26 March 2014
The Baby Elephant:
There was once a baby elephant named Jumbo who lived in a big forest. He lived with his father, mother, uncles, aunties, cousins and grandparents. They were everywhere as a big herd. Jumbo was tired of going everywhere with his family. He wanted to go on an adventure alone. So one day, he set out on his adventure.
By and by, he came across a little bird tweeting on its nest "Tweet, Tweet". Hey Jumbo, where are you going?"
"I'm going on an adventure. Do you want to come?" asked Jumbo.
"I would like to come. But then, I would miss my brothers and sisters. We will be learning to fly soon. Then we will go on a big adventure. It is called migration. So, maybe some other time. " said the bird.
"Ok then, bye." said Jumbo and walked on.
He then saw a busy bee buzzing from flower to flower. "Hi Bee, I am going on an adventure. Do you want to come?" asked Jumbo.
"Hi Jumbo. I am busy. I live with a big family in a big hive. My family members would be waiting for the nectar I take home. So I need to go now. Bye!" and the bee buzzed away.
Jumbo continued on his journey. He then saw Leo the lion cub running. He tried to run and catch him, but he couldn't run as his was too fat. So he called loudly, "Leo, Leo, wait for me. I am going on an adventure. Do you want to come? "
Leo turned around and saw Jumbo. He said, "Hi Jumbo. So, you are going on an adventure? That's nice. But I can't come. I will miss my mummy and daddy. Only when we are together, we are known as a Pride. We are the strongest when we are together. You go along and enjoy your adventure".
Jumbo walked on. It was getting dark. He felt lonely. Suddenly it started raining. Lightning struck. Jumbo was frightened. He sat next to a tree and started crying. Suddenly he heard a loud voice, "Jumbo, Jumbo, where are you?" It was his father. He went in the direction of the voice. He saw his father. All his family members were standing behind his father. His mother, uncles, aunties, grandparents and cousins hugged Jumbo. Jumbo was happy. His family was happy. He realised that his family was the best and he should never leave them and go.
***** THE END *****
09 January 2013
09 April 2012
The little boy was helping me in the kitchen. He was counting the number of eggs needed for everyone in the family and placing them in the pan to boil. Once he was done I asked him, " Do you have enough for everyone."
"Yep" pat came the reply.
"Are you sure?"
"Ok, if its not enough for everyone then you wont have an egg."
"But Mummy, I've already counted myself and placed my egg inside!"
08 April 2012
19 February 2012
18 January 2012
This is her first 'Van Gogh' that adorned our living room.
PS: Going through the old posts made me realise how much of the kids life I have missed by not updating this blog. Will have to be more regular from now on.