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August 31, 2010

Chalk & Cheese.

Ro's recent post reminded me of this incident which happened a couple of weeks back. I was organizing the kids toys and while doing so, I found the Dora puzzle box which has been in storage for the past 18 months. I remembered that it was Ashus favorite puzzle to do when she was 2+ and decided that now is a good time as any to introduce the same to Antu. *you can call me an idiot right about now* Ashu was thrilled to see the box after ages and opened the box to see the seven different puzzles neatly arranged in different ziploc bags. Immediately, she started working on the puzzle while the resident 2 year old was happy playing with the box and excitedly talking to the picture of Dora and Boots on the box. In no time, Ashu finished all the puzzles all on her own and neatly arranged them on the floor. Like this. (She even spun a story with the finished pictures.)


Soon afterwards, the dad and daughter duo decided to go watch the Zurich Street Parade and marched off. Ashu asked me to guard the puzzles and not to clean them up since she wanted to make up more stories once she came back. I foolishly agreed and asked her to move them under the TV stand so that they are safe from "predators"! An hour later, Im busy making dinner in the kitchen while Antu is playing as usual in the hall. Or so I thought. I switch off the stove and come out to see THIS.


My heart stopped for a second. So now I got to pick 200+ puzzle pieces from the floor, sort it out, bag them and pack them off? And hope Ashu does nt remember? (yeah right!) Or do I actually sit and do the puzzles as fast as I could before Ashu comes home? (yeah right!) While I was clicking pictures, yelling at Antu and contemplating what to do, in walk in Ashu and her father. Oh ho! Ashu was mighty upset at the mess but the poor thing consoled herself quickly. And to Antus credit, she apologized to her sis even without me prompting her. (She would do anything to get out of a situation) And much to my relief, Hd offered to clean up. And thats what I call a happy ending. For me, that is. ;)

ps.
oh! Forgot the whole point of the post - Good luck, Ro! :D

15 comments:

yaadayaada said...

Aww.. the sweet babies!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

This is exactly what happens in our house :)

And its amazing how the little ones realise so quickly that they are in trouble and apologise without prompting.
Sometimes I get to see the happy ending just like this post .... but there are times I want to vanish off in the air ... can't handle the "I hate this" screaming session.

Sumana said...

The little ones i tell ya mess up and know when to stand up to the elder ones like they are their everything. Amazing girls you have.

Sandhya said...

Aw...cho chweet...I love that satisfied expression on Atu's face!

ChoxBox said...

LOL@ the quick apology! Scene from five years later (as in current scene in these parts): pretty similar.

As long as there is no blood and all parts (of bodies, not puzzles) are in tact, sab chalta hai - thats the mantra for me!

R's Mom said...

and people are telling me to have another baby...you gotta be kidding me!!!!

Anonymous said...

That was a super post boo..
(I need to include the above for every post of yours)

Antu looking so innocent after making the mess..What else can anyone do except excuse her :)
-Priya-

Anonymous said...

Heh - too too true...BUT my younger one was/is made of sterner stuff - she NEVER apologises to her older brother...and it's never her fault, oh no!

M (who reaches CA's state of wanting to run away all too often!)

anubharat said...

Your kids rock, they are an awesome twosome.

Rohini said...

Sounds like a regular day in my house :)

kg3 said...

boo...they are really an awesome twosome only....atleast antu was good enough to apologise and ashu was good enough to accept it..
if the case was in my house, all hell would have broke loose and god only knows what would have happened to me...

phew....

Sanya said...

I'm hoping my daughter will do as well when we have our next baby. Being the first she might be getting a little spoiled right now.

Anonymous said...

I suck coz I only appear to be able to think of one joke and one joke alone...

Why did the plane crash into the house????



COZ THE LANDING LIGHT WAS ON!!

Shyamala said...

No posts since long :(

GettingThereNow said...

Antu is beginning to look so much like Ashu!!!!