Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A conversation and dumbfounded!

During conversations you sometimes get a little stuck.

There are moments when the response of the person you are talking to leaves you a little dumbfounded and your mouth remains open for a brief second. Then you end up closing it after a couple of futile attempts to bring out your voice.

This can sometimes happen when you are in the company of some souls who have been on this planet for less than three or four years, the first of which was predominantly spent in the comfort of their cradles.

Today I went down to the play area in my apartment with my little fellow.

There were a few 3 to 4 year old kids playing and I tried engaging them all in some fun activity together.

All of them screamed out the answers to my questions with a lot of vigor and enthusiasm.

I did not remember that the New moon had gotten over just a day ago.

'Where is the moon?' I asked. They looked up at the sky and told me

'Its no more!'  Okay!! May it rest in peace!

'K for?' and I heard 'King, Kite, Kangaroo' in chorus and in between I heard  'Elkkkkkkk' . Elk is a kind of deer that comes in some of the story books these fellows are exposed to.

'E for?' and I heard 'Elephant' . This time they were all in agreement .

'Is the elephant a big or a small animal?' I queried.

All of them screamed 'Big' with their hands spread wide except one little fellow dressed in a cute yellow TShirt.

'Is the elephant small?' I asked rolling my eyes.

Pat came the reply, 'Its a baby elephant' and he ran off to pick his toy! That makes sense doesn't it?




87 comments:

  1. Makes perfect sense to me. I have two boys at home :). My younger son comes up with hilarious stuff all the time. Today, he was trying hard to say Ganesh Chaturthi and said tomorrow is Ganesh chapati :).

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    1. ahahaha That's a good one Rachna. Big hug for him..:)

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    2. I agree , a very good one Rachna . Happy Ganesh Chapathi to u n ur family :)

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  2. The way in which every new generation surpasses our expectations amazes me. The IQ levels take a quantum jump with each new generation.

    Sweet post Jayashree. Loved it.

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    1. Thanks Anupam.The IQ levels do take a quantum jump :)

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  3. LOL...Isn't it true? Baby elephant is small, Jaish..improve your GK before asking qns like that...heheh....really funny..You never know what to expect from these kids.

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    1. Yeah FIF, I should get the latest books on GK and update myself before venturing out with these little fellows again! :)

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  4. True, it makes perfect sense, kids are super smart and they can beat us any day.

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    1. Super smart, indeed they are! Thanks for the comment. :)

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  5. yeh kids of today are smarter than we can even think of ...

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  6. Isn't it such fun to just listen to them! :)

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  7. Pure innocent fun is what life is with small kids! Am following your lovely blog Jayashree:)

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    1. Thank you so much Rahul :) And as you said it is fun and an innocent one at that!

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  8. That is a sweet, refreshing encounter translated into a cute post.

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    1. Thank you Umashankar. I am glad that you liked it :)

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  9. Ah! NOW I know! Keep you young, don't they?

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  10. Aha..elephant was always small when baby...ask what whale is? And I am sure whatever they say would again make a perfect sense! :)

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    1. I did not dare to ask anything beyond that ha ha

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  11. The children do conjure up many witty wordplays nowadays! Outsmart us every time ;) :D

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  12. Kids are so damn cute.... and the way they see things is simply amazing.... life through their eyes is so enchanting :)

    Lovely post!

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    1. Thanks Me. Children teach us a lot of things. Things we would have known when we were kids and what we forgot in the process of growing up!

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  13. Oh yes,the memories of our kids'statements make us smile for many years to come.

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    1. Yes Indu, This one was not my son. One of his playmates :)

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  14. I am sure our Parents would have felt more or less the same, when we were little fellows....Should have been a stress buster for you to be one among them :-) ....

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    1. Yeps BF. The best Stress buster indeed.

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  15. Nice post. It was cute and innocent. :)

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  16. awwww .......that was really cute :) :) .... kids way of thinking is always unpredictable and their answers are always fun to hear

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    1. Yes Vinisha, As someone else pointed out they are the best stress busters.

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  17. hahahah yes the title now seems apt :P

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  18. LOL ! Kids now days are very smart

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  19. And we think we can teach them a thing or two...a sweet post :)

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    1. Yeah, we are fools trying to make them forget things they already know, replace it with the ways of the world and converting them into grown-ups!

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  20. May it rest in peace...aahhahahahhahaha!!! Such genius!!!

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  21. :) one good laugh finally for the day...
    it's said little things are more important and you see
    miniatures teach us many things like laugh with no reason

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    1. Yes Sathish. We have a lot to learn from them and I am glad that the post made you laugh!

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  22. Ha ha.. that was one cute little conversation. Kids these days are too brilliant. They have a smartie answer to everything. I am sure you had an amazing time with all those kiddos around.

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    1. Yes Raj. It has become a daily routine now :)

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  23. brimming with innocence ..and kids are super smart these days

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  24. hmhm-- unbridled flow of thoughts. I think that characterizes not just the innocence of kids but their flexible thought process.

    My sister(when she was a kid) once drew a cow and some grass. And when asked about why there is so little grass, she did not blink twice when saying- the cow ate the rest. :D

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  25. Makes total sense to me... how ill informed we are :D

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  26. :)Ha ha ha..perfect sense indeed:):D

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  27. Kids today, man, they amaze you every single time! Very cute conversations and heart warming feel good post! :)

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    1. Thanks Deepa and yes, They do amaze you :D

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  28. Kids are smart or super smart, we also were the same for our parents. Isn't it? Lets enjoy the similar innocence that all elders have been enjoying from centuries! :)

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    1. I guess so :D Thank God for innocence that follows in every generation :)

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  29. He he he Now that was lovely conversation. Kids these days are much more intelligent, they know everything.

    So you had Fun... then

    Bikram's

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    1. Yeah Bikram. Absolute fun. They know everything, seriously!

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  30. Kids represent the extreme possibilities of human learning.

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    1. Well put Kumar . Thanks. For reading and for the comment .

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  31. Interesting conversation. I have hardly conversed with children of that age save one occasional, the unfortunate consequences of which I have documented on my blog.

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    1. Hmm , I am curious about the consequences . Do share the link :)

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  32. Never believe you are cleverer than a four year old, he will leave you at a loss for words every time! Mine has me in splits at every go :)
    Good one Jaish.

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    1. This was a bunch of four yr olds in theneighborhood Rukshana . An army cleverer than me :( ha ha

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  33. Kids can always come up with the most unexpected answers.

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    1. Very true Haddock , they r unpredictable :)

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  34. yes very smart indeed, when asked a kid about the color of a banana he became angry and said, "What a stupid question to ask? Be specific. Which banana do u want? raw or ripe?"

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    1. ha ha...That was a good one and a very valid point made! Given the fact that there are some varieties of bananas that are green even when ripe :D

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  35. His answer is too cute like u described him :) I wonder how he thinks so different from other kids... Hope u had fun along with them :)

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  36. Thinking out of the box! Quirky, smart kid! irresistible post :)

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  37. Lol good one!!

    www.styledestino.com

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  38. Awww..the kids are smart,Jayashree...beautiful answers! And you must have had a great time with the li'l fellows. I loved your crisp narration :) Kudos...
    How did I miss these blogs...I wonder. Sorry :((

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    1. No worries Panchali. Glad that you liked it and yes, I had an awesome time!

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  39. Kids are Cute. They reply with wit and logic that is beyond us :D

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  40. Very logical and smart too!! Kids now-a-days are way different than our days!! :)

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