Thursday, January 31, 2008

Story Writing...by the nephew!

I have a sweet little nephew who has always amazed me with his creativity and insight. Here is a short story he has written. This is his first attempt at story writing.. and I am very proud of it!! :)

THE FOOLISH TIGERS
Once upon a time there were two tigers in a forest.Their names were Nimy and Timy. One day Nimy hunted an Ox. Timy hunted a Giraffe.
Then Timy said "I want your Ox but i will not give you anything in return".
Then Nimy said "I want your Giraffe but i will not give you anything in return."
The Tigers quarreled with each other. Then they began to fight! But alas, none of them won. Instead the Tigers lost their lives.
MORAL: BE HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE.
Very Interesting don't you think... with a moral et al. Kids are so remarkably creative.. it never ceases to amaze me.
Meanwhile Nantu is still into sunning and is fixated on the sun. Here is his art in the bath tub...
His teacher decided to enlighten me finally and sent home a collection of art work that he has made at school through the months. We proudly displayed the collection on a Wall of Fame in his room. There are 2 pieces missing.. a painted pumpkin that is slowly shrinking and another contraption he calls an octopus - I forget to take pictures of these!! :( But here are the rest. (Click to zoom in)All this talk about Tigers made me think of my favorite cartoon character.. Hobbes. And in a moment of insanity, I took the Calvin and Hobbes Test and here is what I found! Go ahead, and try it for yourself!!

You are 50% Calvin and 50% Hobbes

Calvin & Hobbes, like a scruffy yin and yang, are in perfect balance within you. Like Calvin, you're weird, a bit insecure, and can be a trouble-maker. But like Hobbes, you're down to earth and sensitive. It's a risk to say it here, after just a ten question test, but I'll bet you're smarter than most. Both Calvin and Hobbes are crafty, clever characters, and any one made from equal parts of each is a force to be reckoned with.

Ha Ha... I rock!! I have many tags pending now.. and I will be getting to them soon.. I promise!! :)

15 comments:

Rambler said...

Bath tub art was awesome :)
was searching for his sun hose in there :D

Prats said...

your son is pure fun ...his drawings are so filled with joy....
The story was short and really good...conveyed the moral well...

Thinking aloud said...

The bath tub art was cute..so are his drawings...and i'm sure he felt proud seeing them on the walll (he may not say it tho ;)

and the story written by your nephew really surprised me...it had a moral...wow!! how old is your nephew?

Preethi said...

Rambler - I looked for it too.. but it is not there.. so I think the sunning was done?? :P We kept wondering about the blue sun though...
Prats - Yeah he seems to enjoy his art.. he will just not do what I ask him to :P
Suma - My nephew is 9 .. I am amazed at the moral.. really.. :) What a wise thought!!

Ps said...

The drawings are so wonderful.I love looking at kids art and what they must have been trying to express.
Calvin and Hobbes remains one of my favs too :-)

~nm said...

A nice story he weaved.

And hey I took the Calvin and Hobbes test too and I scored, just like you, 50% Calvin and 50% Hobbes!

Preethi said...

Hey, this looks awesome. I loved the bathroom art. Look at his interest in 'sunning' an uber-cool word might i add :) I would've loved to see his octopus too, that's one animal were kids can go wild..... The story is cute with a bloody ending accompanied by a moral...nxt JK Rowling in the offing? I like the names of the tigers the most .... nimy and timy he heeee. Cutest names that tigers can get. How old is he BTW.

And i took the test too 50-50 i wanted more of Calvin :(. May be i'll redo the test and turn it my way. Just like how Calvin wud do he heeeee.
Lvd this post...

Preethi said...

PS - Yeah kids can be very expressive... and since they are not bound by the same constraints that we are.. even better!!
NM - Hey congrats!! :)
Preethi - You go girl... yeah thats exactly what Calvin would have done!! My nephew is 9 now!

Sumana said...

Little nantu has some cute art work i must say. His bath tub art is fundoo, is it a spidy??? See he must be missing his friends while having bath and so he has some there.

Preethi said...

Sumana - Oh no.. its the sun.. he is now very fond of the sun and it keeps cropping up every where!! :)

Tapan said...

The art is nice. I always wonder if there were videos that parents living outside their home country can use to use to teach their kids.

Vishnupriya Janardhanan said...

sunning hard is he??. .And a story that too with a Moral kudos to lil arvind :-). . .and hey am 50%-50% to in the calvin hobbes test :D and I do agree with u...calvin is one of the best cartoon series ever :)

Akshatha Kamath said...

Very creative. I loved the one on paper plate. About the story, indeed creative but far more mature for his age. Kudos!!! Even I got 50% Calvin 50% Hobbes :P

Tapan said...

Interesting. This site was created by my father. Your feedback is appreciated.

Preethi said...

Vish - most people seem to have got 50-50.. maybe its a con?
Akshatha - I did too... it seems like a yin-yang depiction of the earth to me :)
Tapan - Very interesting.. I sure will check it out :)