The IPL season is a pain and pleasure! Why, oh why oh dear Cheer Leaders do you have to entice my 2 yr old by revealing those flat thoppais?!! Just 10 minutes into the match and you will have little Varun pointing at the screen and saying- andha akka/aunty thoppaiya kaamikkara! With the cameras focusing on the CLs, its already tough for the thatha, the appa, the 9 yr anna, and 11 yr old cousin to pretend that all is well at the stadium and casually look away or find something to talk about, or just run a check on others to see if they are seeing what they are seeing! That is other than having to put up with Priety Zinta (who by the way Vyas mistook for Shilpa Shetty!!) getting on everyone’s nerves by constantly hyperventilating. Or pretending to. You will find the players on the field breathing more evenly.
And then there are the ‘family magazines’ like Ananda Vikatans, Kumudhams, and Kungumams! There is always an akka or aunty promising a thoppai-thrill! The little man shows an equal interest in annas and uncles too!
If he catches his anna or appa lying down, either reading or watching TV, he tugs at their T-shirt and slightly lifts for the world to see their toppais and follows up with a prompt announcement – appa toppaiya kaamikkaraaaa or anna thoppaiya kaaminkkaraaaan! Their resistance delights him further and he chases them until they give up running and pounce on him and squeeze him in a tight embrace!
By the way, this is not a post condemning the act of flaunting thoppai (or the lack of it). Its just to tell you that, (i) my little one has an eye for details and (ii) there is always something HAPPENING at the V-house! At the moment, its the toppai/tummy/belly obsession!