Overheard in Aadyaland

Some more pearls from the Diva’s mouth-
Telling a story to dad-
Ek Tom and jerry tha.Usko ek elephant mila.Elephant said,I am hungry.Tom ne usko ek banana diya and chilka phaink diya.Fir they went to slide park,waha pe ek girl thee..Us girl ne bola..Hellooo..my name is Aadya (Surname)!

Talking to Masi-
Masi-“hi Princess”
Aadi-“Hi tuku masi,I am your princess.Look my high chair,look my bike..look my clothes..Ok now its time for Teacher.you say,Hello teacher.I am your teacher.”
Masi- “Hi teacher..Ok baby can I talk to mumma now”
Aadi-“No!Main tumhara friend hoon na?fir tumko mumma se kya baat karni hai?you talk to me..Mumma is sleeping!”..when Mumma was the one,who dialed the number for her!

Every evening,pointing at the moon- “Look mommmmmm,moon.Look daddyyyyyyy moon.Moon has come to say gnite.moon is going to go home and sleep na.its time to sleep na..everyone is sleeping na..swing is also sleeping,our elephants are also sleeping,light is sleeping..its time to sleep na..”..then why is she still awake,3 hours after this conversation!


Bathroom singers start early

Everyday,at bath-time,Aadi loves to play with her soap,a translucent bar of Pears Soap.And she insists on singing songs..sometimes,we scream tunelessly,sometimes,she insists on singing the song correctly.
One of her favorite songs is,the Meri Duniya song from Hey Baby..And we sing the chorus bit..”Oooo..oooo ” over and over till one of us doesn’t start laughing.
And another favorite song is-Pear Soap Jingle..”Dum da rum dum-dum..”it starts..today,at bath-time,this was her song of choice.I started singing and she said,”No I will sing” I said OK..this usually means,she prompts me to say my lines..she started “dumdadummdumm..Mumma you say now..”I said,Dumdarumdumdum..Babar ka beta?”
“Howru”,pat came the answer in highly accented english!
“No no baby..its Humayun”I told her..”haan Mom..Howru”
And Humayun ka? Atbar..ok atleast thats close!
I tried to get her to say it correctly,but she changed tracks.
The first time,I noticed Aadi singing,I was shocked and surprised..I mean,I didn’t expect the bathroom singing to start soo soon..But,it is cute,beyond doubt!

Tales from Aadyaland

Don’t Say Bad Words to me

Yup!!You guessed it..Its the latest jewel from Aadyaland.
If I say some big english words like “intelligence” and distaction,superstition,frustrated”….she tells me,’Don’t say bad words to me!’
She understands basic Marathi for words like come,go,later,hurry up,etc..but if I talk to her,in marathi,very fast and she doesn’t follow it,she tells me,”Don’t say bad words to me!’
But if I am on the phone,talking in Marathi,then she picks up the key words and asks me questions about it.
Another thing,thats very cute,but annoying at times is her,constant questions..Mamma is it like this?Mamma do u like this?Is Papa in office?and other annoying questions that she asks 10times in a day,all of which have the same answer-YES..I mean you are not allowed to say No..because then,she gets upset and says..I am sad..aap mujhe No bolte ho!!*rolling eyes*..[You say No to me]
So,if instead of saying Yes,I answer,hmmm..she gets upset..”Aise mat bolo na..Achche se has ke,Mooh se bolo!”[Don’t talk to me like that,Say it properly,with a smile]
And if we are talking about something or someone and she doesn’t understand the conversation,she wants to know,”Kaun?”Who?”.as if we don’t understand the first word…Kaun?Kiska??Kyaaaa?? Her questions never stop.We cannot have a conversation without her interrupting us,with her questions.
When we are looking at albums,she point out to every single person and tells their names..and those that she doesn’t know..she just says,”yeh koi bhi nahi hai” (this is nobody) and moves on.And when she is showing the album to someone,she just skips through all the pages,where she is not there ..to the one where she is.One time,she was showing the pics to Friend S and she kept turning pages,till she reached a pic of my sister and DH..and on the table ,in that picture was also Aadi’s bottle.She stopped there..and excited pointed out..”Lookkkk my bottle!!” Any attempts to point at the people in picture were brushed away,saying..first you look my bottle!
Over the weekend,DH and I were dreaming about a whole seafood dinner..I spoke about creamy seafood Pasta and Fish fry.DH spoke about Fish curry and Kappa..He even offered to get some Kappa..Aadi was listening to this conversation..Now,she knows Pasta but,say Fettuchini and she doesnt know what you are talking about..She know Fish..but say Meen and she doesn’t know what you are talking about.She was trying hard to make sense of the conversation..and then DH said,”Ohh I want Kappa..I think she will also like it”..so the little diva,cocks an eyebrow and says..Kyu??Why? But I already wear Kapda!!
And then,we couldn’t stop laughing..And that made her angry…”Don’t laugh at me…its not nice”…she said,with a frown..how ,oh how could we not hug her then!And no we didn’t stop laughing…
Ohh and today I baked this cake and naturally we had to wait for it to cool down.While it was in the oven,Aadi passed time,licking the batter off the bowl and then,checking on it through the glass in the oven door.But waiting for it after it was done,was too much for the poor kid.
She begged and pleaded..not paying heed to my words,that it needs to cool down..Finally she gave up..but not before trying one last time..”Mamma,could I please have a very small piece of the cake?” You tell me,what is a mother to do then..Ofcourse,she got her piece and not a very small one either..She polished it off in no time..saying..yummmmmmmm with every bite!!
ohh..and whenever we ask her something..”what do u want to do/eat?” the answer always starts with “ummm…” like she thinking so much!!
Ummm…I leave you with this….


The Diva Speaks

I am so in love with my Google Reader.After nearly 3 years of blogging,I figured out the importance of G.Reader.Thank you,Wordpress.
One of the recommended blogs on the reader today was-The activity mom.I promptly added her to my reader and started reading and found this on her blog-
Interview with your child-

What is your name? Aadya(said like Aadiya)
When were you born? Ummm..Kal.umm March 30.
How old are you? ummm 25..
Who is your mommy? Mamma..Trishna is my mamma
What does your mommy do? Laptop mein Kaam
Who is your daddy? Sanj*** is my daddy
What does your daddy do? Sanj*** daddy apne car mein jaake Aadya ke liye choclate leke aate hain
What is your favorite color? ummmmmmmmmm..ummmmmmmm…nmn(M’N’M)..blue
What do you want to be when you grow up? Daddyyyyyyyyyy..
What is your favorite food? Chocolate!
What food do you not like? Balls(Peas)..When I become a baby,I will remove all the balls from my plate.
What is your favorite animal? *Lost interest* Chocolate…No Aadya what animalcatty..(she likes elephants!)
Where do you want to live when you grow up? No Answer…
What do mommy and daddy do after you go to bed? T.V. dekhte hain
What does daddy say? Toys Rakho!!! (pick up your toys)
What does mommy say? Apna Car Rakho! (keep your car in your room)
What is your favorite song? Shah Rukh khan wala
What is your favorite movie? Baby movie(Hey Baby)
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Stick icecream
Where is your favorite place to eat? Mc Dolans!!(Good Ole McDees)
Who is your favorite person?*hugs me tight,as if testing waters*Kesh uncle
Who is your best friend? Sahil Mamu
What is your favorite book?*Ran to her room and brought out a whole stack of books!!!What is your favorite game? I don’t know Mom!!
What is your favorite thing to do?Sona aur painting karna(then why do you trouble me at bedtimes??Mamma suno i am telling you story..
And that is the end of the interview!!LOL

Edited to add- One Happy daddy made halwa at 10.00 pm and was generously rewarded b kisses and I love you Daddy!