Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pooh and Pooh's Amma

Last night, Puttachi was terribly hyper, and though it was past her bedtime, and her eyes had become tiny, she was showing no inclination to go to bed. She was bouncing in her crib, and I told her stories, sang songs to soothe her, but nothing worked. I had reached the end of my patience.

Me: Puttachi, I've had enough. Now, just lie down still, close your eyes and go to sleep.

Puttachi: Tell me a story.

Me: No more stories. Time to sleep.

Puttachi: I'll tell you a story.

Me: (Resignedly) Ok, go ahead.

Puttachi: Once upon a time, there lived one Pooh. There also lived Pooh's Amma. You are my Amma, aren't you?

Me: Yes, Puttachi, I am.

Puttachi: Just like that, Pooh also had an Amma.

Me: Oh, really.

Puttachi: Then one day, Pooh told Pooh's Amma..... do you know what Pooh told Pooh's Amma?

Me: No, what did Pooh say?

Puttachi: Pooh told Pooh's Amma, "Amma, I am not feeling sleepy."

Then, she looked at me through the corner of her eye, burst out laughing, and continued her bouncing.

29 comments:

PeeVee said...

OH....... MY......... GOD. THIS IS TOO MUCH. WAY TOO MUCH.

8&20 said...

adorable :D

Anu said...

Waa.....? The mischievous little brat!! hhahaa hahaha!! :)

Adu said...

:):):):):):):):):):):)

Anu said...

oooh!! what a intelligent girl!! hugs and loads of love to her!

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable! But having seen and heard puttachi talk big things, I can imagine the whole scene. Her every action and talk takes my by surprise!!!!!

Puttachi's proud grand mom :)

Maitreya said...

Ha ha ha !! You just cannot continue to be angry or tired after that, can you? :)

rajk said...

That was amazing! So are your story-telling skills.
BTW, when Puttachi's a little older, read this book to her "Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late", by Mo Willems.

Arabica said...

Hey I have been reading ur blog off and on, and find it pretty interesting...But I must say ur daughter is even more interesting...Smart brat...:):):)

Surya said...

Awww..that's so adorable!

Devaki said...

She is really mischievous, isn't she? And so bright! I'm sure you gave in and let her stay up after that... did you? :)

P.S. Haven't been commenting much (got a little busy) but reading and enjoying your (and esp Puttachi) posts a lot Shruthi...

Venkit said...

Smart little kid - Just like her Mom..

kusublakki said...

Hahahaah!! I loved reading this post! Please give puttachi lots of hugs and kisses from me :)

praneshachar said...

it is amazing puttachi is wizkid hats off to you and her amma magala jodi maduthide namage modi
god bless both
pranesh

Jaanamari's appa said...

ROFL!!!

Shyam said...

Ooh... the words "Be afraid. Be very afraid" come to mind, Shruthi! :D The little imp! :)

BG said...

ooohhh that was sooooo cute :)

Anonymous said...

Very cute indeed!

Kids say the darndest things! Don't they? Nice post.

Vish
NY

Yamuna said...

How Cute!!

Kruthi said...

I did read all ur pieces tagged to the name Puttachi ... amazing ones and you do have an adorable daughter... :)

Swati said...

hahahhah..thats so funny and intelligent

G said...

lol!!! this was super smart of Puttachi!! all the best to you ... :)

phatichar said...

LOL!

I remember once, my daughter, all sleepy-eyed in the morning, said, "appa, go tell amma I'll finish my dream and get up"

Kids today, I tell ya...

Cute post.

chitra said...

WoW!!

She stumped u . Rather a googly!! Very imaginative.

Mama - Mia said...

:)

how do they learn to be so naughty and make sure we laugh with them! :D

she is just too cute! a total charmer!

cheers!

abha

Doli said...

Lovely! I read your entire blog in 3 days and just loved your style of writing. Puttachi sounds so cute! Also I'm from Mangalore and worked in Andheri too so cud identify with your stories of Sher-e-Punjab

Jaanamari's appa said...

Vijetha's comment on reading this post: she has such a creative mind, she will make a good writer.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the link below is not suited to this post and maybe it is. On talent, "genius", writing, etc. You may want to check out
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/01/opinion/01brooks.html?_r=1&em

Diwakar Sinha said...

ha ha ha...this is by far the most adorable post of the day.

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