It has been a long time since I found time to write about my kids’ and their enjoyable talks. Recently happened to hear a few:
Karthik: My younger one Karthik, has now got a regular habit of grazing through the newspaper, daily morning, once he is back from his regular cricket class. Last week, newspapers were carrying the front page news of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister’s flight missing, and the possibility of his being kidnapped due to political reasons. Suddenly Karthik came to the kitchen where I was engrossed in my own work and thoughts. He interrupted and asked me in a serious tone, “Amma, can elders too be kidnapped?” I replied, “Why not?” . He instantly told me that “I am thinking the word kidnap came because it could be thought of as something related to ‘kid’ and hence only kids would be abducted or taken away from their parents. I never knew big people too can be kidnapped!! ” In spite of my hectic work, I enjoyed his thought on kidnap…
Vignesh: He has been roaming with me, ever since our plans to buy a new flat materialised. He used to come to say suggestions to the site engineer, to the bank for loan application purposes etc etc. Last Saturday, my husband and myself were discussing about some existing loan to be closed and how to go about the same. We were discussing what could be our immediate difficulties etc. Vignesh suddenly enquired as to what does it mean when we say the loan is to be closed. Something in his facial expression made me ask, “What do you think that phrase could mean Vignesh?” He replied, “I think, if we go and plead with the bank, that we are under great difficulty and are not able to repay, the bank would then automatically close the loan. Is that the way, Amma?”. I replied, “It isn’t that easy as you think my child!”
Kids have their own way of interpreting things or phrases.!!