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February 16, 2012

Out of the mouth of Ashu.

Ashu: Amma! What are these?
Me: Storage boxes, Ashu.
Ashu: For our room?
Me: Yes. More boxes that you girls can take stuff out of and make the room even more messy! *rolls eyes*
Ashu: You know, Amma? You can just ask me to clean the room and I will. You dont have to say mean things to make me clean. You can be nice.
Me: *runs to update her blog*

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One Saturday, we went to the nearby Ice Rink so that Ashu can ice skate. It was terribly, terribly cold and I asked Hd to go home with Antu and come back later to pick us up. After an hour and half, Ashu and I decided to walk home instead of troubling the duo. It was a 15 minutes walk and even though it was freezing, (-10* C) we enjoyed the walk home visualizing hot cocoa! Just when I was about to enter our apartment, Hd calls me and asks where I am and if he can come to pick me up. When I told him that Im almost home, he says that he is out shopping and was thinking that he ll pick me up on his way home! I did the only thing that I do well under these circumstances, I hung up! Looking at my face Ashu asked me what was wrong.

Me: Im upset, Ashu.
Ashu: Why? Is it because I kicked that ball of snow? *panics*
Me: No. Im upset at Appa.
Ashu: What did he do?
Me: I asked him to go home. But hes not home.
Ashu: So what, Amma?
Me: Why cant he ever listen to me?
Ashu: May be he thought he is helping us.
Me: What help? We both walked in this freezing cold. I had the good intention of not disturbing him and Antu. Thats why I decided to walk. What was his good intention?
Ashu: Its ok, Amma.
Me: Its not ok. Why cant people follow instructions? Why? It was a simple instruction. Go. Home.
Ashu: You know, Amma? May be people dont want to listen to your instructions all the time. May be sometimes, they want to listen to their own instructions! OK?
Me: *runs to update her blog*

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15 comments:

yaadayaada said...

My little smarty niece! Please drishti suthi podu!
Maybe amma needs to stop running to update blog and follow her smart daughter's instructions!

utbtkids said...

Idhu than, idhe than problem at our house too. I want to give instructions, and there are so many of them BTW, but no one wants to listen :(

Ashu is so cute dealing with your sarcasm!

Reva said...

Am very happy that Amma ran to the blog to update! She is one smart cookie :)
'thai ettu adi panja' is such an apt tag :D

yaadayaada said...

utbt, nee thoongave maatiya?

Sumana said...

You had it Boo. Applauds for Ashu. She gives you enough gyan all throughout. Can we have more such updates please and you know what, be nice to Ashu ok.

kg3 said...

That was a wonderful, smart response...
Ashu is becoming more mature....
Hard to believe how fast our kids are growing...

TPL said...

Man she is so mature & composed but not in a adhingapradangi way. Enjoyed reading this post.

etcparenting said...

grow up!...says Ashu!

Anonymous said...

Hi Boo,

super smart girl Ashu ..she is so clear in her thinking..

Boo, epdima teen age samalika poreenga?

Sujatha Ramesh

noon said...

I second Sujatha's comment! :)
God right here in this blog I have seen her grow up - she is a kutti ponnu now - very clear in her thinking - no more a little child.

Choxbox said...

LOL!

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Priya said...

What a thought!!What an expression from a little girl!!!Amazing..

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