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February 24, 2009

This & That about Ashu & Antu.

Apart from going mine,mine,mine, Ashu really loves to play with Antu. But she has rules. The trouble is Antu does nt follow rules!

Everyday Ashu waves good bye to Antu before leaving for school. And I should wave Antus hand in return. Its a ritual now.

Sometimes Ashu says "Enna daa? Kutti payale" to Antu and its utterly cute. Translation: Whats up, Little Dude? (And the drawl she uses to say it is exactly like M R Radha!)

Ashu has started to pick up Antu off the floor and is giving me a heart attack. Though I want to scream every time she does that, I calmly tell Ashu never to do that again. But she does.

One day Ashu told me, "Amma I love Antu very much but I dont like her a little bit". Fair enough.

I would like to say Antu saves her best smiles for Ashu and her face lights up when she sees her big sis and she likes to spend time with her. But then I would be lying. Antu is a soul whose main motto in life is "Soru kanda idame sorgam". (Heaven is where the food is!) So she saves all things best only for two things er... for me! And to a certain extent, her dad because he carries her all the time. I think Antus wondering what the purpose of a big sis is. If shes anything like me, she ll know in about a decade or so when Ashu helps with her Physics record note book!

Ashu has a special language for Antu. It goes something like this, "lakkalokkadaaka? Kakkichikkimunni! Eemalaama?" Im scared Antu will pick it up too. When asked, Ashu says "Its Hindi". I did nt even know that she knew there is a language called Hindi. I suspect its her best friends influence. The said friend speaks Jewish Hebrew at home.

Antu loves to be in Ashus room. They both sit in two corners and do their own things for a long while. But whatever Ashu is doing, she always keeps an eye out for Antu. "Oh, Amma. She has reached for the paper. Take it away from her", "Is this toy too small for her amma? Can she play with this?",... The ever concerned sister!

I love the car rides with both of them in the back. Ashu gives me a running commentary of what Antu is doing. "Shes yawning, smiling, sleeping, staring, ..."

When we go to the play area in the evening, Antu loves to watch Ashu coming down the slide.

The other day I asked Ashu,
why do you love me?
Because you love me Amma.
Why do you love Antu?
She loves me too.
How do you know she loves you? She cant talk yet.
Because when I do something funny, she laughs. So I love her.

Oh Ashu! I just hope you love Antu even when she laughs at you when you are not being funny!


ps.
Happy Anniversary, Mom & Dad!

26 comments:

Manchus said...

Accho..enna sakkara kutties!!! I loved Ashu's "Enna daa? Kutti payale" so much.. Am laughing while imagining her say that. She is a very loving sister like her Periamma.

Antu is so cute and yummy and I guess this is the age. Rendu kannamum ennaku venum.

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

Don't the two girls rule your life boo ?? They are lovely !!
'Enna daa? Kutti payale' - with my limited Tamil knowledge, I loved it

ra said...

They are adorable. Jewish isn't a language :)

yaadayaada said...

So cute! Why do you have to post these? Now you are making me so mad for not flying there right now!!

By the way, they probably speak Hebrew at home!!???!! Love the few times I get to correct your English which almost never happens!! Thanks ra for pointing it as well! he he he... The more the merrier!!

Ennada kutti payale?? I so want to come and see both the payals!!

Daisy said...

"Enna daa? kutti payale" is the bessssssssssssshtu!! yengendhu pidicha? do you use it?they are both adorable!!!

huggies to both the kannamas..

Revathi said...

Boo Akka,they are both uber cute! And lol on the Soru kanda idamae sorgam bit! Saapdra kozhandhaiya paathu dont jinx I say!Paavam!

And I shall also sorandify the vendha punnu-It is Hebrew. Not Jewish :P

Anonymous said...

Very very endearing. I so want to have a second daughter - just after reading the lovie dovie bhaashai of the sisters.

oru posta padichuttu rendaam kozhandhaikku aasa pada vechutiyae. Maybe you should write a book - We would buy it.

vidya

Artnavy said...

how CUTE!!they look lovely in the snap together

btw i think it would be Hebrew, Yiddish not Jewish

Kowsalya Subramanian said...

Wow -- the photo looked at first as two heads with a single body.. they are fused so much :) :)

I love "ennada kutti payale".. where did she pick it up from?

Its our space said...

Utterly delicious kutty payals you have there. Can you please post a tiny video clip of the 'kakimichi lakkalama' ? Please ?

B o o said...

Sheesh! i cant believe I wrote Jewish instead of Hebrew! Thanks for pointing out you guys! What would I do without you lot?!! *rolls eyes* Thank God Ashu cant read yet. I even taught her to say "Shalom". She would ve killed me! ;)

Kowsalya - Im glad you asked. So today morning I asked her and she went running to her book shelf, picked one book from the entire lot and told me that the Ottagam says that in the Bagadhur elephant book. And whaddayaknow??? The Camel indeed says "Ei Kutti Payalae, Nagaru"!!! Im speechless. I ve read this book one hundred times and I did nt remember!!!
*got to update the post with this piece*

Priyanka said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOOOVE reading your posts. You make me want to have another child real soon ;)
Major 'Kala Tika' for their beautiful love!

ra said...

Well, if they speak Yiddish it wasn't that far off the mark, because the literal meaning of the word Yiddish is Jewish I think!

Mama - Mia said...

this is SO CUTE!! :) i always wonder if Cubby will be a nice big brother! only time will tell!

but its so sweet of Ashu to always look out for her! :)

Hindi?! cute! :)

cheers!

abha

Tharini said...

That was so beautiful! The way you ended it...spoke volumes in just that one line!

Monika said...

oh my god...

so so so adorable...

*kala tikka*

Manchus said...

Happy Anniversary to Uncle & Aunty!! Saw the fineprint later.

Congrats to you on winning the Televetti quiz by Blogeshwari. Seems like you are a pro in Nagesh's movies.

Poppy said...

Awww lovely lovely piece. The last line - fantastico !

valaikkulmazhai said...

ப்லோகேஸ்வரி வழியே இந்த வலைக்கு வந்தேன் ..மழலை குறும்புகளை சரள நடையில் சொல்ல கேட்பது சுகமாயிருக்கிறது. வாழ்த்துக்கள்...தொடர்ந்து பதியுங்கள் .... வாழ்க்கையின் பன்முக பதிவுகளையும் வலைக்குள் சேர்க்கலாமே...நேரமிருந்தால் !
(many bloggers i read oflate give me a feel they start playing to gallery)

Maggie said...

Boo! They're so great together. *knocks on wood*

Moppet does the mine mine thing too - and her logic for snatching any toy away from Munch is - 'It's dangerous for him'

Noodlehead said...

awww, so cute!! we'd been to the zurich zoo over the weekend and i was looking out for ashu (so i'd be able to recognize you with her!!) let's meet up soon. will cal ya.

Orchid said...

oh boy and thank god...I got here before they both got to their teen years...I would've missed so much!

DesiGirl said...

lol boo u cartoon!

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