14 February, 2011

Out of the Mouths of Babes....

"The real menace in dealing with a five-year -old is that in no time at all you begin to sound like a five-year-old"
- Jean Kerr

And now imagine that the child in question isn't 5 but a bit over 1 and rapidly gurgling away in his own lingo. That's what Red's father discovered a few nights back...
I was blogging and overhead this conversation between the FIL and the offspring-
They were watching Animal Planet air a program on tigers. In Telugu tigers are called Puli and dogs are called Kukka. My son recognizes other animals well enough when he wants to, but watching them live or moving about on t.v. somehow makes everything a 'kukka' in his eyes.

So he exclaimed, KUKKA! The FIL said no no, PULI and the tug of war between KUKKA and PULI went on for some more time till FIL cried uncle and gave up.

So Kukkas ruled the day and the kid won.
I could've told my FIL that but why ruin the fun?
It's good to see someone else get licked by the human energizer bunny for a change!

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