Friday, September 21, 2007

A Stinky Poo

Hooty  was a bit under the whether the last few days. She had stomach flu and was throwing up quite a bit. Now she is all better and back at school. But we still have a slight problem from her illness—she has been passing wind like a choo choo train, and believe me they stink to the high heavens! (I’m sure the celestial beings have all donned masks by now!)

Believe me folks, it’s so bad that when ever a slight whiff comes our way, Hubby and I immediately dive for a pillow, cushion or piece of cloth in the vicinity to cover our long suffering noses!

So, while being treated to the highly noxious fumes once again yesterday evening, I was suddenly reminded that her fellow beings at the day care too would have been treated to them generously.

Me: “Did you poo in school too darling?”
N: (With a sly grin on her face) “Yeeeeeeeees”
Me : “Did anybody say anything?”
N: “Nooooo…..Yu-Anne said ‘Oooh who poo pooed?’” (She and I were both giggling by this time.)
Me : “So, did you say it was you?”
N : “Nooooooo…I was too shy!”

So, while saying bye to her this morning, I said a silent prayer for Yu-Anne and all her friends, as Hooty is still going strong being a choo choo train!

Friday, September 7, 2007

One for the 'Small People'

Hooty loves to operate touch screens. So, whenever we top-up our travelling cards or use the ATM machines, Hooty gets to pick the options by pressing the buttons. Being a Lilliputian, we usually have to hoist her up to do this. So imagine her delight when Hubby took her to an ATM machine that was built in fairly low in the wall. She just had to stand on tiptoes to reach the screen.

So, she had delightfully repeated this statement several times:
“Look Thaaththi, it’s for small people! They made it for small people!”

Hey, people who install ATM’s—please take the ‘small people’ into consideration as well in future—if just to see the sweet delight in their faces!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Hooty’s life’s ambition has been finally revealed to us!

We were on our way to a friend’s wedding in a cab when Hooty suddenly declared that she wants to be a taxi driver when she grows up!

She also said, “I want to be a Barney-Mummy when I grow up.” Oh well, I guess being a purple mom to a giant baby of a dinosaur, while driving a cab, is not too bad an ambition to have!