Friday Fun-Chutku and the Kerala trip

We did a 1 week road trip to quite a few offbeat places including Kappad beach and Athirampalli falls. The first night we spent in a resort in Vythiri where unfortunately it was raining and the room was damp and cold. The tired little fellow who had played in a little stream slept at about 9pm but then woke up by 10:30. He listened for sometime and then said “Amma, thumba katthale, naavu kaadallideeva? Tiger bandu nammanna thindu bidatta?Amma naavu ‘K’ manege vaapas hogoNa alli malkoLoNa” *Amma, its so dark,are we in the forest, will tiger come and eat us?Lets go back to our home and sleep there” We tried explaining to him but he was not convinced at all, I made him sleep on me for more than an hour and when I tried to put him back on the bed, he woke up again. Finally, the husband who got a brainwave, switched the TV on to the cartoon channel, told him that see, we have cartoon here, no tiger will come so watch it till you get sleep. We were also so tired that we just slept after that. Sometime at around 2:30am the hubby woke up to see the little fellow still watching TV! :-O though he finally looked sleepy. At about 3am the little fellow had nodded off to sleep! He seemed to proove that he is a thorough city-bred…

Another point here, was the Kappad beach. We thought he liked water as he loved playing in the stream at Vythiri despite the rain. So, we took him to the beach (an extremely narrow stretch) right in front of the resort. We went prepared with a sand kit and everything. The minute we went to the beach, he took one look at the vast expanse of the water and refused to even get his feet wet. He kept running away from the little bit of waves that were coming close to his feet πŸ˜€ Then, the evil mom that I am, diverted his attention and got him close to the water – one huge swell of water which came right upto his little thighs, and what does the monkey do- climbs up my legs, holds on to my waist and wraps both his legs around mine!! πŸ˜€ The husband was having a gala time clicking pictures and laughing his head off… Post that, Chutku decided that the sand was a better place and the father, who hates that sand, settled down on it to build a hill and a tunnel through which his little truck could pass…

All through the journey we kept seeing a lot of Audi cars on the Kerala roads. We come back from the trip and the son pips up one day “Appa, nange Audi Car kodisu” *Buy me an Audi car* and the Appa’s jaw just drops to the floor. Then the son sees the Dad’s face and very sweetly corrects his sentence “Appaaaa, toy Audi car appaaaaa” Me? I was ROTFL πŸ˜€

Another one on cars – during the trip, Chutku suddenly starts screaming “Amma, hosa car nodamma” *Amma, see a new car” And I kept searching for a new car. The first couple of times I missed it and then he shows again “Amma, adu yaava car amma, hosa car” *what car is that,its a new car*. Guess what he was looking at? – Ambassador!!
Bwaahahahahhaha. He’s never seen it on the roads of Bengaluru and its a “new” car for him…

I didnt know he was getting to be a cleanliness freak like me until these 2 incidents happened-
a. At the resort in Vythiri due to dampness the bathtub had black spots and the little fellow was hesitant about having bath there until we told him it wont stick to him! And we would also have bath in that.
b. At Guruvayoor, we went late for lunch and were searching for a place. We finally got a place which was serving meals. Only after we entered we realised it wasnt clean but since the food was hot and we didnt have any other option, we ate there. Again for dinner when hubby and i were discussing where to go, the little voice pips-up- “Appa beLigge hogidvalla, alli beda alli galeeju!” *let us not go where we went in the morning, its dirty!”. We were both shocked as we hadnt voiced anything about that place-it was all completely his understanding and words!!

Through out the long road trip, I kept him occupied singing songs and letting him play with the tiny toys we carried. It was an experimental road trip to check how the little guy will fare on such long journeys and the whole trip went quite fine. We are now ready to get back on the roads I think! Yaay!

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8 thoughts on “Friday Fun-Chutku and the Kerala trip

  1. oh my god, I missed your posts and today I happened to visit here and good to see 3 new posts from you. How have you been . Chutku has grown so big. Great to hear from you. Looks like you had an amazing family fun time in Kerala.

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