Monday, April 20, 2009

Conversations from the Imp household!


Post 6pm, we're both in the garden enjoying the evening breeze after a hot sunny day.

IMP: Mummy see...pointing towards the sky... Mooon!!
Me: Nahi beta woh moon nahi hai. Those are the clouds (She does not understand the silver lining to a grey coud)
IMP: Nahi mamma, Moon hai. Imp jaati hai?
Me: Nahi beta, Wahan Koi nahi jaata, koi nahi rehta.
IMP: mmm...(thinking in progress) bus hai?
Me: nahi
IMP: tractor hai?
Me: nahi
IMP: nayi mamma, tractor hai. Imp ko maalum hai, sab maul hai mamma.

Watching songs on my lap, she suddenly exclaims as I change the channel..
"Oh God! No Mama!"
Stunned and shocked mum: Where did you learn that?
Suddenly shy Imp: Bacche Ma!

Sleepy mum to imp: Sleep baby. Mamma ko nini aiye.
IMP: nahi
Me: fine. then let mumma sleep. you do your puzzles
Imp: No. Uttho Mamma. Ye lo, colouring karo (handing me the crayons and hte coloring book)
Me: No. Imp ne paani nahi pi, mamma imp ki baat nahi sunegi
IMP: hmmm... theek hai...takes a sip from the bottle. Ab bas hai, okie...paani pi..abb uthho aur coloring karo. Imp puzzle karti hai. Theek Hai.
Me: Aur piyo...
IMP: Nahi. Bas Hai
Me: Piyo.
IMP: Imp jaari hai. Imp ko bahar Janna Hai. Tum ninna karo. Ok Mamma. Byeeee

Goes out and wakes up Nana and Nani to open the main door, since mum has refused to!

After breakfast, dad is getting ready to leave for work. Imp scrambles from my lap to wear her sandals.
IMP: Nana... Imp aari hai...I also coming.
Nana: No Beta, you stay here. You have to have your bath.
IMP: Nahi. I also coming. See Imp ready hai. Nai Nai nahi karna.
And is getting ready to go out the door, to wait right next to the car.
Nana: Theek Hai, car me round deke, nai nai karna...ok..phir mamma office leeke aiyagi.
IMP: Nahi. Imp ko office me dosa khana hai. Abhi.
Nana: Lekin aise gandi jaaogi?
IMP: Gandi nahi hai nana! Imp ko jaana hai...please nana..please nana...please... (she does a wonderful lip curl when she is pleading. Will melt the strongest heart!)
As usual Nana melts: Theek Hai. chalo. Paani ki bottle rakho aur bye kardo mummy ko.

And as usual I have no say in this conversation.

18 comments:

Swati said...

hahahha...so sweeet ! They know what to say when :)

Monika said...

awww :) how can u have a say imp is so adorable :)

Imp's Mom said...

yes Swati, they really do. She has an answer for everything!

true monika...it's just easier to give up rather than argue...I have finally met my match!

Anand said...

:-) I'm sure she made u recall how you were when u were a bachhaa, no?

The lip curl thing does it to everyone, doesn't it?? SIghhh..

Lol. nice....
Anand. :-)

Lavs said...

u have been tagged

Solilo said...

Awww...now that is sho sho shweet. Look auntie is also talking like cutie pie Imp.

Imp's Mom said...

yea right Anand! I was a sweet, quiet and obedient kid! ;-)

thanks for the tag lav, will love to do this one :)

Solio: lol

is-congress-really-the-lesser-evil said...

What a delightful conversation with Nana!!
And she likes you to colour while she solves her puzzle? She is such an Imp!!!

Here's a tag to make you tell us more about your experience as Imp's Mom,


http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/04/21/what-i-don%E2%80%99t-like-about-being-a-mother/

Indian Home Maker said...

Now how did I get such a weird name , this is IHM in the comment above, I just filled in the details for Open ID , and now I have such a long name!

Imp's Mom said...

lol ihm, weird name is exactly what i thought when i saw the name in my inbox... till I saw the URL... you should have just pasted the link to your blog address, without the blog post url...

yes IHM, that is the only way her coloring and puzzles will get done before she sleeps. That is the agenda! Coming on right over for the tag, another one on motherhood, looks like its the mother's day fever :P...and don't even remind me abt the contest!

Iya said...

so cute.. i want to see her now..

Imp's Mom said...

You are most welcome to come on over any time Iya, I'm not sure when I'll be in Bangalore, but when I'm there how about meeting?

coffeeismypoison said...

ok...first off...ur nickname is adorable...next off...so is ur daughter. Alongwith smart and on her way to becoming a total woman! ;o)
u write v.well...its a delight to read ur posts. am totally going to follow u and be a regular reader. I could do with more smiles in life :) and ur blog seems just the thing.
Pls visit my blog and leave ur comments...i'd appreciate it!

Imp's Mom said...

coffeeismypoison: hey thanks a bunch...u really flatter me!

will definitely visit!

juhi said...

aww... this one is soo jute didi!! I can imagine Nana melting...coz Imp's nana is a sweet heart...regards to nana and nani!

Love Juhi

Imp's Mom said...

lol, yea juhi... its easy to melt nana...will pass on ur regards..

Mampi said...

this was truly curly burly adorable.
she has suchhhhh great power...

Imp's Mom said...

sigh...yes mampi, power she has!