He has taken a huge liking to water. An extra mug has to be given so that we can give him a decent bath.He asks us to fill his Sippy with water and then walks around the house with the sippy in inverted position-with a stream of water on the floor! Now not just pick up after him but also wipe after him. Susu is again a bahana-to go in there, open the tap and start filling the mug with water.Ask him why he wants that water, he promptly replies:Amma,susu water (I will pour water to susu). Eh? You need to first DO susu na?
And ask him where anyone is, he will tell – Ammamma-kitchen, Thatha-Room, Appa – office, Amma – Susu! Eh? Even to the neighbour.This boy is born to embarass me, I tell ya…
Every night its his Ammamma who feeds him dinner – showing him the moon, threatening to call the police, running around behind him and ensuring that he eats his dinner. The other day he didnt want to eat anymore and mom was cajoling him, that see even Chandamaama moon is eating dinner from his grandma and insisted that he eats a morsel too. That worked for a couple of bites and then he says “Ammamma, chandamaama moon ammamma susu maadakke hogide, neenu hogu, nange beda!” *Moon’s grandma has gone to susu, so you also go, i dont want anymore*! Mom was so shaken with laughter that she couldnt even continue to stand there 🙂
He is fascinated with the cooker and all kitchen items. Not sure if I have mentioned here but he loves to throw the vessels into the ktichen sink and hear it make that loud ‘ThaN thaNa’ noise. So, he gets the milk packet and says “amma, cut cut maadu, haalu kodu” (cut cut and give me milk) and then wants to cut the veggies himself, the powder puff is his chappatti – he goes around with it,puts it on the floor,presses it,turns it this way and that and says “Amma, chappatti-thinnu*eat* “. He loves serving coffee to everyone, he pours water into any vessel he can get, keeps it on a plastic stool we have and pushes the stool to us making enough noise to wake the sleeping dogs and then before I can scream at him for the noise, comes to me very sweetly, hands over the vessel (it can even be the huge chappati atta making one) and says “Amma, cOpphhee, kudi*drink*”there, I cant even scold him without feeling guilty 😦
Every morning, we have to take a U-turn at a signal and that takes nearly 5 mins. At the signal, there are many pigeons and that is our favourite pass time- to count how many are there and how the fly… One morning there were only 3 of them sitting on the parapet of the building and I was showing them to Chutku and saying, see there are only 3 birds today. Where did the rest of them go… Suddenly he screams, “Amma,alli amma, alli ide nodu – kaLLa maadthide”. *”Look amma,look there, its is playing peek-a-boo” Sure enough, there was 1 pigeon, half visible, hopping around behind the bill board!