussssssshhhh! my khalayi (Imaginary) balloon deflates…I am like..oh! she is looking at the pictures and identifying the words!!!!
1) Take the word W-I-G = cap remove the W and put in the P and you get P-I-G – pig…
RM: Arey WIG is wig not cap…
2) Take the word N-E-T = net, remove the N, move in a P – you get P-E-T = parrot
RM: Its P-E-T – Pet
R: but amma yeh toh parrot hai na…
RM: Yes beta, but the word is Pet which can be any animal which you keep at home
R: P-E-T – bounty (thats the name of one of the numerous pet dogs in our building)
RM: Rolls eyes
3) Take the word T-E-N – yeh kya hai amma,
R: okie..so Take the word T-E-N, move away the T, get in the H and you get H-E-N – Car
RM: HEN is car???
R: yahan pe toh Car ka photo hai na
apparently they have depicted the car bringing in the H!
4) She ends up saying
The mouse is…the mouse is…the mouse is
RM: What R? the mouse is what?
R: the mouse is ‘thaking’ his work is done
R: arey amma, the mouse is thak gaya (tired)
RM: Tired R, Tired!
R: okie, mouse is tired gaya, his work is done
And thats how the mouse errr…R made words!