R, I say, as I am cooling her milk, R, what are you doing..sitting right next to her!
She looks up and says ‘What Amma, I am kheling na!’
We are talking about snakes and stuff in the morning
Amma, mereko ek long story bolo na snake ka, ekdum long, jaise king cobra wala long long!
Eeeps! RD is sure influencing this kiddo!
the street dogs always scare me…R looks into my eyes, grips my hand hard and then says with bravedo (false!)
R: Amma, itna scared nahi hovanu..koi na kare…you walk, I walk, they stand and look okay?
RD showed R an big nest like thing when we had gone on a trip and told her it reminded him of King Cobra’s nest. She was pretty fascinated by it and the tech savvy dad that he is, he showed her a youtube video etc etc…
When we discussed snakes in the morning, she asked me
Amma, birds how building nest?
RM: well, they carry the twigs, and leaves and stuff in their beak or claws and then they put it together and make nest
R: oh acha..toh birds ko kyun only two legs..
RM: well, they have wings na
R: Wings are their hands?
RM: well, something like that
She starts flapping her hands vigorously…Amma, maine aise karungi toh mane pan wings aavshe and main bhi flying ho jaungi kya?
Ah! baby, wish life was that easy 🙂
RD bugs R and she gets really angry.
Dont talk to me, main aapke amma ko complain karungi and woh aapko bahut scolding karegi phone pe..jaao!
I am shouting at RD for not removing a plastic full of God knows what from the living room for over 3 months now
R hears it all, as RD promises to get it done..yaada yaada..she says gleefully…
Dekha Dekha, amma ne aapko scold kiya..yeyeye eyeyey!
What do you guys want for dinner, I ask RD and R
RD: Lets go out
RM: no money, no, we are not going
R: Please amma, going out and eating..lets go
RM: No beta, there is no money to keep going out and eating!
R looks at RD pleadingly..
RD: Arey Amma not giving money sorry darling, no eating out!
RD: waise bhi kaun paise lata hai?
R: Main lati hoon
RD: kahan se
R: GDFE Bank se (Actually she means HDFC bank!)!!!
Just for the records, we didnt go out for dinner 🙂
Finally I watched that movie Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani..its nothing great, but I liked it,..after all I am a chick flick fan…I loved Deepika Padukone’s look in it…with the specs..
RD said, after watching the initial part of the movie where she is studying all the time, she looks like you, pata hai RM, with her specs and all that..and all studious(He knows I was a studious kid in college),
RM: Gah! whatever
RD: Nahi rey saachimein, she looks like you, but only till here (he says pointing to his neck) uske neeche you are very different eh?
Again, tell me why I cant run behind him with a belan! gah again!
R is singing this rhyme (I havent even heard of it earlier!)
Add some cheese
nice to eat..
baadmein aata nahi, iske liye, sauce bhi daalo, pizza cheese aur sauce khao!
Read Swaram’s absolutely interesting interview here on IMC