Can I have a phone? A cup for kitten. Can you eat less?
Bambi: Amma, can I have a phone please? Not a toy phone. A real phone, MY phone.
Me: Of course you can, but when you grow up.
Bambi: I am a grown-up already!
Me: You need to be as old as Amy (our neighbor) to have a phone.
Bambi: I am as old as Amy, aren’t I?
Me: I meant you need to be in SECONDARY school.
Bambi: But I am in THIRDARY school! I need a phone. A REAL phone!
As I hand out Bambi’s homework sheet to her which has three words: Kitten, Cup, Pan and the respective pictures. Task is to write the word corresponding to the picture in the blank space next to the picture.
Me: Here you go, write neatly ok?
Bambi: Ok, I am very good at writing neatly!
After few minutes I see Bambi has written the words cup and pan appropriately next to the corresponding pictures but next to the kitten’ picture she has written cup.
Me: Can we read aloud what you have written?
Bambi (pointing to the pictures): Cup, Pan and …. (a brief pause as she looks at the word cup next to kitten)
Me: uh..oh, What happened there?
Bambi: That’s a Cup. A cup for the kitten to drink milk!
I like the quick thinking!
Bambi (pointing to my belly): Is there a baby in your tummy?
Me: No, there isn’t!
Bambi: Then why is it growing bigger and bigger?
Bambi (touching my belly): I think there is a baby in there.
Me: That’s perhaps Pizza and cakes.
Bambi: Did you eat lots of it?
Me: Yea…h kind of.
Bambi: Can you eat less? There is no space in there for my brother and sister.
Ok, ok I get it. It’s high time I did something to reduce.