Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Of crickets and footballs.

Last weekend, we'd made a sudden trip by road to my hometown in Kerala. Part of the way is very picturesque, us having to pass by wildlife sanctuaries in Wynad.

On our return, we had the windows wound down and the breeze was in our faces and hair, and the fresh air and green aurroundings were very pleasant. Sonny boy was on the lookout for monkeys and elephants, and so were we.

On a particular winding curve, we rounded a clump of thick trees and I could hear that distinctive buzz of crickets in the air...
I clasped Sonny boy and put my face close to his and said,
"Sonny boy, listen! Can you hear that sound? Its crickets. They're somewhere beyond those trees... "
And he put his cheek against mine and the two of us listened.

And then when we were past that curve, the busy buzz died down, and I looked at Sonny boy and smiled and said,
"Did you hear them, Sonny boy?"

Enthusiastically,
"Yes! O couse I did. And some football also!"

11 comments:

~nm said...

Hahahaha!!! That was really so funny! I'm trying to imagine that dumbstruck expression of yours listening to him and probably rolling on the floor laughing too!!

What did you tell him after he said this? Or did you let him enjoy that moment :)

Moppet's Mom said...

And quite right he is too! :-)

By the way, I see I am your ten thousandth visitor - do I get a prize? :-)

Swati said...

Hahhahahah..thats really funny !!! How could you not hear the footballs ??? LOL

Just Like That said...

~NM: I hugged him to me in utter delight.:-D *Laughing at the memory*

Moppet's Mom: If you were here, I'd get you to bake a cake for me and we could have it together ;-)
Wow! 10,000! Am thrilled!:-D

Swati: Hmmmm.... after that I wondered what he DID hear...:-D

The E HomeMaker said...

LOL. that was sweet..

The E HomeMaker said...

LOL. that was sweet..

Lavs said...

Sonny boy is simply superb.

Thinking aloud said...

HA..HA..HA..that was so funny!!!


wonder what you'll say when u read this...
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dame's diary said...

hehe that sweet sonny boy of your's is a treat!

dipali said...

Lovely child:)

Usha said...

hehehehe ...I just love this li'l boy of yours!