OMG! Where do I start. I don't think I can even finish if I start writing. Our daughter has a mouth! She can talk and talk her way out of things. Here are a few that my lazy brain has managed to retain...
I am driving her to her swim class which she has come to hate after passing Level 1. Level 2 on the other hand totally upset her. She cried everytime I took her into the pool and it was a scene where several mothers stopped by to say tsk tsk to me...So in the car, on our way Babs says, "Amma, I don't want to go."
Me: Why Babs?
B: Because I don't want to.
Me: But Babs, you are too young to make such statements, you should have a reason why you don't want to.
B: Amma, mera tabyat teek nahin hain na, agar aap mujhe lekhe gaye tho mein beemar pad jaaongi.
Me: Babs, you have allergies.
B: Ya, I know, I am beemar.
She ran me on a guilt trip and we landed going to the park and then home.
Babbi telling some story to her dad, and I start talking to G about something that is adult-world important. Babs looks at me sharply and says, "Amma, main papa se baat kar rahin hun na? Wait for your turn," turns around and continues her talking.
Me to G: Babs just asked me to shut up! G could not stop laughing.
Babs: Amma, I will tell you Seetha Mata story.
Me: Who told it to you?
B: Tanu watches it on her laptop everyday.
Me and G: Ok Tell us.
B: There is Seetha Mata...all Gods are standing on top. Everyone giving Ghaali to Seetha Mata. Then the bad man comes and Seetha Mata tells him "Aye, ye kya hai?"
G and I start laughing. We could not hold it any longer. Her big eyes and actions were sooo cute and so animated...
Everytime I go to WM or Target with Babs, right as she gets out of the car, she starts saying, "Amma, please mujhe naya shirt khareedhke dena, Mere paas ek bhi new nahin hai."
She is going to be three and already the paisa vasool has started.
Me: Babs, if you are going to behave like a bad girl, we will have to return you in Target.
Babs: Amma, please don't return me, return papa instead.
Me: Why do you want to return papa?
Babs: Because woh mujhe hamesha thang karata hai!
Me: Babs to return Papa we have to go to Dollar Store! :)
I love how much she has learnt and how fast...we enjoy our conversations and she actually helps me out while we shop for clothes and stuff. The other day I was in the salon getting my hair trimmed with clips all over and she gave me a long look and then said, "Amma, you are looking cute." Honestly half these dialog's we have are always in Hindi, it is just easier to write it in English :).
Love you both always and forever.