The Bespectacled Mother

When mummy killed interest! #MondayMusings

Him: Mummy, can I paint with water colours?

Me: It is not the right time now. I will be serving dinner in next 5 minutes.

Him: I am getting bored.

Me: Wait for 5 minutes and we will have dinner.

Him: What do I do in the next 5 minutes? Stay bored?.

Me: Hmm, you can colour using colour pencils in the meantime. Water colours will be too messy at this time. You can use them to paint tomorrow after you come back from school.

Him: Na!! I want water colours.

Me: Tidying them up will make us late for bed time. So use pencil colours.

Him: Water colours!

Me: 5 minutes over. Here comes the dinner. Come to the table.

Him, dragging his feet towards the table: My interest is killed.

Me: Hain? What did you say?

Later, at bed time, we sat down to read the book ‘Iggy Peck Architect’. In this book, a young boy Iggy Peck is passionate about constructing buildings out of everything he can lay his hands on – Soiled nappies, mud, pancakes & coconut pies, chalks, fruits and many more. When he lands in grade 2, his teacher bans him from building castles and towers in the class threatening to take him to the principal. The lines which follow are –


Lines from the book ‘Iggy Peck Architect’

Oh dear! So, Dhruv picked up this line from here, I got it.

We had been reading this book for quite some time and I thought, how come I did not take note of this line earlier?

I know now what happens when he listens to a book for a long time, he learns each line by heart.

There is more to Iggy Peck’s story beyond his interest getting killed and this line being hurled across to me. A post dedicated to Dhruv’s love for Iggy Peck will soon follow.

Courtesy this book, the latest additon to his dreams is becoming an architect when he grows up. For now, he is satisfied with building 16 Decker Lego trains and tall Lego towers.

Lego tower

What is a tower without cars parked on the ground floor? And a dump truck too?

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17 thoughts on “When mummy killed interest! #MondayMusings

  1. Children never cease to surprise us!So creative of him to pick up that line and use it in the right context.


  2. Oh they’re Listening all right. And absorbing information like sponges …


  3. Ahh children are so attentive and how much they retain. It’s a different thing we mom’s might have to ‘kill their interest’ when it is evoked at odd hours of the day πŸ™‚


  4. Stop killing his interest hehe. Dhruv is creatively inclined and I love it. Kids are like that and what a dramebaaz I was:)


  5. Happy that Dhruv is more attentive while reading and picking that phrase from the book. So please make sure, at any cost not to kill his interests. LOL. BTW, I adore that taller Lego Tower. Convey my congrats to Dhruv.


  6. Sonia verma on said:

    Plz don’t kill his interest hhahhaaa… Love this line…


  7. Yes, they pick up so much more than we can ever imagine…and books have a lasting influence! Maybe you need to talk to him about this to find out just what ALL is influencing him! Not an easy job being a mummy, I tell you πŸ™‚

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  8. How I love children quoting lines out of books and in the right context too! My nephew did that all the time and we loved it.

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  9. hahaha kids you never know what they learn from where… that’s a cool lego structure he built. I am surprised it stayed up even after being so tall. πŸ˜€


  10. An amusing post! It is true, our favourite lines in a book, or lines that seem thoroughly unique have this impact on our memories! πŸ˜€


  11. upasna1987 on said:

    Ahhh! Being a Mother, its hard to confess. Its great how he is picking what he is reading. Kids however choose what best suites them. How tricky they are.


  12. That’s sweet πŸ™‚ Brought back memories.
    My daughter wanted to be an architect too when she was smaller. Now she has changed her mind!


  13. Children are so attentive and great observers. And how their ambition keeps changing daily!


  14. Beat About The Book on said:

    Lol! He’s a dear. Don’t go on and kill his interest, you naughty mama!


  15. Motherhood is a challenge and a joy :).


  16. Such cuteness in those words from Dhruv ☺️


  17. inquisitivegeet on said:

    Kids pick things really fast, without us realizing it, don’t they? And they know it very well when to use it against someone.
    I’m looking forward to the next part of the story. Dhruv sounds a cute kid. πŸ™‚



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