Out of the mouth of babes

Daddy’s getting dressed on a Saturday morning to go do some errands..

Poohi : Daddy, going to work?

Daddy: No, today’s a Saturday..

Poohi : Oh , going to garbage? (She meant going to ‘throw garbage’ )

That just establishes theΒ 2 things she sees Daddy doing πŸ™‚ going to work and going to garbage πŸ™‚


Daughter is punished disciplinedΒ by us, by being made to sit on the ‘naughty chair’ whenever she is naughty…

The other day, I managed to spill orange juice all over the kitchen and madam comes running and says

‘Go sit on naughty chair, Amma’

Taste of my own medicine?


I was talking to my parents, right after her birthday, when she demanded to talk to them and demanded

‘Ammama, why not come to mine birthday party???’

Ammama says that she will – the next time.

‘ok, nalla birthday party come, ok?’ translated to read -come for my birthday party tomorrow! She speaks English most of the time, with sprinkings of Malayalam words here and there.

To think that there was a time, when we were waiting for her to start talking, these days, we wish she came withΒ a ‘mute’ button.. According to husband – its constantΒ noise pollution πŸ™‚ And the days that husband comes home after she sleeps, he finds the unusual silence almost eerie πŸ™‚

39 thoughts on “Out of the mouth of babes

  1. Ummmmmmmmmmmas to little Poohi

    Poohi passes ummas back πŸ™‚ She is quite confused that so many aunties are passing her ummas suddenly πŸ™‚

  2. Garbage Daddy Ha…ha…ha…

    πŸ˜† Yes Garbage Daddy πŸ™‚

    I am with her. Mamma needs naughty chair for spilling juice. Why different rules for Poohi? Not fair.

    You are siding with her too 😦 poor me !!
    The third I can definitely associate with. It is constant noise pollution and it increases with age. Also, once they sleep the silence does seem eerie :). This comment even I get at this age. Every time I leave home, my parents say the same. πŸ™‚

    Oh yes, come to think of it – my parents say the same and so does my husband – about me πŸ™‚ So it isn’t very surprising I guess πŸ™‚

  3. Poor ol Dadda… & Sweet lil kid….

    yes i see traces of my son there… !!!

    Me: πŸ™‚

    we too at times wish my son would just sit quietly for a minute… and he is a grand teacher at home… teaching every one to keep things in their place after using and what not…

    I know! Yesterday, as soon as her dad got home – she instructs him – ‘First change, then go to sleep, its night time, ok?’ – he came in late from work πŸ™‚

    but kids… aah… they are the essence of our lives… arent they ?

    oh! Absolutely!! No question of that πŸ™‚

  4. There is one thing that confuses me when I click from Google reader and come to your site. I don’t at the first glance get whether I am at your site or at Hitch Writer’s. Similar tag lines, similar themes and some times similar content – like this one! πŸ™‚

    Destination Infinity

    DI, I am honored that you think HW and I have similar content – I think HW is way too good to be compared to me πŸ™‚

    But maybe, I should change the look, at the very least – so that HW does not get angry at me being compared to him πŸ™‚

  5. Aww!!! chooo sweet!!!

    My niece spoke very late and now she is covering up the late start πŸ˜€

    Oh yes – they do that, don’t they? Once they start – they just never stop πŸ™‚

  6. LOL@the first one!
    garbage daddy? πŸ˜†
    kids are darn cute πŸ˜€

    Yes, Garbage Daddy πŸ™‚ He is sure not going to be too happy to see it here πŸ™‚

    second one toh is so true
    bilkul sahi πŸ˜›
    Poohi is intelligent πŸ˜€
    mamma should sit in the chair says Indyeah πŸ˜€
    last one is soo cute:)
    LOL@noise pollution

    It is – it really feels that way sometimes πŸ™‚
    Poohi ki baatein noise pollution hain ? πŸ˜›

    I would have no idea..though I love the noise pollution as of now πŸ˜€
    later -shater dekhenge πŸ˜€

    I am the one who is the noise polluter in my home πŸ˜€
    isliye Poohi is not to blame πŸ˜›

    πŸ˜† I can imagine that πŸ™‚ I used to be the noise polluter too πŸ™‚ Now somebody else has taken over πŸ™‚

    • me too..noice polluter in my home :D:D
      “though I love the noise pollution as of now πŸ˜€ later -shater dekhenge :D” again me too πŸ™‚

      I was too – now somebody has overtaken me – guess we know where she got the genes from πŸ™‚

  7. aww…
    daddy going to garbage πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ poor dadda..

    πŸ™‚ yeah poor daddy πŸ™‚

    and yes Smitha are u sitting on naughty chair now? kids are always good at these.right? if we tell them not to do something they come back to us and qstn us why we do such things.
    lol at the way she spoke to ammama..

    u too! Mystery!!! Poor me 😦

    keep posting all such naughty things by poohi πŸ™‚

    Will do πŸ™‚

  8. What do you need to go to”work” for…you’ve more than a handful at home…and all your own!

    Thats coz in a few months , this ‘handful’ will go to school – and then I’ll be bored out of my mind 😦

  9. LoL! She’s like my baby brother. We he didn’t learn to talk we all use to complain he’s not talking. When he did GOD he will not keep quiet for 2 minutes. 😦 BUT when he’s not in the house, e.g. today (still in school), it soo quiet and you miss him.

    Your brother too πŸ™‚ Do write about him πŸ™‚ Am sure it will be fun πŸ™‚ How old is he?

    BUT Poohi is so sweet. I’m on her side too, mummy should go in naughty chair. πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

    Ya, ya – you guys are all ganging up on me ! sob sob!!!

  10. Poohi is so SMART! See, she knows when Mommy is being naughty πŸ˜‰ And love the Daddy to Garbage comment…LOL πŸ™‚
    I’m sure you could have never used the ‘Mute’ button even if she had one, its so much fun to hear them talk.

    πŸ˜† I know! We just say it – and then the house feels eerie when she sleeps πŸ™‚ i sometimes fight the urge to wake her up πŸ™‚

  11. My son is a complete chatterbox too πŸ™‚ Always has something on his mind to share. He also asks us to go to Time out when we do mistakes….Poohi sounds like a very cute cute kid. Post some pics Smitha πŸ™‚ You on facebook or orkut?

    Does he ? Aww! He sounded so cute in your post the other day πŸ™‚ Here’s a pic of hers – a few months old, though – https://wordsndreamz.wordpress.com/2009/01/19/making-pooh/

    I do have facebook and Orkut accs but I hardly ever use them 😦 Facebook – I have not even added pics 😦 Let me invite you to both πŸ™‚

  12. Well, did you sit on the ‘naughty chair’? πŸ™‚

    Lol- Garbage Daddy!

    I actually did – so that she does not get to say that – ‘You did not sit on the naughty chair that day ‘:)

  13. Her sending you to the naughty chair made me smile πŸ™‚
    She takes it very seriously πŸ™‚
    And her idea of what keeps dad busy is really cute πŸ™‚
    Nothing like picking more than one languages πŸ™‚
    Yes, but it gets very funny when she uses a word which nobody else understands πŸ™‚
    I still wish for a mute button sometimes … and I can imagine how unwelcome her silence must be too πŸ™‚

    You still do ? πŸ™‚ My husband wishes one for me too πŸ™‚

  14. haha…Poohi and her wisecracks…. her idea of what dad does made me smile.And yes do you not want to wake them up when they are asleep, so cute and at peace with them selves.

    Yes, she does keep us in splits – but I guess all children do, don’t they? And no – I certainly would not want to wake her up no matter how much I am tempted πŸ™‚

  15. LOL… how cute πŸ™‚

    one of my friends calls her son (a similar noise pollution vehicle) “a menace in society let loose” πŸ˜€ all said and done, he’s adorable tho…! was reminded of that when u said ur daughter doesnt come with a mute button! πŸ˜€
    πŸ˜† at ‘”a menace in society let loose” !!!
    welcome to the world of parenting i guess! πŸ™‚ sigh…

    Been here for 3 years now πŸ™‚

  16. LOL @ the first one Smitha.. πŸ™‚ see how kids sees the things and observing.. it amazes me… πŸ™‚
    Their explanation may make us laugh… but they are watching each one of us minutely πŸ™‚ Sweet Poohi πŸ™‚

    I know, Kanagu πŸ™‚

    Poohi was correct in 2nd one.. u must sit on naughty chair.. rules are common eh.. πŸ˜€
    I did too πŸ™‚

    And last one.. people say that my kid is very naughty and I am going to admit him/her in school… but the truth is after that they will feel the emptiness… they will be eager to see them after school πŸ™‚ Thats what came to my thought on reading 3rd one.. very sweet πŸ˜€

    I know! I already feel bad thinking about it – she makes my life very interesting πŸ™‚

  17. I’m so glad u came to my blog…and i wish ud done so sooner…! then id’ve discovered ur simply delightful blog sooner~! just the antidote to my frustration πŸ˜€ put a big smile on my face…

  18. Oh lovely little anecdotes these are πŸ™‚

    That little one has got to the nitty gritty of rules and routines, hasn’t she?

    Lol@ Garbage, Daddy πŸ™‚ and Naughty Chair for mama πŸ™‚

    Noise pollution of this kind, Smitha, is what fuels our joy too, na? I think “Murphy’s Law” [ I forget which part] speaks of how you spend the first two years of the child’s life teacher her how to walk and talk, and the next 15 telling them to shut up and sit down πŸ˜› :P!

    The silence can be so uncomfortable. Right πŸ™‚

  19. Hugsssssss to smart Poohi. Kids are so damn smart these days, I am just wary of what the future beholds for me. It is strange na Smitha, how we are simutaenously proud and at our wits end with them sometimes. Hope she made you sit on the naughty chair, you juice spiller you!

  20. He he… I’m getting a taste of this medicine as well…

    Kids are surely innovative. Especially when they start talking. They don’t know a lot of words so they mix and match to create sentences. Really innovative and at times hilarious πŸ™‚

    Poohi seems to be intelligent – Whose trait is that? πŸ˜€

  21. Saw Poohi’s photograph. She looks so sweet.

    The children notice every small small things, which we take for granted. ‘Going to garbage?’ is one example. This blogs about kids is very good. Their antics are recorded in this way.

    My son too was a chatterbox. We used to call him ‘yein, yedukku’ (why, should I translate yedukku as why…funny English!) Can anyone translate ‘yedukku’ correctly (tamil word)!

    Enjoy these chatterboxes till they are more involved with their friends than parents!

    Nice post, Smitha.

  22. Owww shes cho kewt!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Reminds me of an online friend’s child.. he loved winnie the pooh so I sent a lot of pooh graphics in email for him as a birthday gift.. and that child thought I really am winnie the pooh and was so excited about it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    LOL at ‘that child thought I really am winnie the pooh and was so excited about it ‘!!! That is so cute!

    P.S: Your poohi is choo kewt.. ( just like me πŸ˜‰ )

    Oh yes πŸ™‚ Just like you πŸ™‚ I love your new profile pic πŸ™‚ Hugzzz
    Lol@ garbage daddy πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    I like to tease him that ‘garbage daddy’ is very apt πŸ™‚

    @naughty chair.. thats so kewt πŸ˜‰

  23. A very cute post. “To think that there was a time, when we were waiting for her to start talking, these days, we wish she came with a β€˜mute’ button.. According to husband – its constant noise pollution”. Once she starts going to school, you will miss these little interactions that she so innocently has with you. Life…….

    I know and I am already dreading it – have got so used to her chatter the whole time πŸ™‚

    You know, one never learns, and always looks forward to such innocent statements from “Out of the mouth of babes”.

    We finished with parenting many years ago and now look forward to ooh, aah, ma ma, etc. from the mouth of our 8 month old grand daughter. We are eagerly awaiting for her arrival here, so that we can listen to her first hand rather than over the phone. After she leaves it would be, like your husband says, ” he finds the unusual silence almost eerie”. Kids…….

    You know, its going to be so wonderful to be with your granddaughter! I have seen how much my parents love being with her and vice versa! She just adores them.. Probably because they give her so much more attention than I do πŸ™‚ You must be counting days πŸ™‚ And yes, after they leave, it will feel very sad…

  24. LLLLOL on the “going to garbage”!!!!! πŸ˜€
    That was beyond cute!!!!

    And I can totally relate to the language thing….these days I find myself switching between English, Hindi & Malayalam….sometimes in the same sentence!!!

    Oh I do that too πŸ™‚ But I tend to know who knows what language – that is lost on my daughter as of now πŸ™‚

  25. awwww!!! hugs n hugs for poohi!!! πŸ™‚

    Poohi passes hugs back to Crafty aunty πŸ™‚

    going to garbage!! lol!!!

    aww, naughty chair is a cute concept! i remembered dennis the menace strips wher he’s stiing facing the wal with his doggie ruff next to him! πŸ˜€
    Yes, the naughty chair is cute and effective to be honest πŸ™‚ Yes, It reminds me of Dennis the menace staring at the wall too. I remember thinking poor darling – and now I do the same to my daughter 😦

    what timing Smitha! i got something on poohi up at my blog! this new stuff is cuter …but i still like to think of her singing Dancing Queen at the supermarket! πŸ˜€

    Crafty, that post is the sweetest ever!!! You have made lots of moms and kids very happy with that πŸ™‚

  26. I also have a noisy at my home. My 4 year old son hehe…When he goes to school[just 2 hours] house is so quiet . Naughty chair thingy been there buddy. He makes me sit some times. Nalla rasamundhu ethu vayichittu. Looks like all the kids are like this:).
    Thank you for stopping by and for the lovely comment. You have a lovely blog dear.

    Welcome here Dhanya! ‘Nalla rasamundhu ethu vayichittu’ – Thank you πŸ™‚ So you have gone through all this too πŸ™‚ And you manage to make such lovely cakes despite having a 4 yr old at home πŸ™‚ I am amazed πŸ™‚

  27. precious…:-)…couldn’t stop laughing after reading the going to office – going to garbage dialogue πŸ™‚

    Welcome here Ersa πŸ™‚

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