Monday, September 20, 2010

What a bum!

When Pattu was barely two and becoming extremely interested in physiology and anatomy of the human body, the 'thoppai' (tummy) was the first to fascinate her. The bigger, the better was her idea then. She would stand in front of the mirror and examine her 'thoppai' for a long time. At times she would insist on examining the amma's and appa's 'thoppais' as well, launching into some descriptive comparisons that'll make you squirm. Then came a day when an innocent visitor to our house was subject to similar examination.

Pattu: 'Ungalukku thoppai irukka?' Do you have a tummy?
Guest: **GULP** or  **AARRGHH** or a brave or one with a sense of humour would nonchalantly quip, 'Yes, I do have'
Pattu: Kaattungo ...Show....
We haven't seen a guest survive that attack.

Soon after the thoppai, she picked up the 'Bum' word, thanks to us! So you can imagine the plight of the guests!


Pattu: 'Ungalukku bum irukka?' Do you have a bum? Kaattungo ...Show....

For a while we didn't have visitors!

23 comments:

rrmom said...

Very funny!

Ani said...

LOL I must say this.. I was reading this post at work and laughed out loud... ROTFL..

Timepass said...

pls tell pattu that i have both!! LOL

Uma said...

rrmom - Now, it is but it was very embarassing then :)

Ani - You must have got a few odd glares :)

Timepass - LOL!

Prakash said...

LMBO

mnamma said...

LOL!!!

MindfulMeanderer said...

:D kids

Vidya said...

Pattu, wait till I do that for you!:-)

Lavanya Sriram said...

What is it with Thoppai ? Jillu is fascinated with Thoppai and belly button ! Still is :)

Swaram said...

Ha ha ha ha! Sounds funny nw, but cn imagine the rolling eye sockets of the guests lol ;)

So, what is the state nw!

Hema said...

ROFL! We've been through that 'Thoppai' phase too!

AM said...

Hilarious....i wud die then and there if someone asked me to show bum or tummy..heeh

Vini aka Pooh! said...

Thanks for the warning. Kuttyma is just starting with the belly button stage. Scary!

Uma said...

Arul, mnamma - Laugh away! :)

Shruti - Really!

Vidya - She would have been happy to show you :D

Lavanya, Hema - I think almost all kids have that phase!

Swaram - You imagined right :( ... Thankfully, she has put that behind her now..


AM - You would die even more if it is your kid asking random people!!

Pooh - Brace yourself... though I wish you wouldn't have to go through this :)

Aryan said...

That is so funny

ChoxBox said...

ROFL!

Uma said...

Aryan, Chox - :D Someday when I tell her she would be equally embarrassed I guess :)

Shankari said...

LOL! Na went through the toppai stage, skipped the bum stage. Now Rad is going through the toppai stage, hopefully she will also skip the latter!

While Na was only interested in family toppai's, Rad is interested in other's toppai also, but only of her height. So the embarassment is quite short! Hopefully it will stay that way :)

Uma said...

Shankari - Yes, I've heard so much about the thoppai fascination with other kids as well... but god seems to have chosen me for the latter :D

Rad seems to be more conservative in her examination - lucky you!

utbtkids said...

And Saffron Tree is so on Pattu's pluse :)

Check out Wordjunkie's review of the BUTT book. I can't wait to lay my hands on it. The book I mean, not the butt :)

http://www.saffrontree.org/2010/09/butt-book-by-artie-bennett.html

Uma said...

utbt - :D
She's just got over the butt fixation and we really need a break...
Will save for for a time when she'll be able to laught at the book :D

Al said...

Thats Hilarious ...LOL

Uma said...

Al - :D and Welcome here ..