Friday, June 05, 2009

Can Jeans Cry?

Every time I decide that I simply must do a non-Puttachi post next, it just happens that some new gem drops out of Puttachi's mouth, compelling me to share it with you.

So Puttachi and I were having a conversation about who can cry and who cannot. I will not waste my breath explaining how we landed up with this topic. Conversations with toddlers can take the weirdest paths. Anyway, Puttachi was asking questions like "Can Puttachi cry? Can Amma cry? Can Papa cry?" and so on, and I was supposed to answer yes or no. Soon, she ran out of people, and her attention turned to things. The first thing she spotted was a pair of jeans.

Puttachi: (pointing to the jeans) Can this cry?
Me: What, jeans? No, jeans cannot cry.
Puttachi: Why can't jeans cry?

I paused for a moment, wondering in what words to explain the concepts of life and emotions to a two-year-old. But Puttachi solved my problem.

Puttachi: I know why jeans can't cry.
Me: Why?
Puttachi: Because it doesn't have a face!

16 comments:

AlwaysHappyKya said...

Hehe..ofcourse, silly mom didn't you know that? ;)

And, please don't try too hard to do a non-Puttachi post.Bring 'em on anytime!

Shyam said...

Think simple, that's the key :)

Usha said...

Kids and their unbeatable logic. Hehehe.
I think they lose this freshness once they go to school and get pressured to conform.
So please keep sharing Puttachi's gems with us.

maikela said...

A thing of beauty is a joy forever!

Thank god nobody has invented a condom for the keyboard!
Idea thanks to Khushwant Singh - He was asked "How are you so productive, even at 90?" He replied "Nobody has invented a condom for the pen"

Keep writing.. I have no problem if this ends up being puttachi's dairy (weblog?), even before she learnt to write.. :)

Manish'sMom said...

Hehehe.......what a gem!

A journey called Life said...

hahah..simple thoughts.. from a fresh and young mind..

praneshachar said...

LOL!!!!puttachi amazing what a imagination. this can be imagined by only toddlers and no one else.
shruthi
thanks for sharing all these gems with us here keep posting and we realy enjoy adore P adore S & not to forget S also the trio great trio

Veena Shivanna said...

Too good!

Shruthi, To have all the answers upfront, I guess you post all her conversations here and we use them as ready recknor!

Hope all toddlers think alike :-)

Swati said...

hahahha..cannot be more hilarious ..ROFL

Vijay said...

tada!

What an easy explanation! :)

Shark said...

I have noticed this many times, most of the kids have answers for their own questions! they are just testing what we have as an answer ;-)

Ajita said...

Bang! That one disappeared for a Six.

Mama - Mia said...

man!! now thats seriously irrefutable logic! :)

cheers!

Vamshi Krishna A said...

:) Simple thought but nice. I think we shouldn't worry too much. Tears help us relieve and forget.

bhavya said...

Hey Shruthi...

I somehow got your blog link...believe it or not from past two days keeping my work aside..i have been reading your blogs..i must say...since stayin in foreign land...hearing the name Puttachi...dragged me to my past where my dad used to call me Papachi..i feel like i should have my own baby now.....my mum is going to be happy...

ur bolg as child like simplicity!
My love to puttachi...

Bhavya Anil

Anonymous said...

It is very interesting for me to read that post. Thank you for it. I like such themes and everything connected to them. I definitely want to read more soon.

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