Sunday, July 3, 2011

Ah to be little again!

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.
Vir: Shift?
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?
Me: yes.
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 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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Anonymous said...

Damn! To think this is JUST the thing we all unlearn as we go along in life. DAMN DAMN DAMN. Damn growing up and knowing how most things work. And killing the magic.
Coz imagine literally having to push your whole house??!?! So cool! And to think - every time you wanted to read an author, you'd have to have the author the book to you! Tee hee.
Which tells me you bought River of Smoke. I just did too. Problem is I read Sea of Poppies hopeless years ago. Think I've forgotten everything. Damn. Will pick your brain about it! :*

Anonymous said...

The simplicity of it all:-) How easily we let it slip out of our lives. Divya