13 October, 2007

An extremely busy little elf ............

....... with a red Xmas hat perched on his head, has been spotted in the Krishnans’ household over the past three – four days.

This little elf is often found drawing, coloring and painting furiously. And with a concentration to match. Wonder if Santa is planning on giving out a lot of colored sheets as Xmas gifts this year. Such is the absorption and diligence towards drawing and coloring that even loud noises fail to disrupt the little elf’s “colorful” endeavours.




Another part of the house that the little elf is seen very very frequently, is the kitchen. Of late, the elf has developed a very confident and convinced fascination for cooking and its related activities. Ranging from simple errands like fetching an egg or a slice of cheese from the refrigerator (which also provides the elf with ample opportunities to peer into the cool confines of the refrigerator and take stock of all the goodies stocked in there) to slightly more demanding activities like whisking an egg in a bowl without spilling a single drop onto the floor – are something which the little elf totally takes in his stride.

Thanks to the little elf, making something as simple as a vegetable sandwich has turned into an artistic parody of sorts. The little elf turns something as mundane as spreading chutney on a slice of bread – into something arty. He swishes and spreads the chutney on a slice of bread with a flourish – pretty much like little Tolouse of the Aristocats who paints with a brush. Today morning saw the little elf helping out in making a vegetable sandwich for dad’s breakfast. In covering a slice of bread with chutney, the elf managed to “spread” various shapes like a little square, a little circle, a little rectangle – by which time the chutney was spread all over the slice of bread. Then the dainty arrangement of the vegetables and a slice of cheese to top the whole thing off before the sandwich was proclaimed “done” by the little elf with a flourish and a loud and delighted “ta daaaaaa – I did it !!”.

While stuffed toys had never really been an interest, the elf seems to have taken a little brown teddy under his wings. He conscientiously and diligently puts the little teddy to bed before the elf himself turns the lights out and gets into bed – next to the teddy, of course. The little elf is also seen rushing off to get a small little blankie for his teddy. A lot of improvisation has been noted here too. Since all the blankies are way too big for teddy, the little elf has resorted to using small terry cloth hand towels as a blankie for his teddy. Yesterday saw the little elf trying to provide a pillow for his teddy. The pillows proved too big for little teddy. As his “chronological elders” watched with interest, the little elf spied upon his powder puff. “Ta – daaaaaaa” exclaimed the little elf as he then proceeded to arrange teddy’s head carefully on his newfound pillow ….. err … the powderpuff.




This little elf apparently relishes talking in circles. Couple of days back the little elf was found asking for “face chips” to eat. Since the “chronological elders” are somewhat used to this riddly talk, they soon concluded that “face chips” was just a fancy reference to “good ole Pringles”. To the elf’s credit, every box of Pringles does have a ‘face’ on it. Ta – daaaaaaa. !!!!!

The curious little elf’s penchant for questions is nowhere near the waning phase. If at all anything, it seems to be entering a new level of the waxing phase by the day. Some of the questions that have been put across to the “chronological elders” include

“Why does leaves fall down ? Why the leaves don’t fall up ?”

“Why the cows don’t lay eggs ? The hen lay eggs. Why the cows don’t lay eggs ?”

“Why the cows don’t sleep on beds ?”

“Why the cows don’t live in houses ?” “Why the cows live in sheds ?”


The mystery of this “bovine fascination” is yet to be unraveled. The “chronological elders” are yet to decipher and get to the bottom of the little elf’s apparent enthrallment with the Moo Mooosss.

Yet, one thing is for sure. Come Christmas, the “chronological elders” certainly know what they are going to ask Santa to get them for Christmas.

“A bag full of answers” !!!!


Ta-Daaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!

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15 voice(s) said so:

Hip Grandma said...

your lil elf is adoooorable.give him a hug from me.And about your crazy habits - Was it abhay or aparna speaking?

choxbox said...

lovely! the 'whys' are such fun :)

mnamma said...

The little elf looks absolutely adorable!!!! Still smiling at the terri cloth blankie and the powder puff pillow!!!! It is so cute, the way he comes up with these things :) And from Santa you do need a bag of answers :) I need two!

Suki said...

That is so utterly butterly cute! Love the Elf, and the teddy and blankie and powderpuff and questions! :)

Trishna said...

aww he is sooooooo cute!!!
BTW, mommy dearest..you have been awarded..do hop over and collect it :)

Sunita said...

I love to watch kids absorbed in activities with pouting lips and eyes moving from one object to the other like serious business.
Your elf is soooo chweet.

Parul said...

Oh that is so so cool. Can't wait till Adi grows up and starts cooking his own food ;)

Merry x'mas to u and the little one!!

NainaAshley said...

Little elf is so adorable! Love the pictures.

Anitha said...

little elf is absolutely adooorable! Putting teddy to sleep and the "face chips" are theee besst! He looks chooo cuuttee!

Kodi's Mom said...

he is the best elf ever! the powderpuff bit was creative and thoughtful.

Moppet's Mom said...

LOL! The questions! What do you say?!

NainaAshley said...

You are tagged!

Thinking aloud... said...

a post i could totally relate to...:) my young one is constantly questioning me...the latest how did i get into your stomach...did i come out by magic...etc...:))

Fuzzylogic said...

I had a big smile on my face as I read about your little Elf. So thoughtful of him to take care of the little teddy with his powder puff pillow. I'm sure his artistic sandwitch is much appreciated. Do pass on a big hug to the adorable elf!

Just Like That said...

The little elf is so very huggable. Give him one for me, please.:-)
Lol at the bovine fascination. Hope Santa delivers.