Risms inspired me to record my zini’s amusing (& sometimes annoying) antics… So here they go…………..
Zini loves to add extra bindi (Anuswaar) to words. Few examples:
Normal lingo Zini Lingo
Zini’s friend T has come home. (Well, actually T is a 2nd standard kid & zini has not even completed 2 years. But still they are friends!!!)
Zini (Authoritatively): Didi, Didi, T, T…….
T: Kya Hua, Zini?? (What happened, Zini)
Zini (points to her tri-cycle): Be-Be (Betho- Sit)
T (Shocked): you want me to sit on your chotu sa cycle?
Zini: haaaaaaaa (Pulling T to Cycle)
T: Okay Baba!! (Sweet T, gives in to every whim of zini)
So, now the scene is:
T is sitting on the cycle (not able to pedal because her legs are too long for the cycle.) & Zini is pushing the cycle. Both of them laughing & having fun!!!
And now every time T comes home, Zini makes her sit on the cycle & pushes it.
Me: Chalo, let me cut Bhindi…
Zini (shouts excitedly): Kaam Kaam……….(Work Work….)
So Zini brings her own bowl & whatever i cut, she picks up & puts in her own bowl !!!! (still excitedly shouting Kaam Kaam)
Zini says Hi to everything, mind it everyTHING.
Me: Chhotu tummy ko bhukhi lagi hai? (is small tummy hungry?)
Zini (Pulling her t-shirt a little up) : Hi Totu tummy, Bhukhi (Hungry)?!?!?
Then we go for a walk. Near the lift there are many mosquitos. So zini says “Hi Manchar, Hello”.
Once we go down, we meet a neighbour. She tries hard to talk to Zini.Says “Hi Zini”. This time Zini doesn’t even bother to look at her.
See, the Zini-losophy says, “Say Hi to things not the people”
Zini has started saying “Thank you”!!! This is what happened when she tried it on her Papa.
Zini: Papa, Paai Paai (Pani, Pani)
Papa gives water to Zini.
Zini: Tantu Papa (Thank you Papa)
Papa: Huh?!??! (looks at me) what did she just say?
Me (smiling smugly): Arey Baba, it’s Thank you!!!
The Scene changes, zini wants to help me serve food (Kaam Kaam..). so she is carrying roti (1 by 1, takes longer to serve = zini is occupied for longer time), gives roti to Papa.
Zini: Papa Tantu.
Papa: Arey Beta, you don’t have to say Thank you…
Zini: Tantu Papa Tantu (getting irritated).
Papa is perplexed!!!
Me: I think she wants you to say Thank you.
Papa (realization dawning on him): Thank you Beta!!
Zini: Ok Papa!!