I used to think that the husband spoke too much.
His son is a chip right off the block, and can put the block to shame.
From the time he gets up to the time his eyes droop down in sleep, he chatters nineteen to the dozen - on anything and everything!
Ammammma says that her grandson is going to be a politician the way he can go on and on on anything! She doesn't say that appreciatively.
There are times when we literally keep our fingers over his mouth and can still feel the lips moving in protest. He is incorrigible.
Amma: Sonny boy, write red.
Sonny boy: Red? You want me to write red?
Amma : Yes, write red.
Sonny boy: ruh-eh-duh-red you want me to write?
Sonny boy: or ruh-a-duh?
Amma: Sonny boy, I have told you so many times- either use phonetics OR use only alphabets when spelling, DO NOT confuse the two.
Now write ruh-eh-duh. WRITE!
Sonny boy: Amma, red or read? like you know, in read a book?
Amma: Sonny boy, ruh-eh-duh is what I said.
Sonny boy: Oh, you mean red colour? THAT red? yeah? THAT red, Amma? Amma? Ok I will write... ruh.... eh....
Amma, red is the colour of your dress?
Amma: Sonny boy, please, PLEASE write red.
I tell you this is just a minor sample. He talks non-stop.
And last weekend, when we had gone to school, this is what his teacher had to say.
"He's intelligent, but he gets distracted easily. And he talks a lot...."
At which the Acha and I made a face and said that we had the same problem at home too.
And she said, "In fact he talks so much he manages to distract the rest of the class too, so I've put him right at the front of the class. Only him in a row. At first it was peaceful. But now, he turns around and talks ..."
sigh! It's not easy being a future politician's parents, I tell you.
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