All in a day..
Conversation 1 with Little one just before bedtime
Me : please eat fast and eat more! Only then you will grow big.
LO : I want to be a "mouse kutty"! (and makes a small rat face by pouting her lips. She wants to be a baby mouse)
Me : No. be serious. you have to eat fast. tomorrow morning I want you to eat fast so that we will be on time for school.
LO : Daddy, you know something.. I am not eating because if I don't eat, then I won't become bigger.. if I don't become bigger, then I don't have to get married and go away. I want to stay with you always!
Me : !!!!!!! thinking "We have a big big problem". You can stay with me forever.. even if you get bigger and get married. You can bring your husband and make him also live with us. no problem. just start eating okay?
Conversation 2 with MIL:
MIL : What are you taking a photo of now?
Me : a peppercorn!
MIL : I cannot even see it without my glasses from here...
Me : that is the beauty of this lens. The peppercorn looks like a small pockmarked planet when I zoom into it with this lens.. totally amazing. this makes small things look big!
MIL : Do you have a lens that makes big things look small? if you do, use that and get me a new facebook profile photo!
Me : !!!!!! (hmmm.. maybe I can get another lens for this?!)
Conversation 3 with Jr. earlier this evening:
Me : so tell me what happened in school today?
Jr.: there was an election and we all got to vote on a ballot for student council leaders, sports secretary etc.
Me : this is your first time voting?
Jr.: yes. 3rd graders to 5th graders vote. But you have to be in 4th or 5th grade to stand in an election.
Me : so how did it go
Jr.: the people who were in the election had to put signs out everywhere in the school. then they held the signs and shouted "I am responsible. vote for me.." and stuff like that. it was very noisy.
Me : so do you want to stand in the election next year? You aren't exactly responsible but we have one year to get you there! why don't you be sports secretary?
Jr. : well, we have to put way too many posters everywhere
Me : I will help you with it.
Jr.: if you are sports secretary, you get to go clean all the tropies, pump up all the balls and do more work. If you are president you get to announce things in the speaker and ring the bell everyday.
Me : in other words you are saying "why work to get elected and do more work?"
Jr. : exactly. I don't see why they want to shout all day, get elected and do more work.
Me : hmmm.. right now I am not exactly sure if I should coach you on leadership skills or commend you for staying on the sidelines. we will talk about this once amma comes back home. By the way, who did you vote for.
Jr. : I heard them do all the shouting and we had to pick 4 choices out of 5 for all positions. So I picked all the girls.
Me : thinking "great, so the vote pretty much got divvied up along gender lines!"
don't you think it is unfair to just vote for them because they are girls?
Jr. : No! they are also saying they are responsible!
Me : !!!!!!!
So much for democracy. God bless America.