Few more ‘peters’ from Varun:
1. “Amma, I waan thooth” he says. Thooth is Thootham/theertham/thanni (phew!!) which is tambram for water.
2. “I’m scared” and feigns fear. When asked why, he says “There bhoooodh” with a pawing act. Obviously referring to a boodham (devil?)
lurking in the dark somewhere!
3. “Naan Iron-man” he delcares. In a nanosecond I make the Sardar Vallabhai Patel connection and even before I smile in surprise at his awareness levels(just a nanosecond, remember?), he clears all my silly doubts with, “Thuni laam kudunga sir. naan iron panannum” (Give me those clothes sir! I want to press them)!!
I’m mighty impressed with my boys for contemplating several career options. Garbage collector, gate-keeper, the guy manning the railway level-crossing, a chef, an auto-man…. to name a few! Rock on my boys!