Over the last week Ive discovered that the munchkin can yield a pencil like a natural. She draws perfect round golgoppa type circles, and keys in laddoo shaped eyes with perfect sticks for eyelashes. For the most part the pictures either are me or her sister, and she even shapes in the daughter’s rectangular glasses.

Today while I was hammering away a comment somewhere, munchkin droned on like a bee:
“I want to draw mommy, gimme paper and pen.”
“Ok, here’s a paper” *handing her a one-sided sheet, did I tell you I hate wasting papers?*
“Not this one, I want a new one.”
“fine, here’s a book, and here’s a pencil”
“I said, I want pen, not pencil”

Long story short, she finally started work on the sheet with a pencil that looked like a pen; and unlike how you, me and mere mortals draw, with the sheet laying flat on the floor with us bending all over it and smudging every little mark, she stands facing the wall, and with a serious concentrated pursed lip and scribbles away. The sheet’s laying flat against the wall, and the pencil’s moving with ferocious speeds. I think to myself, if not anything she’d make a good elementary school teacher!

I get back to emails. I am hardly done with one, when she flashes the paper brilliantly under my nose. This is what she drew.

I thought the expression was priceless, and continuing to flatter myself said:
“Nice picture munchkin, so my eyes look that big?”
“Mommy, those are my eyes.” *in a solemn patient tone*
“oh, okay. You are smiling?”
She nods.
“What are those sticks on either side of your face?”
“They are my hands.”

*okayyy, this is what happens when too many people pinch little girls cheeks. The girls imagine hands sprouting out of them*

“so whats all these long lines on either side of you?”
“That’s my longggggg Ju” *ju is short for juttu, which means “hair” in telugu*

..and that’s when I felt a little pang for snipping her hair off. *sigh. Curse the damn job, the drive and me leaving before she wakes up*

“but you don’t have long Ju right?”
“but I want me to have long ju, just like Ariel and Cinderella. Don’t cut my hair ever ever ever again ok, or I won’t be your friend?”
“Okay, I promise I won’t” Laughing, I kiss her on her upper lip.
“Mommy, are you being a boy?!”

?! *argh*

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26 replies on “munchies”
  1. says: Adithya

    At the right time, introduce munchkin to blogging. She has an amazing level for imagination. So when am bored of tunneling thru’……. πŸ˜›

  2. says: rads

    Schmetterling: Of course it’s PINK! It’s varying shades of the PINK!

    Baph: πŸ™‚

    Mystic: I know! Too much Disney I tell ya πŸ™‚

    Adithya: lol, yea sure! πŸ˜€

    Sush: Kadaa? πŸ™‚ But then again she says very clearly:” I don’t want to speak telugu” using a spattering of telugu around. Am waging a war :

    dipali: Am glad u delurked πŸ™‚

    Vijay: hehe, thanks to disney+nick πŸ™‚

    Gayathri: I said she’s a diva rt? This girl’s giving me gray hairs already. :

  3. says: Lekhni

    Is it the latest fashion – all the little girls I know seem to want long hair. None of the little boys do. I guess they are just slow to catch up – they will, as adolescents πŸ˜‰

  4. says: rads

    Mav, La Vida: πŸ™‚

    Lekhni: Right, I thought all girls love long hair until they had to take care of it themselves. My boy wants a buzz which I don’t allow, and uses that it to get his way around.

    Daisy: Am thinking I should start a series. The girls’ talking more than she should, amusing, but yea, at least I get some blog material

    Pilgrim: πŸ™‚

    WickedT: Sure, which eye?

  5. says: pri

    in case you were wondering, the two long chin hairs gave you away.

    p.s. what’s with the big ball in the center? is mommy having another offspring?

  6. says: SK

    Watched Santhosh Subr, recently (remake of Bomarillu). The song sooooooo reminded me of Munchkin, you had put up a video of her dancing right? I sooo want to see it again :–)

  7. says: rads

    SK: haha, yea, last year. Will send you link πŸ™‚

    Pri: LOL! Yea, Mom thinks 3 is such an odd number, and moreover munchkin needs a playpal at home too! πŸ˜€

  8. says: rads

    Parveen, CW: Thanks. But then again, I choose to quote just her lines and not all of our reactions to what she churns ;-p

  9. says: mayG

    LOL πŸ˜€
    your munchkin is SO munchable! cutie!!

    can’t wait for my little one to start drawing cute things.. i’ll be one crazy mom with the largest collection of fridge-door-worthy art!!
    shes started scribbling little circles already.. says they are apples.. can’t wait for pictures of me and herself ;D

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