24 July, 2012

Now he must think me very stupid

I should have known after the 'Do you know where China is' incident, that I should not look for opportunities for showing off my knowledge in Geography. Now my 3-year-old thinks I'm stupid, I'm sure.
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The other day we picked up Ratatouille for some bed time reading. He opened the book to look at the pictures and on the inside cover of the book was a picture of the Eiffel Tower. Trying to do some small talk as I got ready to sit down to the reading, I pointed out to the tower in the picture and told him that, that was the Eiffel Tower and asked him – again not expecting him to give me an answer – Do you know where this tower is?

Then in a tone that clearly meant 'What a dumb question,' he says, "In the book," and shows me the picture. He must think me very stupid, now. Well, he now 'knows' I'm stupid. I guess that's why the next day when he asked me for some water and I asked if it was for him or for the teddy bear in his arms he sardonically said, "For me. The teddy does not have a mouth."
Uh – ok!

37 comments:

  1. And you thought you will win, Divya:)

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  2. lol!!! Kids!! They are incorrigible!!

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    1. :)
      At this stage, there's no point in correcting or even explaining anything, I guess. I must say it's a lot of fun, tho'.

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  3. Uh-Oh. Smart kids! I know it is tough to beat their wit! They will for sure keep you on your toes. Your little one seems a cute little genius.

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    1. Tough it is. :D. I've begun graying, if that's not proof enough that it's a tough life, I don't know what is.

      I'm not exactly complaining. It's a happening and interesting life. :)

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  4. ha ha ...true .
    Sometimes kids first question is easy to answer but very difficult to handle the coming ones.

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    1. Oh yeah, and they can go on and on. :)
      I see hard days ahead. :D

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  5. HA ha ha ha ha , NOW that made me laugh out , offcourse it is in the book mommy.. duhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    he he he he he ..
    thank you for the laugh today

    Bikram's

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    1. Duh!! right? Ha ha...seriously.
      I'm so dumb, see. :D.

      I'm reminded of some words I once took note of, because I was so amused by it. Here's how it goes:
      It's better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you're a fool than open it and remove all doubt.

      Hahaha! That applies to me, now. :D.

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    2. he he he now come on dont be that harsh on urself :) you are fine .. I was just pulling ur leg


      Bikram's

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    3. I know you were pulling my leg, I was just playing along. But I really am stupid, eh! :D :D.
      Gosh, it's been a while since I visited your blog. Here I come...

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  6. ahahahahah!! Right back at you, mom!!

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    1. Exactly! hahaha!
      You know what it's like :)

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    1. I guess we just underestimate them.
      When we act childish, they sometimes act all grown up and make us feel really silly :D. They are moments to treasure, tho'. :)

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  8. LOL!!! D...I did not realize you were this stupid:):) Hahahaha! But what insight isn't it--children teach us so much!

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    1. See, now you know too. :D. Gosh, they do, so much.

      I love how simple things amuse them. They do teach us to take life lightly.

      How have you been, Bhavana? Hey, nice profile pic.

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  9. Hi, I have an award for you at my blog! http://momofbigalittlea.blogspot.com/2012/08/liebster-award.html

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    1. My, My! What an honour. And now a Liebster Award? Thank you so much!!

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  10. Kids these days are sharp...

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    1. :)
      They definitely are smarter than we think.

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  11. hihihi.... toddlers are fun.

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  12. So cute :) This is my first time visiting your blog, and I was instantly consumed by this post, such a concise, but adorable post!! Thanks for putting a smile on my face for today!

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    1. Thanks Amruta. I think you've been here before. I remember a comment of yours on the poem, 'We must be so despised,' Remember? :)
      Thank again, Amruta. Nice to see you here. :)

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  13. LOL, I am sure your in laws must have already made the claim ... " he is really smart,just like his Dad " :-)

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  14. Plain and simple thinking by a child.
    Incidentally Ratatouille is one of those animated pictures I loved and has seen it a couple of times (apart from the first time in the theater)

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    1. Exactly! :)
      Ratatouille is one of those really lovely movies. Very nicely made. Yeah, it's one you can watch over and over again.

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