Vyas: Amma, hold Varun, will you?! (angry)
Me: Just let him be dear. You carry on with what you are doing.
Vyas: Gir! (says it loudly, prolonging the ‘ra’ sound)
Me: What? What is that?
Vyas: (Rolls his eyes): Gir!
Me: Spell please. I don’t understand what you are saying.
Vyas: G. R. R…R.R.R .. (says with the dot dot dot too)
Vyas: I want to play for some more time. Its only 8.00 PM.
Me: No. Time up. Put all the toys back. You have some homework to do!
Vyas: Please ma!
Me: I will count till 10 by which time you should have started clearing up the mess!
Vyas: (Rolls his eyes this time too): Few!
Me: (Again) What few?
Vyas: (Gives me an angry glare, with hands on his hips and almost on the verge of crying)
Me: What are you saying?
Vyas: Do I have to spell everything I say?!
Me: (I almost got it, but just wanted to hear him say!): You better. To save some trouble for both of us!
Vyas: P.H.E.W! As if you don’t know!
A conversation between Vyas and Varun
Vyas: Varun, say ‘amma’.
Vyas: poochi (for insect)
Varun: thoo chi
Vyas: bathroom, sollu
Me: Vyas, get him say simpler words.
Vyas: Ok. Varun, say Chakkarai Pongal.
Varun: !!! (Total silence!)
Me: (looking out for something hard to hit the elder fellow with)!