Friday, January 18, 2013

Conversations and Tidbits


Conversation with Grandma 

Once Appu had an episode of indigestion, got sick and threw up. He was quizzing grandma about what had just transpired with him, when she decided to pull his leg and tease him a little.
Grandma: Puke comes out through the nose, Appu.
Appu: No Ammu, it comes out through the mouth!
Appu (adding an afterthought): ....because food goes into our mouths, Ammu. 
Grandma: But Appu, when we eat, the food goes in through our nose!
Appu: Noooo Ammuuu, we can’t eat with nose because nose does not have tongue!

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One day, when Appu was being unbearably wild, I snapped.
Mama: I guess you'd like a new, different Mama then?
Appu (screams): Noooooooooooooooooooo! 
Mama: Why not?
Appu: Because that’s bad manners!

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We were reading Shel Silverstein's The Giving Tree, where the generous tree becomes an enabler by giving a selfish little boy all that it could practically give of itself... apples, branches, logs ,and so on. We were peering at the illustrations and I was asking random questions..
Mama: Appu, does the tree have money to give the boy?
Appu (emphatically): NO mama!
Mama: Why so?
Appu: Because the tree does not have pockets.

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Books we read today:

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