Flash tales from Ryan, Part 2.
A guest couple came home, and fascinated by Ryan’s oratory skills and vocabulary, the ‘aunty’ asked him a lot of general knowledge questions. Ryan paid attention to some, shrugged off some, showed himself as extremely busy at some questions, and played pranks at some more. However, when he had started to warm up to some questions, he gave answers which stumbled us all. Here’s one.
Aunty to Ryan: ‘Ryan, which animal has the longest neck?’
Now, for those fraction of seconds when Ryan was about to answer, all of us, the shallow tea-sipping general bourgeois, limited our thoughts to the poor nondescript giraffe as the animal with the longest neck.
While we were just waiting for him to utter what our mind was speaking, he popped out ‘Dinosaur. Some dinosaurs.’
Alas, we couldn’t prove him wrong. As the mom, I could see that a Brachiosaurus was walking in Ryan’s mind.
Kudos to his creativity.
If you are following the ‘Ryan Tales’ series, here’s the first one – Ryan Tales.
Flash tales from Ryan.
Growing big day by day, he is learning more and more, questioning more and more, and making us laugh more and more. One such flash tale from him:
Ryan: ‘Mamma, I learnt about transport today. Road transport, tracks transport, water transport, and air transport.’ Smiles.
Me: ‘that’s so nice Ryan. So what did you learn about water transport? What are the modes of water transport?’
Ryan: ‘ Ship.’ Pause.
Ryan: ‘Boat.’ Pause.
Ryan: ‘And crocodile.’
I almost jumped out of myself and looked at his face. I didnt say much because I had a long laughter session that noon.
So this post is about not writing a post the last week.
Lots of things are happening, and all at the same time. Diwali is approaching(it had to anyways), and Im doing nothing about it but it has to be on the list; the kid has fallen sick real bad, is sleepless and doesnt really do much other than crying and hanging on my lap; I seem to be eating a lot because Im not sleeping (really, do people eat a lot when they dont sleep?), and Im going through the I’m-a-mommy phase with disheveled hair and pyjamas that are reeking of baby cream, olive oil, red and pink and colorless medicines, and soup. And yes, Im snapping at the smallest of issues which are probably not even issues.
So, with Diwali around, and the kid perched up on me, my day-long pyjamas refusing to let go of me, and my messy house that resembles a war torn fortress, Im almost a ball of nerve endings without the ends. If you know what that may mean. Definitely, blog posts will be post-dated.
On a side note, here’s a totally unrelated photo that had me laughing. It was taken at my kid’s birthday party by a kind friend who wanted to take photos, but forgot to focus on the faces. It was a totally ‘candid’ pic if thats what you may call it because he didnt want to click feet. ‘It just happened.’
If any of you can recognize your feet here, let me know.