My previous post already gave enough details of the Ooty-Farm stay trip.But,ofcourse there *had* to be some entertainment from our little monster to add to the memories right? Right, so here they are…
After all the sighting of the elephant and excitement and how sad it was that their environment was being encroached and such conversations, the little fellow was playing with his Ajji and mock giving her coffee. So, the granny asked who else he will give the coffee to,expecting him to mention the grand dad and the parents. He very promptly said he will give the coffee to the elephant in his little hands.Why? Because “Paapa,adu sun nalli stand maaditthu allava, ajji…”
He rides his cycle in circles in the living room at home for lack of better space. On the way to Ooty there were 36 hairpin bends and we were continuously going around them, so he says “Amma, Appa round round car driving…” 😛
And we saw quite a few deer. And he immediately related it to “Jinke Mari na…Ni Jinke Mari naa” A quite a popular song in Kannada that I sing for him when he is all excited and jumping around like deer (Jinke = deer)
He was so fascinated by the big slide there, that he was unwilling to come away from it at any point of time. It used to get pretty cold during evenings and this little monster, unmindful of the chill and the mist continued to slide. I had to literally haul him away from the slide and be the object of everyone’s attention at the resort for all the drama that he generated – Only because I wanted to put his coat and topi and change him into pant from the dirty shorts.
One for the stolen moment:
He was trying to chat up with another kid at the resort but it didnt look like that other kid’s parents were too happy about it. So, I just carried him away from there and went to the bonfire area where they had just started the music and the fire and there wasnt anyone else. So, I began to hum and swirl carrying hm while he was looking around and getting rather worried about the fire. I stopped singing and explained that its OK and it wont hurt him, it is only to keep us all warm. Suddenly he says “Amma haadu heLu,dancu maadu” (Amma sing,dance) and put his head on my shoulder. It was our moment of peace under the stars, until the others began to join us.
Eating is a big problem with him. And so it was over this trip too… On the way we had stopped at Cafe Coffee day and so didnt get any fresh food for him as lunch. He only had a milkshake and an Amul Kool as lunch after 1 idly for brkfast. By the time we reached the resort, his voice had already changed and he still has horrible cold (thanks to all the sliding 24hrs too) and runny nose. No amount of cajoling,threatening – nothing worked during the stay there to eat. All the time, we fed him a little bit of soup and some curd rice 😦 And I was consistently feeling guilty about it. Cornflakes,bread,omlette,rice and rasam,cut fruits – everything was unceremoniously spit without discretion 😦 How do I make this kid eat?!! Please help!