Sunday, December 19, 2010

Humble beginnings

So I called up my sister and she told me Aish had won the third prize in an art competition in the 'kindergarten' category.

"Hey, but she's only in pre-school!" I said.

"I know." My sister said proudly, "But she was there so they allowed her to enter in the youngest category they had, and she actually won!"

"Give her the phone." I said.

"Mausiiii... I won a prize!" I heard Aishu say.

"I heard, baby. Well done! You are a genius!" I said, proudly.

"I am not a genius!" She said indignantly. "I am Aishu."

Wah wah.

Never mind the fact that she said that because she doesn't know what on earth 'genius' means (she probably thought I was calling her a monkey or something), but what a lesson in humility to all grown-ups. :)



12 comments:

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

yaay and i won gold prize here!!!! :D Hi 5 Aish!

Porkodi (பொற்கொடி) said...

right, she is Aishu! Dont you dare confuse her about who she is!!

Arun said...

She is not yet at "I am not a baby"!

shub said...

:):)

Meenakshy said...

I love her. :)

Raam Pyari said...

:) so you have an artist in the making in the family!

Amortya Ray said...

A similar thing happened a few years ago.

I'm talking to my niece:
Me: Are you hungry?
Niece: No! I'm Kimberly!
Me: ...

Kid's say the darndest things! Gotta love them!

Geomon said...

You know, that is xactly what makes baby talk so alluring to me. So much can be taken from that one line she said. :)
miss my 'no more a baby' niece :(

Diya Kannan said...

:)

TMaYaD said...

"I have to loose 40 points on the iq test to be qualified as a genius ". (Sheldon cooper)

Sudeep said...

:)

Sayesha said...

#Porkodi,
:D

#Arun,
Hahahaha! Not yet, phew! I can't imagine not calling her 'baby'!!! :O

#shub,
:)

#Meenakshy,
Me too! :P

#Raam Pyari,
Hehehe... apni mummy par gayi hai! :)

#Amortya,
Hahaha! :D

#Geomon,
Yeah I know exactly what you mean!!

#Diya,
:)

#TMaYaD,
I heart Sheldon! :D

#Sudeep,
:)