Monday, September 27, 2010

Flash ! Dumb Charades

When his teacher told me I knew she was right ...but this blog confirms it

Achu and I went to Landmark ....and we bought a couple of  books on discount
Achu got himself some flash cards
Had the alphabets
Had the numbers 1-100
Had the phonetic series
Had the Addition series
I felt he shouldn't get it because the former two were things he knew
And the latter two were too high for him
Atleast that's what I thought

He loved the whole bunch
and found new games to play with it

One of the many games ...
Amma njan act cheyam amma kandhupidhiki ( Amma I'll act it out u find out )
So he would say "Q ok"
and rush to the sofa lie down and act cold and cover himself up....ok that's a Q for quilt :) not bad
Then it will be "C for..."
place a something on his head ...march royally and sit on an invisible chair very very pleased with himself
hmmm yes...C for got it
What about "A for.."
sits down then screeches at the top of his voice holding his leg, pinches and throws something off....yup A for a bad red Ant
And then comes " R for.."
where he pull out something and breathes in and voices an  "aaaahhhhhhh!" in the most dramatic way....ohh yes ...R for Rose ...
So many more flash cards many more alphabets...and sooooo many more huggable depictions
Will update when I get the time
He does it all so well you know....sigh!
I guess I have a budding Aamir, Surya or Mohanlal right at home
Want an Autograph ??????? :b

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Live and Let Live

Achu was having his dose of noodles. I was giving him company. We have our most educative lectures over maggi. And so....

Me: Achu what's a Non-living thing ?
Achu: Don't know ...tellme ...slurp! slurp!
Me: slurp! slurp!...listen things without life...that don't move...that can't breathe...that don't grow are non- living things....for example...chair....and living things are the things that do any or all of the above...sheriya?
Achu: slurp...hmmmmm..ok
Me: TV?
Achu: Non-living
Me: Plants?
Achu: hmmm Living ?
Me: slurp....gooood...what about a car?
Achu: Non slurp! living...amma give me the sauce....
Me: Here you go....ok now you tell me the non-living things around you....
Me: ok good... tell me now...what about Appuppa?
Achu:.....oh that's easy....Living....dha kandhiley ingotum angotum ponne speedilu!( See how fast he is going here and there)
Me: Sheri now tell me some living things...slurp
Achu: hmmm poocha...ant.....Oh amma amma yeniku innoru Non-living thing ariyam ( I know one more non-living thing)
Me: hmmm tell me tell me..achu don't have the sauce alone.....
Achu: You Amma :):):):):):):)
Me: What achu...why me????????
Achu: Amma oru salathu irinal pinne evadheyum poghulalooooo? ( If you sit in one place you don't move do you?)...I finished my nooodleeeeessss......
Me: huh!!!!!!!!!
( Background: Ammumma and Appuppa have a good my expense)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Lingo? Bingo! Shut the Door...

I know the header didn't make any on for more senseless sensibility!

Instance 1:We all know Achu always gets his way by doing the following
  • whining
  • frowning
  • shouting
  • screaming
  • and all that kids shouldn't be doing
When such events happen ..(no they are not rare ...happens everyday)..M screams back ( I hate him doing that) and then says "Payaram kalikeley" which means "Don't play the fool".( I didn't know it meant that until M told me)

So now when Achu starts his get-his-way game... I say...Achuuuuuu Acha yendho parayum? ( what will Acha say?)...and he giggles out "Payaram kalikaleyyyyyy"....and then we had peace.  

Instance 2: " Amma Acha come .and watch Honey bee on TV " Achu shouts...We "!!!!!!"...slowly go and find  Honeymoon Travels  a game show :)

Instance 3: One of the cartoons Achu watches has the charecter presenting "Whatya Doing ?" in a sing-a-song way...Achu loves it and repeats it from time to time.....

When the same cartoon was in tamil...It was "Yenna pannare?" in the same tune

Then  Achu boy wanted to know how to sing it in hindi and I said "Kya kar rahe ho?"

The he told me what it was in telugu "Yecha Pandhre?" which is absolutely adorable nonsense :D

After which he asked me "Amma what about...."..and winked...."Why are you winking da?"

"Ohhhh! Amma what is it in kannada?" ( In malayalam kann = eye and ada = close therefore the wink)

Instance 4: Then one day while Achu was having one of his scientific speeches at the dining table...Manoj said" Sheri sheri Vajagam adhikeley" (Ok Ok Stop talking)...and we all forgot about the whole thing...

After a week I was giving an articulate lecture to M ..and Achu came up to me and said" Amma vadhel adhekaley" ( don't close the door)...!!!!!!!!!!

what he meant ...Vadhel adheykaley = Vajagam adhikeley ....

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

At your service

Achu loves role this time he was the guy at Oberoi - the saloon he goes to for his haircut.

He picked up his tools.....scissors, big comb,medium comb,small comb,round brush,broken comb
Jumped on the bed where my poor Amma was sitting and watching the idiot box
And started his works on her.....
Amma lovingly bears all the massaging,cutting,hairstyling....
Then she is engrossed in the TV program and doesn't notice Achu's next step....
After awhile we get the scent of powder and turn around to see what the little barber is upto........

Achu had dumped a considerable amount of powder on a lid , taken the dye brush and was sincerely applying it on my Amma's snow white hair!!!!!!!!!

White dye for white tresses...Logical Na!