Thursday, February 11, 2010

Are they really 4 and 2?

Experts from a couple of conversations last morning and evening respectively, with the supposedly 4 and 2 year old residents of the household

Vansh took a long time to get up and out of the bed last morning, more than 20 minutes and considering that morning is really the time when 'every minute counts' lest you miss the school bus, it was a lot. After about 10 minutes of trying several ways to make him get up, it came to a point where I told him, threatened him would be more like it that I would now stop telling him to get up. He can get up whenever he wants to and then I'll ready him and walk him to school even if that means he reaches an hour late. And if after getting up, his taking a bath clashes with anyone else's bath time in the house, he would have to wait even further. And I actually intended to follow through. The boy still slept for a further 10 minutes as I strolled around the house, pretending to be not losing it! I don't know what ultimately made him get out of bed but when he did, we just had enough time to rush to the bathroom, rush through the daily 'motions' (I think I experienced the smallest unit of time yesterday as the one between the time I made him sit on the pot and the time it took for the potty to come out!) and rush with the bath and the dressing up before rushing out the door for the bus. We were late by about 5 minutes but there were still about 3-4 minutes before his school bus came and guess what this guy has the cheek to tell me, as I acted all angry with him for doing what he just did ...

"See, even after getting up so late, I can get ready in time for the school bus!" !!!!!

Later in the evening, Jiya was busy with one of her favorite things - doodling on her palm and wrist with a red pen claiming to be applying 'mehndi'. Her grandmother asked her to give the pen to her as she wanted to work with it. And this is the conversation that followed:

Jiya: I won't give this to you. You take another one!
Grandma: I don't have another one. Please give me this one!
Jiya: Then you can buy another one from the market.
Grandma: How can I buy another one?
Jiya: Are you a boy or a girl?
Grandma: You tell me!
Jiya: Girl!
Grandma; Then?
Jiya: Boys have wallets and girls have purses! So you take money from a purse and buy a red pen from the market. I will not give you this one!

Huh! I am actually amazed at the way these two think!


Arti said...

Had a similar converstaion with Lavanya sometime last week when Amit's routine of making Lavanya board the bus was passed on to me in his absence. Luvy too takes her own time to get up as she yells and screams at everyone around asks evryone to switch off all the lights. I told her she will today definitely miss her bus and she goes "Nahin jaati meri bus". When we made it to the bus stop and her bus came she goes "dekha maine bola tha na nahin jaati bus" :))

Sumana said...

LOL had fun reading it. After all the running around, the comments are marvellous, i tell ya. My god Jiya said that about wallets and purses. How do they get those bits of info? How keenly they observe our conversations and all of that.

noon said...

Wallets and purses?! My o my! She is a keen observer!
Funny - can imagine how much you rushed him to get him to the bus stop on time! :)

Rohini said...

He actually got up. Mine would be quite happy to bunk school so this ploy would not work

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Trish said...

LOL!!! so clever!!Are hey really 4 and 2???Like for real??LOL!!!

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dipali said...

You just can't win:(
With either of them:(

tickets said...

nowadays children are damn intelligent. it was really nice reading this. but i still think jiya really said those words of wallets and purses. oops

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PG said...

Hah Hah Hah! LOl! very cute!
I'll see how things will be once Rishab has to be in time for the preeschool this summer as well. Right now we are enjoying the flexibility of 45 minutes time to reach the kindergarten.
I'm totally amazed at Jiya's explanation! a very smart girl!

AMIT said...

Your son is really cute.I saw the pictures.

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Tulika said...

I hear you, Neera.

Especialy liked your "I strolled, around the house, pretending to be not losing it!".