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Mother, writer and daydreamer. Also chocoholic and chick-flick lover. But mainly mommy. To two boys, at that! When not escorting my Elder One (EO) to karate class, I'm trying to get in as many cuddles as possible from my Younger One (YO). And when not doing either, I'm hard-at-work trying to maintain a steady relationship with my laptop. And as for the Man I Married (MIM), well, let’s just put it this way – even though we share a bedroom, our most meaningful conversations are held over the cell-phone!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Of Facial Hair and it's Implications

7:05 am, Wednesday morning. Have successfully made the EO, who is running very late, finish the last drop of milk and shooed him off to the bathroom to er, um 'download' shall we say and then take a bath.

As I am furiously scrambling around the kitchen, wondering what to stuff his tiffin-box with, I hear a hight-pitched voice announcing to his grandmamma, who happens to be in the kitchen, by the way: "Aami boro hoye shave korbo!" (I will shave when I grow up!)
Maa-Janoni and I, together : Kiiiiii???? (What????)
EO : Aami boro hoyey aamaar muckhta shave korbo, bectopaas diyey. (When I grow up, I will shave my face using bectopass.)
Maa-Janoni and I rush to the bathroom where the EO is sitting on the 'throne' from where he is making his grand proclamations. I ask him again what he said. He kindly repeats for this obviously dumb fool of a woman. So then I ask, innocently, "Bectopaas?"
EO: Hein, bectopaas. Jerokom ad-ey dekhai, TV-te. (Yes, bectopaas. Like they show in the ads on TV.)
Me : Ooooooohhhhhhh!
EO : Ok mamma? Aami jokhon boro hobo? (Alright with you mamma? Once I grow big?)

Me (to myself) : Why so fast, my love? Why this hurry? Why so fast? Why?

Side note: Yes, yes! I so did know that he meant 'Vector Plus shaving stick' all along. I made him repeat it because I thought it was just too darned cute!

7 comments:

Mama - Mia said...

the sane little guy will be whining about how boring it is to shave everyday!! hehe!!

he is just too cute!! :)

hugs

abha

Monika,Ansh said...

lol.......caught Ansh with the bectoplus once before he cud get a cut.
so cute though! Love "bectoplus bit"

Still thinking said...

lol!

I just realised, I'm gonna learn some cool bengali now thanks to EO and YO :)

ess said...

That is adorable. But as someone who uses a bectopaas himself, I gotta say it looks way more exciting on TV :D

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Dear Monika, Still and ess,

Thanks you guys! And the EO once did manage to give him a nick when he found my mom's lady's shaver. It was a slight line under his chin and my mom went crazy with guilt even though it wasn't her fault. Ahh! Grandmothers! Anyways, she checked for days to see whether the EO had sprouted facial hair or not! Was she expecting Santa Claus? Karl Mark? Or just our regular goateed Shantanu Moitra? Seriously...some women and their old wives tales!

And ess...welcome and thank you for commenting! Am touched!

pseudo intellectual said...

bectoplus!! i couldn't stop laughing!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

PI,

Hehehe! ;)