Thrills of Parenting - Cheeky Tales
Every year the schools we go to (yeah so far we have kept the record.. we do not stay in a house for more than a year and that applies to the schools too)! Anyway.. the schools we go to have this lovely concept called “Star Student of the week” which they claim makes the selected kid feel special all of that week. However what it is really aimed at is making the parents sweat some. The arguments about favorite toys and books does not end and what’s more leads on to demands for fav toys and books. Now if we had to go shopping every time someone asked you for your favorite things I wouldn’t be a mom! So we argue through the week and the weekend we make and unmake our mind. But that’s not all.. we have to do things with Curious George and take pictures!! Sigh… and there is more!! Mommy (because Daddy won’t do it) has to write a letter or a poem about Cheeky!
Last year Mommy wrote this poem that made the kids laugh (Mind you I scribbled it in 5 mins that morning and did not intend for it to be funny.. but when I try to get sentimental apparently even Kindergartners have a good laugh!). This year we re-used the pictures and were about to re-use the poem when Cheeky declared he wanted neither a letter or a poem this year. He wanted funny stories! So this mommy sat slaving over the computer to come up with this. After all the effort I need to share it here! Who knows what the 6 yr olds will think of it.. let’s see what you think! (Remember this is addressed to 6 yr olds.. I am hard trying to make them laugh. I will have to find out what the verdict is!)
Our Son A
We have a nick name for A. We call him Cheeky. He is a funny guy sometimes and keeps us laughing.
When Cheeky was 10 months old his favorite toy was Pooh Bear. One day we went to a store and there was a huge pooh bear which was as tall as an adult. Little Cheeky loved this toy and kept looking at it. At that time he had begun saying his first words. He would say “baa” for come. So as we started leaving the store Cheeky started screaming “Poo baa Poo baa” at the top of his voice. And was very upset when Pooh wouldn’t come!
When Cheeky was 2 yrs old I had a broken thumb and had to go to the doctor every week to fix it. One day 2 ladies came in and started talking to Cheeky. They kept calling him “Ronak”. So I thought they had got his name wrong, or maybe they thought he was someone else. But they told me that Cheeky had told them his name was Ronak. I was confused. On asking him Cheeky said “But Mama I like the name Ronak and am going to be called that”. We had to plead with him to be called Cheeky.
When he was 2, Cheeky went to school one day and his teacher was talking about different occupations. The kind of jobs parents do. All the kids were telling the teacher that their mom was a doctor, nurse, teacher, manager and so on. It was Cheeky’s turn. Teacher asked him “What does your Daddy do Cheeky?”
Cheeky replied “My daddy hugs”
The note from school said "We discussed what we want to be when we grow up"
Mom: Cheeky did your teacher ask you what you wanted to be when you grow up?
Cheeky: Yes I said I want to be a firefighter.
Dad: Do you know you have to go into a fire and rescue people?
Cheeky: Yes. But I won’t go.Dad: But that’s what a firefighter does.
Mom: So what will you do when there is a fire?
Cheeky: I will be a NASCAR Driver.
I asked Cheeky one day “Do you want to write a letter?”
Cheeky who was almost 3 replied “Yes mommy can I write it on my laptop?”
I asked him “So what will you write”
Cheeky replied “The letter L”
When Cheeky was 3 he came to me one day and asked “Mama can we break the roof of our car?”
I asked “Why?”
So he said “Because then we will have a convertible”
We went to a friend’s place for lunch and she had made some yummy food. Cheeky was not much of an eater, he wanted to play. So our friend asked him “What do you like Cheeky, you can eat whatever you like”
Cheeky replied “I like the plate, can I eat that?”
Do you remember the nursery rhyme?
“Piggy on the railway picking up stones, Down came the engine and broke piggy’s bones”
Cheeky did not like Piggy being hurt so he would sing it like this
“Piggy on the railway picking up stones,Down came the engine and piggy not there”
Recently Cheeky’s aunt called him over the phone and told him she had bought him a piggy bank and would send it to him. Cheeky thought this over and then said “But aunty can you buy me an ATM instead?”
I hope you had fun laughing to these stories about Cheeky. We sure had a good time with our buddy Cheeky.