Vyas: Amma, if Apram falls sick..
Me: Wait.. He is not sick. And will not fall sick.
Vyas: Listen! Just saying… imagine… if he is sick, I’ll go and meet him with a ‘Get Well’ card!
Me: !!??$$ Ok. Just because you discovered about a ‘get well’ card, you want a friend to fall sick!! Sick!!
Vyas: No. Wait. Am not done yet… When I give the card, Apram will say, “Oh! am terribly sick with Chicken-pox!” , to which I’ll reply, “Ok da! Stop being a drama King!” Fancy that!
So, its about the urgent need to put some recently learnt words and phrases to use!
Vyas: Amma, I have a question.
Me: I know! Shoot!
Vyas: Who or what is a ‘suitor’?
Me: Errr.. umm…. Someone eligible or suitable for marriage. Meaning depends on the context. Where did you learn that word?
Vyas: When I was reading – The Odyssey…(had got him an abridged version)
Me: So, who has suitors?
Vyas: Penelope. Ulysses is the suitor. Others are un-suitors!
Me: (LOL!) Ulysses is the suitor alright. But the others are not suitable enough..(I suggest)!
Vyas: (Shrugs). Is The Odyssey real? I mean, is it a real epic or imagination like Ramayana? Is Troy a real place? And what about Ithaca?
Me: Its a Greek epic. Not sure if it is based on a true story. Will find out. I think there was a city called Troy. Not sure again..
Vyas: So why are they calling it Trojan war and not Troy war?
Me: I DONT KNOW! I’ll read about it and let you know. ok?
Vyas: Forget it. Do you know Roald Dahl’s father’s name?
Me: I really give up!
Life would have been tough if there was no Wikipedia! Again, am not complaining:-)