Flying colours


We were leaving a family function, when the hostess handed me the thamboolam bag. My son Β raced to me. He loved receiving gifts. I handed him the bag and said, “This is a gift for you.”

Excited, he asked me, “What is it? Can I open it?”

Before I could tell him not to, he’d eagerly opened it and taken out a brown paper bag, neatly kept with the regular manjal kungumam and vethalai pakku.

He then proceeded to rip open the paper and took out a red colour blouse piece.

“Amma, look!” he called animatedly. “A red cloth for me!”

I couldn’t understand why he was so excited about a red blouse piece.

“Its for me to fly, silly!” he informed me, when asked.

Once we reached home he was flying about(more like jumping about from sofa to chair to coffee table) in his mini briefs with the red cape tied securely around his neck.

Wish I’d taken a picture to post as well….


  1. Gradwolf said,

    March 30, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Hahahaha, awesome. Apparently, a cousin of a friend uses her dupatta and flies around the house!

    πŸ˜€ that must be a sight!! thankfully my son has not thought of that!!

  2. maami said,

    March 30, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    And tell the caped ‘lil super boy to wear his underpants over his pyjamas to complete the picture!

    PS: Crush him in a bear hug for me, will ‘ya?

    Haha! he wore only the underpants that day!!! LOL!!!

  3. buddy said,

    March 30, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    come navratri and he can have a new colour each day!

    I know!!! I better not take him for any kolu!! Thanx for the warning!!! πŸ™‚

  4. kusublakki said,

    March 30, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Awww…that is co cute! Maybe next time you can put up his pic?

    πŸ™‚ yeah, sure!!!

  5. March 31, 2009 at 2:11 am

    ROFL!! Your kid is very imaginative! One of my cousins was very intrigued by the way the ancient Romans draped themselves in long linen (courtesy: Elizabeth Taylor’s ‘Cleopatra’). He nagged his mom to dress him like Julius Caesar with one of her 9 yrd sarees! He then messed his hair up and posed like Caesar. Imagine a madikattu around a 4-yr-old!!

    that was sooooo cute!! she should have taken a pic to gift for his wedding!!! πŸ˜‰

  6. oorja said,

    March 31, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    oh how cute.. kids do have a great imagination.. πŸ™‚

    So true.. cartoons help them big time! πŸ˜‰

  7. aditi said,

    March 31, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    innocence of kids brings a smile on our faces…its more like a stress buster…

    next time dont forget to take a pic of his lil things ….

    Sure, will do that!!

  8. Pradeep said,

    April 1, 2009 at 12:37 am

    lol…it might not be too late for the photograph.
    All you need to do is to gift him a new red cloth. πŸ™‚

    πŸ™‚ maybe i will… if i don’t feel too lazy!

  9. Shanti said,

    April 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Wow! that is very creative use of a blouse piece ha ha ha… How come we never thought of something like that when we were kids..

    πŸ™‚ probably because we never had cartoon network while growing up!

  10. April 1, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Lol! Your son seems super resourceful. πŸ™‚

    πŸ™‚ hope he uses this resourcefulness constructively when he grows up!!

  11. Sundar said,

    April 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    hahah….hillarious….this is imagination running really high!!

    πŸ™‚ thanx!

  12. AJ said,

    April 7, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    He is very creative like mom and dad ofcourse!

  13. Pradeep said,

    April 9, 2009 at 3:49 am

    Lazy, you are!! Otherwise you’d have launched a protest asking Maami to come back. Do that, will you? πŸ˜‰

    Sure! Will do my best!!! πŸ™‚

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