Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Aww moments

Ever since we've had Ditu, the 'Aww' moments in my life have simply shot up. Earlier it was confined to mushy moments in SRK movies, stray pups and the occasional baby in a pram. Now much of what she says and does makes me go 'aww' even if I am not saying it out loud, even if I am yelling at her, even if it seems really silly. Yeah, I know all parents think their kids are super-great but well, some of her antics are totally aww-inducing. Honest!!
Anyways, the other day, we were discussing a proposal for my sister, whom Ditu affectionately calls Kunjhanjha. Ditu was lying peacefully in our laps, hearing us discuss the merits (and so far, few demerits) of J's profile.
Suddenly she pops up and asks, "Kunjhanjha J-ne kalyanam kazhikkumo?" Now, Malayalam is quite a difficult tongue with words having different meanings in different contexts, and sentences implying more than they mean. Her question translates to "Will Kunjhanjha marry J?". 
When we replied, "Maybe," she asked: "Enikkentha J-ne kalyanam kazhikkan pattathe?" (Why can't I marry J?)
We didn't have to ponder over an answer.
She had her own ready: "It's because my teeth are not strong enough," she said. 
You see, 'kazhikku' also means 'to eat'... And she thought 'kalyanam' (marriage) was something to be eaten (with another person).
If strong teeth were all you needed!!

2 comments:

Sree said...

If only marriage was all about eating... it's more about trying to chew it down and digest it well. Ditu darling...love u

between the lines said...

What a cutie!
If you look at T and me, you would well think you could eat your way through marriage.
When I was in my early 20s and thin as a reed, this neighbour of ours said, "inni oru karyam kazhichal vannam vaikkum".
I knew the answer to that. "Chavanapravisham."

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Aww moments

Ever since we've had Ditu, the 'Aww' moments in my life have simply shot up. Earlier it was confined to mushy moments in SRK movies, stray pups and the occasional baby in a pram. Now much of what she says and does makes me go 'aww' even if I am not saying it out loud, even if I am yelling at her, even if it seems really silly. Yeah, I know all parents think their kids are super-great but well, some of her antics are totally aww-inducing. Honest!!
Anyways, the other day, we were discussing a proposal for my sister, whom Ditu affectionately calls Kunjhanjha. Ditu was lying peacefully in our laps, hearing us discuss the merits (and so far, few demerits) of J's profile.
Suddenly she pops up and asks, "Kunjhanjha J-ne kalyanam kazhikkumo?" Now, Malayalam is quite a difficult tongue with words having different meanings in different contexts, and sentences implying more than they mean. Her question translates to "Will Kunjhanjha marry J?". 
When we replied, "Maybe," she asked: "Enikkentha J-ne kalyanam kazhikkan pattathe?" (Why can't I marry J?)
We didn't have to ponder over an answer.
She had her own ready: "It's because my teeth are not strong enough," she said. 
You see, 'kazhikku' also means 'to eat'... And she thought 'kalyanam' (marriage) was something to be eaten (with another person).
If strong teeth were all you needed!!

2 comments:

Sree said...

If only marriage was all about eating... it's more about trying to chew it down and digest it well. Ditu darling...love u

between the lines said...

What a cutie!
If you look at T and me, you would well think you could eat your way through marriage.
When I was in my early 20s and thin as a reed, this neighbour of ours said, "inni oru karyam kazhichal vannam vaikkum".
I knew the answer to that. "Chavanapravisham."