Originally posted by karkuzhali
(Baby Sarasa and Babloo discuss about visiting Shyamala aunty.)
( Baby Sarasa and Babloo are playing with Jalal- Jodha dolls.)
Babloo: Baby'kka, who gave you these dolls?
Baby: Shagun akka and Bindu akka.
Babloo: Why did they give them to you? Don't they play with them?
Baby: They will also come and play.. We played Jalal and Jodha's wedding.
Babloo: What is wedding'kka?
Now this is what is called circular reasoning. If Babloo had then decided to ask what marrying is, Baby would have replied Wedding! Luckily, he loses interest in meanings at this point.
Babloo: Did Jalal doll marry Jodha doll?
Baby: Yes. It was very nice. All my friends came..
Baby: Yes ...Shagun Akka, Bindu akka, Harshu akka, all came..
Babloo: And Shyamala Aunty.?
Baby: No,..she didn't come..
Babloo: Why? She didn't have magic carpet?
Baby: I don't know..I must ask grandma..
( Grandma comes there..She is thinking seriously about the two words, "unwarranted" and " pessimism" mentioned by Shyamala in her post)
Now this is what is called leg pulling on a grand scale, Akka!
Baby: Grandma, does Shyamala aunty have a magic Carpet?
Babloo: Is genie her friend?
G'ma: What are you talking about kutties? Why genie should be aunty's friend?
Baby: Grandma, remember? Aunty asked us to come to her house by magic carpet..
Babloo: But I asked Genie to go to Jalal uncle's house..
G'ma: Yes..yes.. I remember..
Baby: Whose carpet is that grandma? is it aunty's?
G'ma: Must be so.. otherwise aunty would not have asked you to come to her house by the magic carpet..
I think that apart from insisting on travelling with no ticket - he forgets that on planes, anyone over 2 years but less than 12 years old has to get a half ticket! - Babloo is also keen to ensure that there is no magic carpet rental fee!
Babloo: When shall we go to her house grandma? This time I'll ask genie to take us to Aunty's house.
Baby: Babloo, Shagun akka, Aarti akka , Harshu akka and Bindu akka also want to come with us.. So we must ask aunty to send a bi..gg carpet..
By the way, who is this Aarti Akka? I am wary of gatecrashers. One Maham is enough, I do not want any more!
Baby has replied above.
Babloo: And a bi..gg genie also..
No, Babloo, the genie does not carry the magic carpet. That flies by itself. So even a small genie would do, provided he is smart and knows how to operate the Magic Carpet Global Positioning System. Now run along and ask Grandma to explain this MCGPS to you both!
In fact, you had best insist on a girl genie, who will definitely be more efficient than a boy genie.She will keep the carpet level, so that you do not fall off it. Shush, Babloo, no claiming that boys are always smarter!
Yes, yes, Grandma knows what efficient means, so do ask her!
Baby: We should not go to Jalal uncle's palace.. Then that white dress grandma will say that she will come with us. I don't like to take her. She is not my friend..
Babloo: Yes she is also not my friend.. She ate the cricket ball ulundai without giving to Jalal uncle..
She is like the wolf in the story of Red Riding Hood, Babloo, with extra big teeth. That is why she was able to eat the cricket ball urundai without damaging them. But you know, that was really a very good thing, for Jalal Uncle now does not have to eat any of them and his nice, even teeth will be saved!
Baby: And also grandma said that Aunty doesn't like her to come to her house..
Babloo: Will Jalal uncle go to Aunty's house 'kka? Does aunty like him?
Baby: Oh yes, Aunty likes him ve..ry much..
Babloo: More ve..ry much than me?
Baby: Yes.. than us..
Not at all, my little ones! I like you both the most very much of all, more even than Jalal Uncle. I sometimes want to whack him when he is silly, but never you two!
Babloo: Shall we take Jalal uncle and Jodha akka also with us?
Baby: No, aunty doesn't like Jodha akka.
Voila! The certified Jodhaphobe!
Babloo: Do you like her Baby'kka?
Baby: Yes.. I like her also.
Bbay: Because she tells stories to Rahim..
This is what I call a strictly practical child. She also makes very nice payasam, Baby, or so we are told. Try that out the next time you meet Jodha Akka.
Babloo: Can I also like her 'kka, because I also want to listen to Jodha akka's stories..
Baby: Yes you can like her..
Actually, Babloo, in the Jodha Akbar forum, most people say that it is compulsory to like Jodha Akka. I do not agree, however! And compulsory means something that you must do.
Babloo: And who is Rahim?
Baby: I told you Babloo kutty, he is the small boy in Jalal uncle's palace. Once I went there by the Time Machine and spoke to him..
Babloo: Why didn't you take me 'kka?
Baby: I will take you next time..Kanna..
Babloo: Why aunty doesn't like Jodha akka?
Baby: I don't know. But I think Sandya aunty knows why...
Let us not bother with Sandhya Aunty, my pets. I will tell you. I did not like your Jodha Akka most of the time in Jodha Akbar because, till half the story was over, she was rude and unkind to Jalal Uncle, and after that, she was always trying to boss him around.
Babloo, you should stand up for Jalal Uncle, for if you, as a fellow member of the masculine species (Grandma, where are you?), do not support him, then who will?
Babloo says, Yes aunty, what should I do?How can I s'port him? Isn't he heavy?
Babloo: Who is Sandya aunty 'kka? Is she bi..gg like Shyamala aunty?
Baby: Yes.. she gave me the thickkk book ..But she wanted my Rajat uncle's photo ok..but I hid it under my pillow. I wo'nt give it to anyone, not even to grandma..
Babloo: What? You won't give it to grandma?
Baby: No, the adbiser said I should not give it to anyone, without telling her..
Babloo: Who is this 'dbiser 'kka?
Good Lord, I had forgotten all about my other hat!
Baby: It is Shyamala aunty kutty.
Babloo: Then is she not aunty now?
Baby: No no Bablookutty, she is aunty only. But became adbiser.
I doubt if Babloo is going to make out this multitasking exercise, but let me try. Babloo my pet, see, you have a Grandma, right, who is also a storyteller and a lullaby singer for Baby and you, no? Just like that, I am your Shyamala Aunty, but also Baby's advisor, to tell her how to make sure her album of Rajat Uncle's photos is not pinched by anyone else.
Thank you Shyamala, what a relief! You saved me of at least one session with the kids..
Babloo: I will ask her how she became 'dbiser when I go to her house..She will tell me.
Baby: We will take the bigg, thickkk book with us and look for the meaning of what she says..
Grandma: Baby, give me that book to me.. I want to find the meaning of the two words Shyamala wrote..