Monday, March 16, 2009

To black holes and back...

Anyone who has read my posts long enough know of my fascination with Calvin and Hobbes.. Friends have compared this mom-son duo to Hobbes and Calvin in the past. I don't know about the former, but the latter is true! There is a Calvin in Cheeky! But there is a Calvin in each one of us.. isn't there? Who wouldn't like someone who can say this...
Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.

Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words.

I'm learning real skills that I can apply throughout the rest of my life ... Procrastinating and rationalizing.

I'm not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information

well I could go on and on.. I just love that little guy!! But, here is where I draw the line... buying the complete series of Calvin Hobbes for an atrocious price. I cant sleep at night these days! No it wasn't me, but a silly girl who has a lost looking fiance who would buy her anything! Me? I have to live with reading Calvin and Hobbes on the internet.. just you wait Missy.. I will be there soon and then you will never see the books again {wink}

Back to regular programming - Cheeky Tales!
My little imp has his teacher's bewildered, let alone me! In a parent conference, his teacher discussed his antics at school with me. She seemed really worried that she just cant get him to eat... "I have to keep reminding him to eat" she told me "he just wants to keep talking"! After a lot of screaming and shouting and warning him that I would just stop giving him food, I seemed to have got him to eat the other morning, when I sat him down for a snack. I left the room lest he start talking to me! A few minutes later I heard some voices and rushed to see who was the impostor. My son sat there with some animal crackers and cheese.. talking to his food! I give up!!

You teach them things that's supposed to make them smarter and wiser and you get this from them later in the day "Amma my brain is asking my face to be angry".!! I have been getting a lot of these "Its not me, just my brain" excuses these days! Sigh!

And then there is the most recent fascination of all.. outer space! My son has been devouring on any information he can get on space, planets, the solar system and the milky way galaxy! So much this is our topic of discussion every day - day in and day out! However he seemed very upset one morning..

"Amma God created the universe right?"
"He created Jupiter so the meteors would stop hitting Earth right?"

"So why did he create black holes?"
After a lot of explanations and (what seemed more like) negotiations
"I know! Black holes are like Vacuum cleaners, they clean up the mess in space"! Huh? I bet there is no Cheeky in space though, to create the mess! (img:

While space is very fascinating we find it interfering with every theory about God... So..
"Amma where does God live"
An unsuspecting mom answers "Heaven!" (You think you are so smart don't you? Take this...)
"Is Heaven on Earth? I don't think so!"
"Heaven is somewhere in space Sweety"
"You think God is floating around in space?" (The expression on his face clearly says Whats wrong with her?)
I see an image of my reputation falling down to the ground and some...
"Where do you think heaven is?"
"I think it is in Neptune!"
So if you are ever need God, now you know where to look! (img:

Or you could listen to Calvin and let things be....
" I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
-- Calvin "


Sandhya said...

That last one from C and H is splitting me!! Hilarious post!
Cheeky is one smarty pnats.

rayshma said...

LOL at cheeky!

entire collection of C&H, is indeed, one hellluva gift! :D

Pavi!!!! said...

C n H rocks ya! i gave a dear friend the entire collection of C&H as a B'day gift [wit the ulterior motive of borrowing it frm him] n now hes miles apart from where i can never borrow :( ahh!so much for THOUGHTFUL gifting!

Cheeky is so smart! he knows so much abt the space already :)

K3 said...

Cheeky is such a delight! ;) Glad that you have brought back his tales. Ever wonder how he will react to read all his tales when he grows up?

Suma said...

you mean girl, putting calvin and cheeky in one post...both my fav...

i love his cheekiness!

and calvin what do i say? i adore him...thankfully my kiddo has not reached calvinesque levels!

Rambler said...

well talking to food ha..sounds fun :)

--xh-- said...

C&H rules - any day, any time :-) and man, cheeky is smart or what - they sure know how to close our mouth :-D

buying teh whole C&H and whole Jeevs series is two dreams I have - some day, i hope i will make them come true :)

rm said...

my brain tells its funny and make my whole body shiver with laughter ( if they terminate me frm office its no fault of mine). oh really it was soooooooo hilarius..and u have written it so well .

Sumana said...

Here our smart guy comes with "What do you know?" A perfect reason out for mommy. Good one.

Preethi said...

Sandhya - :)
Rayshma - you betcha!
Pavi - Can we please be BFF?
K3 - Maybe he will give me some much needed sympathy?? What say??
Suma - Calvin is too good isnt he.. I think Cheeky is getting there.. and even though I am a calvin fan, I dread it!
Rambler - yeah fun as long as it is not your son!! :P
XH - Best books I bet.. I will be closer to realizing that very soon {wink}
Rm, Sumana - Thanks!!

Fantasies of a Lifetime said...

Rofl !!

You can't measure the happiness c&h gives you with money :P . .(the side of the balance with calvin n hobbes , is definitely heavier :P)

Cheeky is definitely the new and improved Calvin :D . . .

Prats said...

being a hardcore C&H fan....I got to say...
this was supper...and yes, my brain tells me, cheeky is too cute and yes, he should eb asking more questions to sate his curious mind... :D

Mama - Mia said...

i am about to give a maha-compliment! cudnt notice where calvin ended and cheeky started! :D

you ROCK woman!



AMIT said...

Great collection.

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