So this morning, I decided to go there and ask them if they would have any openings. And also check out the place while at it. Nantu tagged along with a long face!
"I don't want to go to school" he said!
"Whats your problem? I thought you loved school" I said.
"No I don't! " says he. Now I am smart and so I know I don't want to be sucked into this discussion. So I just stuck his cap on his head and walked out the house! In 2 minutes I was at the school's doorstep and Nantu spying the play area perked up!!
Meanwhile a lady walked up to us and offered to take down our details for the secretary. I think she is a teacher there. She asked Nantu some questions and Cheeky decided to answer very politely, much to my surprise. No hiding behind my legs this time!
He then asked me if he can see the class room. I told him he could when he gets an admission there.
He then asked "Can I play in that yard too if I get ammichon here?"
"Yes you can" said I!!
As we walked out Cheeky was heard saying "I like the play ground, I think I will go to school here!". It is a simple life after all!! Except we don't yet know if he is going to school there, they have not told me anything about availability!!Uh!(Pict Courtesy: http://www.louielouie.net)
K3 tagged me to do a post on 6 of my quirks.
I have done that a couple of times before - here and here.
I sure seem to have a lot of quirks don't I? Another to add to the list, brought to mind by one of K3's quirks.
I had a knack for story telling as a kid or so I have heard! I used to make up stories all the time. And if I did not like a story my mommy told me, I would just change it the way I liked it! So no evil witches in my tales I presume!! Nantu seems to have acquired that trait! I had once written about how he twisted the Crow and Vada tale here. Just today he decided to re-sing the Piggy on the railway rhyme!
It goes "Piggy on the road picking up stones
Down came the engine and piggy not there"
[The original goes "Piggy on the railway picking up stones
Down came the engine and broke piggy's bones"]
We don't like that as Pig is our favorite animal. Yikes? I know.. he wanted to know if he could pet the pigs he saw in India.. I wanted to make a face, but I calmly told him that he could only pet the ones in the petting zoo. I have a tough job.. being a mommy is not easy. And keeping a straight face is even harder!
As for the altered rhyme, reminded me that He is truly my son!! yay!! His poor teachers are going to have a tough time though, don't you think?
Another thing Cheeky has been bugging me about all day is to return to Chennai. Last night a friend was here from India and asked Nantu if he wanted to go to India with him. Since then Nantu has been asking me to take him on a flight to India. Apparently he needs my help and presence only till we reach India. Once we are in Chennai all I have to do is wait for Chitti (his aunt, my sister) to arrive and then I can just turn around and come back.
"Wont you miss me" I ask.
"I will talk to you on chat" he tells me!
Boohoo... what did I do to deserve such a thankless son??!!! Priya Chitti [Fantasies of a lifetime] here is wishing you a very happy birthday from all of us. Nantu even baked a play doh cake for you today!! We miss you so much! (pict courtesy : http://www.monkeygoods.com)