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!
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