Why am I reminded of that little wisdom someone shared with me a long time back-that it takes only 18 years to raise a child?🙂
Having read one Famous Five, the 7 year old brat has declared that it is boring and ‘kiddish’ and that Enid Blyton is boring too. He’s asked me to give him something ‘interesting’ to read.
Some lessons he imparted the last couple of weeks:
Varun: ‘Madre (yeah!), do you know what ‘outlaw’ means?
Me: (?!!!) No, I don’t. Please enlighten.
Varun: An outlaw is a thief. Bad man. Do you at least know what it is to mug someone?
Me: (#$@#%#$^$!) Eh? No! Tell me.
Varun: Don’t know how you passed your exams in schools and college (rolls his eyes). To mug someone, is to steal from someone.
(Well, I’ve not been looking at the right places for lessons in English :/)
Me: That’s awesome da. Where did you learn all these?
Varun: From friends.
Me: Who are your friends?
Varun: Friends ma! You don’t even know F.R.I.E.N.D.S? You know Ross, Chandler, Rachel, Monica, Joey.. Don’t know? Vyas’s favorite is Chandler but I like Ross.
(This is not happening! No! This is happening!)
I’d like to save the best for the last. Only that I don’t know the difference between ‘best’ and ‘hopeless’ anymore
Varun describes a scene from some program called ‘Community’ on Comedy Central where somebody spills a lot of wine.
Me: What is wine da?
Varun: It is the famous juice of Americans. Mostly made in 1968.
Why am I bothering with schooling when so much self-learning is happening?!!