Saturday, September 6, 2008

Lessons In Manipulation

Here’s how li'l one tried to manipulate her father yesterday. She was watching her current favorite ‘Tin Tin’ and I guess was feeling too lazy to get up:

Li'l one: Daddy, if you get me a glass of water I’ll be your darling…. more than mummy’s!!


Li'l one is extremely fond of her grandfather. Whenever she goes over to spend the weekend or holidays with them, she always has to be in the same room as he (or, at the very least, he has to be somewhere in sight). Even when he goes out he has to take her along. The other day he tried to leave while she was still asleep. But the minute he started the engine, she was up.

She ran out and asked, “Papa… You’re leaving without your princess?”

Needless to say, he had to come back in, wait for her to get dressed, and then leave, taking her along for a drive.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Homework – 1

The holidays have started and Thaïs has a week off from school. Now that she has settled in to the normal school routine, she almost looks forward to her homework everyday.

For example, the other day she switched off the TV on her own and asked me, “So Tana, what’s on for homework today?”

“What?” I asked in shocked surprise.

“I want to finish my homework now so you don’t disturv me when I’m watching Mr. Bean later!!!

Looks like she has her priorities in order already :-)

“Okay,” I said. “Let me get your homework book. What did you do in school today?”

“Teacher… umm… umm… learned us twiangles.” :-)

“Oh… she taught you to draw triangles?” I asked.

“Sorry,” she said, slapping her forehead. “I forgot the word… No. She didn’t er… taught us to draw twiangles. She drew them… I only colored them!”