And so R is in the Fishy mode which makes me very fishy about what she is fishing for…
Well, but once a mother always a mother right?
so here is the story of the fish and the tiger….I mean fish and tiger..what is common between them?
Bolo bolo! Its R!!! and her weird logic of wanting such stories…this girl I tell you…I have never taxed my brain cells so much not even during my final year engg exams as I am taxing them now 😦
So we begin the story of the fish and the tiger.
Once a tiger wanted to cross a river to meet his cousin…
R: What cousin amma?
RM: arey like how you have N&N..like that
R: Acha…why only one cousin..why not one girl and one boy like N & N
RM: acha acha…two cousins
R: (Satisfied) okie aage
so the tiger had to cross the river…but he didnt know how to swim..
R: Amma, bridge nahi tha udhar
RM: no the river didnt have any bridge
RM: kyun ki no one made it
RM: Errrr…I dont know
R: okie…aage bolo (Expressions as if, my mom doesnt know everything in life)
RM: okie..so the tiger was getting scared to get into the water..when he hears a fish calling him ‘Tiger Tiger what are you doing here’
Tiger says ‘arey fish, I am glad to see you, you know I have to cross the river to meet my cousin brother AND cousin sister, I dont know how to do that’
fish says ‘you can cross the river by swimming na’
Tiger says’but I dont know how to swim’
fish – But its easy..come into the water
So the Tiger puts one leg into the water and then comes out saying ‘no no no’
fish says arey come na..dont worry nothing will happen and I am there na
so then the tiger puts his one leg and then other leg inside and then comes out saying ‘no no no no’
Fish tells him arey chalo na…I am here to save you
tiger says yes yes fish you are my friend and I trust you..and then slowly goes into the water and DOOBOOK put his head into the water..(The key word here is DOOBOOK which needs to be said in the right way for R to laugh her head off)
and then he gets his head out of water gasping ‘haa haa haaa haaa'(as if gasping for breath) when the fish says arey dont worry..just relax and you will float in water…
(Here is where the scientific mother in me wanted to introduce buoyancy to her little Einstein but decided against it because the kyuns would become unbearable!)
and oh I must add that R is now staring at me totally into the story with her mouth gaped open and one more thing R is basically scared of water!
so the tiger slowly puts one hand up and then second hand up and slowly slowly learns to swim with his friend fish edging him on…
and he crosses the river…he is very happy..he turns to fish and says ‘fish thank you very much, I wouldnt have done this without your help..swimming is so much fun’
Fish says come here everyday we will swim together
So tiger comes everyday and swims with the fish and both of them become good friends….
RM: Phir kuch nahi..story pati gayu (story finish)
R: na na amma, thodu tell na (no amma, tell some more na)
RM: So one day they decide to race..and then on ready steady go both of them start swimming fast fast and then they both reach the other side together and start laughing..
R: First kaun aya
R: Two people first come? (Basically she wants to ask if two people can come first together)
RM: Of course, everyone comes first..even if you dont come first, its fun to swim na
R: hmmmm okie
and so they both start laughing and always are friends for ever!
and finally R’s eyes close and she falls asleep!
I tell you, this story telling is driving me crazy
I am wondering why I dont start reading some children’s books and just repeat those stories to R!
ETA : No disclaimer added because anyways non parents who read my blog seem to like the stories I spin!!! *Vanity moment here*