Wednesday, May 14, 2008

a 'mushy' tale



I have to record this just for its "laugh" factor.

The kids are excited about the upcoming trip to India. They have cousins in Bangalore (my sis' kids) who are 15 and 11). My nephews in a way, are curtain raisers for whatever would happen to my kids. The last time we saw the 15 yr-old, he had started shaving, too.

My cub junior absolutely hero-worships the 15 yr-old.

Yesterday while we were waiting at the gate for the school bus, (a group of 8 brighteyed children chattering away while this bleary-eyed mom looked on) discussion veered to moustaches. Cub senior, (the self appointed mr.know-it-all courtesy his cousins) declared that when you reach class 8/9, u get a moustache...

of couse junior's ears perked up. He runs to me, thrilled with this nugget of information and asks, "is it true, i too will get a moustache when i reach class 9?" (his questions are still framed as sentences asked in a questioning tone)

i nodded,and couldn't resist adding "maybe earlier.. "

he looked excited...

next he peers closely at me and asks..."u don't have one?"

"urrmmm......no"

Now comes the howler...

"why? u didn't go to school, u never reached class 9?"

i really have to work on my image , don't i?

29 comments:

Prats said...

LOL......AAAWW you didn't go to school??????bad momma....

yes, yes.....thi stopic has been a bane at my home too....

Rambler said...

hahhah looks like all we moochmundas tooo didnt get to pass class 9 :D

~nm said...

HAHAHAHAHA! That was simply hilarious!!!!

What logic man!! This lil guy is a genius!!

vEENs said...

hehehhehe! bad momma! ;))

Swati said...

OMG ..how kids reason..amazing logic :)

--xh-- said...

rotfl... HA HA HA... psst... did u really pass class 9? :-D
cub junior hv got good logic :)

Shruti said...

aahhhaaahahahahah!!! That's so witty! LOL!!

Solitaire said...

GOSH!!!! Boys!

Pavi!!!! said...

Hhahahahahaahah ! told u they were smarty-s...Didn't i???

now do u have ur 9th rade report card to prove to him that u did pass class 9???

Suma said...

prats
u know, i really don't want to peer that far ahead where they will be taller than me and have gruff voices and temper rages...


rambler::
heh..heh.. beter not come before my son then...he is prone to speaking his mind :)

Suma said...

nm::
:) at least his logic is faultless...esp when it comes to me...

veens::
u too on his side? :)

swati::
:)

xh::
i'm beginning to think i didn't...
:)

Suma said...

shruti::
:)

solitaire::
i echo that!!! boys!!! and there are 3 in my house!

pavi::
so u did!! and i love listening to him...

Sumana said...

Oh wow suma, this really made me laugh like hell. Little cubby's way to interpret so innocently well..

Mama - Mia said...

hahahaha!! thats so cute!!

no one can question bacche log ka logic! its just so simple and flawless!!

hugs to the cub!! :D

brocasarea said...

lol...really a witty ans!!...u told him the truth then??[hope not]

b said...

This is hilarious. What is it children see when they look at us? I never did figure it out.

b

Just Like That said...

LOL, Suma! That was a howler!:-D
Never mind. Even if you never did reach class 9 and get that coveted mush, you still have a kid who's a whiz at logic. ROFL at the reasoning!
Btw, am delighted to announce that I have packed off your namesake frrom chez moi.

And- U coming to b'lore???? Pliss to send me a line, do lets meet up. :-)

Joy said...

So cute and hilarious! :) Sheer genius that boy.

IDriSh LAxmIdHAR said...

i was a curious guy too...cos i remember all sorta questions i asked my mom...hehe...remembered those old days..

thanks...

Neera said...

HILLLLAAARRRIIIOUUUSS!!! Beat that smart momma ;)

Pointblank said...

Lol! U really need to get the services of an image consultant
!!

Canary said...

Hahahahah!!! Suman, why didn't you go to school? :P

Preethi said...

Hahaha.... you do have to be very literate to sport a mush :P cute!! and yeah I am back~~

Akshatha Kamath said...

WOW!!! I couldn't help laughing aloud, in the office :D Junior is excellent. You didn't go to Class 9, do you? :P Ha Ha Ha

oormila vijayakrishnan said...

Blaharrrharrharrharrharrharrharr!!! :-D That was side-splitting!

Just Jen said...

what would you have done if he said you had one?? LOL

that is adorable!!

is this the same little one that the teacher didn't take his card? I have a few teacher friends and they know the impact they have on children and try really hard but every once in awhile, you get that one teacher that just erks ya.

Robin said...

That is absolutely hilarious! Kids come up with the best lines completely unknowingly.

b said...

I just love this story. When my little cousin was about 5 he said he had figured out the difference between boys and girls bringing his grandmother to a standstill. Her interest level went right up. Then he went on to say...well boy's ears are lower on their heads. Oh to see life through the eyes of a child!

:)

b

Tys on Ice said...

iam assuming that u r not from kerala, in which case this question wud have never risen