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 –
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.
Linking this post with #MondayMusings hosted by Corinne Rodrigues