Paatti’s (MIL) heart melts every time Varun calls her ‘paatti, paatti’ (say it to the tune of an ambulance siren, the reason why the heart has to melt every time:)). Every time she kneads the chappathi dough, he has to witness it and would compose the background score for the kneading finale – dhoppu, dhoppu- when she bangs the kneaded dough on a flat surface (her secret for soft phulkas) several times. Well, this time though, the fellow chose to empty a sombu (a small pot like container) of water right on the kneaded dough, much to her chagrin. paatti must’ve been close to tears, methinks! The dough was back in shape after patting in a lot more dry flour into it! She promptly declared that he was more than a handful, only to invite him again, and again, and again on the following days when the same chore was performed. Appreciate your trust and faith on the little one paatti!
The other day, the recalcitrant brat brought himself an utensil from the kitchen, a large urli type one, and the unsuspecting grands watched him merrily pee right into it. He was done even before they could react! and to compound to paatti’s woes, he promptly fetched her white towel (which she so loves), wiped off the utensil, and also mopped the floor! Anyone calling in to speak to her had to endure her tales of woe first and then set about with their side of stories, and this effect lasts atleast for a week.
Such is life for the old folks at the V-house!!