Thursday, January 22, 2015

Avani's dose of the day!! Dessert and Desert

Papa was showing some exotic location pictures to both the kids. There was a picture of shark feeding, beaches and deserts.

Avani: (looking at the sand picture) Papa see, its a beach!
Papa : No darling, its a desert!
Avani : Papa, mujhe dessert khana hai!!

We all looked baffled for a minute. Then realised, a 3 yr old's innocent mind, knows to associate the word DESERT with only the sweet yummy edibles.  And the sand with beaches which she has been so many times.
Why can't we have different names/pronunciations for different things?? #ENGLISH IS A FUNNY LANGUAGE

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Khushi's dose of the day!! End of world

The current theme for the month in Khushi's school is "PROTECT OUR PLANET". In this theme, they are taught a lot about planting trees, recycling, rain water harvesting and other useful concepts. Along with that, they are also told how deforestation, pollution etc are causing global warming.
Being a very imaginative child, Khushi has started imagining the possibilities of global warming etc.

Khushi : (All of a sudden comes and cuddles) Mommy, I feel very scared!!
Mommy : (Surprised) What happened beta?
Khushi : Mummy, you know there is a hole in the ozone layer near Antartica and soon the whole water is going to spill over all the land on earth.
We are all going to drown in water and die!! I dont want to die!!
Mommy : (How do I tackle this question??) Khushi, we are not going to die! Dont worry! Nothing is gonna happen. These are all theories. You need to take care of earth, dont waste water, dont pollute atmosphere and everything is gonna be fine. Dont worry darling. Kuch nahi hoga!! And Mummy, Daddy are with you. So why are you scared?
Khushi : Ok Mommy! ( Not very convinced with the answer though)
Khushi : Mummy, I am going to hire a scientist. And ask them to make magnetic shoes for me
Mommy : Magnetic shoes? For what?
Khushi : Mommy magnetic shoes will save us from earthquakes. And I will also ask the scientist to make rocket ship for us.
Mommy : Now why this rocket ship and what will the rocket ship do?
Khushi : Mummaa,, rocket ship will take us to Mars/Moon when the flood comes. When the world is going to end, we can use it to save ourself. We will come back once the water goes down
Mommy : Yes beta, why not!

I donno whether to be happy about the brilliant imagination she has or to be worried about the extrapolation she makes about things.I wonder if she has seen "2012 End of world" movie or its her own imagination about a rocket ship to save people when the water spills on the whole earth! If I would have not seen that movie, I would have never thought that we can have such options during a total disaster. Kids these days have so much exposure and so much brains to imagine such novel things. Hats off to the new generation

Khushi's dose of the day!! Shape of eyes

Khushi : Mummy, Why we have this shape eyes?
Mummy : What do you mean?
Khushi : We should have straight shape eyes!
Mummy : (Assumes, Khushi means how she draw eyes of people in her paintings) Our eyes are not straight. We draw it straight so that its easy for you to draw it in your paintings
Khushi : Mummy, No. See how Kareena Kapoor's eyes are straight in shape! We should have eyes like her. See in the ads, you can see how straight her eyes are!! 

Well, I never thought my 5 year old can actually notice the physical features of people so minutely. I mean comparing and noticing people around us is common. But actually figuring out the physical features of an actress is again very surprising for me.
Tomorrow, I hope she doesnt come and tell me to have a size zero figure like her!! Keeping fingers crossed!! :D