Mr.Bachchan I agree with you..

English is indeed a very “phunny” language!!! (he said this in the movie Namak Halal. Thanks S for that bit of information :))

So, I picked Na up from school and we came home. When I was getting Narad’s lunch ready, they started fist fighting as is the norm these days in the Avial household 🙂  Rad apparently hit Na pretty hard with her 16 month old fists! So Na complained “Amma aval enna adikkara”.  I should have replied back in tamizh, instead I had to tell her, “You also hit her”(as in, you hit her so she is hitting you) .  Getting THE permission from amma, a very thrilled Na went hitting Rad again!

So when I asked her to stop hitting Rad, Na says – “but you asked me to hit her!!!”  

I was last seen by Narad, banging my head on the wall and muttering ” God please forgive them for they no not what they say!!! “!




  1. starsinmeyes said,

    June 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Kids will twist your utterances in comical ways. The other day I told Dhruv that a friend’s puppy we were going to visit is a ‘girl dog’. He immediately thought I meant ‘girl’s dog’ and protested that boys could also play. I had to explain that it was a dog who is a girl!!!

    • Shankari said,

      June 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

      LOL! and when they do twist, it is so innocent isn’t it 🙂

      • Swaram said,

        June 3, 2010 at 7:02 am

        LOL Such innocent twists 😛

      • Shankari said,

        June 3, 2010 at 7:32 am

        Yes, it was an aww momment, but since Rad was getting quite irritated I needed to stop “Awwing” at Na and rescue Rad!!! 🙂

  2. PV said,

    June 2, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    This post is definitely a hit 🙂

  3. Uma said,

    June 3, 2010 at 3:54 am

    Not is mistake at all…I would have also read it that way ;). What an obedient kid, Na!

    • Shankari said,

      June 3, 2010 at 7:31 am

      Only certain times I tell ya! She “knows” when to listen 🙂

  4. Shruti said,

    June 3, 2010 at 5:41 am

    LOL. literal translations from indian languages does this to us sometimes.. I sympathize with u.

  5. Priya said,

    June 3, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Phunny it is! and kids mostly take the meaning thats most convenient to them 🙂

  6. ambulisamma said,

    June 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    LOL,happened a lot of times to me.

  7. June 3, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    delurking first time. Gotta be careful coz kids certainly know how to take advantage of such tricky situations. BTW I love how you coined the name narad 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      June 3, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Thanks and Welcome here! I am so in love with their names, I try to use it everywhere possible!

  8. AverageJane said,

    June 4, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    Excellent point. I say such things colloquially as well. 😦 We have so deeply internalized these wrong usages. Difficult to get it out of the system. 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      June 5, 2010 at 10:19 am

      So true 🙂 I guess I should have submitted this to Sue’s red marker contest!

  9. Momo's Ma said,

    June 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    LOL. we really need to be so careful in front of them. tough task… 🙂 n ya, this should be part of the red marker thing..

    • Shankari said,

      June 8, 2010 at 7:22 pm

      Going to send it to Sue 🙂 Na picks things up like a parrot, so definitely got to be very very careful with her 🙂

  10. Chitra said,

    June 7, 2010 at 3:21 am

    very nice one !

  11. Rekha Bailey said,

    June 16, 2010 at 4:49 am

    I just love ur blog n I am having such a great time reading them…EOD its so relaxing n just brings a smile on my face after a hectic day…just imagining the scene between Na and Rad…I know it wud be probably hard for u to face it @ that moment but u surely can laugh thinking abt it now….

    I am already a fan of ur blog…WAY TO GO!

    • Shankari said,

      June 16, 2010 at 11:03 am

      Thanks Rekha and Welcome here! I’m glad my blog contributes in it’s own way to your winding down! And you hit the nail on it’s head, yes the day she said it I got pretty irritated, but I am sure a couple of years later I will look back on all these memories very fondly!

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