Posted by navin on July 30, 2011

These days, whenever Abu is supposed to be doing a time-limited activity, I often use the Thus, instead of simply saying “You can play the computer for half an hour,” I tell him to start the timer for 30 minutes, and tell him that he’s supposed to stop playing when the timer goes off. […Read More…]

joke: veggies

Posted by meeta on February 23, 2010

navin, abu, rabad and i went out for dinner a couple of days ago. iā€™m the only vegetarian in the foursome. abu confirms ā€“ mamma, are you vegetarian? me (confused, he already knows that!) ā€“ yeah abu ā€“ you know what? if everyone on this table was a vegetarian, this would be a vegetable! HA […Read More…]

Abu’s idea

Posted by navin on December 17, 2008

“What shall I do now, Pappa?” asked Abu. In our house, this is usually code for, “Can I watch TV, Pappa.” Of course, he knows that watching too much TV is frowned upon, so he will not directly ask the question. Rather, he asks “What shall I do now.” And if I suggest any thing […Read More…]

God is great

Posted by navin on November 21, 2008

Yesterday in the afternoon, I was walking Rabad to the daycare. It was sunny and hot. “Pappa, is winter over?” “No baby. It is still winter, but for some reason it is hot today.” “Oh. I want winter back. I like the cold” Later, in the evening, unexpectedly it rained. The kids were playing downstairs, […Read More…]


Posted by meeta on November 17, 2008

every once in a while, rabad comes up to me, extremely dissatisfied with life, “why didn’t you give me two names, why do i have only one?” me: of course, you have two…the other one is rabad, see… rabad (in full form – curled brows, the hint of a tear in left eye, and all): […Read More…]

The elusive voice

Posted by navin on October 21, 2008

Yesterday, I took Abu to the grocery. He loves going to the grocery because he gets to sit in the grocery cart while I push him around the store. We were doing this and and we were having some random conversation about buying Pepsi and Gatorade and brands of cereal, in general some nice father-son […Read More…]

Categories: abu,imagination

Rabad the painter

Posted by navin on September 17, 2008

Rabad loves drawing and coloring. She goes to a drawing class three times a week, where they teach her how to copy drawings made by her teacher and then color them with crayons. Even otherwise, she spends a lot of time drawing or coloring – with crayons, sketch pens, or water colors. She can literally […Read More…]

Hungry and Sleepy

Posted by navin on August 19, 2008

A couple of days back we were generally chatting in the evening. “I am hungry,” said Rabad. “And, I am sleeply,” said Abu. Then, having thought about this information for a while, Abu presented his analysis. “Rabad is hungry, and I am sleepy,” he said, “We both have feelings, you know.” I blame it on […Read More…]

Categories: abu,imagination

a long, long time ago

Posted by meeta on April 15, 2008

a papa tyrannosaurus watched his baby tyrannosaurus come out of an egg by cracking it open. after the egg cracked the pieces of the shell fell all around the baby dinosaur. a family of diplodocus’ killed a tyrannosaurus with their tails. it dies a bloody death. stories as drawn by abu

Categories: abu,imagination