The amusing little people.

              Ma, why does the AC make that whirring noise when we switch it on?

               Ma, why did God create lions and tigers? They eat us up! Doesn’t God know that? 

              Ma, why does rice shape up like a cake in the cooker? 

                Umm, Maaa…if I could jump a little bit higher, would I have touched the rainbow? 

               And, Ma, why does the moon look like a banana? 

                Ma, how does  aroma  reach my nostrils?

                 Ma, what is the meaning of  ‘soul’ ?

                 Ma, if the colour of the veggies we eat is green, then why is our blood red in colour?

               Why? Why? Why?

 The list is still short of a hundred more mind-boggling questions I get asked every time he comes over to stay at our place. Never ending questions, add to that a countless ideas floating in the tiny  brain every minute of the day and unceasing chatter that, at times, drives me nuts…peace goes for a toss, and quietude can be experienced only in the bathroom.

         Thanks to  my 6 year old nephew, I have learnt the meaning of pandemonium!
         An appealing  state of disorder, brought about by a noisy little human being, whose presence lights up even the darkest of corners, and whose silence seems almost deafening.

              

6 Replies to “The amusing little people.”

  1. Hahaha! Roshan, at times, I too am left stumped, but I maintain a straight face and cook up an answer in an instant and deliver it with such sincerity , it gets accepted by the little fellow! It's an art, which we need to learn and develop to stay afloat in front of these extremely smart little people! 🙂

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  2. tell me about it! I have a 6 yr old kid at home and a 11 yr old one too! you can imagine the kinds of questions they keep coming up with! My little one once asked me, when the cow eats green grass how does it give white milk….! And more recently, don't the worms who feed on the sweets in my teeth get worms in their teeth! I have no answer!

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  3. Hahaha! Shubhangi, I can imagine your situation quite well. I know how it must feel, coz each time my nephew calls out to me in that tone,”Maa.aa…..” I know I am up for some questioning! I brace myself and get ready for the barrage of queries that will soon follow. 😀

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