Monday, February 18, 2013

Umar baachpan ki, baatein paachpan ki!! Part 2

24th Feb 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

Conversation of my 3.5 yr daughter with my staff in the morning
Khushi: Kanak Didi, don't make dinner today
Kanak Didi : why?
Khushi: I will make food today (in my kitchen set)

On call with her Dad in the evening!
Khushi: I hav made dinner for u today
Papa: wonderful, what hav u made for dinner?
Khushi: Apple custard and sabji (vegetable curry)
Mummy interferes : what abt Roti or Rice?
Khushi to her Dad on phone: Papa please bring Roti n Rice from a restaurant while coming from office!

I m sure their generation will hav no home cooking trend n even if they have it will be as above!

18th Feb 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

Khushi : What is this area named?

Mummy : Silk Board (A crowded area in Bangalore)
Khushi       : Why is it called Silk Board?
Mummy : Because they have silk production plants here
Khushi : What is SILK?
Mummy    : Its a type of cloth, smooth, shinny and very soft
Khushi      : What I am wearing is it SILK?
Mummy    : No thats cotton!
Khushi      : Mummy how do they mix silk with chocolate? 

Khushi is 3.5 years and doesnt know how to read, but she must have heard in some commercial on TV about CADBURY DAIRY MILK SILK. And her inquisitive mind got stuck on SILK and when she heard this word again, she co-related!

14th Feb 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

Mummy to Papa : If we get this deal (some office deal), we will be a star overnight!!
(Khushi was busy reading a book but with the above conversation became alert and innocently interrupted!) 
Khushi : No Mummy, please dont become a star!
(I was confused why is she objecting that, then realised we tell her "Dadima and Daddu have become star!" when she asks us where are her grandparents)
Mummy : No baby, not that star, I am talking about being a rockstar!! Rockstar wala star, not sky wala star!!

Innocent minds of our children are so fragile that mere thought of going away from their MOMs make them restless!! Unconditional LOVE!!

13th Feb 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

Khushi: I have made a Mail bag in school and written my name and surname on it
Mummy: (Checked the Mail bag which had only name and no surname on it) Khushi, your name is there, but what about surname? BTW what is your surname?
Mummy: No we pronounce it as SARAOGI and not SAARAAWWAGI!!
Khushi: No our surname is SAARAAWAGI, my MAM told me that our surname is SAARAWAGI
Mummy: Khushi, the spelling is SARAWAGI but we pronounce it as SARAOGI. Its our surname so we know how to pronounce it. Infact you need to tell your MAM that we are SARAOGI's and not SAARAAWAGI
Khushi: Mummy I am telling you, listen to me, we are SAAARAWAAGI's and not SARAOGI!!

12th Feb 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

I made a Valentine day card for a competition in my office and won the first prize in it. When I brought the card at home, she already assumed that she is my most loved person and the card is made for her. To reciprocate to my gesture, she insisted on making a V card for me. 
She asked me for ideas and I told her to draw our family. So she drew four stick figures for Me, Ashish, herself and Avani respectively. Then she wanted to draw something more. So I asked her to draw whatever each one likes! So for Ashish she said, cricket and I drew a cricket bat in his hand. Then Avani she said drinking milk, so I drew a bottle of milk in Avani's stick figure, then for herself she said reading books, so I drew a book in her hand. Then I asked what about mummy? She thought for sometime, then she replied "FOOD"!! Oh Man, I m still confused, did she mean "EATING FOOD" or "COOKING FOOD"? 

Does she need to be that brutally honest always !! :P

5th feb 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

I read Khushi a story of Cindrella from a story book. As an intellectual child she doesnt only hear the story but absorbs it with all her imagination attached to it. So as usual I asked her to summarize the story in the form she remembers. Since she is too young and she is still learning to make long sentences I usually help her with the organization of her words, so our conversation followed as below

Khushi: Cindrella had two step sisters, they went to shopping and went for parties all the time
Mummy: And Cindrella did all the household work, like cooking, cleaning, washing, ironing ,,,and like...(I expected few more house hold chores as an answer !!)
Khushi: Like Didi's(My support staffs at home)

The small association of Cindrella with my house maids made me feel so bad and I almost felt like the step sister in the Cindrella story!! I cannot even explain her that they do all the house hold work for their lively hood as Mom and Dad do the office work for theirs! Kids sometimes unknowingly touch the wrong chords of your heart!!

30th Jan 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

My staff who looks after Khushi told me that Khushi and her friend had a fight in school and they are not talking to each other

Mummy: Khushi, what happened between you and your friend?
Khushi: Nothing
Mummy: Did you fight with each other? Why did you guys have a fight?
Khushi: No, I did not fight, nothing happened Mumma, there is nothing
Mummy: Ok no problem. Next time anything happens in school let me know
Khushi: Yes Mumma, dont worry. I will handle!

Wowwww,,when did my little baby who needed help in everything became so big that she can handle her own problems :)

30th Jan 2013
Khushi's 2nd dose of the day!!

I was playing a game with khushi. She and her friend were suppose to tell me the names of colours one by one.They played fair for sometimes and then this started

Arya : Green
Khushi : Light Green
Arya : Blue
Khushi : Light Blue
Arya : Purple
Khushi : Light Purple

Next time instead of teaching her Light green and dark green I need to teach her Sap green and Olive green and golden yellow and chrome yello to make sure she doesnt take such shortcuts!! Gen Z u see!!

22nd Jan 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

As a practise of teaching her one new thing everyday, I asked her to point out 20 square things in the house.
She instantly started pointing out square things like square cushions, square coasters, square tiles and then after a
while she started pointing rectangle objects.

Mummy: No, I have asked for square objects, these are rectangle objects, so they dont qualify
Khushi: Its ok Mamma
Mummy: No its not ok, I want only square objects, not rectangle
Khushi: Mumma if we cut the rectangle objects little bit they become square!

18th jan 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

It was dinner time. Khushi had already drank some 2 glasses of water and she wanted more and I refused!
She quietly went to grab Avani's water bottle. It wasnt too much of a fuss because even if she takes water from that, only few drops will come out, so I choose to ignore! She dropped few drops of water in her mouth, then she realized that its better to invert the bottle in her bottle, that ways she will get more water. Then further when the flow of water was less, she pressed the bottle and succeeded to get a consistent flow of water and finally fill half of her bottle from Avani's bottle of water. Mission accomplished!!
This is how our kids learn to do "Jugaad" in India :P
(Ofcourse she could have opened the bottle and put the whole water in her bottle, but since I was watching her, she choose to do it in wraps! :P )

14th Jan 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!! + Incredible Bharat!!
Today morning, Khushi tells me,
Khushi : "Mummy we are punjabi right?"
Mummy : "Why? Who told you we are Punjabi? We are all Indians, we are first Indians then because we have slightly different cultures, we call ourselves, Marwari, Punjabi, Marathi, etc. But who told you about Punjabi's?"
Khushi: "Mummy, we celebrated Lohri yesterday and you told Punjabi people celebrate Lohri!"
Mummy: "Yes, we did celebrate Lohri. But we also made Undhiya which is a dish made by Gujrati's during Sankranti and we also made Till Laddoo which is made by Maharashtrian's on Sankranti and we also made Sarsoon saag and makki roti made by Punjabi's.And we will also make Sweet pongal which is made by Tamil people.
Similar to the concept of doing a pookalam on the day of Onam and similar to the concept of making Bengali aloo dum and luchi on Durga pooja.
So the crux is, whether we are Marwari's or anybody else doesnt matter. Whatever is fun and whatever we like, we can do it as INDIANS! "
Our kids who are growing up in multi cultural environment are far more culturally aware than what we would have been at their age!! Thanks to the vastness of our Incredible Bharat!!

11th Jan 2013
Khushi's dose of the day!!

Khushi: Mummy why dogs do Bhow bhow!!
Mummy: That is how they communicate! Like we use Hindi/English language, barking is dog's language!
Khushi: Why dont they talk as we do? Why cant we teach them our language?
Mummy: They cannot speak our language, God has not made birds and animals to speak like us.
Khushi: Then how can some parrots(Macau) repeat what we speak?

Now mummy has to google as to how Macau's can repeat/learn to speak like humans and not dogs !! Thank God we have Google!! Mom-Dad I salute you for answering our questions, even without the help of google!

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