Kids say the darnest things!

My little niece had come down for a visit with her mother. The pretty little thing was more or less the same age as my son.

He was thrilled to bits having a sister living at home.

The first four days were so blissful with both of them playing  happily with each other. They never interacted with any of us except for meal times and sleep times.

But slowly differences crept in and they were at loggerheads most of the time. The house was filled with shrieks and howls of ‘i-don’t-want-to-play-with-you-anymore’ and ‘don’t-talk-to-me-again!’ and more such heated exchange of words.

I happened to hear one of them.

She accidentally kicked his Hanuman maze. He insisted she apologised to Hanuman since he is god.

Growing up on a healthy diet of Hannah Montana and Barbie,  she countered him, “No. He’s not! Hanuman is a monkey. And monkey is a zoo animal!”

With a toss of her long tresses, she pedalled away in his 3-wheeled cycle, leaving him with his chin quivering with rage…


After another big fight between both of them, I took him aside. I had been observing them for a while and knew it was him who was responsible for the whole blow-up. I’d seen  how he’d needled her and had also refused to share his toy.

So, I took him aside and ticked him off. But I’d kept my voice down, reprimanded him as calmly as I could, listed the ‘bad’ things he’d done,  and how at his age, I’d have never done things like that and how I’d  always shared my toys generously with my brother and so on and so forth. I walked off after a stiff warning.

And I returned to my comp and continued my work.

A little later he came bounding towards me.

“Amma! Guees what I found!”

As he came closer, he remembered that I’d just given him a piece of my mind.

He came closer, looked at my face searchingly and asked, “Amma, are you still scary?”

Perks of motherhood, again!



  1. buddy said,

    November 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    really, i cant wait for your son to grow up and start reading this blog! 😀

    i’m sure he’ll hack into it when he does!!!:)

  2. Gradwolf said,

    November 29, 2009 at 8:30 am

    LOL, I think this should become the theme of your blog!


  3. kusublakki said,

    November 30, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Really cute post..i love ur kid 😀

    thank u! 🙂

  4. maami said,

    November 30, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    By the by (as Senthamarai would say), I find you scary too when you tick me off!

    adipaavi! 🙂 i shd send u to you-know-who next time!

  5. maxdavinci said,

    November 30, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    damn your kid has a mace? I so wanted one for that was when we had ramayan/mahabharat on DD. The least we could do was to make bow & arrows

    times have changed now! thanx to the hanuman movies, we have the entire merchandise! 🙂

  6. mkapilkumar said,

    December 1, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Loved the way you presented the feud between your kids!

    thanx! 🙂

  7. Praveen said,

    December 2, 2009 at 4:57 pm


    I see he loves Hanuman a lot!

    ya, along with krishna, balram, chotta bheem and ben10!!:)

  8. anush. said,

    December 13, 2009 at 4:38 pm


  9. Mazhaikadhali said,

    December 17, 2009 at 2:44 am

    Nice blog..Hats off to your efforts..Makes me miss Chennai all the more..

    Just a passing cloud from,

    Thank you! 🙂

  10. JLT said,

    April 22, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I think my standard response to posts on your kid has to be LOLOL. He’s too funny!


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