It amazes me the things they come up with. They take things so literally and totally at face value!
Vir: mamma, which school did you go to when you were small?
Me: I went to lots of different schools because nana was in the army and we had to shift a lot.
Me: ya, like move from one place to another. We had to shift homes.
Vir: But mamma, how did you push the house so far?
Vir: mamma, what are you reading? Is this your new book?
Vir: who wrote it?
Me: a person called Amitav Ghosh
Vir: but how do you read?
Me: you just learn to spell all the words as you keep going to school and then you can read. Like see his name here...it spells A-M-I-T-A-V. You know he lives in New York too.
Vir: really? But then how did he send the book to you?
It's so cute that he thinks like this! But also a little scary because it probably means he takes everything I say seriously and I don't always say the right things. Of course in time Vir will figure out that what one says isn't always exactly what one means. But I hope this simplicity sticks around for as long as possible, even if it means I finally have to learn to watch what I say and curb my hyperbolic tendencies for a while!
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