Tuesday, February 15, 2011

From the horse's mouth



It is a routine for me to ask Pattu what happened at school and for her to tell me that she played with her friends and then ate snacks and got back home. Some days she gets punishment for running about in class, making noise and such things. 
The updates rarely go beyond these and sometimes, just to hear from the horse's mouth, I employ some tactics like these:


Amma: but what were you doing when B was drawing?
Pattu: But B was not drawing
Amma: So, what was she doing?
Pattu: She was crying
Amma: Why?
Pattu: Because she got hurt
Amma: What were you doing?
Pattu: I was not crying
Amma: ok, but what were you doing??
Pattu: I told B not to cry


...how insightful!!
But then, amma is not the kind who'll give up...


Amma: So, what did you draw at school today?
Pattu: I drew thunder, lightning and lot of rain...and a storm
Amma: (not giving up still) what did your teacher say?
Pattu: She got wet in the rain


...sigh!
Finally the last ditch effort


Amma: Did you learn numbers or alphabets in school today?
Pattu: nothing
Amma: you sang?
Pattu: No
Amma: you danced?
Pattu: No amma
Amma: So, what did you do?
Pattu: Nothing amma, I was just a good girl 
Amma: What did you do to be a good girl?
Pattu: I played with my friends and finished my snacks


These days, I'm just happy to hear that she was a good girl.

12 comments:

bitsofchocolate said...

I side with Pattu here - she was a good girl, drew a realistic storm and sympathized with her friend - who cares what the teacher said ??

Go Pattu !!

apu said...

ha ha ha. she is already preparing you for her teenage years by refusing to spill the beans :)

MindfulMeanderer said...

:) soo cute!

Swaram said...

Ha ha! Soo cute :)

Jayashree said...

Uma, I get exactly the same answer from LG. She always tells me that she went to school, ate snacks, played with friends, ate lunch and then came back home.
Btw, love the new look of the blog.

Uma said...

PV - you always take pattu's side... un pechi ka

Apu - it sure looks like it...

Shruti, Swaram - well, I was at the end of my tether

Jayashree - I guess they tell us what they enjoyed the most :D

Anonymous said...

ammakku ponnu thothaaLa! :D
KP

Hema said...

What a clever girl!!!Pretty much the same happens here though:(

Asha said...

Hahaha... see how she knows to answer tactfully.

Very good girl, pattu!

Uma said...

KP - :p

Hema, Asha - I think it is some conspiracy against curious moms!

VR said...

:-) am reading ur blog for the first time... but having a 3 yr old at home i can visualise everything u have said in this blog :-) i usually get a "Nothing mamma" for the same question... and it is a very consistent answer! Never changes! :-)

Uma said...

VR - Welcome here! As I mentioned earlier, I think it is some conspiracy ..