Friday, August 29, 2008


"I made this all by myself!"

Rama went to a few camps this summer. This last camp, they had a crafts project - tie dye! I'm loving her choice of color. And she can explain exactly how tie dye works.

'Wherever the headband is on the shirt, that's where the paint doesn't get in."

This was also a big week for us - it's the last week before school starts. New school, new friends, new routine. New haircut! She wasn't too hot about it until "3 teachers at camp said they liked my haircut!"

Monday, August 25, 2008

More Britney

Rama and I tried to invite Britney for a sleep-over at our place. But her Mom wouldn't allow. Britney's mom worried that Britney would act out, or cry at bedtime, or just be difficult. Rama had a take on her friend's behaviour.

Rama: Britney's only bad when she's with her mom. But behaved when it's other adults.

Pity, really. And Rama really wanted to have Britney over. "I wish Britney can come here. I want to make her happy."

Boob Tube

I don't watch TV. But Rama does. In other people's homes. So she had a compelling need to educate me.

Rama: I saw on the news, Mommy... while watching TV... (pause) That's what they call what's on TV, Mommy: news. Nee-yus.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Our Weekend

Rama and I got on this swing ride at the Ex (aka Canadian National Exhibition, aka CNE). She took every opportunity to tell other adults how her mother behaved on the ride:

Rama, as her Mommy: Don't panic! Don't panic! Don't Panic! ... We're tilting!!!!! (Definitely panicked).

Photo: "CNE - swing ride" by Phil Marion, member of the blogTO Flickr pool.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Me: Ubos na smarties mo?
Rama: Ubos na. Why do they call it Smarties? Candies don't make you smart. They should call it un-smarties. Unnnn...!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Of Bikes and Teeth

May clip kami sa bahay. Pramis.

Biked to the Caribana parade yesterday. It got too busy on the bike path, so we stopped, parked our bikes near a public pool and toodled around there for a little bit.

After this popsicle, she said that her two front teeth were moving! Indeed. Those two are going soon. So I just explained: Your real teeth are coming in.

Rama: Why? Are these fake?