Sunday, March 31, 2013

Aaru katthara….(Who is shouting)

Aaru katthara….. is my best phrase throughout the day.

If I hear a dog shouting, I would say this phrase, get one ladle from the kitchen and mimic as if I am beating the dog..
Addi Addi…Rombathan kattharai …Doggy Arjunuku bhayamairukka!!! (beat are shouting too much… …Arjun is feeling scared!!)

For any noise that I am scared, I do this and get rid of my fear!!!

So when it is time to play hide and seek after dinner, and if my mom is seeking me and Dada.….she applies the same logic.

My Mom simply asks, “ Aaaru Katthara….”

Then I suddenly get scared, I run from my hiding place and start doing addi addi…She ends up finding us. This is one of the reasons Dada doesn’t want to hide along with me….

Another reason is my names….From 10 names of Arjun, we use four in our household.

My mom always says…Arjuna, phalguna, paratha, keerthi vahana….. Instead of keerthi vahana, me and Dada use “mooshi”..

So whenever she says..”Arjuna, phalguna…”

I say, “ Partha..mooshi…”

then Dada says, “ Moosi ballu ..ballu mooshi!!!”

All in the game of Hide and Seek…At the end, we ourselves don’t know who is hiding and who is seeking….!!!!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bob the Builder and Chota Bheem

Bob-the builder is my favorite cartoon. I keep watching it over and over. I keep singing the title song throughout the day, “Bob the builder, can we fix it…..”. Dada is bored with it. He tells me to keep quiet…However, I enjoy playing with all of Dada’s construction toys. If you happen to come to my house you can see, Scoop (Dumptruck), Lofty (Crane), Muck (bulldozer), Travis (Tractor), Rolley (Road roller), and Dizzy (concrete mixer) scattered all over, I,the Bob, along with "Wendy" manage every one of them. Lofty is my favorite vehicle. Between, who is Wendy? It depends on my mood. Sometimes, I imagine my Mom as Wendy, and sometimes it is DADA. Dada says, “I don’t want to be Wendy, Mamma. Why is this boy making me a girl?”

Even for Chota bheem, I have my own imagination…Whenever I see Chota bheem, I imagine:

Mamma- As Chota bheem
Me-As Raju
Dada- As Jaggu monkey (Dada gets angry)
Pappa- As Kalia (Suits him?)
Aayi –As Chutki
Baba- As Dholu !!!

Well, what I think is what I think. Can anyone change?

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Of Sandwiches and supreme status….

Aryan, “ Oh God, please shower some cooking interest in my Mom.”

Mom, “Why are you saying that?”

Aryan, “Otherwise, when will you learn to make sandwiches?”

Mom, “You know what, I have a friend in my office who can give me some ideas about making good sandwiches.”

Aryan, “Google first mom and try to learn something on your own!!!!!”

Mom thinking, “My little lad has grown beyond my thought!!”

The other day when we went out we ordered for a cheese sandwich. For some reason, it didn’t happen and we cancelled the order. That is the time, I felt very sad as my Mamma is incapable of making such things at home. However, she promised she would do. Immediately, she picked up the stuffs that are required. The story doesn’t end there…

Throughout our journey back home (while she was driving), I was skeptical about her cooking skills and kept bugging her. I kept saying, “you don’t know to make sandwich, burger, pizza etc don’t know to make different vegetables for me…I will never ever eat what you make. It is not going to be good anyway….”

Soon she started fuming with anger “Is this a way to encourage your Mamma? When you know your Mamma has no expertise in cooking you should allow her to try once and you should eat it. Instead you keep discouraging me. Even your Pappa doesn’t say a word about this.”

Aryan, “That is because Papa doesn’t eat sandwich and anyways you don’t cook at home!!!”

Pappa enters the scene, “What is the problem”

Mamma, “He is simply irritating me.”

Aryan, “But papa, can you make a Sandwich for me”

Pappa, “ Yes ofcourse”

So that is how Pappa gains his supreme status from me and I loved the sandwich made by him. Mamma is thinking to enhance her cooking skills!! Hope she succeeds!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Random updates

So many stuffs happening..I again went to Trivandrum with Arjun and Mamma. Mamma was very busy, sad, and weird during all those days of our TVM stay. I was of great help to her in taking care of Arjun. Though I missed two weeks of my assessment period, my presence in TVM was inevitable. Mamma keeps saying that Thatha (My Mom's father) is a star in the sky now...

Back to Hyderabad: My school is fun, as it is half-day school now. I come home by 1 PM, have a nice elaborate lunch, and then my TV time follows. Once Arjun wakes up from sleep, we play play play......I wish it was always a half day school!!

I am waiting for summer vacation to start, probably my Mamma is NOT. She is already pondering about the things I can do in summer vacation...Her list is never ending: Chess, Swimming, cycling, crafts, reading…… Oh god, when will Mamma stop thinking for me!!!!
Summer vacations are for playing and seeing TV.....not for any scheduled activities or disciplined path!!!!