02 October, 2007

Quippy musings and then some ....

Abhay’s latest nick for himself is O’Malley – as in O’Malley the Alley Cat.
He is often heard repeating the limerick “Abraham DeLacey, Giuseppe Casey – Thomas OooooMalley – O’Malley the Alley Cat.”

Many a times we have a late night show just before bedtime with both Appu and Abhay belting out at the top of their voices and banging on the mattresses and pillows – at times one of the smaller pillows serves as a guitar. And the kind of bedlam that results from them belting out “Everybody wants to be a cat” would put Scat Cat and his gang to shame.

Couple of weeks back, when they were watching The Aristocats on TV, Abhay suddenly got all animated and something had him tickled pink. When asked as to what he’d found so funny, he chimed “That’s two girl geeses”. Sure enough, there were the two geese giggling away to glory. Their names are Amelia and Abigail, said Appu, rather helpfully. Because, you see, that is the kind of information that one is expected to file away in ones mental files – cos that is the kind of information that would need to be retrieved in times of absolute crisis.
And when Abhay was asked as to why he called them “Girl Geeses” and not “Boy Geeses” – all we got in reply was a demonstration of the way Amelia and Abigail walked – with that exaggerated swagger of the hips !!!

Abhay also seems to have found a novel way to practice his phonics. "A for Aparna" – he starts off with a straight face. Then appears that mischievous twinkle in his eyes as he continues chanting “B for Baparna”, “C for Caparna”, “D for Daparna”, “E for Eaparna”, “F for Faparna”. Till date he has not managed to get past “N for Naparna”.
By the time he reaches N for Naparna he is totally off his rockers laughing OR both of them are off their rockers laughing OR Aparna is staring daggers at him – her reaction depends on her frame of mind at that given moment.

A few days back Abhay wanted to drink “cow juice”.

Yeah – I guess just saying “milk” is way too complicated and convoluted. And the siblings’ way of resolving this so very difficult and knotty issue (of calling milk - “milk”) is to spring a surprise and straightforwardly ask for “cow juice”. Charming, ain’t it ??

Our pet turtle, Timmy, tends to gather a bit of moss on its shell over a period of time. So, every once a week, we use a soft bristle toothbrush to slowly brush the moss off its shell and by the end of the brushing session, its shell looks squeaky clean. A squeaky clean shell on a rather huffy and piqued turtle !!
Today, Abhay was watching the proceedings with a great deal of interest as Timmy’s shell was brushed clean. As is to be expected, he was full of questions – Whats Whys and Hows were flying around.
A while later, he came back to Mommy with a very serious look on his face saying “Timmy have teeth on the shell.” I guess the blank look on Mommy's face made him proffer an explanation immediately. According to Abhay, Timmy must be having teeth on his shell because Mommy was brushing Timmy’s shell with a “teethbrush”.

And what can evoke laughter better than a quip from Mr.Exasperation ?

A few days back, Abhay was sitting on the sofa after having had his milk. And all of a sudden, he burped and covered his mouth with a rather shy smile. Now he burps rather loudly for a guy his size.
“What was that Abhay ?” asked Mommy.
“A Burp” came the reply. And then he says
“I Burped. Now my gas is finished.”

Here are the siblings during the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival celebrations at Abhay's school.






And finally, a picture of Abhay taken by Appu at HK Park.


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15 voice(s) said so:

the mad momma said...

have i mentioned that i think Abhay is the cutest little boy ever? he is always coming up with such smart lines!

Tharini said...

What a lively post! The phonics part was the best Gauri. A for Aparna, B for Baparna and so on. I can imagine Zaparna's daggers! :D

starry nights said...

Your kids are too cute.Abhay comes out with the most hilarious stuff,love the girl geese and cow juice.

choxbox said...

cow juice - LOL! nice happy pix!

mnamma said...

LOL on the 'cow juice' and 'Timmy has teeth on shell'. All pictures were cute particularly the last one by Apu :)

Kodi's Mom said...

such a precious post. I was LOLing at the thought of him swaying hips - hope you caught a video :) cow juice and naparna - he is the best

Moppet's Mom said...

Never a dull moment with those two around, huh? I'm still in splits trying to imagine Abhay walking like a 'girl goose' :-)

DotMom said...

very cute pics!!!! you have totally clever kids! loved the cow juice!

karmickids said...

What a smart little boy he is...BTW you are tagged.

Swati said...

OMG..i am laughing loud. Sure Abhay is the smartest and cutest kid around. How innovative on phonics and cow juice :)

Fuzzylogic said...

LOL!Abhay is one smart kid and a cutie to boot:)I loved the phonics,he couldn't have found a better way to annoy a sibling than that:)"Cow juice" now that's really smart..I'm impressed:)

the mad momma said...

wakey wakey gauri- tagged!!!

Rohini said...

I giggled through the whole post. Abhay is jut too cute for words :)

choxbox said...

tagged again!

Just Like That said...

Abhay is the cutest boy ever.:-D You seem to be having such regaling times with the siblings, and to think that they've only just started...
LOL at the swaggering hips!!Does he observe!