Saturday, February 05, 2011

Pearls of Wisdom from the Resident Five Year Old Grandfather

Day before we leave for a trip - Mama, don't leave all the packing for tomorrow. Do a little now, a little in the evening, a little after I go to sleep and then you won't have lots and lots of things to pack tomorrow.

Out with his dad and it starts to rain - Dadda, you are not a small boy so you should check the season and see if we need to carry an umbrella.

When we are expecting some guests - Mama, you can give your friends an ice cream or two, but only if they don't have a cough.

On raising children - Mama, you have to teach the baby one new thing everyday.

To a friend who dropped by with baked goodies: If you keep eating and eating, you will become fat like Mr. Greedy.

On eating healthy - Mama, chips are healthy because they are made from potatoes and chocolates are healthy because they are made from milk.

On the impending move - Dadda, find a house fast in Hyderabad so that we can come there. Then you can see your children everyday

30 comments:

  1. Alice and I had a good laugh!! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. A wise little grandfather indeed! I love the eating healthy tips :)

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  3. This Ayaan - he is too cute. Are all first born brothers like this - we also call KB "Thatha" so many times. The way he seriously instructs KG on some things...and questions about the health value of things he eats etc...

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  4. cute one..

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  5. Lolz... you'll never miss the 'elders' of the house.

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  6. LOL! This is the cutest phase!

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  7. This little grandfather is so cute!

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  8. ahaahhahahaahhaah this is too cute!!

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  9. hahahah! this guy is so cute...I loved the ice cream one :)

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  10. Loved it! The healthy eating part has really enlightened me up. Off to eat chips and chocs!

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  11. LOL! He's really the wise one :-) But like someone else said...I wonder if it is most kids these days...my lil one is just 3 and she already sounds like a grandma sometimes. Wierd na?

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  12. LOL Awesome pearls of wisdom

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  13. Ha ha. I love the one about teaching the baby one new thing everyday! Why don't you delegate that one job of yours to him?

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  14. Give him a big hug from Aunty Sue. Specially for the last pearl of wisdom.

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  15. Came her via MM...ur son is too cute!

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  16. Hi Rohini,

    I have been a lurker on your blog for almost a year now. I am a mommy to a 6 week old baby girl and have found your articles on life as a working mom very insightful. I am planning to start a new job when my baby is 3months old. So far I am breast feeding her exclusively and she is not keen on taking the bottle of expressed breast milk. Do you have any tips on how to get her to take the bottle? I hope she becomes comfy with it before I start work.

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  17. [Sameer] There are a whole lot where these came from :D

    [NMOTB] Anything to justify his share of chocolates and chips

    [Noon/ Lawyeramma] Ayaan doesn't preach to his sister yet. Maybe once she starts talking fully. That should be fun :)

    [Nithya/ Choxbox/ Poornima/ RP/ Itchy/ Ritu/ Meenakshy/ Nuttie Natters] :)

    [Obsessivemom] Oh, he gives gyan to the elders as well - including his great grandmother.

    [Richies] You have no idea!

    [R's Mom] That's because he himself is hardly ever allowed ice cream thanks to a chronic cough.

    [Violet] Oops. The beginnings of an Ayaan Diet fad?

    [Divs] We were probably the same - just that no one was recording our pearls of wisdom for posterity :)

    [Sue] Done. He is need of some extra hugs, as it is...

    [Suhasini] I have been a colossal failure at getting my kids to take the bottle, so I am not the best person to ask. But they say it has the best chance of success if you are not around. So leave the house at feed time and let someone else try?

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  18. Love it when children pick up these things from us, and then know just when to use it back on us ;). I in fact found out about lots of phrases that I use when I scold them, when I heard them say it to each other or to me!! Little mirror images aren't they sometimes!!

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  19. I too was a bit like this preaching to all, a bit like Kajol's sister in DDLJ

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  20. @Suhasini: I tried giving expressed milk in a bottle to my son at 4 and half months, and he picked up from the day one. My mother had tried the same in 6 weeks, two months, three months and that did not work. He just kept rejecting. May be towards the end of your maternity leave trying would make sense, i think. Until then just enjoy nursing. I miss that time with my child.

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  21. Grandpa Ayaan is just lovely!!!!

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  22. [Aparna] It's scary! The other day, I was told that I was being a selfish girl, because I wouldn't give into to his (unreasonable) demands

    [Pesto] LOL at the comparison!

    [Dipali] He has his moments :)

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  23. Quite the little Tatha! Loved the last pearl most...it was an absolute gem!

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  24. great kid !
    "Put ke lakkhan palne me hi dikh jate hai"

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  25. really! now again, how old is he??

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  26. So cute! Wonder how they learn to bring it on at the right moment.
    Cant resist sharing, my 5 yr old attended an animal show in bandra where the teacher gave them information about mammals, amphibians etc. He declared in front of about 20 mothers and 20 kids (average 4 yrs of age) that the baby grows in a mamma's tummy and after 9 months comes out of her mouth. The 20 mothers had a good laugh and gave me weird stares, i went red, but pretended to laugh it off. On our way out, when i asked him why he said that, and his answer was very simple "that is the biggest hole in our body"! Was I impressed? Yes, mighty!!!!

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