Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Can I show you my etchings?

Children are so cute and innocent. Yesterday, we had gone to visit one of our friends who's going abroad shortly to join her husband. Her daughter T, is Sonny boy's first and most preferred girl friend, and she too has a special place for Sonny boy in her little life.

While I was staying at home last year, she used to be a frequent visitor, dropping in on her way back from her daycare, or walking back with Sonny boy and me from the park....but once I went back to work, there was just no time for neighbours/friends on a weekday.

She's chubby and very cute, and had pretty shoes, and bangles, and all the girlie trinkets, that she proudly brandished for all to admire, and Sonny boy fell for her, hook, line and sinker.

He normally had a problem allowing other kids to get on his tricycle, which he'd just learnt to pedal, but for T, he would willingly get off, and push her all around on his tricycle. While they did of course have the occasional squall, he was more occupied with her than with his other peers. Their respective eyes would light up at the mention of the other. They have exchanged toys and clothes. And they have taught each other about the basics of the birds and the bees.

One evening, T's Mom and I were at home, since both our husbands were late and were coming back together. T and Sonny boy were having a ball at the extended playtime. They finished dinner too, both of them eating the better for having the other around. And after dinner came potty for T. Off she was carted to sit on the kiddy seat, and since it was potty and would take time, T's Mom and I went back to chatting in the living room. After a while T finished, and was being washed by her Mom in the bathroom, when Sonny boy sidled up to me, buried his face in my legs and said, with bashfulness, puzzlement and wonder dancing in his eyes, "Amma, T has no susu? Sonny boy has susu- see.." and here he patted his crotch lovingly. T' kku onnu illa!" (T has nothing!).

I was hard put to contain my amusement, but I told him that T had a different susu. Before any further questions came, T and Mom came back, and I related this laughingly to T's Mom. Who rolled her eyes and said, "Thank God roles weren't reversed. Else T would have wanted to know why Sonny boy had something where he peed. And would have wanted the same!"



A year passed, and yesterday, when we were at T's home, T wanted to do susu. And she went running off to the loo, and then called- "Sonny boy, don't you want to come and see me do susu?" And T's Mom rolled her eyes again and we laughed, holding an eager Sonny boy behind. I wonder when would be the best time to show T this post of mine? When she's a teenager, perhaps?

11 comments:

Swati said...

Hahhahahah ..Hilarious !! And my nephew asked the same question for his cousin, "Why she has no susu ?" These kids are smarter than we think.

WhatsInAName said...

Omigosh, you wont believe it but the same thing happened to me. It was just a case of role reversal. My daughter was puzzled to see something which one of my cousins son had and she did not lol. hahahah nice post

~nm said...

How evil of you to show it to T in her teens! She's gonna be so so mad at you! Hehehehe...

But it sure was funny!

Poppins said...

Om god. These kids !

Hey do you know Tara of cradleofjoy personally? Any mallu connections here ? ;)

Just Like That said...

Swati, Win, Nm- :-)

Poppins- :-) no mallu connections, here, have seen her blog, her daughter's Ria, right?

Something to Say said...

I was laughing with tears in my eyes... my nephew told my hubby - I have a better su su than sonny .... I have no clue what he meant by that..but we just cudnt control our giggles....

Hip Grandma said...

This is part of the learning process and my daughter asked me the qns 28 years ago when she saw a cousin pee.Then she explained aloud to herself that when children grow older it falls off.This boy was a year older than her but I did not bother to correct her.

Moppet's Mom said...

LOL! Wait till he starts experimenting with pee art! You how far will it go, how high can it co, can it go backwards etc....

Fuzzylogic said...

OMG!ROFL!I really can't imagine how it will be when Ina starts to get curious too. LOL on STS and Hipgrandma's comments!

Just Like That said...

STS- better...? *raised eyebrows* now WHAT could that child have meant by THAT?? LOL

HGM- On this post, my comments section is getting to be more hilarious, with every extra one :-D. What wisdom! LOL! Maybe she aligned it with the umbilical cord.. she would've seen it "fall off"..when her bro' (I assume he was younger to her) got older..?

Moppet's Mom- OMG! Pee Art?! Right now, he's just got as far as directing it into the water.., out of the water.., with extra josh as it gets weaker... Gosh! I'm starting to sound like Kamala Das!

Fuzzy- Eagerly awaiting further 'wise' observations! LOL!

upsilamba said...

Jee!!!
Lord, did we sign up for all these in our mommy contract!